CDC Reduces Quarantine Time for COVID-Affected Americans to 5 Days

The recommended time for isolation for asymptomatic Americans with COVID-19 is cut to five days from 10 days. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also said the people who test positive after quarantining should follow five days of wearing a mask. Omicron accounts for 73% of U.S. coronavirus infections, CDC says. Breakthrough infections are rising among the fully vaccinated population. Source: https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/965621

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BUSPH scientists’ accomplices with writers, scholastics to uncover COVID-19’s secret mortality

The collaboration aims to identify scope of underreported COVID-19 deaths in US counties. Dr. Andrew Stokes is an assistant professor of global health at Boston University School of Public Health. Studies suggest that the true number of COVID deaths in the US is likely much higher than records indicate. These hidden deaths appear to occur more often in counties with fewer primary care physicians and less access to health insurance, and disproportionately among communities of color. Source: https://www.news-medical.net/news/20211222/BUSPH-researcher-partners-with-journalists-academics-to-reveal-COVID-19s-hidden-mortality.aspx

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New resistance-busting antibiotic combination could extend the use of ‘last-resort’ antibiotics

Researchers have found another potential treatment that can invert anti-microbial resistance in microscopic organisms that cause conditions like sepsis, pneumonia, and urinary plot diseases. Carbapenems, for example, meropenem, are a gathering of fundamental frequently ‘final hotel’ anti-toxins used to treat genuine, multi-drug safe diseases when different anti-toxins, like penicillin, have fizzled. Yet, a few microscopic organisms have figured out how to endure treatment with carbapenems, by creating catalysts called Metallo-beta-lactamases (MBLs) that separate the carbapenem anti-infection agents, preventing them from working. Exceptionally community-oriented examination, led by researchers from the Ineos…

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American Hospital Association, Johns Hopkins and others dispatch favorable to telehealth crusade

A gathering of 16 supplier and industry associations this previous week dispatched a mission intended for ensuring and extending admittance to telehealth. Telehealth Access for America is pointed toward teaching people in general with regards to the need to sanction super durable enactment around virtual consideration administrations. The mission site incorporates data about the expanded adaptability that has empowered the utilization of telehealth and refers to learning about the methodology’s advantages. It likewise offers clients the opportunity to pursue email refreshes about the mission. Source: https://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/american-hospital-association-johns-hopkins-and-others-launch-pro-telehealth-campaign

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