It’s been three years since the first Covid-19 case in the United States. What have we learned and what do we need to understand more?

CNN , On January 20, 2020, it has been three years since the first case of COVID-19 was diagnosed in the United States. Since then, nearly 1.1 million Americans have died from the coronavirus; According to Johns Hopkins University, the US has reported 102 million Covid cases, more than any other country. Both figures, many … Read more

Promoting a one-health approach can significantly improve human-animal health and environmental integrity

In a recent study published in the LancetThe researchers followed contemporary evidence on how a one-health approach could improve health protection against unprecedented health threats globally, such as those posed by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Study: Advancing a Human-Animal-Environment Health Affinity for Global Health Security: What Does the Evidence Say? Image credit: lost_hare/Shutterstock … Read more

FDA seeks to simplify access and updating of COVID-19 vaccines

CNN , The US Food and Drug Administration wants to simplify the Covid-19 vaccine process to see what happens with the flu vaccine, according to documents posted online on Monday. This may include streamlining vaccine composition, immunization schedules and periodic updates to COVID-19 vaccines. The FDA said it expects to assess the circulating strain of … Read more

Researchers evaluate health-related quality-of-life data obtained retrospectively from COVID-19 patients

In a recently posted study medRxiv* Preprint Server Researchers retrospectively evaluated the EQ-5D-5L data collection among coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients. Study: retrospective collection assessment of the EQ-5D-5L in US patients with COVID-19. Image credit: poptika / shutterstock background Studies have highlighted the effect of SARS-CoV-2 infection on amplifying previous clinical outcomes. To fully understand … Read more

Researchers evaluate health-related quality-of-life data obtained retrospectively from COVID-19 patients

In a recently posted study medRxiv* Preprint Server Researchers retrospectively evaluated the EQ-5D-5L data collection among coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients. Study: retrospective collection assessment of the EQ-5D-5L in US patients with COVID-19. Image credit: poptika / shutterstock background Studies have highlighted the effect of SARS-CoV-2 infection on amplifying previous clinical outcomes. To fully understand … Read more

CDC identifies potential safety issue with Pfizer’s updated COVID-19 vaccine but says people should still get a boost

CNN , The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday that there is a potential safety issue with the bivalent COVID-19 vaccine made by Pfizer and BioNTech but it is unlikely to represent a real risk. The agency said it is continuing to advise the public to stay up-to-date about COVID-19 vaccines. … Read more

Nearly 60,000 people have died of Covid in China since restrictions were eased

Nearly 60,000 people have died from the coronavirus in China since the country abandoned its zero-COVID policy last month. Xiao Yahui, head of the Medical Administration Bureau of the Chinese National Health Commission, told the media on Saturday that the country recorded 59,938 Covid-related deaths between December 8 and January 12. Yahui said more than … Read more

How might healthcare change in the next 50 years?

A new study published in futures Highlighted the major factors that influenced the development of medicine over the next 50 years. These factors include wellness technologies, data-driven personalization and climate change. Study: Future of medicine: how and who will treat us? Image credit: poptika / shutterstock Growth of the healthcare industry The past decade has … Read more

Did people make more use of mental health services during the COVID-19 pandemic?

In a recent study published in JAMA Health ForumResearchers explored utilization rates of mental health services among adults during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Study: Mental health service utilization rates among commercially insured adults during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic in the US. Image credit: Rawpixel.com/Shutterstock background In a typical year, one … Read more

Biden extends public health emergency as Omicron XBB.1.5 spreads

People wearing masks walk next to a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) testing site in New York City, New York, US, December 12, 2022. Eduardo Munoz | reuters The Biden administration has extended the COVID-19 public health emergency until April as a highly contagious Omicron subvariant stokes concerns that the US could face another wave of hospitalizations … Read more