- Association of blood group with COVID-19 disease susceptibility and severity in Saudi Arabia: This study aimed to assess the association between blood groups and susceptibility to SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) virus.
- Perception of blood donation among employees of healthcare organizations during COVID-19 pandemic: A national multicenter cross-sectional study: This study assessed the perception of blood donation and willingness to donate among healthcare employees during the COVID-19 pandemic by conducting a national cross-sectional survey.
- Humoral COVID-19 vaccine response in patients with NMOSD/MOGAD during anti-IL-6 receptor therapy compared to other immunotherapies: This study investigated the humoral response to SARS-CoV-2 vaccination in patients with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) or myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein antibody-associated disease (MOGAD) who were receiving anti-interleukin-6 (IL-6) receptor therapy. It also analyzed relapse activity associated with vaccination.
- Massive sequencing of the V3-V4 hypervariable region of bronchoalveolar lavage from patients with COVID-19 and VAP reveals the collapse of the pulmonary microbiota: This study aims to investigate the bacterial pathogens of severe COVID-19 and VAP patients by massive sequencing, in order to predict their degree of relationship with SARS-CoV-2.
- Rational approaches to discover SARS-CoV-2/ACE2 interaction inhibitors: Pharmacophore-based virtual screening, molecular docking, molecular dynamics and binding free energy studies: The lack of effective treatments for the current coronavirus pandemic, particularly COVID-19, is a major bottleneck. This is due to the infection of host cells by SARS-CoV-2, which is mediated by its receptor-binding domain (RBD) on the spike (S) glycoprotein binding to the host angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE2) receptor. Currently available vaccines do not provide long-term protection, so further research is needed to develop more effective treatments.
- Who is motivated to accept a booster and annual dose? A dimensional and person-centered approach: We examined how people’s motivation to get their first COVID-19 vaccine dose was associated with their intention to get a booster or an annual dose. We used two independent longitudinal samples of 4596 and 514 vaccinated participants, and found that those with higher motivation for the first dose were more likely to intend to get a booster or an annual dose.
- Adherence to Healthy Lifestyle Prior to Infection and Risk of Post-COVID-19 Condition: This prospective cohort study investigated the association between healthy lifestyle factors prior to SARS-CoV-2 infection and risk of post-COVID-19 condition (PCC) in 32,249 women in the Nurses’ Health Study II cohort. Healthy lifestyle factors included healthy body mass index (BMI), physical activity, diet, smoking, and alcohol consumption.
- The Impact of COVID-19 on National Hockey League Players’ Return To Play: This study evaluated the on-ice performance and return to play rate of NHL players who contracted COVID-19 during the 2020-21 season. Demographics and on-ice metrics were accessed from the NHL’s online statistics website, and the length of time, rate of RTP, and games missed due to COVID-19 were analyzed. The primary outcomes included average time on ice and rate of RTP.
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.