- Limited enhancement of antibody and B-cell responses to prototype booster vaccination following SARS-CoV-2 Delta breakthrough infection: Current COVID-19 vaccines are effective at preventing SARS-CoV-2 infection and severe disease, but new variants of concern (VOCs) have emerged with enhanced immune escape capabilities, posing a challenge to the efficacy of current vaccines. Booster doses may be necessary to protect against these variants.
- Crisis Management Tasks in Dutch Nursing Homes During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Longitudinal Interview Study: This study explored how crisis management goals and tasks evolve during the COVID-19 pandemic in Dutch nursing homes. Through interviews with seven nursing home directors and a focus group, two phases of the crisis response were identified: an acute phase with a linear, rational perspective of saving lives, and a prolonged phase with a more holistic approach to managing the crisis.
- German general practitioners’ experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic and how it affected their patient care: A qualitative study: This study aimed to gain insight into German GPs’ experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on patient care. Semi-structured telephone interviews were conducted with 22 GPs from four randomly selected regions in Germany from August to December 2020.
- Safety of COVID-19 vaccines in multiple sclerosis: A systematic review and meta-analysis: This study aims to estimate the proportion of MS patients experiencing relapse after receiving a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, as well as the rate of transient neurological worsening, adverse events, and serious adverse events associated with different types of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines. A systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted to assess these outcomes.
- Inhibition of SARS-CoV-2 M(pro) with Vitamin C, L-Arginine and a Vitamin C/L-Arginine Combination: This study examined the potential in vitro activity of L-arginine and vitamin C against SARS-CoV-2 Mpro, a mutation that can reduce therapeutic efficacy. Results showed that both L-arginine and vitamin C had inhibitory effects on Mpro, suggesting they may be useful as adjunct therapies for viral infections.
- Inflation Expectations, Inflation Target Credibility, and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Evidence from Germany: Our survey of German citizens in January 2019 found that credibility of the inflation target has decreased, particularly due to the Covid-19 pandemic, even though inflation rates have been low.
- Biopolymer Coating Imparts Sustainable Self-Disinfecting and Antimicrobial Properties to Fabric: Translated to Protective Gears for the Pandemic and Beyond: We have developed a biocompatible, biodegradable PPE kit that can be used multiple times to reduce the accumulation of nondegradable waste and promote sustainability in the face of the global pandemic of COVID-19 and emerging antimicrobial drug resistance.
- The evaluation of urban spatial quality and utility trade-offs for Post-COVID working preferences: a case study of Hong Kong: This study presents a method for evaluating the effects of the pandemic on urban districts and the appeal of densely populated areas. It examines how remote and hybrid work modes, altered perceptions of desirable places to live and work, and health concerns have impacted spatial equilibrium and migration patterns.
- Cerrado and Pantanal fruit flours affect gut microbiota composition in healthy and post-COVID-19 individuals: an in vitro pilot fermentation study: This study evaluated the effects of four fruit flours (from jatoba pulp, cumbaru almond, bocaiuva pulp and bocaiuva almond) on the gut microbiota of healthy and post-COVID-19 individuals. Results showed that jatoba pulp flour had a positive effect on the gut microbiota and short-chain fatty acid ratio.
- Analysis of Influencing Factors of Psychological Intervention on International Students in China after COVID-19: Hainan Province, China: This study aims to investigate the mental health effects of the post-COVID-19 era on international students in China, and to explore the potential benefits of offline activities for improving their academic performance.
Daily News Pulse for March 13, 2023
Summary: Princeton students have seen an overall improvement in course satisfaction since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. In Japan, many people are still wearing masks despite the government’s easing of guidelines.