COVID-19 more common in pregnant Hispanics than other moms-to-be: study

(HealthDay)—Hispanic mothers-to-be in the southern United States are almost twice as likely to have COVID-19 as non-Hispanic women, a new study finds. The researchers also found that those with government health insurance were more likely to test positive for the coronavirus than women with private insurance. For the study, pregnant women were routinely tested for COVID-19 as they went to […]

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Observed COVID-19 variability may have underlying molecular sources

People have different susceptibilities to SARS-CoV-2, the virus behind the COVID-19 pandemic, and develop varying degrees of fever, fatigue, and breathing problems—common symptoms of the illness. What might explain this variation? Scientists at the University of California, Riverside, and University of Southern California may have an answer to this mystery. In a paper published in Informatics in Medicine Unlocked, the […]

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Pastoral care shown to support older people at risk from COVID-19

Volunteers from the Catholic Church in Brazil helped to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 among the elderly, a new study shows. Peter Kevern, Professor Values in Health and Social Care at Staffordshire University, partnered with The Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo to carry out the study which looked at the contribution of the Pastoral da Pessoa Idosa (PPI) program […]

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Scientists to Infect Volunteers With COVID-19 in Challenge Trial

TUESDAY, Oct. 20, 2020 — British scientists are infecting healthy volunteers with COVID-19, in hopes of speeding up vaccine development, TheWashington Postreported Tuesday. Led by scientists at Imperial College London, people in this challenge trial will be guaranteed treatment if they become ill. The United States says human challenge trials might be too risky or unnecessary. But for the British, […]

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Boulder County lifts COVID-19 gathering limits that targeted CU students

University of Colorado Boulder students and 18-to 22-year-olds who live in Boulder are now under the same gathering restrictions as the rest of Boulder County, according to an update from Boulder County Public Health. Public health officials announced the change in restrictions Tuesday, citing continued low coronavirus case counts, low case positivity rates and consistent testing. Current public health orders […]

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Hesitancy about a COVID-19 vaccine is linked to beliefs about origin of the virus

More than a third of people (34%) in Turkey and one sixth of people (17%) in the UK are ‘hesitant’ about a COVID-19 vaccine, according to a study by UCL and Dokuz Eylul University in Turkey. The research, published in the journal Psychological Medicine, asked over 5,000 participants in Turkey and the UK about their willingness to vaccinate for a […]

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Poland turning National Stadium into COVID-19 field hospital

Poland’s government is transforming the National Stadium in Warsaw into a field hospital to handle the surging number of people infected with the coronavirus. Government spokesman Piotr Müller said Monday that the stadium will have room for 500 patients and will be equipped with oxygen therapy for those who need it. “We can see that the number of cases is […]

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Colorado COVID-19 vaccine plan will prioritize health care workers, nursing home residents

People working or living in nursing homes, hospital staff and first responders likely will be the first to get a COVID-19 vaccine in Colorado, but even they may have to wait if supplies are short. State officials announced Friday they’d completed a plan to guide distribution of a vaccine for the new coronavirus, whenever one is proven safe and effective. […]

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