Tag Archives: COVID19

Predicting COVID-19 hotspots: Kaiser Permanente tool uses EHR data to forecast surges

In a study published this week in BMJ Open, Kaiser Permanente researchers put forth a method to predict upcoming COVID-19 surges up to six weeks in advance.   By examining electronic health record data from Kaiser Permanente in Northern California, the team was able to zero in on ten indicators that, they say, can help… Read More »

COVID-19 myths that refuse to die, from undue concern about children to variants and vaccines

Breadcrumb Trail Links News Health Canada The pandemic was never a danger to children Author of the article: Tristin Hopper Publishing date: Jul 22, 2021  •  11 hours ago  •  5 minute read  •  203 Comments July 6 photo of children at a playground in Philadelphia. Photo by REUTERS/Hannah Beier Article content If you’re reading this… Read More »

COVID-19 vaccine rollout prevented up to 279,000 US deaths and 1.25 million hospitalizations

COVID-19 vaccine rollout prevented up to 279,000 US deaths and 1.25 million hospitalizations, study finds A new study looked at two hypothetical scenarios: one in which no COVID-19 vaccines were administered in the U.S. and one in which half as many were given If only half as many doses had been administered, there would have… Read More »

Covid-19 news: England entry rules may ease for vaccinated travellers

By Michael Le Page , Clare Wilson , Jessica Hamzelou , Sam Wong , Graham Lawton , Adam Vaughan , Conrad Quilty-Harper and Layal Liverpool Arriving passengers queue at UK Border Control. HANNAH MCKAY/REUTERS/Alamy Latest coronavirus news as of 5pm on 7 July The UK may ease some coronavirus restrictions for fully vaccinated travellers returning… Read More »

Pfizer to request COVID-19 vaccine emergency approval for kids ages 5-11 by fall

Younger children could become eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine this fall, according to a top executive at Pfizer who noted plans to request emergency approval for use of its vaccine in kids aged 5 to 11 by September or October. Dr. Alejandra Gurtman, vice president of vaccine clinical research and development at Pfizer, appeared along… Read More »