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COVID-19 has changed office work.  Here's what the "next normal" looks like when people return |  CBC News

COVID-19 has changed office work. Here’s what the “next normal” looks like when people return | CBC News

Deloitte Canada would have moved into the newly opened Vancouver office sooner if not for the pandemic. However, the delay gave the company some time to consider how the space should be used. “We were able to really think about this ‘next normal,’” said Jayara Darras, head of corporate culture and people, which includes supporting …

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Study: Sex-Differences in COVID-19 Diagnosis, Risk Factors and Disease Comorbidities. Image Credit: Kzenon/Shutterstock

Study reveals disparities in clinical outcomes of COVID-19 in the US based on gender

In a recent study published on Research Square* Preprint server, Researchers examined gender differences among patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the United States (US). Study: Gender differences in the diagnosis of COVID-19, risk factors and disease comorbidities. Image credit: Kzenon/Shutterstock Studies report greater severity and mortality related to COVID-19 in men compared to …

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Rising Covid-19 and flu infections will exacerbate staff shortages and transport problems as health experts warn the real number of virus cases could be more than twice as bad as it appears.

Third wave of Covid-19, record cases of flu to break the economy, worsen the shortage of workers, problems with transport

Soaring Covid-19 and flu infections will exacerbate staff shortages and transport problems as health experts warn the true number of virus cases may be more than twice as bad as they appear. While the death toll from covid has risen steadily since March, the perception that the disease is no longer as serious for younger …

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Antibody profiles of intrinsic viral proteins predict severe COVID-19 results

Antibody profiles of intrinsic viral proteins predict severe COVID-19 results

Most research on SARS-CoV-2 immunity and COVID-19 vaccine development has focused on antibody responses to spike protein and other viral surface proteins. But antibodies that recognize the virus’s intrinsic proteins may also be important for immunity and disease outcomes, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh, the Georgia Institute of …

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The effect of corticosteroids on mortality in hospitalized patients with COVID-19

In a recent study published on medRxiv* prepress server, researchers evaluated the impact of modern causal inference methods in estimating the effect of corticosteroids on coronavirus disease-related mortality 2019 (COVID-19). Study: Corticosteroids in COVID-19: Optimization of observational research through target trial emulations. Image credit: luchschenF / Shutterstock Observational research has provided great opportunities to understand …

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Efficacy of nirmatrelvirus therapy in preventing COVID-19 mortality and hospitalizations in high-risk patients during Omicron growth

At the end of 2021, there was a worldwide recovery of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) due to the occurrence of highly transmissible acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) variant Omicron. Omicron surpassed the Delta variant by the end of December 2021. At the beginning of January, Omicron spread considerably around the world, even in places …

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Future booster doses of COVID-19 are likely to require new formulations as new coronavirus variants are still emerging that raise concerns.

Having up-to-date information on COVID-19 vaccines means having three or four doses of the same dose at this time. The current boosters are the same formulations as the first permitted injections based on the original coronavirus strain, which appeared in late 2019. It still protects against serious COVID-19 disease, hospitalizations and deaths. But as immunity …

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Renewing COVID-19, influenza and other viruses are pushing the New Zealand health system to the limit

As Aotearoa New Zealand heads into the colder winter months, the pressure on our health system and staff is growing significantly. In addition to the continuing impact of COVID-19, flu cases have begun to rise. The conditions are also prepared for the potential outbreak of other diseases, including measles, pertussis and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). …

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Regulation against influenza, but not on COVID-19, ethically justified for medical staff

Credit: Pixabay / CC0 Public Domain Influenza regulation for medical staff is ethically justified, but the same cannot be said for vaccination against COVID-19, say leading ethics in an extended essay published online at Journal of Medical Ethics. Unlike COVID-19 vaccination, the advantages outweigh the disadvantages for all age groups: influenza vaccination is safe and …

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