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  1. 5 Things to Know About a COVID Vaccine: It Won’t Be a ‘Magic Wand ’. Even after a vaccine wins Food and Drug Administration approval, there would be a long wait before it’s time to declare victory over the virus. Kaiser Health News, 10/05/2020. (Also see Vaccinations) This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Please check the newsroom daily for updates on scleroderma and other related articles.
  2. What Does ‘Negative’ on a Coronavirus Test Really Mean? It’s thus very possible to be antigen negative but P.C.R. positive, while still harboring the virus in the body. New York Times, 10/15/2020. This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Please check the newsroom daily for updates on scleroderma and other related articles.
  3. Changes in mental health symptoms from pre-COVID-19 to COVID-19 among participants with systemic sclerosis from four countries: A scleroderma patient-centered intervention network (SPIN) cohort study. Anxiety symptoms, but not depression symptoms, increased dramatically during COVID-19 among people with a pre-existing medical condition. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 10/03/2020. (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.
  4. As dentists reopened in late spring, very few got Covid-19, survey finds. Early on in the pandemic, it was widely believed that dentists would be at high risk of contracting Covid-19. NBC Health News, 10/15/2020. (Also see Dental Involvement) This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Please check the newsroom daily for updates on scleroderma and other related articles.
  5. What's your blood type? It may affect your risk for Covid-19. A growing body of evidence suggests that blood type may play a role in the risk of becoming infected with the coronavirus or developing life-threatening complications from the illness. NBC Health News, 10/15/2020. This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Please check the newsroom daily for updates on scleroderma and other related articles.
  6. Latest on the worldwide spread of coronavirus. Coronavirus infections slowed in Australia and New Zealand, while Britain said it was at a “tipping point” on COVID-19 as European countries mulled tightening restrictions to curb a sharp resurgence in cases. Reuters Health, 09/19/2020. This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Please check the newsroom daily for updates on scleroderma and other related articles.
  7. More than half of Covid-19 patients have lasting fatigue, research suggests. Covid-19 can leave many people with potentially debilitating fatigue months after they've recovered from the illness, research released Thursday found. NBC Health News, 09/17/2020. (Also see Fatigue) This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Please check the newsroom daily for updates on scleroderma and other related articles.
  8. CDC says seasonal flu cases hit record lows around the world. Social distancing may have kept cases of the flu at historic lows around the world, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests. NBC Health News, 09/17/2020. This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Please check the newsroom daily for updates on scleroderma and other related articles.
  9. Lack of Antigen Test Reporting Leaves Country –Blind to the Pandemic’. More than 20 states either don’t release or have incomplete data on the rapid antigen tests now considered key to containing the coronavirus. Kaiser Health News, 09/16/2020. This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Please check the newsroom daily for updates on scleroderma and other related articles.
  10. NIH ‘Very Concerned’ About Serious Side Effect in Coronavirus Vaccine Trial. The Food and Drug Administration is weighing whether to follow British regulators in resuming a coronavirus vaccine trial that was halted when a participant suffered spinal cord damage. Kaiser Health News, 09/14/2020. (Also see Vaccinations) This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Please check the newsroom daily for updates on scleroderma and other related articles.
  11. Making Gyms Safer: Why the Virus Is Less Likely to Spread There Than in a Bar. The fitness industry is trying to rehabilitate itself by pushing back against what it sees as a misleading narrative that gyms have no place during a pandemic. Kaiser Health News, 09/11/2020. This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Please check the newsroom daily for updates on scleroderma and other related articles.
  12. There's Only Weak Evidence For Vitamin-D As a COVID-19 Preventative — But Scientists Are Trying to Learn More. Experts say we need more rigorous scientific studies to test vitamin-D's potential to help prevent COVID-19 as well as its effect on patients who already have it. Time Healthland, 09/17/2020. (Also see Vitamin D) This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Please check the newsroom daily for updates on scleroderma and other related articles.
  13. Depression Has Skyrocketed During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Study Says. It's well-documented that natural disasters, wars and other mass traumas can lead to significant increases in population-wide psychological distress. Time Healthland, 09/04/2020. (Also see Depression and Suicide Prevention) This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Please check the newsroom daily for updates on scleroderma and other related articles.
  14. Evaluation of Mental Health Factors among People with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) during the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic. The mental health of patients with SLE in the times of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic is not only an extremely important medical problem but also a social one and must require special attention. PubMed, J Clin Med, 2020 Sep 5;9(9):E2872. (Also see Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and Depression) This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Please check the newsroom daily for updates on scleroderma and other related articles.
  15. What you need to know about the coronavirus right now. Here’s what you need to know about the coronavirus right now. Reuters Health, 08/11/2020. This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Please check the newsroom daily for updates on scleroderma and other related articles.
  16. Johnson & Johnson to test coronavirus vaccine in 60,000 volunteers. Johnson & Johnson aims to test its experimental coronavirus vaccine in up to 60,000 volunteers in a late-stage trial scheduled to start in September, according to a U.S. government database of clinical trials. Reuters Health, 08/20/2020. (Also see Vaccinations) This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Please check the newsroom daily for updates on scleroderma and other related articles.
  17. COVID-19 and a loss of smell: Why the virus may hinder this sense. A loss of smell can be caused by nasal congestion. But it happens in COVID-19 patients even without a stuffed-up nose. NBC Health News, 08/19/2020. This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Please check the newsroom daily for updates on scleroderma and other related articles.
  18. COVID-19 in Patients with Inflammatory Arthritis: A Prospective Study on the Effects of Comorbidities and DMARDs on Clinical Outcomes. Further work is needed to understand whether immunomodulatory therapies affect COVID-19 incidence. PubMed, Arthritis Rheumatol, 07/28/2020. (Also see DMARDs) This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Please check the newsroom daily for updates on scleroderma and other related articles.
  19. Isolation, Disruption and Confusion: Coping With Dementia During a Pandemic. The coronavirus has upended the lives of dementia patients and their caregivers and these changes have disrupted long-standing routines that millions of people with dementia rely on. Kaiser Health News, 08/18/2020. This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Please check the newsroom daily for updates on scleroderma and other related articles.
  20. Bereaved Families Are “the Secondary Victims of COVID-19”. Many survivors will be shaken by the circumstances under which loved ones pass away and worrisome ripple effects may linger for years, researchers warn. Kaiser Health News, 08/12/2020. This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Please check the newsroom daily for updates on scleroderma and other related articles.
  21. 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 articl
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
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