Top news of the week: 18.08.2020.

New York City, Health care, Body shape, Brain, Infection, Vaccination

Coronavirus

On Aug 14, 2020
@NYTScience shared
Extreme obesity increases the risk of dying of Covid-19, especially among men and young and middle-aged adults. https://t.co/lXu5vWS9oS
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Obesity Raises the Risk of Death From Covid-19 Among Men

Obesity Raises the Risk of Death From Covid-19 Among Men

Obesity is not an independent risk for women, according to a new study, perhaps because their fat is distributed differently.

On Aug 14, 2020
@CDCgov shared
[email protected] shows that in counties where #COVID19 spread rapidly during June & July, infections from activities & events in the community increased since May. Slow the spread in your community: Wear masks in public. Stay 6 feet apart & wash your hands often. https://t.co/jRNYwaWNos https://t.co/HEPMRN5Yfr
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Trends in Number and Distribution of COVID-19 Hotspot Counties — United States, March 8–July 15, 2020

Trends in Number and Distribution of COVID-19 Hotspot Counties — United States, March 8–July 15, 2020

This report describes identification of U.S. counties as COVID-19 hotspots during March 8–July 15, 2020.

On Aug 12, 2020
@PHE_uk shared
Behind the headlines - Counting COVID-19 deaths: We’ve blogged about counting the number of people who have died from #COVID19 related illness https://t.co/D6HUQRINks
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Behind the headlines: Counting COVID-19 deaths

Behind the headlines: Counting COVID-19 deaths

The official blog of Public Health England, providing insight and commentary on all aspects of public health, including health protection, health improvement, wellbeing, data and knowledge

On Aug 12, 2020
@TheLancet shared
RT @ColumbiaSurgery: The study recently published in @TheLancet, by the CCC19, which includes @columbiacancer, found that cancer patients with COVID-19 are twice as likely than the general patient population to die or become severely ill from COVID-19. (2/4) https://t.co/9ncBUFxq4k
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Uncovering the Clinical Impact of COVID-19 on Cancer Patients

Uncovering the Clinical Impact of COVID-19 on Cancer Patients

Dr. Jessica Hawley sprung into action during the height of the COVID-19 outbreak in NYC, and as part of the quickly formed COVID-19 & Cancer Consortium, has contributed to a new study of ...

On Aug 14, 2020
@bmj_latest shared
High income countries such as the UK and the US have pre-ordered vast amounts of candidate covid-19 vaccines ahead of their regulatory approval. Are such policies nationalistic—or good practice? @ingridtorjesen investigates https://t.co/B0EXAXcg7Z
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Covid-19: Pre-purchasing vaccine—sensible or selfish?

Covid-19: Pre-purchasing vaccine—sensible or selfish?

High income countries such as the UK and the US have pre-ordered vast amounts of candidate covid-19 vaccines ahead of their regulatory approval. Are such policies nationalistic—or good ...

On Aug 12, 2020
@HarvardChanSPH shared
As communities reopen and large-scale events draw people together, Harvard Chan's @DrHowardKoh says leaders need a plan in place to roll back reopening plans if needed to stop an increase in #COVID19 cases. https://t.co/Klc98WyyHg
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Upcoming events could increase COVID-19 spread after summer surge

Upcoming events could increase COVID-19 spread after summer surge

Events in the coming weeks and months could exacerbate the spread of coronavirus infections following a summer surge, public health experts warn.

On Aug 12, 2020
@KHNews shared
#NewOnKHN: New research suggests COVID deaths are taking an enormous toll on surviving family members and worrisome ripple effects may linger for years. 📝 : @judith_graham https://t.co/pwdwR6f533
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Bereaved Families Are ‘the Secondary Victims of COVID-19’

Bereaved Families Are ‘the Secondary Victims of COVID-19’

New research suggests the pandemic’s deaths are taking an enormous toll on surviving family members and worrisome ripple effects may linger for years.

On Aug 12, 2020
@harvardmed shared
Ross Zafonte, HMS professor and chief medical officer at @SpauldingRehab, said he is seeing some COVID-19 patients’ cognitive and brain-related issues last for much longer than expected (via @statnews) https://t.co/O4jfnhXtm0
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Long after the fire of a Covid-19 infection, mental and neurological effects can still smolder

Long after the fire of a Covid-19 infection, mental and neurological effects can still smolder

As many as 1 in 3 patients recovering from Covid-19 could experience neurological or psychological after-effects of their infections.