Tag: COVID-19

New COVID-19 treatment trial results published

A clinical trial involving COVID-19 patients hospitalized at UT Health San Antonio and University Health, among roughly 100 sites globally, found that a combination of the drugs baricitinib and remdesivir reduced time to recovery, according to results published Dec. 11 in the New England Journal of Medicine. Six researchers from UT Health San Antonio and

Researchers examine impact of COVID-19 on dental hygiene and dental students’ careers

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted dental education and training. The study “COVID-19 and Dental and Dental Hygiene Students’ Career Plans,” published in the JDR Clinical & Translational Research (JDR CTR), examined the short-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on dental hygiene and dental students’ career intentions. An anonymous online survey was emailed to dental

California hospitals prepping for grim COVID-19 choices

California hospitals struggling with a skyrocketing coronavirus surge are trying to prepare for the possibility that they may have to ration care for lack of staff and beds—and hoping they don’t have to make that choice. The state avoided surging cases for months, but now the virus is raging out of control there and across

New COVID-19 RNA test gives accurate results within minutes

University of Birmingham researchers have invented a COVID-19 test that reduces testing time from 30 minutes to under five, and delivers accurate results. The method is described in a preprint paper (yet to be peer-reviewed) published on MedRxiv, where the researchers also demonstrate the rapidity and sensitivity of their method using patient sample RNA provided

A Black doctor died from COVID-19 after she posted a video from her hospital bed saying she was being mistreated: ‘This is how Black people get killed.’

Dr. Susan Moore, a Black physician in Indianapolis, died December 20 from COVID-19 after documenting what she said was mistreatment due to her race.  Moore said her reports of pain were only acknowledged when scans confirmed worsening lung complications, and that she was discharged too early. "Those people were trying to kill me," she said. 

Morocco announces three-week COVID-19 curfew

The Moroccan government announced a nationwide curfew and other restrictive measures Monday, as it seeks to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. The curfew will be in place between the hours of 9:00 pm (2000 GMT) and 6:00 am and the new measures—also including a ban on parties and public gatherings—will all kick in

71 percent in U.S. report that they would get COVID-19 vaccine

Seventy-one percent of the U.S. public report that they would definitely or probably get a COVID-19 vaccine, marking an increase from 63 percent in September, according to the ongoing research project, the KFF COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor. The KFF COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor used a combination of surveys and focus groups to track the U.S. public’s attitudes

Researchers create model to calculate COVID-19 health outcomes

University of California, Irvine health sciences researchers have created a machine-learning model to predict the probability that a COVID-19 patient will need a ventilator or ICU care. The tool is free and available online for any healthcare organization to use. “The goal is to give an earlier alert to clinicians to identify patients who may

Poverty linked to higher risk of COVID-19 death, study suggests

People in Scotland’s poorest areas are more likely to be affected by severe COVID-19—and to die from the disease—than those in more affluent districts, according to a study of critical care units. The first nationwide study of its kind found patients from the most economically disadvantaged areas had a higher chance of critical care admission,