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The longitudinal progression of health outcomes in COVID-19 survivors with different initial disease severity

In a recent study published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine, researchers determined the evolution of health outcomes in individuals hospitalized due to acute severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection in Wuhan, China. They also tracked the recovery status of these coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) survivors for up to two years. About the study In the current…
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COVID-19: What you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic

1. How COVID-19 is affecting the globe Confirmed cases of COVID-19 have passed 517.3 million globally, according to Johns Hopkins University. The number of confirmed deaths has now passed 6.25 million. More than 11.65 billion vaccination doses have been administered globally, according to Our World in Data. The Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention has urged those…
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Research finds an increase in loneliness associated with COVID-19 pandemic

People around the world experienced an increase in loneliness during the COVID-19 pandemic, which, although small, could have implications for people's long-term mental and physical health, longevity, and well-being, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. Ernst and her coauthors wanted to explore whether changes such as lockdowns, physical distancing, and the switch…
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The effect of unsuppressed HIV on T-cell response to COVID-19

Scientists have developed several pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical interventions to contain the current coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, which is caused by the rapid outbreak of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). For example, the rapid development of COVID-19 vaccines has been instrumental in the prevention of severe illness and deaths worldwide. In Africa,…
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COVID-19 health data to be documented via electronic certificate globally

WHO has developed this guidance and accompanying technical specifications in adopting interoperable standards for recording COVID-19 diagnostic test results. Your COVID-19 health data will soon be digitally documented via an electronic certificate. The World Health Organization (WHO) has proposed to all countries the concept of Digital Documentation of COVID-19 Certificates (DDCC), a mechanism through which…
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