- Boosting maternal and neonatal anti-SARS-CoV-2 humoral immunity using a third mRNA vaccine dose: This study analyzed the effect of the third boosting dose of mRNA Pfizer BNT162b2 vaccine in pregnancy. The study found that the third dose was well-tolerated and had no adverse effects on pregnancy outcomes.
- Mucociliary transport deficiency and disease progression in Syrian hamsters with SARS-CoV-2 infection: Ciliary function in the airways is important in COVID-19 pathogenesis. Ciliary damage has been observed in both in vitro and in vivo models, but the extent or nature of impairment of mucociliary transport (MCT) in in vivo models remains unknown. This study hypothesizes that SARS-CoV-2 infection results in MCT deficiency in the airways of golden Syrian hamsters that precedes pathological injury in lung parenchyma.
- Health Experiences of Nurses during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Mixed Methods Study: This study found that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a negative impact on the mental and physical health of nurses.
- Associations of subjective and objective cognitive functioning after COVID-19: A six-month follow-up of ICU, ward, and home-isolated patients: Cognitive dysfunction is a problem with thinking and memory that can happen after someone has COVID-19. This study looked at how often it happens, and whether it is worse in people who had a more severe case of COVID-19. The study found that cognitive dysfunction is common after COVID-19, and can be a problem even in people who had a mild case.
- An Investigation of the Impact of COVID-19 on Food Access and Security in Bexar County: A Mixed Methods Approach: The study found that COVID-19 has had a negative effect on food access and security in Bexar County, TX. The study distributed a survey to San Antonio Food Bank clients and found that 24% of respondents were food insecure. The study also found that seven virtual focus group interviews were held between 15 January 2021 and 24 May 2021.
- Long-term durability of antibody responses after SARS-CoV-2 vaccination and influencing factors
- COVID-19: introduction of a new lifestyle and diet among the Malaysians: The study found that the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly changed the Malaysian lifestyle, and all Malaysians faced difficulties adopting the new lifestyle.
- Audiometry-Confirmed Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss Incidence among COVID-19 Patients and BNT162b2 Vaccine Recipients: There were more cases of sudden sensorineural hearing loss during the COVID-19 outbreak and after the vaccine was given than before.
- Healthcare collapse in Afghanistan due to political crises, natural catastrophes, and dearth of international aid post-COVID
- COVID ‘variant soup’ is making winter surges hard to predict
- Large interfacial relocation in RBD-ACE2 complex may explain fast-spreading property of Omicron: The Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2 emerged in South African in late 2021. This variant has a large number of mutations, and is regarded as the fastest-spreading Covid variant.
- The influence of new SARS-CoV-2 variant Omicron (B.1.1.529) on vaccine efficacy, its correlation to Delta variants: A computational approach: The new COVID variant in Botswana has more than 30 mutations in spike and many other in non-spike proteins. It has sparked concern among scientists and the general public.
Daily News Pulse for April 05, 2023
Summary: The domestic box office is close to reaching pre-pandemic levels, with mid-budget films helping to bring moviegoers back. Research has found that diabetes is a major factor in the severity of COVID-19 cases. The US government is planning to authorize booster doses of the vaccine for high-risk populations.