Is SARS-CoV-2 a seasonal virus?

In a recent study published on medRxiv* preprint server, Pfizer Inc scientists determined whether the rates of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in the United States (US) and Europe (EU) follow a seasonal pattern at the using a time series model. Study: Is COVID-19 seasonal? A time series modeling approach. Image Credit: CKA/Shutterstock Background Severe … Read more

Flu vaccination rates of staff in healthcare and aged care facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic

In a recent study published in the Australian Medical Journalresearchers evaluated the impact of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on influenza vaccination. Study: Beyond the COVID-19 pandemic: increasing the uptake of influenza vaccination by healthcare and elderly care workers. Image Credit: Emmy1622/Shutterstock The target rate of flu vaccination to be received by healthcare workers was 75% … Read more

The economic impact of COVID-19 on health systems, societies and people

In a recent study review published on medRxiv* preprint server, researchers assessed the economic and medical costs incurred due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. They also assessed the cost-effectiveness of COVID-19 surveillance, response measures and preparedness. Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infections have caused economic disruption, loss of life and social … Read more

How has COVID-19 affected maternal mental health?

The current coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has caused severe disruptions in social and economic interactions, affecting health services and other important aspects of human life. Until the start of the Omicron wave (B.1.1.529), COVID-19 had already had a staggering impact on the world, with over 40% of the world’s population already infected once by … Read more

Growing health care burden related to COVID-19

In a recent study published on medRxiv*preprint server, researchers assessed the health care burden of the long-running coronavirus disease (COVID) in Ontario, Canada. The post-acute period of COVID 2019 (COVID-19) has resulted in a substantial increase in the utilization of healthcare facilities. However, the magnitude of the increase is unknown. Study: Post-acute healthcare burden after … Read more

The relationship between household type, COVID-19 and mental health

Study: Built environment’s impact on COVID-19 transmission and mental health revealed by COVID-19 Participant Experience data from the All of Us Research Program. Image Credit: BABAROGA / Shutterstock

In a recent study posted to the medRxiv* preprint server, researchers demonstrated the relationship between the built environment with a common element and coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) transmission and mental health conditions. Background The ongoing severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic has led to over six million deaths worldwide. SARS-CoV-2 transmission occurs via … Read more