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  1. Clinical outcomes of hospitalised patients with COVID-19 and chronic inflammatory and autoimmune (IA) rheumatic diseases: a multicentric matched cohort study. In hospitalised patients with chronic inflammatory rheumatic diseases, having a connective tissue disease but not IA nor previous immunosuppressive therapies was associated with severe COVID-19. BMJ Journals, Annals of Rheumatic Diseases, 08/12/2020. (Also see Autoimmune Rheumatic Diseases) This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Please check the newsroom daily for updates on scleroderma and other related articles.
  2. Singing 'no riskier than talking' for virus spread. Singing does not produce substantially more respiratory particles than speaking at a similar volume, a study suggests. BBC Health News, 08/20/2020. This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Please check the newsroom daily for updates on scleroderma and other related articles.
  3. Wave of promising study results raises hopes for coronavirus vaccines. Early data from trials of three potential COVID-19 vaccines increased confidence that a vaccine can train the immune system to recognize and fight the novel coronavirus without serious side effects. Reuters Health, 07/20/2020. (Also see Vaccination) This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Please check the newsroom daily for updates on scleroderma and other related articles.
  4. People are more likely to contract COVID-19 at home, study finds. South Korean epidemiologists have found that people were more likely to contract the new coronavirus from members of their own households than from contacts outside the home. Reuters Health, 07/21/2020. This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Please check the newsroom daily for updates on scleroderma and other related articles.
  5. Swedish epidemiology boss says questioned COVID-19 strategy seems to be working. Sweden’s top epidemiologist said a rapid decline in new critical COVID-19 cases alongside slowing death rates indicated that Sweden’s strategy for slowing the epidemic was working. Reuters Health, 07/21/2020. This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Please check the newsroom daily for updates on scleroderma and other related articles.
  6. Multiple vaccine candidates show early promise; inhaled interferon helps severe COVID-19 patients. Here is a brief roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19. Reuters Health, 07/20/2020. (Also see Vaccination) This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Please check the newsroom daily for updates on scleroderma and other related articles.
  7. Older Children Spread the Coronavirus Just as Much as Adults, Large Study Finds. The findings suggest that as schools reopen, communities will see clusters of infection take root that include children of all ages, several experts cautioned. New York Times, 07/18/2020. This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Please check the newsroom daily for updates on scleroderma and other related articles.
  8. New Treatment for Covid-19 Shows Promise, but Scientists Urge Caution. A small study of an inhaled form of a commonly available drug, interferon beta, suggests it could reduce the odds of patients becoming severely ill. New York Times, 07/20/2020. This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Please check the newsroom daily for updates on scleroderma and other related articles.
  9. Conspiracy Theories Aside, Here’s What Contact Tracers Really Do. In the midst of the COVID-19 epidemic, contact tracing is downright buzzy, and not always in a good way. Kaiser Health News, 07/21/2020. This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Please check the newsroom daily for updates on scleroderma and other related articles.
  10. 'No-swab' saliva test for coronavirus piloted in Britain. A weekly coronavirus testing regime using a “no-swab” saliva test is being trialled in Southern England, and could result in a simpler and quicker way to detect outbreaks of the virus, the British government said. Reuters Health, 06/22/2020. This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Please check the newsroom daily for updates on scleroderma and other related articles.
  11. Novartis halts malaria drug trial against COVID-19 amid participant shortfall. Novartis is halting its trial of malaria drug hydroxychloroquine against COVID-19 after struggling to find participants, as data emerged from other studies raising doubts about its efficacy. Reuters Health, 06/19/2020. (Also see DMARDs) This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Please check the newsroom daily for updates on scleroderma and other related articles.
  12. How dentists aim to keep patients healthy and prevent coronavirus spread. Many dental offices are taking safety precautions to keep urgent appointments safe for both patients and dentists. NBC Health News, 06/21/2020. (Also see Dental Fears, Difficulties and Phobias) This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Please check the newsroom daily for updates on scleroderma and other related articles.
  13. COVID-19 Delaying Rare Disease and Gene Therapy Trials, Pharma Execs Say. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has begun to cause delays in the development of gene therapies to treat a variety of rare diseases. Scleroderma News, 05/28/2020. (Also see Clinical Trials) This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Please check the newsroom daily for updates on scleroderma and other related articles.
  14. How scientists test face mask effectiveness against coronavirus. Scientists around the world have conducted research that finds wearing face masks can significantly decrease the spread of the coronavirus when a person coughs, sneezes, or talks. NBC Health News, 06/21/2020. This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Please check the newsroom daily for updates on scleroderma and other related articles.
  15. How Those With Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Cope With Added Angst Of COVID. This pandemic has been really difficult for people battling obsessive-compulsive disorder and other mental health issues. Kaiser Health News, 06/22/2020. (Also see Anxiety and Attitude) This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Please check the newsroom daily for updates on scleroderma and other related articles.
  16. You May Have Antibodies After Coronavirus Infection, But Not for Long. Antibodies to the virus faded quickly in asymptomatic people, scientists reported. That does not mean immunity disappears. New York Times, 06/20/2020. (Also see Antibodies) This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Please check the newsroom daily for updates on scleroderma and other related articles.
  17. Six Months of Coronavirus: Here’s Some of What We’ve Learned. Much remains unknown and mysterious, but these are some of the things we’re pretty sure of after half a year of this pandemic. New York Times, 06/20/2020. This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Please check the newsroom daily for updates on scleroderma and other related articles.
  18. The Systemic Sclerosis Patient in the COVID-19 Era: The Challenging Crossroad Between Immunosuppression, Differential Diagnosis and Long-Term Psychological Distress. The rheumatologist in daily clinical practice should carefully differentiate the possible COVID-19 infection in order to optimize the patient management. PubMed, Clin Rheumatol, 2020 Jun 8;1-5. (Also see Correlation between Pulmonary Fibrosis and other Diseases or Complications) This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Please check the newsroom daily for updates on scleroderma and other related articles.
  19. A Low-Cost Steroid Shows Promise for Treating COVID-19. But Take the News With a Grain of Salt. Researchers looking into potential COVID-19 treatments are being hailed as a “groundbreaking development”— but recent history shows it’s worth taking these promising findings with a grain of salt. Time Healthland, 06/16/2020. This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Please check the newsroom daily for updates on scleroderma and other related articles.
  20. Is THIS why diabetes sufferers are vulnerable to coronavirus? Scientists have discovered a pattern that may help explain why people with chronic diseases are at greater risk from coronavirus. Mail Online, 06/16/2020. This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Please check the newsroom daily for updates on scleroderma and other related articles.
  21. UK's COVID-19 tracking system under fire amid warning of second spike. Britain’s system for tracing those with the novel coronavirus was under fire as it grappled with the development of a tracking app. Reuters Health, 05/21/2020. This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Please check the newsroom daily for updates on scleroderma and other related articles.
  22. What you need to know about the coronavirus right now. Here’s what you need to know about the coronavirus right now. Reuters Health, 05/21/2020. This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Please check the newsroom daily for updates on scleroderma and other related articles.
  23. A New Entry in the Race for a Coronavirus Vaccine: Hope. Scientists are increasingly optimistic that a vaccine can be produced in record time, but getting it manufactured and distributed will pose huge challenges. New York Times, 05/20/2020. (Also see Vaccinations) This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Please check the newsroom daily for updates on scleroderma and other related articles.
  24. Systemic sclerosis (SSc) and the COVID-19 pandemic: World preliminary advice for patient management. SSc patients are a great challenge for the physician to achieve an effective protective strategy or, when infected, to optimise a real-time treatment as suggested by the rapidly evolving guidelines. BMJ Journals, Ann rheumatologist Dis, 04/29/2020. (Also see Pulmonary Fibrosis) This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Please check the newsroom daily for updates on scleroderma and other related articles.
  25. Coronavirus and exercise: what the UK government's new rules mean for you. Exercise is good for us, not only for our physical health – from maintaining a healthy weight to reducing our risk of some diseases – but also for our mental wellbeing. NetDoctor, 05/12/2020. (Also see Coping Strategies) This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Please check the newsroom daily for updates on scleroderma and other related articles.
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