Weekly Clinical Updates

As infectious diseases such as SARS, Monkeypox, Polio, HIV, and Ebola travel the globe and garner media attention, Parasites Without Borders staff are curating resources in a timely, ongoing basis. We believe the information posted here is worthy of further examination by the science and medical communities. Our primary goal remains to bring the latest medical and biological information to the forefront for researchers and practicing physicians.

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Covid Treatment

March 28, 2024

COVID-19 Rebound After VV116 vs Nirmatrelvir-Ritonavir Treatment - A Randomized Clinical Trial | Joint Analysis of Vaccination Effectiveness and Antiviral Drug Effectiveness for COVID-19: A Causal Inference Approach | Timing and Predictors of Loss of Infectivity Among Healthcare Workers with Mild Primary and Recurrent COVID-19: A Prospective Observational Cohort Study | Household Transmission Dynamics of Asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2–Infected Children: A Multinational, Controlled Case-Ascertained Prospective Study
Covid Oximeter

March 21, 2024

Lower vs Higher Oxygenation Target and Days Alive Without Life Support in COVID-19: The HOT-COVID Randomized Clinical Trial | Prevalence of Orthostatic Intolerance in Long COVID Clinic Patients and Healthy Volunteers: A Multicenter Study | Autonomic Cardiac Function in Children and Adolescents with Long COVID: A Case-controlled Study | Iron Dysregulation and Inflammatory Stress Erythropoiesis Associates with Long-term Outcome of COVID-19
Comparative study findings

March 14, 2024

Vaccine Effectiveness Against Long COVID in Children | Impact of Vaccination on the Association of COVID-19 with Cardiovascular Diseases: An OpenSAFELY Cohort Study | The Impacts of Nirmatrelvir–Ritonavir on Myocardial Injury and Long-Term Cardiovascular Outcomes in Hospitalized Patients with COVID-19 amid the Omicron Wave of the Pandemic
COVID: Active Vaccination/Immunity

March 7, 2024

Interim Effectiveness of Updated 2023–2024 COVID-19 Vaccines Against COVID-19 | Combined Protection of Vaccination and Nirmatrelvir-ritonavir in Adults | Ivermectin for COVID-19 in Adults in the Community (PRINCIPLE): An Open, Randomised, Controlled, Adaptive Platform | Cognition and Memory after COVID-19 in a Large Community Sample | Prospective Memory Assessment Before and After Covid-19 | What is the Impact of Long-term COVID-19 on Workers
Compilation of studies

February 29, 2024

Effectiveness of Nirmatrelvir-ritonavir on Severe Outcomes of COVID-19 in the Era of Vaccination | Randomized Controlled Trial of Molnupiravir SARS-CoV-2 Viral and Antibody Response | Spontaneous, Persistent, T cell–dependent IFN-γ Release in Patients | Blood–brain Barrier Disruption and Sustained Systemic Inflammation in Individuals | Prevalence of Persistent SARS-CoV-2 in a Large Community Surveillance Study | Long Term Outcomes of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Post Covid Condition
Graph comparing

February 22, 2024

Self-administered versus Clinician-performed BinaxNOW COVID Rapid Test: A Comparison of Accuracy | The Impact of COVID-19 Vaccination Prior to SARS-CoV-2 Infection on Prevalence of Long COVID among a Population-based Probability Sample of Michiganders, 2020-2022 | Estimates of Incidence and Predictors of Fatiguing Illness after SARS-CoV-2 Infection | Long-term risks of Respiratory Diseases in Patients Infected with SARS-CoV-2

Situation Dashboards


World Health Organization (WHO)

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Situation from World Health Organization (WHO)

Johns Hopkins University (JHU)

Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at JHU

COVID-19 in US and Canada

1Point3Acres Real-Time Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates in US and Canada with Credible Sources

Genomic Epidemiology COVID-19

Genomic Epidemiology of (COVID-19) Maintained by the Nextstrain team, enabled by data from GISAID.

Sources for COVID-19 Information


World Health Organization (WHO)


Centers for Disease Control, US


International Society for Infectious Diseases


This Week in Virology (TWIV)

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