» [World Report] Serbia begins paying citizens to receive a COVID-19 vaccine
15/05/21 00:00 from The Lancet
The decision to pay €25 per person is raising ethical questions and concerns that the scheme could backfire. Ed Holt reports.

» [World Report] COVID-19 in Turkey: a nation on edge
15/05/21 00:00 from The Lancet
Turkey has the fifth most COVID-19 cases in the world and has now entered a nationwide lockdown. How did it get here? Kaya Genç reports from Istanbul.

» [Perspectives] A call to arms to change capitalism
15/05/21 00:00 from The Lancet
In Mission Economy: A Moonshot Guide to Changing Capitalism, Mariana Mazzucato captures the post-pandemic zeitgeist: science has hopefully conquered COVID-19, and government had a central role in the victory—from investments in basic sci...

» [Correspondence] Canada is no global health leader on COVID-19 vaccine equity
15/05/21 00:00 from The Lancet
In the 2018 Lancet Series on Canada's global leadership on health, the authors reported on measures such as the Feminist International Assistance Policy and concluded that “the world, more than ever, needs Canada's leadership on health”....

» [Correspondence] Working upstream
15/05/21 00:00 from The Lancet
Health-care workers often conceptualise addressing the social and structural determinants of health as working upstream.1 In response to the racial disparities of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Movement for Black Lives, health systems are...

» [Correspondence] Vaccine scarcity in LMICs is a failure of global solidarity and multilateral instruments
15/05/21 00:00 from The Lancet
To address COVID-19 vaccine scarcity, Ivan Sisa and colleagues1 justify placebo-controlled trials in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs), arguing that these countries have “less capacity to negotiate and purchase vaccines than...

» [Correspondence] Global COVID-19 vaccine roll-out: time to randomise vaccine allocation?
15/05/21 00:00 from The Lancet
The global COVID-19 vaccine roll-out might be the largest public health exercise ever done. COVAX, the vaccines access pillar of the COVID-19 Tools Accelerator, supported by WHO, UNICEF, and others, expects to deliver two billion doses t...

» [Correspondence] Venezuela is collapsing without COVID-19 vaccines
15/05/21 00:00 from The Lancet
Once considered a rich oil-producing country, Venezuela is confronting a rapidly increasing COVID-19 epidemic that adds to a complex humanitarian crisis that has been affecting the country since 2016.1 The health-care system has collapse...

» [Correspondence] Long-term effects of COVID-19 on kidney function
15/05/21 00:00 from The Lancet
We read with interest the long-term follow-up data from hospitalised patients with COVID-19 study by Chaolin Huang and colleagues.1 The investigators report that 107 (13%) of 822 study participants with an estimated glomerular filtration...

» [Correspondence] Long-term effects of COVID-19 on kidney function
15/05/21 00:00 from The Lancet
Chaolin Huang and colleagues1 have highlighted the putative renal consequences of COVID-19 at 6 months from discharge. A decreased estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) was defined as less than 90 mL/min per 1·73 m2 and was observe...

» [Correspondence] Long-term effects of COVID-19 on kidney function – Authors' reply
15/05/21 00:00 from The Lancet
In our study,1 we observed a considerable number of patients presenting with low estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) over time without acute kidney injury and an eGFR of 90 mL/min per 1·73 m2 or more during hospitalisation. Anoth...

» [Department of Error] Department of Error
15/05/21 00:00 from The Lancet
Chauvin L. Peruvian COVID-19 vaccine scandal spreads. Lancet 2021; 397: 783—This World Report incorrectly stated that clinical trials had been halted at Cayetano Heredia University. The National Institute of Health suspended the unit at ...

» [Department of Error] Department of Error
15/05/21 00:00 from The Lancet
Greenhalgh T, Jimenez JL, Prather KA, Tufekci Z, Fisman D, Schooley R. Ten scientific reasons in support of airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2. Lancet 2021; 397: 1603–05—In this Comment, the conflict of interest statement for David Fism...

» Urgent call to prevent late stage presentation of head and neck cancer
13/05/21 11:35 from Latest headlines from BMJ
We agree with Tang and colleagues that safer indoor environments are needed as covid-19 becomes something we may have to live with.1The pandemic has placed significant strain on primary care medical...

» Covid-19: India sees record deaths as “black fungus” spreads fear
13/05/21 11:16 from Latest headlines from BMJ
India has recorded its highest weekly covid-19 death toll, reporting an average 4029 deaths a day in the seven days leading up to 13 May.The increase comes at a time when the country’s second wave...

» Covid-19: Global response was too slow and leadership absent, report finds
13/05/21 10:06 from Latest headlines from BMJ
The covid-19 pandemic was a preventable disaster with weak links at every point in the chain of preparedness and response, according to a high level review panel.The report from the Independent Panel...

» Effectiveness of England’s initial vaccine roll out
13/05/21 09:36 from Latest headlines from BMJ
In its human host, the spread of SARS-CoV-2 has followed unusually volatile and seemingly unpredictable patterns that are often driven by statistical extremes, such as superspreading events.1 These...

» Vaccinating children against SARS-CoV-2
13/05/21 09:31 from Latest headlines from BMJ
Following widespread vaccination against SARS-CoV-2 of older adults and other highly vulnerable groups, some high income countries are now considering vaccinating children; just days ago, the US Food...

» Covid-19: Why we must temper urgency with diligence
13/05/21 09:26 from Latest headlines from BMJ
How should we balance the need for speed with our duty towards care and rigour? In the first days of the pandemic doctors who were faced with patients sick and dying from an unknown disease turned by...

» Effectiveness of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines on covid-19 related symptoms, hospital admissions, and mortality in older adults in England: test negative case-control study
13/05/21 09:10 from Latest headlines from BMJ
AbstractObjectiveTo estimate the real world effectiveness of the Pfizer-BioNTech BNT162b2 and Oxford-AstraZeneca ChAdOx1-S vaccines against confirmed covid-19 symptoms (including the UK variant of...

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