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US Study Finds No Association With ‘COVID Toes’ and COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A large retrospective U.S. study published June 23 in JAMA Dermatology finds that chilblains, an inflammatory skin condition marked by erythema and also known as ‘COVID toes,’ is likely not associated with a COVID-19 diagnosis, despite an unprecedented number of new […]

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Missouri Leads Nation in Highest Rate of New COVID Cases

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Missouri now leads the nation with the highest rate of new COVID-19 infections as vaccinations lag and the Delta variant takes hold. One person in every 1,349 people in the state was diagnosed with COVID-19 from June […]

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Visa Worries Intensify Pandemic Stress for Hospitalist Moms

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The COVID-19 pandemic has been difficult for all hospitalists, especially those who are parents of young children. For hospitalist moms who are also immigrants working on temporary H1-B visas, this stress is exacerbated. Though each story is unique, the underlying themes […]

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COVID-19 cases hit an all-time daily high in Moscow

FILE PHOTO: A specialist wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) sprays disinfectant while sanitizing the Rizhsky Railway Station, one of the measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Moscow, Russia June 17, 2021. Moscow Division of Russian Emergencies Ministry/Handout via REUTERS MOSCOW (Reuters) – Daily cases of COVID-19 hit an all-time high […]

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Prior vaccination against diphtheria and tetanus associated with less severe COVID-19

Around the world, COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) vaccines are being administered. However, the virus responsible for the pandemic, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), is likely to stay and linger for the foreseeable future. Complicating the pandemic fight further is the range of clinical presentations of the infection, including mild, moderate, and severe. While […]

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WHO welcomes G7 vaccine pledge but says more needed quickly

FILE PHOTO: World Health Organization (WHO) Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends the World Health Assembly (WHA) amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Geneva, Switzerland, May 24, 2021. Christopher Black/World Health Organization/Handout via REUTERS /File PhotoGENEVA (Reuters) – The World Health Organization’s (WHO) director-general on Monday welcomed the Group of Seven’s weekend pledge of […]

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EMA official says AstraZeneca shots have good risk-benefit profile for over 60s

FILE PHOTO: Vials labelled “Astra Zeneca COVID-19 Coronavirus Vaccine” and a syringe are seen in front of a displayed AstraZeneca logo, in this illustration photo taken March 14, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File PhotoMILAN (Reuters) – The head of the EU drug regulator’s COVID-19 task force said on Sunday that AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine had a favourable risk-benefit […]