Tag Archives: COVID19

Predicting COVID-19 hotspots: Kaiser Permanente tool uses EHR data to forecast surges

In a study published this week in BMJ Open, Kaiser Permanente researchers put forth a method to predict upcoming COVID-19 surges up to six weeks in advance.   By examining electronic health record data from Kaiser Permanente in Northern California, the team was able to zero in on ten indicators that, they say, can help… Read More »

COVID-19 myths that refuse to die, from undue concern about children to variants and vaccines

Breadcrumb Trail Links News Health Canada The pandemic was never a danger to children Author of the article: Tristin Hopper Publishing date: Jul 22, 2021  •  16 hours ago  •  5 minute read  •  208 Comments July 6 photo of children at a playground in Philadelphia. Photo by REUTERS/Hannah Beier Article content If you’re reading this… Read More »

Sexual violence against women and girls in Uganda increased during the COVID-19 pandemic

Reports of rape and sexual violence increased among women and girls in Uganda during the COVID-19 pandemic, while uptake of post-exposure prophylaxis decreased. These outcomes suggest that Ugandan women and girls may have had increased HIV exposure during the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic is associated with increased gender-based violence perpetration. In Uganda, COVID-19 restrictions… Read More »

The COVID-19 variants health officials are watching

The coronavirus pathogen has continuously mutated during the pandemic, often becoming more virulent strains. Infectious disease experts maintain that the mutated strains circulating in the United States do not evade protection from vaccines available in the U.S., but they pose a danger to holdouts who have not received their shots. In fact, hospitals in certain… Read More »

On a roll, Moderna taps Thermo Fisher to help with COVID-19 vaccine fill-finish, packaging and labeling

The globe has come to depend on Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine, sending the biotech racing to expand its mRNA manufacturing capacity. In the next step of its effort to meet lofty supply expectations, Moderna is tapping another CDMO powerhouse to help.  Moderna has tasked Thermo Fisher Scientific with fill-finish, labeling and packaging duties for its mRNA vaccine at Thermo Fisher’s… Read More »