• COVID-19 pandemic as severe as 1918 influenza pandemic

    1 month ago - By News Medical

    A recent study published in the journal JAMA Network Open reveals that the excess death toll observed during the initial period of coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic in New York City is comparable to that observed during the peak of the H1N1 influenza pandemic in 1918.
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  • Using Social Media for Rapid Information Dissemination in a Pandemic: PedsICU and Coronavirus Disease 2019

    Using Social Media for Rapid Information Dissemination in a Pandemic: PedsICU and Coronavirus Disease 2019

    1 month ago - By Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

    Objective:
    To describe the impact of a strategy for international collaboration and rapid information dissemination on Twitter among the pediatric critical care community during a global pandemic.
    Design:
    Analysis of PedsICU and coronavirus disease 2019 Twitter data in the Symplur Signals Database between February 1, 2020, and May 1, 2020.
    Setting:
    Social media platform Twitter.
    Patients:
    None.
    Interventions:
    Promotion of the joint usage of PedsICU and COVID19 throughout the international pediatric critical care community in tweets relevant to the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic and...
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