Guidelines from the CDC and the WHO recommend the wearing of face masks to prevent the spread of coronavirus (CoV) disease 2019 (COVID-19); however, the protective efficiency of such masks against airborne transmission of infectious severe acute...
A spike protein mutation D614G became dominant in SARS-CoV-2 during the COVID-19 pandemic1,2. However, the impact on viral spread and vaccine efficacy remains to be defined. Here, we engineer the D614G mutation in the USA-WA1/2020 strain and...
Individual NPIs, including school closure, workplace closure, public events ban, ban
on gatherings of more than ten people, requirements to stay at home, and internal
movement limits, are associated with reduced transmission of SARS-CoV-2, but the...
The federal government’s decision to keep schools open to try develop “herd immunity” has risks but also has large potential benefits.
Dr Zoë HydeIt’s worth remembering Australia’s federal government originally kept schools open as part of a herd immunity plan.
If it weren’t for the state Premiers who’ve aimed for suppression, Australia would likely have an uncontrolled epidemic today. #auspol
BRUSSELS - Well into Europe's second wave of the coronavirus, so many Belgians are sick...
Dr Zoë Hyde(1/2) In Belgium, so many people are sick or quarantining that there aren’t enough police on the streets, teachers at school, or healthcare workers in hospitals. Some healthcare staff with asymptomatic #COVID19 are being asked to keep working.
In the past few weeks, there has been a great deal of trepidation among the public
about the impact of children returning to school on the transmission of severe acute
respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Children have greater...
Finding a balance between keeping society functioning, supporting devastated sectors of the economy and limiting the spread of the coronavirus is key to navigating the pandemic until a safe and effective vaccine is here.
Nicole L Samies, DO, April Yarbrough, PharmD, Suresh Boppana, MD; Pancreatitis in Pediatric Patients with COVID-19, Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Disease
Dr Zoë HydeCase series of 3 children who developed pancreatitis as a probable consequence of #SARSCoV2 infection. While such cases appear very rare, many would nonetheless occur if a infection-acquired herd immunity strategy was followed.
Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus, type 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is a highly infectious
virus that is responsible for tens of millions of cases of coronavirus disease 2019
(COVID-19) worldwide.1 SARS-CoV-2 constitutes a significant public health...