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Thrombocytopenia and Thrombosis May Be Linked to AstraZeneca Vaccine, Analysis Reports

Thrombocytopenia and Thrombosis May Be Linked to AstraZeneca Vaccine, Analysis Reports

This is one of the first papers documenting rare thrombotic effects related to the ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine in Austria and Germany. These effects may be a type of thrombocytopenia after inoculation with the vaccine developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca. This paper, published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), has received plenty

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Efficacy of Mass Vaccination with Pfizer/BioNTech against COVID-19 in Israel

We need to know how effective vaccines are by population subgroup outside the controlled setting of a clinical trial.  Israel was one of the first countries to deploy a nationwide mass vaccination strategy. This is why it results ideal to compare its results against clinical trial results.  All subjects receiving the BNT162b2 mRNA Covid-19 Vaccine

Historia natural de la infección asintomática por COVID-19

Major Cause of Myocardial Injury by COVID-19

The most common cause of myocardial necrosis in patient undergoing COVID-19 infection is microthrombi. These microthrombi resulted quite different in composition vs. thrombi obtained from COVID-19 negative patients and thrombi obtained from infected patients with ACS.  Myocardial injury is common in patients hospitalized for COVID-19 and has worse prognosis. Regardless its frequency, the mechanism and

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Asymptomatic Patients: The Key to Understand the Prevalence of the COVID-19 Pandemic

This study recently published in JAMA showed that asymptomatic individuals infected with COVID-19 account for more than half of all instances of disease transmission. This finding is key to direct resources in the right direction to manage the pandemic until safe and effective vaccines are available and widely used. Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2

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Findings on Sputnik V Vaccine Against COVID-19

The Sputnik V vaccine was developed by Gamaleya NRCEM. Similarly to the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, it is based on a viral vector, and its findings were published in Lancet. The Russian vaccine comprises two different adenoviruses in the first and the second dose, making it more effective and generating an extended immune response. Both vectors carry

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Safety and Efficacy of the Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Against COVID-19

The NEJM has published the efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech, featuring slight differences in the age of enrollment and endpoint definitions compared with other vaccines. Similarly to Moderna‘s, this vaccine is composed of a lipid nanoparticle with modified RNA that encodes a spike glycoprotein covering the surface, modified by two

Historia natural de la infección asintomática por COVID-19

Efficacy of AstraZeneca’s Vaccine against COVID-19

This study, published in the Lancet, looks into the vaccine resulting from the collaboration of the Oxford University and AstraZeneca, among others. Data include interim results from 4 ongoing blind randomized controlled studies currently carried out in the UK, Brazil and South Africa.  All participants over 18 years of age were assigned 1:1 to the

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N95 and Surgical Face Mask Sterilization Is Feasible

This study shows re-sterilization of N95 and KN95 surgical face masks is indeed feasible, though not all techniques will render the same results and not all protection elements will keep filtration capacity.  COVID-19 has produced, among other things, a shortage of healthcare protection gear.  The CDC has suggested reusing face masks to overcome this shortage. 

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Convalescent Plasma for Severe Pneumonia from COVID-19

After testing multiple drugs and drug combinations in COVID-19 patients, only Remdesivir – for hospitalized patients – and dexamethasone – in patients requiring Oxygen – have shown some benefits.  Convalescent plasma has been used for years assuming passive immunization might help control the infection until a specific immune response is established in the infected person.

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