Lessons learnt from Ebola and HIV, SARS-COV-2 reinfection and immunity and the role of environmental factors in the #COVID19 transmission
Information on COVID-19 reinfection, symptoms duration among outpatients and the impact of the infection on mental health
The impact of physical distancing on incidence of other infectious diseases, the in-flight transmission of the COVID 19 and COVID-19 contact tracing
COVID-19 in persons under 21 years and transmission in children,facts on anti -maskers, reasons for decreased mortality in the USA, France and Spain
COVID-19 saliva test vs the nasal swab, rise in infections with the opening of US universities and vaccine trials in Russia, South Africa, Kenya and Uganda.
The main way to prevent infections is to stay away from sick people, wash your hands, reduce stress levels and get all recommended vaccines.
Social isolation and loneliness are detrimental to physical and mental health and significantly increase the risk of premature death. Social connectedness has significant and positive influences on psychological, emotional and physical well-being and overall longevity.
SARS-CoV-2 outbreaks in prisons are difficult to contain because of population-dense housing and limited space for medical isolation and quarantine. Testing in these settings has often been limited to symptomatic persons.
Of 303 persons quarantined with SARS-CoV-2 infection in South Korea, 110 (36.3%) were asymptomatic and 21 (19.1%) developed symptoms during isolation. Isolation of infected persons should be performed regardless of symptoms.
The politicization of COVID has made it difficult to separate the wheat from the chaff, fact from fiction. As the finger-pointing rages, COVID-19 kills thousands every day.
Quarantine forced us to slow down in ways we hadn’t since?? Stop, reflect, and recharge. Put less pressure on yourself. There are more important things in life.
A sample collection site has been set up for COVID19 at the IDI-McKinnell Knowledge Centre, Makerere University in order to ensure safety for health care workers who have been supporting COVID 19 related activities in the country.
Chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine, alone or in combination with azithromycin, are widely used for COVID-19 treatment despite no firm evidence of therapeutic benefit.
Scottish clinical and scientific experts are spearheading a campaign to bust myths and combat misinformation in the battle against Covid-19 in Uganda.
Bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccination decreases risk of acute lower respiratory infection in children <5 years, and enhances immunogenicity of the influenza vaccine [Pediatrics. 2014 Jan;133(1): e73-81].
The US Food and Drug Administration has cleared a novel COVID-19 vaccine called mRNA-1273 to begin phase 2 trials with 600 participants.
Of 21 patients with end-stage COVID-19 in China, 6 received convalescent plasma and 15 did not. Nineteen died; 5 of 6 in the convalescent plasma group and 14 of 15 in the control group (p=0.18). One in each group survived.