• Report: COVID-19 Transmitted to Babies in Utero

    30 days ago - By MedPageToday

    Strong evidence of vertical transmission of the novel coronavirus from mother to child during pregnancy was reported at an offshoot of the virtual International AIDS Conference devoted to COVID-19.
    Of 31 pregnant women infected...
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  • Quarantine Has Provided The Reality Check Moms Need

    Quarantine Has Provided The Reality Check Moms Need

    30 days ago - By Scary Mommy

    I'm a mom, wife, and registered nurse living in New York during COVID-19. In March and April, it was literally the worst place you could live in the U.S. I watched the news as 800 bodies per day were heaved into cold ice trucks to keep the bodies preserved. Some families not even getting a chance to properly bury their loved ones as their bodies lay amongst the masses.
    Now, I sit here watching as half the country spikes in cases, seemingly giving up on any attempt to stop the spread of the virus. And although my state has gone from the worst infection rate to the best, my family will stay...
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  • Possible In Utero SARS-CoV-2 Transmission

    Possible In Utero SARS-CoV-2 Transmission

    30 days ago - By Medscape

    Evidence suggests that a mother can pass COVID-19 to her fetus, but more information is needed to come to a definitive conclusion, Italian researchers say. It is likely a rare occurrence, they add.
    Medscape Medical News
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  • Black individuals at higher risk for contracting COVID-19, according to new research

    30 days ago - By ScienceDaily

    A new study found that Black individuals were twice as likely as White individuals to test positive for COVID-19. The average age of all participants in the study was 46. However, those infected were on average 52 years old, compared to those who tested negative, who were 45 years old on average.
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  • New WHO Guidance Calls for More Evidence on Airborne Transmission

    30 days ago - By Medscape

    WHO on Thursday released new guidelines on the transmission of the novel coronavirus that acknowledge some reports of airborne transmission of the virus that causes COVID-19.
    Reuters Health Information
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  • How 2 Hard-Hit New England Cities Slowed Coronavirus Infections

    30 days ago - By CommonHealth Wbur

    With large populations of residents vulnerable to COVID-19, Chelsea, Mass. and Central Falls, R.I. had to cope with early spikes in cases. Months later, both cities offer lessons in controlling the infection.
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  • FIND and Unitaid launch call for EOI to fill major diagnostic gaps in COVID-19 detection

    30 days ago - By News Medical

    The Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics and Unitaid announced today that the organizations have launched a call for expressions of interest to accelerate the availability and manufacturing scale-up of rapid diagnostic tests for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 antigens. Reliable, affordable Ag RDTs have been identified as key tools in the global response to COVID-19, as they could enable robust detection of active SARS-CoV-2 infection for both patient management and contact tracing purposes in decentralized settings.
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  • Children rarely transmit COVID-19, doctors write in new commentary

    30 days ago - By ScienceDaily

    A commentary published in the journal Pediatrics concludes that children infrequently transmit COVID-19 to each other or to adults and that many schools, provided they follow appropriate social distancing guidelines and take into account rates of transmission in their community, can and should reopen in the fall.
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