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Triple threat of viral diseases threatens northern hemisphere this winter

Triple threat. Tripledemic. A viral perfect storm. These frightening phrases have dominated recent headlines as some health officials, clinicians, and scientists forecast that SARS-CoV-2, influenza, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) could surge at the same time in northern hemisphere locales that have relaxed masking, social distancing, and other COVID-19 precautions. https://www.science.org/content/article/competition-between-respiratory-viruses-may-hold-tripledemic-winter? But a growing body …

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Cruise liner becomes COVID-19 hotspot

The Majestic Princess cruise liner docked in Sydney recently with hundreds infected after departing from the same port two weeks earlier, Nine News reports. The ship had just finished a 12-day tour of New Zealand – having dropped anchor in ports around Auckland, Wellington, Dunedin, Bay of Islands, and Fiordland National Park. In a joint …

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WHO notes cautious optimism regarding COVID-19

World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said Wednesday that there has been a 90% drop in global COVID-19 deaths since February, which he called a “cause for optimism” but still urged “caution” amid the ongoing pandemic. “Just over 9,400 COVID-19 deaths were reported to WHO last week — almost 90% less than in …

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Pfizer set to test new COVID-19 pill on long-covid patients

Plans for the first test of whether Pfizer’s COVID-19 pill known as Paxlovid can alleviate Long Covid were unveiled last week, as organizers said they expect to begin recruiting 1700 volunteers in January 2023. Patient groups and researchers have long sought such a trial to study whether suppressing the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus can reduce Long COVID’s debilitating …

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Shanghai rolls out inhalable COVID-19 vaccine

The Chinese city of Shanghai started administering an inhalable COVID-19 vaccine last Wednesday in what appears to be a world first. www.pbs.org/newshour/world/china-begins-administering-inhalable-covid-19-vaccine-boosters? The vaccine, a mist that is sucked in through the mouth, is being offered for free as a booster dose for previously vaccinated people, according to an announcement on an official city social …

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Wuhan locked down once more due to COVID-19

Wuhan, locked down one of its central districts after Covid cases were found, as China persists with a zero-tolerance approach to the virus almost three years since the pathogen first emerged in the city. The roughly 900,000 residents of Hanyang district were told to stay in their homes from Wednesday, a spokeswoman from the area’s …

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Pourquoi certains efforts en matière de santé mondiale échouent-ils?

Article original publié par Newsweek : Disponible sur https://www.newsweek.com/why-are-some-global-health-efforts-failing-opinion-1751649 HARALD NUSSER RESPONSABLE DES SOLUTIONS GLOBALES POUR LES PATIENTS CHEZ GILEAD SCIENCES Le bilan mondial des décès officiellement attribués au COVID-19 s’élève à plus de 6,5 millions. Et lorsque les chercheurs incluent les décès qui sont probablement dus à la pandémie, le bilan est beaucoup plus …

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Por que algumas iniciativas globais na área da saúde não estão sendo eficazes?

Artigo original publicado pela Newsweek: Disponível em https://www.newsweek.com/why-are-some-global-health-efforts-failing-opinion-1751649 HARALD NUSSER DIRETOR DA DIVISÃO “GLOBAL PATIENT SOLUTIONS” DA EMPRESA GILEAD SCIENCES O número oficial de mortos em decorrência da COVID-19 já ultrapassa 6,5 milhões de pessoas. E, quando nesta estatística os pesquisadores incluem os casos de mortes que de algum modo também estão associadas à pandemia, …

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Why Are Some Global Health Efforts Failing?

Original article published by Newsweek: Available at https://www.newsweek.com/why-are-some-global-health-efforts-failing-opinion-1751649 HARALD NUSSERHEAD OF GLOBAL PATIENT SOLUTIONS AT GILEAD SCIENCES The worldwide death toll officially attributed to COVID-19 stands at more than 6.5 million. And when researchers include deaths that are likely due to the pandemic as well, the toll stands much higher. Many of these tragic deaths …

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