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From Hopkins Citations:
1. Post-covid Syndrome in Individuals Admitted to Hospital With Covid-19: Retrospective Cohort Study (BMJ) Over a mean follow-up of 140 days, nearly a third of individuals who were discharged from hospital after acute covid-19 were readmitted (14 060 of 47 780) and more than 1 in 10 (5875) died after discharge, with these events occurring at rates four and eight times greater, respectively, than in the matched control group. Rates of respiratory disease (P<0.001), diabetes (P<0.001), and cardiovascular disease (P<0.001) were also significantly raised in patients with covid-19, with 770 (95% confidence interval 758 to 783), 127 (122 to 132), and 126 (121 to 131) diagnoses per 1000 person years, respectively.
(J. Harris: All the bulletproof young folks who aren’t worried about Covid are really gambling on their lives. There NOW is virtually no reason not to get a vaccination. Even Superman got vaccinated!)
2. Pfizer COVID-19 Shot 91% Effective in Updated Data, Protective Against South African Variant (Reuters) Pfizer Inc and BioNTech said on Thursday their COVID-19 vaccine is around 91% effective at preventing the disease, citing updated trial data that included participants inoculated for up to six months.
3. A City in Brazil’s Amazon Rain Forest Is a Stark Warning about COVID to the Rest of the World (Scientific American): Manaus, a Brazilian city of more than two million that lies hundreds of miles from the Atlantic coast in the midst of the Amazon rain forest, has stood out as one of the world’s leading COVID hotspots. Tragically, it continues to provide the wrong lessons about what should be done to ease the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the disease.
4. FDA Authorizes 2 Rapid, At-Home COVID Tests (NPR) Imagine waking up, brushing your teeth, and quickly swabbing your nose to find out whether you have COVID-19 — whether you feel sick or not. That reality just got a bit closer today with an announcement from the Food and Drug Administration Wednesday that two rapid antigen at-home tests will soon be sold over-the-counter on drugstore shelves. The newly authorized tests are Abbott’s BinaxNOW test and Quidel’s QuickVue.This is a diagnostic test that determines if you are infected by analyzing a sample to see if it contains genetic material from the virus.
In this cohort study of more than 480 000 US long-stay nursing home residents, we found that the risk of infection was primarily associated with geography and the particular nursing home facility, with minimal contribution of individual characteristics of residents.
(J. Harris: Extensive evaluation. )
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