Create Account | Sign In: Author or Forum

Search Symptoms

Category: Family Medicine | Geriatrics | Gynecology | Infections | Internal Medicine | Critical Care | Emergency Medicine | Nursing | Pathology | Pediatrics | Pharmacy | Psychiatry | Pulmonology | Radiology | Institutional

Back to Journal Articles

Physician’s Briefing Weekly Coronavirus Roundup

Last Updated: August 06, 2021.

Here is what the editors at Physician's Briefing chose as the most important COVID-19 developments for you and your practice for the week of Aug. 2 to 6, 2021. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal studies and other trusted sources that is most likely to affect clinical practice.

Many Parents Do Not Plan to Vaccinate Youngest Child for COVID-19

FRIDAY, Aug. 6, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Many parents do not intend to vaccinate their youngest child for COVID-19, according to one report published online July 17 in The Journal of Pediatrics and a second report published online July 23 in Vaccine.


Read Full Text

White House Outlines Effort to Vaccinate Young as Schools Start to Reopen

FRIDAY, Aug. 6, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Worried about low vaccination rates among the young as the new school year looms, the White House on Thursday unveiled a new initiative to get shots into the arms of more students.


Read Full Text

White House Considering Stronger Measures to Boost COVID-19 Vaccinations

FRIDAY, Aug. 6, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Tougher steps to compel long-term care facilities, universities, and other institutions to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations are being considered by the Biden administration.


Read Full Text

All Health Care, Long-Term Care Workers in California Must Get COVID-19 Shots

FRIDAY, Aug. 6, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- All 2.2 million health care workers and long-term care workers in California will now have to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Sept. 30, the California Department of Public Health said Thursday.


Read Full Text

Novavax Seeks Approval for Vaccine in Needy Countries First

FRIDAY, Aug. 6, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Novavax said Thursday that it has applied for emergency use approval of its COVID-19 vaccine in India, Indonesia, and the Philippines.


Read Full Text

Antibody Levels High With COVID-19 Vaccination for Previously Infected

FRIDAY, Aug. 6, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 antibody levels are higher in previously infected individuals than in infection-naive individuals after one dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech (BNT162b2) vaccine, according to a research letter published online Aug. 6 in JAMA Network Open.


Read Full Text

Moderna Vaccine's Protection Does Not Wane After Six Months: Report

THURSDAY, Aug. 5, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Moderna Inc. announced on Thursday that the potency of its vaccine does not dim in the first six months after the second dose.


Read Full Text

Largest Operator of Nursing Homes in U.S. Issues Vaccine Mandate for All Workers

THURSDAY, Aug. 5, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- The largest operator of nursing homes in the United States said Wednesday that its workers must get vaccinated against COVID-19 if they want to keep their jobs.


Read Full Text

Record Number of COVID-19 Hospitalizations Seen in Florida

THURSDAY, Aug. 5, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- COVID-19 hospitalizations in Florida reached a new high this week, the Florida Hospital Association says.


Read Full Text

Antibody Combo Prevents Infection From SARS-CoV-2 Exposure

THURSDAY, Aug. 5, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- For household contacts of infected persons, subcutaneous REGEN-COV, a combination of the monoclonal antibodies casirivimab and imdevimab, prevents symptomatic and asymptomatic severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 infection, according to a study published online Aug. 4 in the New England Journal of Medicine.


Read Full Text

Small Proportion of Children With SARS-CoV-2 Have Prolonged Illness

THURSDAY, Aug. 5, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- A small proportion of children with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 infection have prolonged illness duration, according to a study published online Aug. 3 in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health.


Read Full Text

COVID-19 Vaccines Seem Safe in Rheumatic, Musculoskeletal Disease Patients

THURSDAY, Aug. 5, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases, flare is uncommon following severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 mRNA vaccination, according to a study published online Aug. 4 in Arthritis & Rheumatology.


Read Full Text

WHO Slams COVID-19 Booster Shots in Wealthy Nations

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 4, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Wealthy nations should not be giving COVID-19 vaccine booster shots to their citizens while poor nations struggle to get first doses of vaccines, the World Health Organization said Wednesday.


Read Full Text

REGEN-COV Authorized for Postexposure Prophylaxis in High-Risk Individuals

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 4, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- The monoclonal antibody therapy REGEN-COV was authorized for emergency use as a postexposure prophylaxis for COVID-19 in those at high risk for severe disease, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Friday.


Read Full Text

Full Approval of Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Could Come in September

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 4, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is speeding up its timetable for full approval of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine, hoping to complete the process by early September.


Read Full Text

Wuhan Tests All Residents as Delta Variant Rages Where Pandemic Began

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 4, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- All 11 million residents of the city of Wuhan will be tested for COVID-19 after three locally transmitted cases were reported in the city on Monday, Chinese officials said Tuesday.


Read Full Text

Biden Offers COVID-19 Vaccines to Migrants in Custody Along Mexican Border

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 4, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- COVID-19 vaccines will be offered to migrants in U.S. custody at the Mexican border, federal government officials said Tuesday.


Read Full Text

Papers on COVID-19 in Psoriasis, Psoriatic Arthritis Carry Risk for Bias

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 4, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Published papers addressing the risk and outcomes of COVID-19 in patients with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis receiving biologic therapies have a high risk for bias, according to a study published online Aug. 4 in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology.


Read Full Text

Enrollment in Cancer Treatment Trials Largely Unchanged by Pandemic

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 4, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- During the COVID-19 pandemic, participation in cancer clinical treatment trials recovered, according to a study published online July 29 in JAMA Network Open.


Read Full Text

AAP Provides Guidance for Follow-Up Care for Pediatric COVID-19

TUESDAY, Aug. 3, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Children with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 infection should receive pediatric follow-up care to monitor for symptom resolution and screen for and address health concerns, according to guidance published by the American Academy of Pediatrics.


Read Full Text

For U.S. Teens, Most Adverse Events to COVID-19 Vaccine Nonserious

TUESDAY, Aug. 3, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- For U.S. adolescents aged 12 to 17 years receiving Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccination, most adverse events are nonserious, according to research published in the July 30 early-release issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.


Read Full Text

Indiana University COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Upheld by Federal Appeals Court

TUESDAY, Aug. 3, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Indiana University can mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for students and employees, a Chicago-based federal appeals court ruled Monday.


Read Full Text

NYC Becomes First to Require Vaccination Proof for Indoor Activities

TUESDAY, Aug. 3, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- New York City on Tuesday became the first urban center in the United States to require proof of COVID-19 vaccination for those wishing to dine indoors, watch live performances inside, or use the gym. The rule, which also applies to employees in these settings, will take effect later this month, The New York Times reported.


Read Full Text

Delta Variant Accounts for Most Breakthrough SARS-CoV-2 Cases

TUESDAY, Aug. 3, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- The delta variant of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 accounts for most cases of breakthrough infection among vaccinated individuals, according to research published in the July 30 early-release issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.


Read Full Text

Myopia Incidence Up in Hong Kong Schoolchildren During COVID-19

TUESDAY, Aug. 3, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- The incidence of myopia increased among schoolchildren in Hong Kong during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study published online Aug. 2 in the British Journal of Ophthalmology.


Read Full Text

Pandemic Not Tied to Changes in Preterm Births, Stillbirth Rates in Canada

TUESDAY, Aug. 3, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- There was no unusual change in preterm birth or stillbirth rates in Canada in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study published online Aug. 3 in CMAJ, the journal of the Canadian Medical Association.


Read Full Text

Women's Preventive Health Service Use Down in 2020

TUESDAY, Aug. 3, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Women's use of a range of preventive health services was down in 2020, according to a study published online July 2 in JAMA Health Forum.


Read Full Text

Transthoracic Echocardiography May ID Higher-Risk COVID-19 Patients

TUESDAY, Aug. 3, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Transthoracic echocardiography may identify hospitalized COVID-19 patients at higher risk for in-hospital death, according to a study published online July 20 in the European Journal of Clinical Investigation.


Read Full Text

COVID-19 Booster Shots to Be Offered to 32 Million Brits

TUESDAY, Aug. 3, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Booster COVID-19 shots will be offered to 32 million people in Britain starting early next month because of fears that the power of vaccines may be starting to wane.


Read Full Text

New Data Show the Power of COVID-19 Vaccines

MONDAY, Aug. 2, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- The effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines is borne out in new government data showing that more than 99.99 percent of fully vaccinated Americans have not had a breakthrough infection resulting in hospitalization or death.


Read Full Text

Florida Sees Record Number of COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations

MONDAY, Aug. 2, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Florida reached another grim milestone on Sunday when it broke a previous record for COVID-19 hospitalizations that was set before vaccines were available.


Read Full Text

Troubling Rise Seen in Both COVID-19, RSV Cases Among Children

MONDAY, Aug. 2, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- A rise in cases of respiratory syncytial virus is unfolding just as COVID-19 infections are increasing among children.


Read Full Text

Socioeconomic Characteristics of Increased COVID-19 Mortality ID'd

MONDAY, Aug. 2, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- The socioeconomic characteristics associated with increased all-cause mortality due to the COVID-19 pandemic are described in a report published in the August issue of Health Affairs.


Read Full Text

Patients Report Memory Problems After Mild COVID-19

MONDAY, Aug. 2, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Memory problems are a common part of the postacute sequelae of COVID-19, according to a research letter published online July 29 in JAMA Network Open.


Read Full Text

Breakthrough SARS-CoV-2 Infections ID'd in Fully Vaccinated

MONDAY, Aug. 2, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Breakthrough severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 infections among fully vaccinated health care workers are mainly mild or asymptomatic, according to a study published online July 28 in the New England Journal of Medicine.


Read Full Text

Cancer Screenings Disrupted During Pandemic at Federally Qualified Health Centers

MONDAY, Aug. 2, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- The COVID-19 pandemic significantly disrupted breast, colorectal, and cervical cancer screenings among patients at federally qualified health centers, according to a study published online June 30 in Preventive Medicine.


Read Full Text


Previous: Many Parents Do Not Plan to Vaccinate Youngest Child for COVID-19 Next: CV Prognosis Good at Six Months After Hospitalization for MIS-C

Reader comments on this article are listed below. Review our comments policy.


Submit your opinion: