Am J Transplant 2021 06;21(6):2290-2297
Chicago Department of Public Health, Communicable Disease Program, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Sci Total Environ 2021 Jun 24;793:148672. Epub 2021 Jun 24.
Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Kamýcká 129, 165 00 Praha 6, Czech Republic; Department of Zoology, Poznań University of Life Sciences, Wojska Polskiego 71C, 60-625 Poznań, Poland.
Actions taken against the COVID-19 pandemic have dramatically affected many aspects of human activity, giving us a unique opportunity to study how wildlife responds to the human-induced rapid environmental changes. The wearing of face masks, widely adopted to prevent pathogen transmission, represents a novel element in many parts of the world where wearing a face mask was rare before the COVID-19 outbreak. During September 2020-March 2021, we conducted large-scale multi-species field experiments to evaluate whether face mask-use in public places elicits a behavioural response in birds by comparing their escape and alert responses when approached by a researcher with or without a face mask in four European countries (Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, and Poland) and Israel. Read More
Perioper Care Oper Room Manag 2021 Sep 9;24:100198. Epub 2021 Jul 9.
Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Faculty of Medicine Universitas Padjadjaran - Dr. Hasan Sadikin National Referral Hospital Bandung Indonesia.
Background: The Coronavirus and the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 have significantly impacted hospital care, including surgery practice. Hospitals must balance patient care, staff safety, resource availability, and medical ethics. Differences in community infection trends, national policies, availability of resources and technology, plus local circumstances may make uniform management impossible globally. Read More
PLoS One 2021 14;16(7):e0254563. Epub 2021 Jul 14.
Department of Disease Control, Ministry of Public Health, Nonthaburi, Thailand.
Background: Thailand was the first country outside China to report SARS-CoV-2 infected cases. Since the detection of the first imported case on January 12th, 2020 to the time this report was written, Thailand experienced two waves of community outbreaks (March-April 2020 and December 2020-March 2021). We examined prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 seropositivity among healthcare providers (HCPs) in four hospitals approximately one year after SARS-CoV-2 first detected in Thailand. Read More
BMJ Open 2021 07 8;11(7):e053245. Epub 2021 Jul 8.
Le Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Sainte-Justine, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Introduction: Further evidence is needed to understand the contribution of schools and daycares for the spread of COVID-19 in the context of diverse transmission dynamics and continually evolving public health interventions. The Enfants et COVID-19: Étude de séroprévalence (EnCORE) study will estimate the seroprevalence and seroconversion of SARS-CoV-2 among school and daycare children and personnel. In addition, the study will examine associations between seroprevalence and sociodemographic characteristics and reported COVID-19 symptoms and tests, and investigates changes in health, lifestyle and well-being outcomes. Read More
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2021 07 9;70(27). Epub 2021 Jul 9.
As of June 30, 2021, 33.5 million persons in the United States had received a diagnosis of COVID-19 (1). Although most patients infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, recover within a few weeks, some experience post-COVID-19 conditions. Read More