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The Three Key Hurdles for a Coronavirus Vaccine to Clear

By |2020-08-07T21:36:47+00:00August 7th, 2020|

Vaccines have transformed the world, saving hundreds of millions of lives. They are also by far our best hope to stop the Covid-19 pandemic. Our other choices for stopping the disease are staying apart, which hammers our economy and society, or building “herd immunity” through natural infection, which would mean more than a million deaths in [...]

SARS-CoV-2 Transmission and Infection Among Attendees of an Overnight Camp — Georgia, June 2020

By |2020-08-07T21:16:49+00:00August 7th, 2020|

Limited data are available about transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), among youths. During June 17–20, an overnight camp in Georgia (camp A) held orientation for 138 trainees and 120 staff members; staff members remained for the first camp session, scheduled during June 21–27, and were joined by 363 campers [...]

Targetable Biological Mechanisms Implicated in Emergent Psychiatric Conditions Associated With SARS-CoV-2 Infection

By |2020-08-07T21:04:44+00:00August 7th, 2020|

Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) emerged in 2019 and then rapidly led to a pandemic with widespread cases of SARS and excess mortality. In response, mitigation efforts (including social distancing, quarantining, and closing of businesses and schools) have resulted in an unprecedented economic downfall. There is concern that these environmental stressors, augmented by [...]

Thomson International Inc. Conducts Voluntary Recall of Red, Yellow, White, and Sweet Yellow Onions Because of Possible Salmonella Risk

By |2020-08-07T20:55:27+00:00August 7th, 2020|

Company Announcement Thomson International Inc. of Bakersfield, California is recalling Red, Yellow, White, and Sweet Yellow Onions shipped from May 1, 2020 through the present.  The onions are being recalled because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with [...]

The lowdown on the low-FODMAP diet

By |2020-08-07T20:45:57+00:00August 7th, 2020|

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common intestinal disorder that produces distressing symptoms like abdominal pain, significant bloating, and altered bowel movements that can shuttle between diarrhea and constipation. While changing what you eat won’t cure you, an evidence-based approach called the low-FODMAP diet is the most frequently prescribed food plan to help relieve IBS symptoms. Studies [...]

Researchers offer ways to promote safety when reopening colleges

By |2020-08-06T17:23:15+00:00August 6th, 2020|

Researchers who conducted a decision and cost-effectiveness study published today in JAMA Network Open have concluded that the safe reopening of US college campuses amid the COVID-19 pandemic this fall relies on every-other-day screening of asymptomatic students and strict compliance with physical distancing and infection-control protocols. The study involved modeling a hypothetical cohort of 4,990 healthy college students and [...]

WHO convenes COVID-19 emergency committee, updates travel guidance

By |2020-08-06T17:17:19+00:00August 6th, 2020|

The World Health Organization (WHO) COVID-19 emergency committee is meeting today to review the latest pandemic developments and discuss extending the public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC) under the International Health Regulations, amid a steady surge in hot spots and flare-ups elsewhere as restrictions are eased. Meanwhile, the world's pandemic total climbed to 17,421,013 cases, [...]

Fauci: US COVID-19 vaccine likely by early 2021

By |2020-08-06T17:12:16+00:00August 6th, 2020|

Today during an 3-hour hearing in front of Congress on the federal response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Anthony Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said that it was a definitely a possibility the United States would have an effective vaccine against COVID-19 by early next year. His optimism comes on [...]

Ultrafine particle emission from floor cleaning products

By |2020-08-06T17:07:35+00:00August 6th, 2020|

Abstract The new particle formation due to the use of cleaning products containing volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in indoor environments is well documented in the scientific literature. Indeed, the physical‐chemical process occurring in particle nucleation due to VOC‐ozone reactions was deepened as well as the effect of the main influencing parameters (ie, temperature, ozone).   [...]