COVID-19 Media

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Sep, 2021

Early Impact of SARS-CoV-2 on Pediatric Clinical Research: A Pan-European and Canadian Snapshot in Time

 

Authors: O L. Mantha, F. Flamein, M. Turner, R. M. Fernandes, R. Hankard, the Network of National Networks Study Group

Published in: The Journal od Pediatrics

 

Abstract

The article is meant to capture the early effects of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic on pediatric clinical research.

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Mar, 2021

Johnson & Johnson has planned trials of its vaccine that will include infants.

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Johnson & Johnson plans to test its coronavirus vaccine in infants and even in newborns, as well as in pregnant women and in people who have compromised immune systems.

The bold plan for expanded clinical trials met with the approval of Dr. Ofer Levy, director of the Precision Vaccines Program at Harvard’s Boston Children’s Hospital and a member of the Food and Drug Administration advisory committee that reviewed the company’s vaccine data.

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20

Jan, 2021

Why schools probably aren’t COVID hotspots

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Data gathered worldwide are increasingly suggesting that schools are not hotspots for coronavirus infections. Despite fears, COVID-19 infections did not surge when schools and day-care centres reopened after pandemic lockdowns eased. And when outbreaks do occur, they mostly result in only a small number of people becoming ill.

However, research also shows that children can catch the virus and shed viral particles, and older children are more likely than very young kids to pass it on to others. Scientists say that the reasons for these trends are unclear, but they have policy implications for older children and teachers.

Globally, COVID-19 infections are still much lower in children than among adults, says Walter Haas, an infectious-diseases epidemiologist at the Robert Koch Institute in Berlin. “They seem rather to follow the situation than to drive it.”

Read the full article by Dyani Lewis here

28

Oct, 2020

PAIRED PANDEMICS: Ensuring HIV Care Continuity and Market Stability During COVID-19

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Join this webinar, hosted by CHAI, to get highlights on key trends in the HIV space in LMICs from CHAI’s 2020 HIV Market Report.

You can expect an insightful panel discussion focusing on the resiliency of national HIV programs and markets and ensuring HIV care continuity during these trying times.

Date: November 12 2020

Time: 8am – 9am EST (13 – 14 GMT)

Register to join the webinar here.

23

Jul, 2020

COVID-19 research priorities identified by the Global Research Community Survey & Workshops

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The Global Health Network (TGHN), in collaboration with the African Academy of Science (AAS) and the United Kingdom Collaborative on Development Research (UKCDR) undertook a survey to identify the COVID-19 global research priorities, with particular consideration to lower resource settings.

Results of the survey are presented in this report, highlighting where research focus is needed across the globe to tackle COVID-19 and future outbreaks

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23

Jul, 2020

Plug COVID-19 research gaps in detection, prevention and care

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The Global Health Network (TGHN), in collaboration with the African Academy of Science (AAS) and the United Kingdom Collaborative on Development Research (UKCDR) undertook a survey to identify the COVID-19 global research priorities, with particular consideration to lower resource settings.

In this article Trudie Lang from TGHN, discusses survey findings.

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22

Jul, 2020

Update on COVID-19 pandemic

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Ilaria Capua  joined by Dr. Sonja Rasmussen provide a brief overview of the pandemic looking at the global situation/response and update us on the most recent clinical data.

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Jul, 2020

Update on COVID-19 pandemic

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In this COVID-19 update webinar the One Health Center Coordinator Dr. Rania Gollakner joined and UF Professor and former CDC Director of Public Health Prepardness Dr. Sonja Rasmussen provide a brief overview of the pandemic. The webinar focus on the global situation/response and on most recent clinical data.

Watch the webinar here.

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18

Jun, 2020

Women’s health and pregnancy – what are the risks?

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The Royal Society of Medicine is publishing a COVID-19 webinar series addressed to healthcare professionals. Webinars are aimed at providing updates on COVID-19, analyzing different topics and challenges that healthcare workers, leaders and the public are facing.

In this episode, Professor Sir Simon Wessely was joined by Vice President of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Mr Pat O’Brien, and Consultant Obstetrician, Dr Maggie Blott, to explore the effect of the pandemic on women’s obstetric and gynaecological health.

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