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Gastrointestinal Symptoms Could Signal Severity of COVID-19

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Contagion Live - Presence of GI symptoms with COVID-19 was associated with increased likelihood of severe...

CDC Modifies Interval Time Between Dosing for mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines to 6 Weeks

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Contagion Live - If the current recommended dosing schedules for the vaccines are not “feasible,” then the agency said vaccines may be scheduled for administration up to...

  • #ICYMI “However, if it is not feasible to adhere to the recommended interval, the second dose of #PfizerBioNTech and #Moderna COVID-19 #vaccines may be scheduled for administration up to 6 weeks (42 days) after the first dose.” #CDC https://t.co/NYdPHc2pT1

COVID-19 Infection and GI Tract Vulnerability

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Contagion Live - Intestinal-type metaplasia of the esophagus and stomach aberrantly express the proteins critical for SARS-CoV-2...

  • A recent study has suggested that some individuals with upper #GI tract issues may be more vulnerable to a #infection with #COVID19 https://t.co/34JdafOonM

Discussing Effective Policies to Control the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Contagion Live - Good compliance to guidelines can help workplace and schools to reopen...

Patients at High Risk of Severe COVID-19 Identified With Rapid Blood Test

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Contagion Live - The method allows mitochondrial DNA levels to be quantified directly in the blood, without requiring intermediate...

  • Findings showed that mitochondrial #DNA levels were significantly higher in the patients who were eventually admitted to the #ICU, intubated or died. #COVID19 https://t.co/AhUZiyo7gm

COVID-19 Infection and GI Tract Vulnerability

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Contagion Live - Intestinal-type metaplasia of the esophagus and stomach aberrantly express the proteins critical for SARS-CoV-2...

  • "The worry would be that, particularly for #Barrett's patients, there even may be a susceptibility to #infection from foods containing viral particles." #COVID19 https://t.co/34JdafOonM

Discussing Effective Policies to Control the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Contagion Live - Good compliance to guidelines can help workplace and schools to reopen...

  • “We’re interested in getting #COVID growth down below zero, because if you can stop the replication of this #disease overtime, if you can get growth down, then the #epidemiology of the disease loses its control.” https://t.co/WR4opZBbJK

Immunosuppression, Viral Loads Linked to Brain Volume Differences in People with HIV

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Contagion Live - Among people living with HIV, lower white blood cell counts were associated with smaller brain volume in the hippocampus and thalamus, a new study...

  • Investigators from @USC find that, among people living with #HIV lower CD4+ T-cell counts and detectable viral loads were associated with smaller hippocampal volumes. https://t.co/5X6EjDIgOE

FDA Approves Syringes to Extract Extra Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine

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Contagion Live - As it has been reported that the Pfizer and BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine vials can provide an extra dose, the federal agency updated the labeling...

  • As it has been reported that the #PfizerBioNTech #COVID19 #vaccine vials can provide an extra dose, the #FDA updated the labeling so as to enable usage of low dead-volume syringes to extract it. https://t.co/2KbDAt6GxB