West Africa steps up efforts to tackle latest Ebola threat

February 25th, 2021|

As a new Ebola outbreak threatens Guinea, six neighboring countries are urgently scaling up preparation and response efforts to prevent the further spread of the deadly virus, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. ...

Telemedicine and Medical Licensure — Potential Paths for Reform

February 25th, 2021|

The rapid growth of telemedicine during the Covid-19 pandemic has focused renewed attention on the debate over physician licensure. Before the pandemic, states typically licensed physicians according to policies outlined in each state’s medical practice act, which dictate that physicians must be… ...

Dexamethasone in Hospitalized Patients with Covid-19

February 25th, 2021|

Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the cause of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), emerged in China in late 2019 from a zoonotic source. The majority of Covid-19 cases either are asymptomatic or result in only mild disease. However, in a substantial percentage of… ...

BNT162b2 mRNA Covid-19 Vaccine in a Nationwide Mass Vaccination Setting

February 24th, 2021|

Mass vaccination campaigns using newly approved vaccines against the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) are beginning in many parts of the world. Randomized clinical trials of mRNA-based vaccines reported efficacies for preventing coronavirus 2019 (Covid-19) in the range… ...