- Why trust? A mixed-method investigation of the origins and meaning of trust during the COVID-19 lockdown in Denmark: Trust is important for effective disease management, and Denmark’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic exemplifies this. We conducted a weekly time-use survey to explore prior claims about the importance of trust in securing compliant citizen behaviour, and found that trust was indeed a key factor in Denmark’s successful response.
- A tris(2-aminoethyl)amine-based zinc complex as a highly water-soluble drug carrier for the anti-COVID-19 drug favipiravir: a joint experimental and theoretical study
- Getting back to normal? Identity and role disruptions among adults with Long COVID: Long COVID is a chronic illness with long-term symptoms experienced by those who have had COVID-19. Through interviews with 20 long-haulers in the U.S., it was found that Long COVID has significant impacts on their identities and sense of self.
- Correction to ‘Maternal mental health mediates the effects of pandemic-related stressors on adolescent psychopathology during COVID-19’
- Fe-Fe Double-Atom Catalysts for Murine Coronavirus Disinfection: Nonradical Activation of Peroxides and Mechanisms of Virus Inactivation: We developed Fe single-atom and Fe-Fe double-atom catalysts for activating peroxymonosulfate (PMS) to achieve robust and sustainable disinfection with minimal adverse impacts during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Fe-Fe double-atom catalyst supported on sulfur-doped graphitic carbon nitride was found to be the most effective.
- Clinical Characteristics and Outcomes of Children With SARS-CoV-2 Infection During the Delta and Omicron Variant-Dominant Periods in Korea: This study aimed to evaluate the clinical features and outcomes of children with SARS-CoV-2 infection before and after omicron variant dominance in Korea. A multicenter retrospective cohort study was conducted in hospitalized patients aged ≤ 18 years with laboratory-confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection at five university hospitals.
- [Application of immunosuppressive agents in crtical coronavirus disease]: The novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) outbreak has caused great harm to people’s lives and social development. Treatment of critical patients is the focus of clinical attention, as immune imbalance caused by cytokine storm plays a vital role in SARS-CoV-2 induced acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).
- [Analyze the clinical characteristics of mild and severe SARS-CoV-2 infected patients based on the local Omicron variant epidemic]: This study analyzed the clinical characteristics and key indicators of SARS-CoV-2 patients infected with the local Omicron variant from January 2020 to March 2022 in the Fifth People’s Hospital of Wuxi, to understand the clinical characteristics of mild and severe patients and provide a basis for effective treatment and prevention.
- The effect of variation of individual infectiousness on SARS-CoV-2 transmission in households
- Reducing societal impacts of SARS-CoV-2 interventions through subnational implementation: In order to contain the initial spread of SARS-CoV-2, many countries implemented nation-wide non-pharmaceutical intervention measures, resulting in substantial socio-economic impacts. To address this issue, we developed a high-resolution analysis framework for the Netherlands that uses a demographically-stratified population model to assess whether subnational implementations could have had similar epidemiological impact with less societal impact.
- The role of immune activation and antigen persistence in acute and long COVID: SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, can lead to severe illness and post-acute sequelae of COVID-19 (PASC), or long COVID, in 10-20% of cases. Long COVID is associated with a variety of symptoms that can last for weeks or months after the initial infection.
- Higher plasma levels of thymosin-alpha1 are associated with a lower waning of humoral response after COVID-19 vaccination: an eight months follow-up study in a nursing home: We studied the waning humoral immune response to the BNT162b2 Covid-19 vaccine in a cohort of nursing home residents and healthcare workers. We identified age-related predictive factors of waning immunity, suggesting that older people may need more frequent booster doses to maintain protection.
- Relationship between Tuberculin Skin Test and COVID-19 Outcomes among Patients with COVID-19 in Zahedan, Iran: This study aimed to investigate the relationship between tuberculin skin test results, BCG scar, and COVID-19 outcomes among patients. Results showed that countries with national BCG vaccination programs for tuberculosis prevention had lower incidences of severe and fatal COVID-19 than countries without such programs. Additionally, the BCG vaccine was found to induce long-term trained immunity in bone marrow progenitor cells.
- Risk of Coronavirus Disease 2019-Associated Pulmonary Aspergillosis Based on Corticosteroid Duration in Intensive Care Patients: This study evaluated the risk of developing CAPA in adult COVID-19 patients treated with corticosteroids for ≤10 days versus >10 days. Results showed that those treated with corticosteroids for >10 days had a significantly higher risk of developing CAPA.
- Functional outcomes in post Covid-19 patients with persistent dyspnea: multidisciplinary approach: This study aimed to assess functional outcomes in post-Covid-19 patients with persistent dyspnea using a multidisciplinary approach including clinical assessment, laboratory investigations, exercise ECG, and different echo-Doppler modalities.
- Autoantibodies against chemokines post-SARS-CoV-2 infection correlate with disease course: Antibodies against specific chemokines were found to be present after COVID-19, associated with favorable disease outcomes, and negatively correlated with the development of long COVID.
- Sentiment analysis and emotion detection of post-COVID educational Tweets: Jordan case: This study investigated the Jordanian community’s perspectives and feelings on the transition from traditional to hybrid learning during Covid-19.
- Cerebral Sinus Thrombosis and Immune Thrombocytopenia Post COVID-19 Vaccination: A Case Report and Narrative Review: We present a case of Vaccine-induced Immune Thrombocytopenia and Thrombosis (VITT) following the adenoviral vector COVID-19 vaccine in a young female who presented with persistent headaches and fevers followed by anisocoria and right-sided hemiplegia. Initial imaging was unremarkable, and labs showed thrombocytopenia and elevated d-dimers. Early diagnosis and management can be lifesaving.
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.