Acoust Aust 2021 Mar 18:1-22. Epub 2021 Mar 18.
BMJ Open 2021 07 12;11(7):e045675. Epub 2021 Jul 12.
Department of Psychiatry, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Objectives: The COVID-19 pandemic has presented unprecedented healthcare challenges. Journalists covering the pandemic at close quarters are working in ways akin to first responders, but nothing to date is known of the psychological distress this is potentially causing them. This study aims to determine whether journalists reporting on the COVID-19 crisis have been affected emotionally, and if so to assess the severity of their distress. Read More
Hum Vaccin Immunother 2021 Jul 8:1-6. Epub 2021 Jul 8.
Dental College, HITEC Institute of Medical Sciences, Taxila, Pakistan.
This study examined the factors associated with acceptance of the COVID-19 vaccine compared to hesitance in the Pakistani population and specifically focusing on the perceived beliefs, knowledge, concerns, risk, and safety perception relating to the COVID-19 vaccine. A total of 423 subjects were recruited from the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, Islamabad, Pakistan. A 27-item valid and reliable questionnaire was used to assess socio-demographic characteristics, acceptance, and hesitance toward COVID-19 vaccine, perceived beliefs, knowledge, perceived concerns, risk, and safety of COVID-19 vaccines and its source of information. Read More
Rev Philos Psychol 2021 Jun 25:1-28. Epub 2021 Jun 25.
Faculty of Philosophy, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.
This paper presents two studies on the development and validation of a ten-item scale of epistemic vice and the relationship between epistemic vice and misinformation and fake news. Epistemic vices have been defined as character traits that interfere with acquiring, maintaining, and transmitting knowledge. Examples of epistemic vice are gullibility and indifference to knowledge. Read More
Eur J Cancer 2021 Aug 26;153:260-264. Epub 2021 May 26.
Medical Oncology 1, IRCCS Regina Elena National Cancer Institute, Rome, Italy; Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica e Molecolare, Università La Sapienza di Roma, Rome, Italy. Electronic address:
Introduction: Patients with cancer have an increased risk of complications from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infection, including death, and thus, they were considered as high-priority subjects for COVID-19 vaccination. We report on the compliance with the COVID-19 vaccine of patients affected by solid tumours.Materials And Methods: Patients with cancer afferent to Medical Oncology 1 Unit of Regina Elena National Cancer Institute in Rome were considered eligible for vaccination if they were receiving systemic immunosuppressive antitumor treatment or received it in the last 6 months or having an uncontrolled advanced disease. Read More
Acoust Aust 2021 Jun 18:1-26. Epub 2021 Jun 18.