- Real-World Disparities in Remote Follow-Up of Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices and Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Single-Center Experience: This study investigated whether there were racial and socioeconomic disparities in the use of remote monitoring for cardiac implantable electronic devices. Results showed that there were no significant differences in the use of RM between different racial and socioeconomic groups.
- Adsorption of Molnupiravir anti-COVID-19 drug over B(12)N(12) and Al(12)N(12) nanocarriers: a DFT study: This study used quantum mechanical calculations to investigate the potential of B(12)N(12) and Al(12)N(12) nanocarriers to adsorb Molnupiravir, an anti-COVID-19 drug. Results showed that Molnupiravir…Al(12)N(12) complexes had higher negative interaction and adsorption energies compared to Molnupiravir…B(12)N(12) analogs. Symmetry-adapted perturbation theory results indicated that electrostatic interactions were the main driving force for the adsorption of Molnupiravir on both nanocarriers.
- Assessment of early and post COVID-19 vaccination antibody response in healthcare workers: a multicentre cross-sectional study on inactivated, mRNA and vector-based vaccines: This study compared antibody production in healthcare personnel before and after vaccination with different brands of COVID-19 vaccines between March 2021 and September 2021. Of the 962 HCP enrolled, 48.3%, 95.5%, and 96.2% had antibodies against the S1 domain of SARS-CoV-2 before, after the first dose, and after the second dose, respectively. Post-vaccination infection was found in 3.7% and 5.9% of participants.
- Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT): Tap to relieve stress and burnout: The COVID-19 pandemic has caused increased stress, anxiety and burnout among healthcare professionals and students due to working with COVID-19 patients, long hours, shift work, short staffing, demanding workloads, dealing with death and dying, conflicts with management and other staff, and poor communication.
- Grieving while you work, working while you grieve: Grieving while you work: This work discusses the mental, physical, and spiritual toll of the COVID-19 pandemic on healthcare workers, and suggests proactive and reactive responses that can be taken to help them cope with their losses.
- Built environment factors moderate pandemic fatigue in social distance during the COVID-19 pandemic: A nationwide longitudinal study in the United States: Non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) are effective measures for coping with the COVID-19 pandemic, but pandemic fatigue has become an increasing concern due to the prolonged NPIs and COVID-19 worldwide. Long-term changes in pandemic fatigue need to be studied in order to better understand how to combat it.
- Assessing the challenges to medical waste management during the COVID-19 pandemic: Implications for the environmental sustainability in the emerging economies: Emerging economies are facing a crisis in managing medical waste due to limited resources and weak management, worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic. To ensure sustainability and avoid contamination, safe and efficient medical waste management strategies must be developed and implemented.
- Reshaping healthcare supply chain using chain-of-things technology and key lessons experienced from COVID-19 pandemic: The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a massive disruption in supply chain networks, higher mortality in patients with comorbidities, and a surge in demand for critical care equipment, vaccines, pharmaceuticals, and cutting-edge technologies such as masks, ventilators, and testing kits.
Summary: Governor John Carney has tested positive for COVID-19 and is working from home. The 7-day average of new cases in Delaware is 135, with 158 hospitalizations. A new study has found that 71% of people with long COVID required medical treatment or were unable to work for six months or more. The FDA has withdrawn emergency use authorization for the COVID-19 antibody drug Evusheld due to its ineffectiveness against the Omicron variants now dominating the US.