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Does Virus Dose or Load Predict How Sick You Get With COVID-19?

(MedPage Today) -- Cruise ship passengers who embarked from the coast of Argentina in mid-March were unaware that they were living in a COVID-19 hotspot for more than a week after the ship departed. The reason why these passengers were oblivious...

Kids With COVID-19, Seasonal Flu Hospitalized at Similar Rates

(MedPage Today) -- Study Authors: Xiaoyan Song, Meghan Delaney, et al.; Yvonne A. Maldonado, Sean T. O'Leary, et al. Target Audience and Goal Statement: Pediatricians, infectious disease specialists The goal of this study was to compare clinical...

More Political Meddling at CDC? Handheld PCR Test OK'd; Adult Obesity Burgeoning

(MedPage Today) -- Note that some links may require registration or subscription. Those CDC recommendations last month about forgoing testing for COVID-19 patients' asymptomatic contacts? Apparently they were not written by agency scientists and...

Flu, COVID-19 or Both? Don't Overlook Co-Infection, CDC Urges

(MedPage Today) -- When a patient presents with acute respiratory symptoms this fall, clinicians should consider three options: influenza, COVID-19, or co-infection, CDC experts said. And given the likelihood that influenza and SARS-CoV-2 will...

Echocardiography Reveals Myocardial Injury in MIS-C Associated With COVID-19

(MedPage Today) -- Study Authors: Daisuke Matsubara, Hunter L. Kauffman, et al. Target Audience and Goal Statement: Pediatricians, cardiologists, infectious disease specialists The goal of this study was to examine echocardiographic manifestations...

CDC: COVID-19 Wiped Out the Flu Around the World This Year

(MedPage Today) -- Flu numbers in the U.S. were historically low during COVID-19 in the spring, with deep declines also occurring in the recently completed Southern Hemisphere flu season, CDC researchers found. Influenza positivity rates in specimens...

Caputo Takes Leave; Moderna Trial Protocol Released; Big Ten Back, Baby

(MedPage Today) -- Note that some links may require registration or subscription. Days after he accused CDC scientists of "sedition" against President Trump, top HHS communications official Michael Caputo will take a 60-day medical leave of absence...

Redfield Insists White House Doesn't Influence CDC

(MedPage Today) -- WASHINGTON -- The CDC is not being compromised or politically influenced by the Trump administration, CDC Director Robert Redfield, MD, asserted several times Wednesday at a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing. "I want...

HHS Outlines COVID Vax Distribution Strategy

(MedPage Today) -- The Health and Human Services (HHS) department on Wednesday unveiled general outlines for how the first COVID-19 vaccine doses will be shipped and administered. Developed with the Department of Defense (DOD), the four-part strategy...

Op-Ed: Failures of 'Wartime' Research

(MedPage Today) -- ZDoggMD and Marty Makary, MD, MedPage Today's editor-in-chief and professor of surgery at Johns Hopkins University, go deep on the failures of our research infrastructure during the COVID-19 war. Below is a transcript of...