» [World Report] Calls for independent evaluation of ACT-A welcomed
28/05/22 00:00 from The Lancet
Experts working with the Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator welcome the conclusions of a key report on pandemic preparedness. Ann Danaiya Usher reports.

» [Perspectives] Impossible times
28/05/22 00:00 from The Lancet
During the COVID-19 pandemic health-care workers have often found themselves in the media spotlight. The pandemic has been framed as a war, and health-care workers have been labelled as soldiers on the front line. But using a wartime nar...

» [Correspondence] Violence against health-care workers in the Philippines
28/05/22 00:00 from The Lancet
Filipino health-care workers have not been immune to the growing violence and impunity in the country since President Duterte took office in 2016. Since 2017, at least ten doctors have been violently killed in various regions of the Phil...

» Covid-19 and mRNA technology are helping Africa fix its vaccine problems
27/05/22 09:11 from Latest headlines from BMJ
In June 2021, the World Health Organization selected South African biotech company Afrigen to be part of the “hub” where mRNA technology—which underpins the most effective covid-19 vaccines—would be...

» Blame game: apportioning responsibility for bad outcomes is difficult and fraught
26/05/22 09:06 from Latest headlines from BMJ
Where does responsibility lie for the highest death rate from covid-19? The world watched in horror as deaths from the virus surged again in Hong Kong earlier this year. Scenes associated with the...

» Audio Interview: Waning Immunity against Covid-19
25/05/22 09:00 from Massachusetts Medical Society: New England Journal of Medicine: Table of Contents
New England Journal of Medicine, Volume 386, Issue 21, May 2022.

» Effectiveness of Homologous and Heterologous Covid-19 Boosters against Omicron
25/05/22 09:00 from Massachusetts Medical Society: New England Journal of Medicine: Table of Contents
New England Journal of Medicine, Ahead of Print.

» Protection and Waning of Natural and Hybrid Immunity to SARS-CoV-2
25/05/22 09:00 from Massachusetts Medical Society: New England Journal of Medicine: Table of Contents
New England Journal of Medicine, Ahead of Print.

» The NHS in England should use horizontal networks rather than vertical structures to improve health and care
24/05/22 14:56 from Latest headlines from BMJ
The NHS passed a landmark on 19 May 2022 when its national leaders in England announced a reduction from a level 4 (national) incident to a level 3 (regional) incident in the covid-19 response.1840...

» Covid-19: Vaccine effectiveness wanes more rapidly for cancer patients, study finds
24/05/22 11:31 from Latest headlines from BMJ
Covid-19 vaccination is effective for cancer patients but protection wanes much more rapidly than in the general population, a large study has found.1Vaccine effectiveness is much lower in people...

» Helen Salisbury: Living under the long shadow of covid
24/05/22 09:46 from Latest headlines from BMJ
The number of patients with acute covid-19 is falling, says the weekly survey from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), although cases in England are still 20 times higher than this time last...

» Formalising triage in general practice towards a more equitable, safe, and efficient allocation of resources
24/05/22 09:35 from Latest headlines from BMJ
In response to the covid-19 pandemic, general practices in England were advised to implement the “total triage” model in which every patient is triaged before booking an appointment.12 Triage refers...

» Collaborator Name Misspelled
24/05/22 00:00 from JAMA Current Issue
In the Original Investigation titled “Effect of Subcutaneous Casirivimab and Imdevimab Antibody Combination vs Placebo on Development of Symptomatic COVID-19 in Early Asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 Infection: A Randomized Clinical Trial,” publi...

» Myocarditis Cases After mRNA-Based COVID-19 Vaccination in the US
24/05/22 00:00 from JAMA Current Issue
To the Editor The case series by Dr Oster and colleagues described adverse event reports of myocarditis following SARS-CoV-2 messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccination from the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS). The authors purported ...

» Noninvasive Respiratory Strategies for Patients With Acute Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure Due to COVID-19
24/05/22 00:00 from JAMA Current Issue
To the Editor We have some comments about the recently published randomized clinical trial that demonstrated that continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) could constitute first-line therapy for patients with acute hypoxemic respirator...

» Noninvasive Respiratory Strategies for Patients With Acute Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure Due to COVID-19
24/05/22 00:00 from JAMA Current Issue
To the Editor In the RECOVERY-RS randomized clinical trial of noninvasive respiratory strategies, the authors did not use explicit thresholds for invasive ventilation but instead recorded preintubation physiological data.

» Myocarditis Cases After mRNA-Based COVID-19 Vaccination in the US—Reply
24/05/22 00:00 from JAMA Current Issue
In Reply We welcome the opportunity to discuss the interpretation of safety monitoring data regarding COVID-19 mRNA vaccine–associated myocarditis in the US.

» Noninvasive Respiratory Strategies for Patients With Acute Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure Due to COVID-19—Reply
24/05/22 00:00 from JAMA Current Issue
In Reply We agree with Dr Pérez-Fernández and colleagues’ general point that the clinical effectiveness of a noninvasive respiratory strategy may be influenced by its delivery. It is uncertain, however, whether protocolizing aspects of C...

» Resurgence of Sexually Transmitted Diseases in the US
24/05/22 00:00 from JAMA Current Issue
After a dip in US reports of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) early in the COVID-19 pandemic, cases have resurged, according to the CDC’s 2020 STD Surveillance Report.

» Cardiac Complications More Common After COVID-19 Than Vaccination
24/05/22 00:00 from JAMA Current Issue
The risk of developing myocarditis and other inflammatory heart conditions after COVID-19 vaccination is substantially lower than it is after SARS-CoV-2 infection, according to an analysis of electronic health records from 40 US health s...

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