As COVID deaths pass two million worldwide, Guterres warns against self-defeating ‘vaccinationalism’

January 15th, 2021|

With more than two million lives now lost worldwide to COVID-19, the UN Secretary-General appealed on Friday for countries to work together and help each other to end the pandemic and save lives. In a video statement, Secretary-General António Guterres noted that the absence of a global coordinated effort has worsened...

Vaccinating Detained Migrants against SARS-CoV-2 — Preventing Another Tragedy

January 14th, 2021|

Covid-19 has devastated refugees and asylum seekers in U.S. federal detention centers, but there has been recent cause for optimism. The Pfizer and Moderna SARS-CoV-2 vaccines have greater than 90% efficacy in preventing illness, and a federal task force has recommended prioritizing detainees for… ...

Case 1-2021: A 76-Year-Old Woman with Lethargy and Altered Mental Status

January 14th, 2021|

Presentation of Case. Dr. Natasha Merali (Medicine): A 76-year-old woman was transferred to this hospital because of lethargy and altered mental status. The patient had been well until 2 months before this evaluation, when she was admitted to another hospital for community-acquired pneumonia.… ...

Audio Interview: Covid-19 in South Africa and a New SARS-CoV-2 Variant

January 14th, 2021|

The continuing spread of SARS-CoV-2 remains a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. What physicians need to know about transmission, diagnosis, and treatment of Covid-19 is the subject of ongoing updates from infectious disease experts at the Journal. In this audio interview conducted… ...