COVID-19
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As the novel Coronavirus, COVID-19 sweeps the globe and garners massive 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-19 Testing Strategy Simulator

There are many strategies that will reduce infection in your population. Any testing will reduce your disease burden. Using this tool to compare pooling, test accuracy, testing frequency, and costs will allow you to choose the strategy best suited to your needs and your community.

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May 12, 2022

Effect of Early Treatment with Ivermectin among Patients with Covid-19 | Procalcitonin Is Not a Reliable Biomarker of Bacterial Coinfection in People With Coronavirus Disease 2019 Undergoing Microbiological Investigation at the Time of Hospital Admission | Children and COVID-19: State Date Report | Evaluation of mRNA-1273 Covid-19 Vaccine in Children 6 to 11 Years of Age | FDA Limits Use of Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine to Certain Individuals | Recall of B cell memory depends on relative locations of prime and boost immunization | Tixagevimab/Cilgavimab for Treatment of Hospitalised COVID-19 Patients: A Randomised, Double-Blind, Phase 3 Trial
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May 5, 2022

FDA Updates on Paxlovid for Health Care Providers | SARS-CoV-2 Omicron Variant is as Deadly as Previous Waves After Adjusting for Vaccinations, Demographics, and Comorbidities | Comparative effectiveness over time of the mRNA-1273 (Moderna) vaccine and the BNT162b2 (Pfizer-BioNTech) vaccine

April 30, 2022

Children and COVID-19: State Date Report | Clinical characteristics with inflammation profiling of long COVID and association with 1-year recovery following hospitalization in the UK: a prospective observational study | Moderna files for authorization of Its COVID-19 Vaccine in young children six months to under six years of age | Public health impact of covid-19 vaccines in the US: observational study | FDA approves first COVID-19 Treatment for Young Children | Veru Announces Presentation of Phase 2 Data of Sabizabulin for the Treatment of Hospitalized Severe COVID-19 Patients at High Risk for Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
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April 23, 2022

COVID-19 Mortality and Vaccine Coverage — Hong Kong Special Administrative Region | Hospitalizations of Children Aged 5–11 Years with confirmed COVID | SARS-CoV-2 co-infection with influenza viruses, respiratory syncytial virus, or adenoviruses | Pfizer and BioNTech Announce Data Demonstrating High Immune Response Following a Booster Dose of their COVID-19 Vaccine in Children | Safety, Immunogenicity and Antibody Persistence of a Bivalent Beta-Containing Booster Vaccine | Low-dose bivalent mRNA vaccine is highly effective against different SARS-CoV-2 variants in a transgenic mouse model | Intramuscular AZD7442 for Prevention of Covid-19
An Examination of School Reopening Strategies during the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic

April 16, 2022

Children and COVID-19: State Date Report | Symptom prevalence, duration, and risk of hospital admission in individuals infected with SARS-CoV-2 during periods of omicron and delta variant dominance | Infectious viral load in unvaccinated and vaccinated individuals infected with ancestral, Delta or Omicron SARS-CoV-2 | Myopericarditis following COVID-19 vaccination and non-COVID-19 vaccination | Fluvoxamine for Outpatient Management of COVID-19 to Prevent Hospitalization | Veru’s Novel COVID-19 Drug Candidate Reduces Deaths in Hospitalized Patients in Interim Analysis... | Comparison of Rapid Antigen Tests′ | SARS-CoV-2 infection in Africa: A systematic review and meta-analysis of standardised seroprevalence studies
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April 9, 2022

Cardiac Complications After SARS-CoV-2 Infection and mRNA COVID-19 Vaccination — PCORnet, United States, January 2021–January 2022 | Clinical characteristics, activity levels and mental health problems in children with long coronavirus disease: a survey of 510 children | Short-term Outcomes of Corticosteroid Monotherapy in Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children | Protection by a Fourth Dose of BNT162b2 against Omicron in Israel | Long-term outcomes of dexamethasone 12 mg versus 6 mg in patients with COVID-19 and severe hypoxaemia

Situation Dashboards

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World Health Organization (WHO)

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Situation from World Health Organization (WHO)
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Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at JHU
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COVID-19 in US and Canada

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

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

Sources for COVID-19 Information

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World Health Organization (WHO)

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Centers for Disease Control, US

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International Society for Infectious Diseases

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This Week in Virology (TWIV)

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