Covid-19: Kronologinen päivittyvä linkkikokoelma 3. Marraskuu …

 

COVID-19 media update, 9 April. New Zealand Ministry of Health. 9.4.2020. https://www.health.govt.nz/news-media/news-items/covid-19-media-update-9-april

How deadly is COVID-19? A rigorous analysis of excess mortality and age-dependent fatality rates in Italy. medRxiv. 15.4.2020. https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.04.15.20067074v3

Pitääkö koronavirus yrittää tukahduttaa vai ei? Tämä avainkysymys jakaa Suomen asiantuntijat kahteen leiriin. 
Osan asiantuntijoiden mielestä Suomella olisi nyt etsikkoaika viruksen tukahduttamiseen. Yle-Uutiset. 29.4.2020. https://yle.fi/uutiset/3-11326831

THL:n emeritusprofessori: Väestön sairastuttaminen on käsittämätöntä. 
Matti Jantusen mukaan THL:n tiedotus aliarvioi epidemian riskejä. Verkkouutiset. 01.05.2020.  https://www.verkkouutiset.fi/thln-emeritusprofessori-vaeston-sairastuttaminen-on-kasittamatonta/#322e6eb1

Lukijalta: Yhteiskunnan avaaminen keskellä pandemiaa ei pelasta taloutta. Etelä-Suomen Sanomat. 8.5.2020.  https://www.ess.fi/paakirjoitus-mielipide/1709371

Whose Economy Will the Coronavirus Depression Hit Hardest? Why Some Economies will Face Catastrophe Rivaling the Great Depression — and Other’s Won’t. 14.05.2020.  https://eand.co/whose-economy-will-the-coronavirus-depression-hit-hardest-e0a388d45730

Explained: These are the countries that have not imposed lockdowns. While millions across the world are confined to their homes, offices and businesses are shut, and economies are on the verge of collapse, there are some countries that have not followed others in locking down their residents. the Indian Express. 16.5.2020.  https://indianexpress.com/article/explained/explained-the-countries-that-have-not-imposed-lockdown-and-why-6389003/

Surfaces Are ‘Not the Main Way’ Coronavirus Spreads, C.D.C. Says. If you’re worried about wiping down grocery bags or disinfecting mailed packages, this C.D.C. guidance might bring some relief. It’s not new information; the agency has been saying this for months. New York Times. 22.05.2020. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/22/health/cdc-coronavirus-touching-surfaces.html

The airborne lifetime of small speech droplets and their potential importance in SARS-CoV-2 transmission. PNAS. 2.06.2020. https://www.pnas.org/content/117/22/11875

Tracking covid-19 excess deaths across countries. In many parts of the world, official death tolls undercount the total number of fatalities. The Economist 24.6.2020. https://www.economist.com/graphic-detail/2020/07/15/tracking-covid-19-excess-deaths-across-countries?utm_campaign=coronavirus-special-edition&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=salesforce-marketing-cloud

Strong Correlation Between Prevalence of Severe Vitamin D Deficiency and Population Mortality Rate from COVID-19 in Europe. MedRxiv. 1.7.2020. https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.06.24.20138644v1.full.pdf

Direct Observation of Repeated Infections With Endemic Coronaviruses. J Infectious Dis. 7.7.2020. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7454749/

Can Germany now hold the European team together? Angela Merkel’s triumph in brokering an EU Covid-19 recovery package could mark the resurgence of a shared political dream. The Guardian Weekly 30.7.2020.  https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jul/30/germany-european-team-angela-merkel-covid-19

A colorimetric RT-LAMP assay and LAMP-sequencing for detecting SARS-CoV-2 RNA in clinical samples. Science. 12.8.2020.  https://stm.sciencemag.org/node/215131.full

Individual variation in susceptibility or exposure to SARS-CoV-2 lowers the herd immunity threshold. MedRxiv. 13.7.2020.  doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.04.27.20081893

A mathematical model reveals the influence of population heterogeneity on herd immunity to SARS-CoV-2.  Science. 14.8.2020. https://science.sciencemag.org/content/369/6505/846

Prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 in Spain (ENE-COVID): a nationwide, population-based seroepidemiological study. The Lancet. 22.8.2020. https://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/lancet/PIIS0140-6736(20)31483-5.pdf

A Vaccine That Stops Covid-19 Won’t Be Enough.  The best vaccines don’t just prevent a disease; they also prevent the pathogen causing the disease from being transmitted. So why aren’t we focusing more on those?  The New York Times International Edition. 24.8.2020.  https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/24/opinion/coronavirus-vaccine-prevention.html?searchResultPosition=1

Disadvantaged areas of Melbourne hardest hit in Victoria’s coronavirus outbreak. Exclusive: Areas with greater disadvantage have higher rates of infection, and cases plateau much earlier in better-off areas. The Guardian. 25.8.2020. https://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/2020/aug/25/disadvantaged-areas-of-melbourne-hardest-hit-in-victorias-coronavirus-outbreak

Prevalence of Asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 Infection. A Narrative Review. Annals of Internal Medicine. 1.9.2020. https://www.acpjournals.org/doi/10.7326/M20-3012

Which countries have protected both health and the economy in the pandemic? Our World in Data. 1.9.2020.  https://ourworldindata.org/covid-health-economy

America Is Trapped in a Pandemic Spiral.  As the U.S. heads toward the winter, the country is going round in circles, making the same conceptual errors that have plagued it since spring. The Atlantic. 9.9.2020.  https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2020/09/pandemic-intuition-nightmare-spiral-winter/616204/

Anders Tegnell and the Swedish Covid experiment. The controversial epidemiologist believes lockdown is ‘using a hammer to kill a fly’. Could he be proved right? Financial Times. 11.9.2020. https://www.ft.com/content/5cc92d45-fbdb-43b7-9c66-26501693a371

COVID-19 Has Killed Nearly 200,000 Americans. How Many More Lives Will Be Lost Before the U.S. Gets It Right?  How the U.S. succumbed to complacency and let 200,000 people die of COVID-19. TIME. 21.9.2020.  https://time.com/magazine/us/5887405/september-21st-2020-vol-196-no-11-u-s/

The Great Vaccine Race: Inside the Unprecedented Scramble to Immunize the World Against COVID-19. TIME. 21.9.2020.  https://time.com/5887199/coronavirus-vaccine-race/

Sairaanhoitajan nopea oivallus antoi vuorokauden etumatkaa Jukurien juniorijoukkueen koronaketjun katkaisussa – näin tapahtumat etenivät päivä päivältä. Tauti näytti levinneen helposti joukkueen sisällä, mutta heikosti eteenpäin kaupungilla. Helsingin Sanomat. 24.9.2020. https://www.hs.fi/kotimaa/art-2000006646178.html

Effect of Wearing Face Masks on the Carbon Dioxide Concentration in the Breathing Zone.  Special Issue on COVID-19 Aerosol Drivers, Impacts and Mitigation (X). Aerosol and Air Quality Research. [Accepted 7.10.2020].  https://aaqr.org/articles/aaqr-20-07-covid-0403

 Huhani Knuuti. D-vitamiini ja Covid. Terveys & tiede 10.10.2020.  https://blogit.ts.fi/terveys-tiede/d-vitamiini-ja-covid/

Second escape bid from Auckland quarantine hotel in less than a week. NZ Herald. 13.10.2020. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/second-escape-bid-from-auckland-quarantine-hotel-in-less-than-a-week/RJ4OH5UDY5HDFVQMCFPYYBSHEE/

Lessons from New Zealand’s COVID-19 outbreak response. The Lancet. 13.10.2020DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/S2468-2667(20)30237-1

THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS: What’s Coming This Winter? Here’s How Many More Could Die In The Pandemic. Health News from NPR. 16.10.2020. https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/10/16/924240204/how-bad-will-coronavirus-be-this-winter-model-projects-170-000-more-u-s-deaths?t=1605728741131

Coronavirus cases hit records in Europe, surpassing U.S. numbers. Washington Post.16.10.2020. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/covid-europe-records/2020/10/15/0126c256-0ee7-11eb-b404-8d1e675ec701_story.html

WHEN THE CURE IS WORSE THAN THE DISEASE: SCIENTISTS WARN AGAINST USE OF ADENOVIRAL APPROACH TO VACCINE DEVELOPMENT. Facebook. 20.10.2020.  https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?id=202067876527554&story_fbid=3528574073876901

Your covid-19 risk: How to navigate this new world of uncertainty. Baffling statistics and their impact on our emotions can make it hard to evaluate risk in this pandemic. But there are simple steps you can take to put risk in context and feel more confident in your decisions. New Scientist. 21.10.2020.  Read more: https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg24833050-700-your-covid-19-risk-how-to-navigate-this-new-world-of-uncertainty/#ixzz6flqLlDOJ

New Study Found 80% of COVID-19 Patients Were Vitamin D Deficient. Healthline. 27.10.2020. https://www.healthline.com/health-news/new-study-found-80-percent-of-covid-19-patients-were-vitamin-d-deficient

Belgium’s COVID-19 health care collapse: ’It will happen in 10 days’. More than 300,000 of Belgium’s 11 million people have COVID-19 right now. The president of Belgium’s medical union tells DW how desperate and precarious the country’s health system has become. DW. 30.10.2020. https://www.dw.com/en/belgiums-covid-19-health-care-collapse-it-will-happen-in-10-days/a-55451750

The West has failed – US and Europe have made a mess of handling the crisis. Western leaders have been insular slow learners at every stage of the Covid pandemic. Irish Times. 31.10. 2020. https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/the-west-has-failed-us-and-europe-have-made-a-mess-of-handling-the-crisis-1.4395473

Offline: COVID-19—a crisis of power. The Lancet. 31.10.2020. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(20)32262-5

. Marraskuu 1. – 10.

Trump Suggests He Will Fire Anthony Fauci ‘A Little Bit After’ Election. “I appreciate the advice,” the president told a crowd in Miami that chanted “Fire Fauci!”. Huffpost. 2.11.2020. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-fire-fauci_n_5f9f99bbc5b658b27c3c1319?ncid=engmodushpmg00000006

The modes of transmission of SARS-CoV-2: What we know now & how to protect ourselves. Jose Jimenez. 2.11.2020.  http://cires1.colorado.edu/jimenez/COVID/2020_11_02_COVID_Aerosols_Jimenez_APS_UGr.pdf                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EX0kpkErg4

Model Calculations of Aerosol Transmission and Infection Risk of COVID-19 in Indoor Environments. Environmental Research and Public Health. 3.11.2020.  https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/17/21/8114

Koronaviruksen tarttuminen ja itämisaika: Uusi koronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) tarttuu ensisijaisesti pisaratartuntana, kun sairastunut henkilö yskii tai aivastaa. Lähikontaktissa korona voi tarttua myös kosketuksen välityksellä, jos sairastunut on esimerkiksi yskinyt käsiinsä ja on sen jälkeen koskenut toiseen ihmiseen. Tarttuuko koronavirus ilman välityksellä, pienten aerosolien muodossa? THL. 3.11.2020.  https://thl.fi/fi/web/infektiotaudit-ja-rokotukset/ajankohtaista/ajankohtaista-koronaviruksesta-covid-19/tarttuminen-ja-suojautuminen-koronavirus/koronaviruksen-tarttuminen-ja-itamisaika

Critical purpose reasons you can travel to New Zealand. New Zealand Immigration. 6.11.2020. https://www.immigration.govt.nz/about-us/covid-19/border-closures-and-exceptions/critical-purpose-reasons-you-can-travel-to-new-zealand

SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence in Spain. Correspondence. 7.11.2020. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(20)32272-8

SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence in Spain. Correspondence. 7.11.2020. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(20)32273-X

SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence in Spain – Authors’ reply. 7.11.2020. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(20)32266-2

Coronavirus: The Swiss Cheese Strategy:  How Any Country Can Learn to Dance and Stop the Coronavirus. 8.11.2020.  https://tomaspueyo.medium.com/coronavirus-the-swiss-cheese-strategy-d6332b5939de

The UK needs a sustainable strategy for COVID-19. The Lancet. 09.11.2020 DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(20)32350-3

PFIZER AND BIONTECH ANNOUNCE VACCINE CANDIDATE AGAINST COVID-19 ACHIEVED SUCCESS IN FIRST INTERIM ANALYSIS FROM PHASE 3 STUDY. Pfizer announcement. 9.11.2020.  https://www.pfizer.com/news/press-release/press-release-detail/pfizer-and-biontech-announce-vaccine-candidate-against

Covid-19 vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech is strongly effective, early data from large trial indicate. STAT. 9.11.2020.  https://www.statnews.com/2020/11/09/covid-19-vaccine-from-pfizer-and-biontech-is-strongly-effective-early-data-from-large-trial-indicate/

’Mutant coronavirus’ seen before on mink farms, say scientists. BBC News. 9.11.2020. https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-54867653

Covid-19 vaccine candidate is 90% effective, says manufacturer: Interim analysis of vaccine by Pfizer/BioNTech far exceeds expectations of most experts. The Guardian. 9.11.2020.  https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/nov/09/covid-19-vaccine-candidate-effective-pfizer-biontech

Spanish scientific report concludes there is significant evidence on aerosol transmission of SARS-CoV-2. La Moncloa. 9.11.2020. https://www.lamoncloa.gob.es/lang/en/gobierno/news/Paginas/2020/20201109covid-report.aspx

Covid-19-Ansteckungsrisiko selbst berechnen. Wie wahrscheinlich ist es, sich in einem Innenraum über Aerosole mit dem Coronavirus zu infizieren, und welche Maßnahmen helfen dagegen? Max-Planc-Institut für Chemie. 9.11.2020. https://www.mpic.de/4776598/covid-19-ansteckungsrisiko-selbst-berechnen?c=3477744

COVID 19 Aerosol Transmission Risk Calculator – Aerosol Übertragung von COVID-19 und Ansteckungsgefahr in Innenbereichen. Max-Planck-Institut für Chemie. 9.11.2020. https://www.mpic.de/4747361/risk-calculator

COVID-19 in Brazil: the headlines should be about science. 10.11.2020.  DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(20)32375-8

Mobility network models of COVID-19 explain inequities and inform reopening. Nature. 10.11.2020. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2923-3

Marraskuu 11. – 20. 

Pienimmän riesan tie: Koronaepidemian tukahduttaminen turvaa terveyden ja talouden.  Eroon koronasta. 11.11.2020.  https://www.eroonkoronasta.fi/pienimmaen-riesan-tie-koronaepidemian-tukahduttaminen-turvaa-terveyden-ja-talouden/

Long-distance airborne dispersal of SARS-CoV-2 in COVID-19 wards. Scientific Reports. 11.11.2020.  https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-020-76442-2

Letter of concern regarding »Reduction in COVID-19 infection using surgical facial masks outside the healthcare system«. Danish Medical Journal. 11.11.2020. https://ugeskriftet.dk/dmj/letter-concern-regarding-reduction-covid-19-infection-using-surgical-facial-masks-outside-healthcare

Characterization of pre-existing and induced SARS-CoV-2-specific CD8+ T cells.  Nature Medicine. 12.11.2020.  https://www.nature.com/articles/s41591-020-01143-2

Koronakriisin julkaisutulva koettelee tieteen kestävyyttä. Esa Väliverronen. Tieteessä tapahtuu. 12.11.2020. https://journal.fi/tt/article/view/99578

Toimiiko tieteen ja päätöksenteon yhteispeli kriisissä? Mika Salminen. Tieteessä tapahtuu 12.11.2020. https://journal.fi/tt/article/view/99589

Tieteen rooli yhteiskunnallisen resilienssin vahvistamisessa COVID-19-pandemian aikana
Mirjam Kalland. Tieteessä tapahtuu. 12.11.2020. https://journal.fi/tt/article/view/99591

COVID-19: Cell phone data reveal ‘superspreader’ venues. A model of SARS-CoV-2 transmission suggests that a small number of venue types, such as restaurants, hotels, and religious venues, account for the majority of infections. The model also helps explain why infections disproportionately affect people living in deprived areas. Medical News Today. 12.11.2020. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/covid-19-cell-phone-data-reveals-superspreader-venues

Inside the hunt for a Covid-19 vaccine: how BioNTech made the breakthrough. The husband and wife team behind the German company are pioneers in a technology that could transform medicine.  Financial Times. 13.11.2020. https://www.ft.com/content/c4ca8496-a215-44b1-a7eb-f88568fc9de9

Näin viesti koronaviruksen vaaroista on muuttunut – THL tammikuun lopulla: ”Pieni riski sille, että virus leviäisi Suomeen etenkin epidemiana”. Koronaviruksen nopea leviäminen on yllättänyt myös Terveyden ja hyvinvoinnin laitoksen. Ilta-Sanomat. 14.11.2020. https://www.is.fi/kotimaa/art-2000006439416.html

Covid is Devastating America — and Americans Are in Denial About It.  America Faces a Catastrophic Covid Winter That Didn’t Need to Happen. Eudaimoinia. 14.11.2020. https://eand.co/covid-is-devastating-america-and-americans-are-in-denial-about-it-ccc59bf301e2

Sweden ’got it wrong on herd immunity’. ’Wishful thinking’ made experts believe country would be better protected against second wave. The Telegraph. 15.11.2020. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/11/15/tegnells-predecessor-blames-wishful-thinking-swedens-soaring/amp/?utm_campaign=wp_todays_worldview&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&wpisrc=nl_todayworld

Hong Kong is beating this virus. Why can’t we? The Washington Post. 15.11.2020. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/11/15/hong-kong-is-beating-this-virus-why-cant-we/

Tartuntakäyrä repi rikki Anders Tegnellin arviot, ja kritiikki Ruotsissa yltyy – myös ennuste Suomesta meni pieleen. Ruotsissa valtionepidemiologi Anders Tegnell saa nyt kritiikkiä pieleen menneistä ennustuksistaan, kirjoittaa HS:n Tukholman-kirjeenvaihtaja Jussi Sippola kommentissaan. Helsingin Sanomat. 16.11.2020.  https://www.hs.fi/ulkomaat/art-2000007621431.html

THL:n Salminen: Päättäjiä ei ollut helppo herättää pandemian uhkaan, ja syynä oli Maailman terveys­järjestön linja.  WHO:n jähmeys tilanteen tunnustamisessa viivytti myös Suomen havahtumista. Kun toimiin viimein ruvettiin, järjestön johdolla tehty sopimus rajojen auki pitämisestä lensi romukoppaan. Helsingin Sanomat. 16.11.2020. https://www.hs.fi/tiede/art-2000007624751.html

THL:n Mika Salminen kirjoittaa korona­keväästä ja kertoo, mitä tekisi nyt toisin – ”Siitä olisi totisesti ollut apua”.  THL:n Salminen kertoo, että aika monta muistiota kirjoitettiin tammi–helmikuun vaihteessa ennen kuin alkoi tapahtua. Iltasanomat. 16.11.2020.  https://www.is.fi/kotimaa/art-2000007622635.html

Immunological memory to SARS-CoV-2 assessed for greater than six months after infection. bioRxiv. 16.11.2020. https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.11.15.383323v1

Pro-mask or anti-mask? Your moral beliefs probably predict your stance. The Conversation. 16.11.2020. https://theconversation.com/pro-mask-or-anti-mask-your-moral-beliefs-probably-predict-your-stance-148774

Finland’s great at social distancing, and it shows: Yahoo News. 16.11.2020. https://news.yahoo.com/finlands-great-social-distancing-shows-185205288.html?guccounter=1

Andelen smitthärdar i skolan ökar: SPANIEN RIKS Skolorna har förvandlats till den tredje största smittkällan efter familj och vänner. Sydkusten, 17.11.2020.  https://www.sydkusten.es/sk/11/a/30505/andelen-smitthardar-i-skolan-okar/

Investigating asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 transmission among Marines. A recent study demonstrated the transmission of the virus that causes COVID-19 among asymptomatic Marine recruits, despite strictly enforced quarantines and other recommended health measures. Medical News Today. 17.11.2020. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/investigating-asymptomatic-sars-cov-2-transmission-among-marines

Pfizerin ja Modernan uudet koronarokotteet ovat RNA:n vuoksi ainutlaatuisia, mutta pitoisuudessa on ratkaiseva ero – selvitimme, miksi ne on pidettävä syväjäässä. Tekniikka ja Talous. 17.11.2020. https://www.tekniikkatalous.fi/uutiset/tt/194cf012-08a4-494d-8e81-0ea650e5942b?ref=newsletter:05a6&utm_source=Teta_Uutiskirje&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Teta_Uutiskirje

Immunity to the Coronavirus May Last Years, New Data Hint. NYTimes. 17.11.2020. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/17/health/coronavirus-immunity.html?referringSource=articleShare

Adopting mask mandates, some GOP governors give up the gospel of personal responsibility. Washington Post 17.11.2020. https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/mask-mandates-republican-governors/2020/11/17/9f0638fa-28da-11eb-8fa2-06e7cbb145c0_story.html

Dr. José Luis Jiménez: “Un confinamiento supone un fracaso de las medidas más inteligentes. No nos estamos defendiendo bien del contagio de Covid por el aire”:  El Dr. José Luis Jiménez forma parte de los 239 científicos internacionales que han alertado a la OMS de que estaba equivocada. La Covid-19 si se contagia por el aire y por aerosoles y no como se creía por gotas y superficies. “No hay un solo caso de super propagación del virus que no haya sido por aerosoles y por el aire”, asegura en esta entrevista este especialista de referencia mundial en las formas de transmisión de la enfermedad de Covid-19.  17.11.2020. https://worldaccordingtomatti.blog/wp-admin/post.php?post=733&action=edit

Effect of Vitamin D3 Supplementation vs Placebo on Hospital Length of Stay in Patients with Severe COVID-19: A Multicenter, Double-blind, Randomized Controlled Trial. MedRxiv (BMJ). 17.11.2020. https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.11.16.20232397v1

I Am Living in a Covid-Free World Just a Few Hundred Miles From Manhattan. Welcome to Nova Scotia, the land that proves that beating back the virus is possible. New York Times. 18.11.2020. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/18/opinion/covid-halifax-nova-scotia-canada.html?campaign_id=39&emc=edit_ty_20201118&instance_id=24219&nl

Ulkomailla hämmästellään, kuinka Suomi pitää koronatartunnat kurissa – ”Euroopan hiljainen onnistuminen taistelussa”. Suomessa on tällä hetkellä huomattavasti vähemmän koronavirustartuntoja kuin missään muualla Euroopassa. Iltasanomat. 18.11.2020. https://www.is.fi/kotimaa/art-2000007625126.html

Has Sweden’s coronavirus strategy failed? Washington Post. 18.11.2020. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/11/18/sweden-coronavirus-surge-policy/

Tanskalaistutkimus: Kasvomaskit eivät suojaa käyttäjäänsä koronatartunnalta. Tutkimuksessa ei tutkittu sitä, estävätkö kasvomaskit koronaviruksen leviämistä. YLE Uutiset 18.11.2020. https://yle.fi/uutiset/3-11654796

Effectiveness of Adding a Mask Recommendation to Other Public Health Measures to Prevent SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Danish Mask Wearers. A Randomized Controlled Trial. Annals of Internal Medicine. 18.11.2020. https://www.acpjournals.org/doi/10.7326/M20-6817

The Coronavirus Is Airborne Indoors. Why Are We Still Scrubbing Surfaces? Scientists who initially warned about contaminated surfaces now say that the virus spreads primarily through inhaled droplets, and that there is little to no evidence that deep cleaning mitigates the threat indoors. New York Times. 18.11.2020. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/18/world/asia/covid-cleaning.html?referringSource=articleShare

THL:n Salmisen mukaan päättäjiä piti ”herätellä” koronauhkaan – Sanna Marin: ”Tällaista minä en muista”. THL:n johtaja Mika Salmisen mukaan THL:n piti jonkin aikaa herätellä päättäjiä siihen, että nyt todellakin on tosi kyseessä. Helsingin Sanomat. 19.11.2020.

CDC recommends against Thanksgiving travel amid surge of coronavirus cases. Washington Post. 19.11.2020. https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/11/19/cdc-thanksgiving-travel-covid/

Celebrating Thanksgiving. CDC. 19.11.2020. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays/thanksgiving.html

Tackling COVID-19 in the Eastern Mediterranean Region.  The Lancet. 19.12. 2020 DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(20)32349-7

Transcript for CDC Telebriefing on the COVID-19 Outbreak. Press Briefing Transcript. CDC. 19.11.2020. https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2020/t1118-covid-19-update.html

Someone in Europe is dying every 17 seconds from covid-19, WHO says. Washington Post. 19.11.2020. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/coronavirus-europe-death-who-second-wave-slowing/2020/11/19/09e29bfe-29cc-11eb-9c21-3cc501d0981f_story.html?

Analysis of vitamin D level among asymptomatic and critically ill COVID-19 patients and its correlation with inflammatory markers. [Nature] Scientific Reports. 19.11.2020. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-020-77093-z#Tab2

Covid cases in Pune [India] likely to increase post Diwali, warn doctors. Pune district till Wednesday afternoon has reported a total of 3.32 lakh cases, of which 9,174 are active cases. The Indian Express. 20.11.2020. https://indianexpress.com/article/cities/pune/pune-covid-cases-likely-to-increase-post-diwali-warn-doctors-7056970/

First signs of ‘herd immunity’ in small population groups in Pune. Serosurveys, like the ones carried out in several other cities as well, estimate the extent of the disease spread by detecting antibodies among surveyed population groups. The Indian Express. 20.11.2020. https://indianexpress.com/article/india/first-signs-of-herd-immunity-in-small-population-groups-in-pune-7057931/

Covid-19: Returning to NZ? Here’s a look at the five-star managed isolation hotels you wish you were staying in. STUFF. 20.11.2020. https://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/news/123442948/covid19-returning-to-nz-heres-a-look-at-the-fivestar-managed-isolation-hotels-you-wish-you-were-staying-in

Schools are not spreading covid-19. This new data makes the case. Washington Post. 20.11.2020. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/11/20/covid-19-schools-data-reopening-safety/?arc404=true&utm_campaign=wp_week_in_ideas&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&wpisrc=nl_ideas&carta-url=https%3A%2F%2Fs2.washingtonpost.com%2Fcar-ln-tr%2F2ce6472%2F5fba53049d2fda0efb70c8f8%2F5a720c989bbc0f1ce4134aa4%2F11%2F70%2F5fba53049d2fda0efb70c8f8

José Luis Jiménez, investigador en aerosoles: “Salvar la Navidad es pan para hoy y pandemia para mañana”. Sanidad. 20.11.2020. http://isanidad.com/174004/jose-luis-jimenez-investigador-en-aerosoles-salvar-la-navidad-es-pan-para-hoy-y-pandemia-para-manana/

Marraskuu 21. – 30.

COVID-19 vaccines: no time for complacency. Editorial. The Lancet. 21.11.2020.  https://www.thelancet.com/action/showPdf?pii=S0140-6736%2820%2932472-7

Superspreader Events Played a Key Role in Igniting The Current Pandemic Globally, Science Alert. 21.11.2020. https://www.sciencealert.com/superspreader-events-around-the-world-played-a-key-role-in-igniting-the-covid-19-pandemic

COVID-19 Researchers Identify Features of a Virus Super-Spreader. Sneezes from people who have congested noses and a full set of teeth travel about 60% farther than from people who don’t, according to a new study. ScienceTechDaily. 21.11.2020. https://scitechdaily.com/covid-19-researchers-identify-features-of-a-virus-super-spreader/

Covid-19 has shone a light on racial disparities in health. Unpicking the causes of gaps in health outcomes requires better data than most countries currently collect. The Economist. 21.11.2020. https://www.economist.com/international/2020/11/21/covid-19-has-shone-a-light-on-racial-disparities-in-health?utm_campaign=coronavirus-special-edition&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=salesforce-marketing-cloud

Aerodynamics of Infectious Disease: Airflow Studies Reveal Strategies to Reduce Indoor Transmission of COVID-19. SciTechDaily. 22.11.2020. https://scitechdaily.com/aerodynamics-of-infectious-disease-airflow-studies-reveal-strategies-to-reduce-indoor-transmission-of-covid-19/

Children may transmit coronavirus at the same rate as adults: what we now know about schools and COVID-19. The Conversation. 23.11.2020. https://theconversation.com/children-may-transmit-coronavirus-at-the-same-rate-as-adults-what-we-now-know-about-schools-and-covid-19-150523

New study provides deep insights into transmission and mutation properties of SARS-CoV-2. MedicalXpress. 23.11.2020. https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-11-deep-insights-transmission-mutation-properties.html

Genomic epidemiology of superspreading events in Austria reveals mutational dynamics and transmission properties of SARS-CoV-2. Science Translational Medicine. 23.11.2020. https://stm.sciencemag.org/content/early/2020/11/20/scitranslmed.abe2555.full

Covid-19 deaths are likely to keep getting worse even after cases peak. The Washington Post. 23.11.2020. https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/11/23/coronavirus-cases-deaths-hospitalizatons-lag/

Laughing is good for your mind and your body – here’s what the research shows. The Conversation. 23.11.2020. https://theconversation.com/laughing-is-good-for-your-mind-and-your-body-heres-what-the-research-shows-145984

The perspective of fluid flow behavior of respiratory droplets and aerosols through the facemasks in context of SARS-CoV-2 featured. AIP Physics of Fluids. 24.11.2020. https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0029767

Europe Bets On COVID-19 Christmas Miracle As Third Wave Looms.  As Americans prepare for Thanksgiving, European governments wrestle with how to balance festive celebrations while keeping the coronavirus at bay. Huffpost. 24.11.2020.  https://www.huffpost.com/entry/europe-covid-19-christmas-plans-third-wave

Face masks slow spread of COVID-19; types of masks, length of use matter. Pandemic could be stopped if at least 70% of the public wore face masks consistently. EurekAlert. 24.11.2020. https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-11/aiop-fms111920.php

Transmission heterogeneities, kinetics, and controllability of SARS-CoV-2. Science. 24.11.2020. https://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2020/11/23/science.abe2424

Evidence that coronavirus superspreading is fat-tailed. PNAS. 24.11.2020. https://www.pnas.org/content/117/47/29416

Vaccine cements Oxford’s place as leader in battle against Covid. University recognised the virus threat early and launched a full-scale research onslaught. Financial Times. 24.11.2020. https://www.ft.com/content/f147199b-11e6-444b-9514-94352bded128?segmentId=16e73d61-5c05-50e7-e432-260be8a2d552

Russia says Sputnik virus vaccine more effective than western rivals. State-run lab says outperformance is based on ‘interim’ results from phase 3 trials as global competition intensifies. Financial Times. 24.11.2020. https://www.ft.com/content/83e7b65d-89cb-48f8-a42c-0d528236a122?segmentId=16e73d61-5c05-50e7-e432-260be8a2d552

Opinion Coronavirus economic impact: What the world can learn from the Covid-19 pandemic. Important lessons are already emerging to help us manage the impact of such diseases better in future. Financial Times. 24.11.2020. https://www.ft.com/content/7fb55fa2-4aea-41a0-b4ea-ad1a51cb415f?segmentId=16e73d61-5c05-50e7-e432-260be8a2d552

PM Jacinda Ardern: NZ needs certain level of herd immunity before border restrictions eased. NZ Herald. 24.11.2020. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/politics/pm-jacinda-ardern-nz-needs-certain-level-of-herd-immunity-before-border-restrictions-eased/VONTIWIP5OU5UC2DJFAKXETVAI/

The Covid Resilience Ranking. The Best and Worst Places to Be in the Coronavirus Era. Bloomberg. 24.11.2020. https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/covid-resilience-ranking/?sref=rWWtxTj8

Sweden Sees No Signs So Far Herd Immunity Is Stopping Virus. Bloomberg. 24.11.2020.  https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-11-24/sweden-says-it-sees-no-signs-herd-immunity-is-stopping-the-virus

Kirjoittaako THL:n Salminen historiaa uusiksi ja piilottaa virheitään? Satakunnan Kansa. 24.11.2020. https://www.satakunnankansa.fi/lukijalta/art-2000007638653.html

Maailman terveysjärjestön johtaja huolestui: rokotekehitys on johtanut yhä useammalla käsitykseen, että pandemia olisi jo ohi. HS kokoaa tähän juttuun tärkeimmät uutiset koronaviruksesta maailmalta ja Suomesta. 24.11.2020. https://www.hs.fi/kotimaa/art-2000007639995.html

WHERE IS COVID-19 TRANSMITTED IN KING COUNTY? REPORT SHOWS MOST COMMON EXPOSURE SETTINGS ARE HOMES, WORKPLACES, COMMUNITY AND SOCIAL GATHERINGS. Public Health Insider. 25.11.2020. https://publichealthinsider.com/2020/11/25/where-is-covid-19-transmitted-in-king-county-report-shows-most-common-exposure-settings-are-homes-workplaces-community-and-social-gatherings/

Does the AstraZeneca Vaccine Also Stop Covid Transmission? Vaccines can prevent symptoms, but some can also keep people from spreading infection. That’s critical, and no one knows if the new vaccines do it. WIRED, 25.11.2020.  https://www.wired.com/story/does-the-astrazeneca-vaccine-also-stop-covid-transmission/

”Skruva upp ventilationen” – Finska forskare söker lösningar för att undvika aerosolburen smitta. Huvudstadsbladet. 26.11.2020. https://www.hbl.fi/artikel/skruva-upp-ventilationen-finska-forskare-soker-losningar-for-att-undvika-aerosolburen-smitta/

So schnell verbreitet sich das Coronavirus in Innenräumen: Ob daheim, im Klassenzimmer oder Restaurant: Unser Rechner zeigt, wann sich Menschen in geschlossenen Räumen infizieren können. Testen Sie, wie sicher Ihre Umgebung ist.  Die Zeit. 26.11.2020.  https://www.zeit.de/wissen/gesundheit/2020-11/coronavirus-aerosole-ansteckungsgefahr-infektion-hotspot-innenraeume

Recurrent SARS-CoV-2 RNA positivity after COVID-19: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Scientific Reports. 26.11.2020. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-020-77739-y

NEW ZEALAND. Govt to allow 2000 horticulture workers in from Pacific under strict conditions. RNZ. 27.10.2020.  https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/431549/govt-to-allow-2000-horticulture-workers-in-from-pacific-under-strict-conditions

EXPLAINED: The controversy surrounding the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine. Times Now Digital, India. 27.11.2020. https://www.timesnownews.com/india/article/explained-the-controversy-surrounding-the-oxford-astrazeneca-vaccine/687664

Covid vaccines offer Big Pharma a chance of rehabilitation. Often criticised for overcharging for drugs, will the speed at which the industry has responded to the pandemic change minds? Financial Times. 27.11.2020.  https://www.ft.com/content/75029036-13f3-4ca2-8954-5a7207c0c3db

It’s finally got to rural America’: coronavirus surges in the Dakotas. Midwest states have become pandemic hotbed after summer of flouting public health advice. Financial Times. 27.11.2020.  https://www.ft.com/content/82311cae-7775-4359-9c47-c13ea1e4bee7

Coronavirus was on many continents before Wuhan outbreak, Chinese team says. Paper by Chinese researchers says a strain can be traced to eight countries from four continents before the Wuhan outbreak. First human transmission may have occurred on the Indian subcontinent, it says – but other scientists question the finding. South China Morning Post. 27.11.2020. https://www.scmp.com/news/china/science/article/3111545/coronavirus-was-many-continents-wuhan-outbreak-chinese-team-says

Public needs to prep for vaccine side effects. Science 27.11.2020. https://science.sciencemag.org/content/370/6520/1022

Why Europe’s second, less severe lockdowns are working. The restrictions have limited the rate of new infections, especially from long trips. The Economist. 28.11.2020. https://www.economist.com/graphic-detail/2020/11/28/why-europes-second-less-severe-lockdowns-are-working?utm_campaign=coronavirus-special-edition&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=salesforce-marketing-cloud

[Australia] City Locked Down for Three Months Has Bleak Lessons for the World. Bloomberg. 28.11.2020. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-10-28/city-locked-down-for-three-months-has-bleak-lesson-for-the-world

Professori ihmettelee TM:n haastattelussa Ruotsin koronatoimia: “Uskomatonta, ettei Ruotsissa varauduttu pahimpaan”. Ruotsi teki täyskäännöksen, kun Anders Tegnellin ennuste osoittautui epäonnistuneeksi. Kaksi professoria arvioi TM:n haastatteluissa Ruotsin koronalinjaa. Tekniikan Maailma. 29.11.2020. https://tekniikanmaailma.fi/lehti/23a-2020/professori-ihmettelee-tmn-haastattelussa-ruotsin-koronatoimia-uskomatonta-ettei-ruotsissa-varauduttu-pahimpaan/

Tom Britton har skrivit hundratals mejl till Anders Tegnell – ibland har han fått svar. Dagens Nyheter. 30.11.2020. https://www.dn.se/sverige/tom-britton-har-skrivit-hundratals-mejl-till-anders-tegnell-ibland-har-han-fatt-svar/

What you need to know about the AstraZeneca, Moderna and Pfizer vaccines
In the third such announcement in as many weeks, AstraZeneca revealed Monday that its vaccine candidate, developed by Oxford University, is up to 90 percent effective in clinical trials. Pfizer and its German partner, BioNTech, and Moderna have each reported vaccines that are 95 percent effective in trials. The Washington Post. 30.11.2020.  https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/11/17/covid-vaccines-what-you-need-to-know/?arc404=true

 

Joulukuu 1 – 10

Shedding of Viable SARS-CoV-2 after Immunosuppressive Therapy for Cancer. New England Journal of Medicine. 1.12.2020.  https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMc2031670
 
Webinar for the American Physical Society @APSphysics on airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2, and how to protect ourselves. @jljcolorado. 1.12.2020. https://twitter.com/jljcolorado/status/1334633988263206916?

Aerosolit levittävät koronavirusta tehokkaasti. Aerosoleja eli ilmassa leijuvia vesipitoisia pienhiukkasia muodostuu yskimisen ja aivastamisen lisäksi myös puhuttaessa. Helsingin Sanomat/Mielipide. 1.12.2020. https://www.hs.fi/mielipide/art-2000007652074.html

Why health officials are terrified of a pandemic Christmas. Despite warnings, millions traveled and gathered for Thanksgiving. As officials brace for the surge ahead, they say a new approach is needed. The Washington Post. 1.12.2020. https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/12/01/covid-safe-christmas/

EU:n mukaan kaksi korona­virus­rokotetta on mahdollista saada jäsenmaille joulukuussa – HS kokosi vastaukset siihen, mitä rokotteista ja aikataulusta tiedetään nyt. Mitkä asiat ratkaisevat, koska rokotteita päästään jakelemaan Suomessa? Helsingin Sanomat. 1.12.2020. https://www.hs.fi/kotimaa/art-2000007652682.html

Ensimmäiset korona­rokotteet saatetaan pistää Suomessa tammi­kuussa – Pfizerin rokotteen ”teho on erinomaisen hyvä”, sanoi THL:n ylilääkäri. Rokotukset järjestettäisiin kunnissa samaan tapaan kuin influenssarokotukset mutta turvallisuus huomioiden. 2.12.2020. https://www.hs.fi/paivanlehti/02122020/art-2000007653987.html

Tutkijat Lancet-lehdessä: Venäjän koronarokote saattaa olla vaarallinen – vuoden 2007 kokeilu johti katastrofiin. Savon Sanomat 2.12.2020.  https://www.savonsanomat.fi/uutissuomalainen/3178004

Social Distancing Isn’t Enough to Prevent Infection – How to Detect COVID-19 Super-Spreaders. SciTechDaily. 2.12.2020. https://scitechdaily.com/social-distancing-isnt-enough-to-prevent-infection-how-to-detect-covid-19-super-spreaders/

Hallitus linjasi Suomen rokote­strategiasta: Näistä ryhmistä rokottaminen alkaa. Alkuvaiheessa rokotetaan terveydenhuollon henkilöstö, ikääntyneet ja ne, joilla on vakavalle tautimuodolle altistavia sairauksia. Helsingin Sanomat. 2.12.2020. https://www.hs.fi/politiikka/art-2000007657878.html

Mpr-rokote antaa suojaa vakavan koronataudin varalle, kertovat uudet tutkimukset. Rokote tuhkarokkoa, sikotautia ja vihurirokkoa vastaan saa kehon muodostamaan vasta-aineita, joilla on yhteys lievempiin koronaoireisiin. Myös vanhojen koronavirusten kohtaaminen näyttää antavan ristisuojaa. Helsingin Sanomat. 2.12.2020. https://www.hs.fi/tiede/art-2000007655153.html

US braces for Covid surge in the aftermath of the Thanksgiving holiday. Experts say an uptick in cases is likely imminent after millions ignored pleas to avoid family or social gatherings last week. The Guardian. 2.12.2020. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/dec/02/us-braces-for-covid-19-surge-thanksgiving-holiday?utm_term=a7832840f6c7411580d3556c767d0ac2&utm_campaign=GuardianTodayUS&utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&CMP=GTUS_email

Britain first country to grant Pfizer coronavirus vaccine emergency authorization. Washington Post. 2.12.2020. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/britain-pfizer-coronavirus-vaccine/2020/12/02/

What are the COVID-19 RNA vaccines and how do they work? CI: Explorations of Everyday Chemical Compounds. 2.12.2020. https://www.compoundchem.com/2020/12/02/rna-vaccines/

Mitä tapahtumia aluehallintovirasto voi kieltää? – Konsertit ja urheilukisat kielletty, kauppojen ale-ruuhkat jatkuvat. Aluehallintovirasto Blogi. 2.12.2020. https://avi.fi/blogikirjoitukset/-/blogs/mita-tapahtumia-aluehallintovirasto-voi-kieltaa-konsertit-ja-urheilukisat-kielletty-kauppojen-ale-ruuhkat-jatkuvat

Do SARS-CoV-2 mutations affect its transmissibility? New research has found that no currently identified mutation of SARS-CoV-2 appears to make the virus better at transmitting. Medical News Today. 2.12.2020. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/do-sars-cov-2-mutations-affect-its-transmissibility?utm_source=Sailthru%20Email&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=newsAlerts&utm_term=coronavirus&utm_content=2020-12-03&apid=35182891

The modes of transmission of SARS-CoV-2: What we know now & how to protect ourselves. 3.12.2020. http://cires1.colorado.edu/jimenez/COVID/2020_11_02_COVID_Aerosols_Jimenez_APS_UGr.pdf

Face masks considerably reduce COVID-19 cases in Germany. PNAS. 3.12.2020.  https://www.pnas.org/content/early/2020/12/02/2015954117

With hospitals slammed by covid-19, doctors and nurses plead for action by governors. The Washington Post. 3.12.2020. https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/doctors-demand-covid-restrictions/2020/12/03/

KUOLEMAT JA KUOLINSYYT: MITÄ ISTAT [Italian Tilastokeskus] TUOTTAA. Istat. Viimeisin 3.12.2020. Päivitetään n. 6 vko välein. https://www.istat.it/it/archivio/240401  => klikkaa ”Decessi Anni 2015-2020”, ja edelleen ”Tavola decessi per 7.903 comuni”.  

Hallitus linjasi Suomen rokote­strategiasta: Tämä tiedetään rokotus­järjestyksestä, aika­taulusta ja käytännön järjestelyistä. Alkuvaiheessa rokotetaan terveydenhuollon henkilöstö, ikääntyneet ja ne, joilla on vakavalle tautimuodolle altistavia sairauksia. Helsingin Sanomat. 3.12.2020. https://www.hs.fi/politiikka/art-2000007657878.html

Suomi on epätavallinen maa, sanoi Tegnell ja nosti esiin kolme asiaa – Tarkistimme faktat. Valtionepidemiologi Anders Tegnellin mukaan Ruotsin ja Suomen eroja koronavirustilanteessa voi selittää kolme asiaa. Helsaingin Sanomat. 3.12.2020. https://www.hs.fi/ulkomaat/art-2000007661896.html

Covid-19, Istat [Italian Tilastokeskus] on päivittänyt kuolleisuutta koskevia tietoja.  Istat ilmoitti kuolemantapausten määrän syyskuussa 2020. Vertailu kuukausittain ja kunnittain kuntien mukaan vuosien 2015–2019 keskiarvoon [Varesen Provinssi]. 3.12.2020.  https://www.varesenews.it/2020/12/covid-19-istat-aggiornato-dati-sulla-mortalita/1282172/

Europe’s Deadly Second Wave: How Did It Happen Again? New York Times. 4.12.2020. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/12/04/world/europe/europe-covid-deaths.html?smid=em-share

THL:n pääjohtaja esitteli saksalais­tutkimusta, joka kertoo kasvo­maskien hyödyistä.
Terveyden ja hyvinvoinnin laitos olisi halunnut jakaa tietoa maskien käytön hyödyistä jo keväällä. Iltasanomat. 4.12.2020.  https://www.is.fi/kotimaa/art-2000007662181.html

Ruotsin Tegnell: Emme tiedä, mistä Norjan ja Suomen parempi koronatilanne johtuu.  Tegnell myös sanoi, että koko Euroopan mittakaavassa Suomi ja Norja ovat epätavallisia maita koronan suhteen. Yle-Uutiset. 4.12.2020. https://yle.fi/uutiset/3-11680874

US faces grim winter as Covid cases and deaths set new records again – live. The Guardian. 4.12.2020.  https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2020/dec/04/us-coronavirus-covid-19-record-deaths-cases-donald-trump-joe-biden-us-election-live-updates?page=with:block-5fc9f2058f08d350f17515a5#block-5fc9f2058f08d350f17515a5

Florida newspaper investigation finds state government misled public on Covid as cases rose
Governor Ron DeSantis and his administration ‘suppressed facts’ and ‘dispensed dangerous misinformation’, according to paper.  The Guardian. 4.12.2020.  https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/dec/04/florida-governor-rob-desantis-covid-investigation-misled-public

CDC’s new Covid quarantine guidance criticized for addressing the wrong problem. CNBC. 4.12.2020. https://www.cnbc.com/2020/12/04/cdcs-new-guidance-for-shorter-covid-quarantines-catches-criticism.html
 
Summary of Guidance for Public Health Strategies to Address High Levels of Community Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and Related Deaths, December 2020. CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)  4.12.2020.  https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6949e2.htm
 
The U.S. Has Passed the Hospital Breaking Point. A new statistic shows that health-care workers are running out of space to treat COVID-19 patients. The Atlantic 4.12.2020.  https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2020/12/the-worst-case-scenario-is-happening-hospitals-are-overwhelmed/617301/
 
First Thing: Covid vaccine gets presidential promotion.  President-elect Joe Biden joined three former presidents in agreeing to have the coronavirus vaccination live on television to dispel safety fears. Plus, Trump approves gas and oil drilling on immaculate wildlife refuge. The Guadian. 4.12.2020.  https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/dec/04/first-thing-covid-vaccine-gets-presidential-promotion?utm_term=7391cae0170e0cfd635ad9901cc667d8&utm_campaign=USMorningBriefing&utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&CMP=usbriefing_email

Koronavirus ja kuolemat, asiantuntija: ”Olemme huipulla, kuolemien määrä vähenee hitaasti”.  Stefano Centanni: ”Ennusteiden mukainen skenaario, valitettavasti tänään näkyvät luvut ovat suoria seurauksia viime viikkojen infektioiden räjähdyksestä”. Ensimmäiseen aaltoon verrattuna kuolemien prosenttiosuus on pienempi. Corriere della Sera. 4.12.2020. https://milano.corriere.it/notizie/cronaca/20_dicembre_03/coronavirus-decessi-l-esperto-siamo-picco-numero-morti-calera-lentamente-19a9b33c-35ad-11eb-bd9c-afff1b18009e.shtml

How many people need to be vaccinated for life to go back to normal? Quartz. 5.12.2020.  https://qz.com/1941409/how-many-people-need-to-be-vaccinated-for-a-return-to-normal/

An African plan to control COVID-19 is urgently needed. The Lancet. 05.12.2020 DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(20)32580-0

Offline: COVID-19—what have we learned so far? Richard Horton. The Lancet. 05.12.2020 DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(20)32584-8

South Africa and India push for COVID-19 patents ban. The Lancet. 5.12.2020 DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(20)32581-2

“Aerosol Generating Medical Procedure” is a faulty paradigm. First10EM. 5.12.2020. https://first10em.com/aerosol-generating-medical-procedure-is-a-faulty-paradigm/

Koronavirukseen kuolee Euroopassa jo enemmän ihmisiä kuin keväällä pahimmillaan – grafiikat näyttävät tilanteen Suomessa, Euroopassa ja Yhdysvalloissa. Marraskuun lopulla Euroopan maat raportoivat yhteensä yli 5 000 kuolemaa päivässä. Helsingin Sanomat. 5.12.2020. https://www.hs.fi/ulkomaat/art-2000007663940.html

Uudessa-Seelannissa saa jo kokoontua juhlimaan vapaasti – Saarivaltio pysäytti viruksen ”suureen vallihautaan”. Uusi-Seelanti on rankattu koronakriisin hoidossa maailman parhaaksi maaksi. Mitä siellä on tehty toisin kuin Suomessa? YLE-Uutiset. 5.12.2020.  https://yle.fi/uutiset/3-11676950

How airflow inside car may affect Covid-19 transmission risk. The Times of India. 5.12.2020. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/79579496.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst

The West Gave Up On Wiping Out Covid — And That Was Its Big Mistake. The West Faces a Brutal, Bleak Covid Winter — While Normalcy is Returning in the East. Eudaimoinia. 5.12.2020. https://eand.co/the-west-gave-up-on-wiping-out-covid-and-that-was-its-big-mistake-c880a6b026fe

Weihnachten in Corona-Zeiten. Wie hoch ist die Ansteckungsgefahr? ZDF. 6.12.2020. https://zdfheute-stories-scroll.zdf.de/weihnachten-corona-risiko-ansteckung/index.html

Yllätystulos: Ei yhtään superleviämistä pintojen kautta. Verkkouutiset.7.12.2020.  https://www.verkkouutiset.fi/yllatystulos-ei-yhtaan-superleviamista-pintojen-kautta/#322e6eb1

WHO looks at giving Covid-19 to healthy people to speed up vaccine trials. Advisory meeting will discuss feasibility of human challenge trials despite first jabs becoming available. The Giardian. 7.12.2020. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/dec/07/who-looks-at-giving-covid-to-healthy-people-to-speed-up-vaccine-trials

Enhanced SARS-CoV-2 neutralization by dimeric IgA. Science 7.12.2020.  https://stm.sciencemag.org/node/216797.full

IgA dominates the early neutralizing antibody response to SARS-CoV-2. Science. 7.12.2020.  https://stm.sciencemag.org/node/216814.full

What Has Lockdown Done to Us? Renewed restrictions may be necessary, but they have a heavy toll. The New York Times, 8.12.2020.  https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/08/opinion/covid-lockdown-isolation.html?campaign_id=39&emc=edit_ty_20201208&instance_id=24820&nl=opinion-today&regi_id=74842806&segment_id=46333&te=1&user_id=a17cd1eb8c5af95a4bae4296e7d40424

Oxford–AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine efficacy. The Lancet. 08.12.2020 DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(20)32623-4

Trump administration refused offer to buy millions more Pfizer vaccine doses. Decision could delay the delivery of a second batch until the manufacturer meets its orders for other countries. 8.12.2020. The Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/dec/07/trump-administration-coronavirus-vaccine-pfizer? 

NEUE CORONA-REGELN FÜR HESSEN: Magische 200. Änderungen im Gepäck: Ministerpräsident Bouffier hat neue Vorgaben für hessische Hotspots verkündet Bildbeschreibung einblenden. Die vergangenen sechs Wochen, seit dem „Lockdown light“, hat sich auch in Hessen gezeigt: Corona bestimmt die Regeln. Das „Infektionsgeschehen“ ist derzeit nicht beherrschbar. Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. 08.12.2020. https://www.faz.net/aktuell/rhein-main/kommentar-zu-neuen-corona-regeln-fuer-hessen-17092132.html

NEUE CORONA-VORGABEN IN HESSEN: Nächtliche Ausgangssperre und Alkoholverbot. Maskenmann: Ministerpräsident Bouffier hat neue Corona-Vorgaben verkündet Bildbeschreibung einblenden. Nachdem Ministerpräsident Bouffier schon laut über neue Corona-Vorgaben für hessische Hotspots nachgedacht hatte, steht nun fest: Am Freitag treten Verschärfungen in Kraft. Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. 08.12.2020. https://www.faz.net/aktuell/rhein-main/corona-regeln-in-hessen-naechtliche-ausgangssperre-und-alkoholverbot-17091891.html 

FDA review confirms safety and. efficacy of Pfizer coronavirus vaccine. The Washington Post. 8.12.2020. https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/health/pfizer-vaccine-trial-results/

Three-quarters attack rate of SARS-CoV-2 in the Brazilian Amazon during a largely unmitigated epidemic. Science. 8.12.2020. https://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2020/12/07/science.abe9728

Supplementary Materials for: Three-quarters attack rate of SARS-CoV-2 in the Brazilian Amazon during a largely unmitigated epidemic. Science. 8.12.2020. https://science.sciencemag.org/content/sci/suppl/2020/12/07/science.abe9728.DC1/abe9728_Buss_SM.pdf

SARS-CoV-2 infection and transmission in educational settings: a prospective, cross-sectional analysis of infection clusters and outbreaks in England. The Lancet. 8.12.2020. https://www.thelancet.com/journals/laninf/article/PIIS1473-3099(20)30882-3/fulltext

Effect of sneezing on the flow around a face shield. AIP. 8.12.2020. s://aip.scitation.org/doi/10.1063/5.0031150 

Corona pandemic could be better tackled by reducing aerosol transmission. Working committee particulate matter (AAF) recommends concrete countermeasures for indoor areas: masks, ventilation, air purification and overhead extraction. EurekAlert. 8.12.2020. https://eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-12/lift-cpc120820.php

Pfizer tells U.S. officials it cannot supply substantial additional vaccine until late June or July. Trump administration officials deny there will be availability issues, but others say problems are possible in the second quarter. The Washington Post. 8.12.2020. https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/12/07/pfizer-vaccine-doses-trump/

The White House declined to buy more of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine. Here’s where it could go instead. The Washington Post. 8.12.2020. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/12/08/coronavirus-pfizer-vaccine-doses-united-states/

Amid history of mistreatment, doctors struggle to sell Black Americans on coronavirus vaccine. The Washington Post. 8.12.2020. https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/social-issues/black-vaccine-trust/2020/12/07/

‘God be with us’. Covid-19 becomes personal in a South Dakota town as neighbors die and the town debates a mask mandate. The Washington Post. 9.12.2020. https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/12/09/south-dakota-mitchell-covid-masks/?arc404=true

Genomic epidemiology of superspreading events in Austria reveals mutational dynamics and transmission properties of SARS-CoV-2. Science Translational Medicine. 9.12.2020. https://stm.sciencemag.org/content/12/573/eabe2555.full

„Impfen ist sicherer als Autofahren“. Die ersten Corona-Impfungen stehen vor der Tür. Doch viele Menschen fragen sich, ob der Impfstoff sicher und verträglich sei. Der Vizepräsident des House of Pharma and Healthcare, Jochen Maas, beruhigt. Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. 10.12.2020. https://zeitung.faz.net/faz/rhein-main/2020-12-10/impfen-ist-sicherer-als-autofahren/544127.html

Evaluation of Cloth Masks and Modified Procedure Masks as Personal Protective Equipment for the Public During the COVID-19 Pandemic. JAMA Internal Medicine. 10.12.2020. https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/fullarticle/2774266

Phylogenetic analysis of SARS-CoV-2 in Boston highlights the impact of superspreading events. Science. 10.12.2020. tps://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2020/12/09/science.abe3261.full 

Hallitukselle laadittu skenaario sisältää varoituksen koronarokotteiden mahdollisista haitoista. Valtioneuvoston paperissa todetaan yleisesti, että nopeat ja tehokkaat rajoitustoimet ovat parhaat terveyden ja myös talouden kannalta. Mediuutiset. 10.12.2020.  https://www.mediuutiset.fi/uutiset/mu/942952ce-129d-49c6-87ac-25f731fad12c?ref=newsletter:450a&utm_source=uutiskirje%40mediuutiset.fi&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=MU-Uutiskirje-laakari

 

Joulukuu 11 – 20

Why is Europe so riddled with vaccine scepticism? Anti-vaxxers could hinder the struggle against covid-19. The Economist. 12.12.2020. https://www.economist.com/europe/2020/12/12/why-is-europe-so-riddled-with-vaccine-scepticism.

Koronakuolemia on virallisesti 900 000, mutta totuus on karumpi – Katso, miten kuolleisuus eroaa Suomessa, Ruotsissa, Espanjassa ja muissa maissa.  YLE-Uutiset. 12.12.2020.  https://yle.fi/uutiset/3-11516123

More than 297,000 people have died from coronavirus in the U.S. More than 16,123,000 cases have been reported. The Washington Post. 13.12.2020.  https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/national/coronavirus-us-cases-deaths/

Study Estimates 76 Percent of Brazilian City Exposed to SARS-CoV-2. The number, extrapolated from antibodies present in blood donors in Manaus, should be treated with caution, experts warn. New Scientist. 14.12.2020. https://www.the-scientist.com/news-opinion/study-estimates-76-percent-of-brazilian-city-exposed-to-sars-cov-2-68272

UV-emitting LED lights found to kill coronavirus. Finding suggests technology can be installed in air conditioning, vacuum, and water systems. Science Daily. 14.12.2020..  https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/12/201214164328.htm

’New variant’ of coronavirus identified in England. BBC News. 15.12.2020. ttps://www.bbc.com/news/health-55308211 

‘We want them infected’: Trump appointee demanded ‘herd immunity’ strategy, emails reveal. Then-HHS science adviser Paul Alexander called for millions of Americans to be infected as means of fighting Covid-19. 16.12.2020. https://www.politico.com/news/2020/12/16/trump-appointee-demanded-herd-immunity-strategy-446408

HUS suosittelee tavallista suurempaa D-vitamiini­annosta ikääntyneille, tumma­ihoisille ja erityis­ryhmille koronavirus­epidemian aikana. Suositus perustuu kasvavaan tutkimusnäyttöön yhteydestä D-vitamiinin puutoksen ja vakavan koronavirustaudin välillä. Helsingin Sanomat. 15.12.2020. https://www.hs.fi/kotimaa/art-2000007684817.html

Tällainen on THL:n esittelemä koronan kauhu­skenaario – professori: Tehohoidon kanto­kyky olisi katastrofaalisessa tilanteessa: Erikoisjärjestelyin tehohoitoa voidaan järjestää Suomessa kerralla 500 potilaalle. Iltasanomat. 16.12.2020. https://www.is.fi/kotimaa/art-2000007687159.html

Miten kuukausissa tehty rokote voi olla turvallinen, kun keskimäärin kehitys kestää kymmenen vuotta? Haastattelimme asiantuntijat. HS:n minidokumentissa käydään läpi keskeisimpiä pelkoja ja salaliittoteorioita, jotka hämmentävät ihmisiä ja keskustellaan niistä tutkijoiden kanssa.  Helsingin Sanomat.16.12.2020. https://www.hs.fi/kotimaa/art-2000007686165.html

Ruotsi epäonnistui vanhusten suojelussa, toteaa hallituksen asettama komissio – Valtion­epidemiologi Tegnell vastaa arvosteluun. Vastuu on nykyisen ja edellisten hallitusten, komissio katsoo. Helsingin Sanomatt. 16.12.2020. https://www.hs.fi/ulkomaat/art-2000007686088.html

Korona­virus levisi kulo­valkeana Singaporen ahtaissa asuntoloissa: Puolet 300 000 siirto­työläisestä sai tartunnan. Testitulokset kertovat hurjista elintasoeroista, sillä muilla Singaporen asukkailla covid-19:ää on ollut vähän. Helsingin Sanomat. 16.12.2020. https://www.hs.fi/ulkomaat/art-2000007686310.html

WHY YOU SHOULD BE CAUTIOUS WHEN YOU’RE TAKING A BREAK AT WORK. Public Health Insider. 16.12.2020.  https://publichealthinsider.com/2020/12/16/breakroom-transmission/

Tracking covid-19 across the world. Follow the global path of the coronavirus with our interactive guide. The Economist. 16.12.2020. https://www.economist.com/graphic-detail/tracking-covid-19-across-the-world?utm_campaign=coronavirus-special-edition&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=salesforce-marketing-cloud

Hoivakotien tilanne on ”pahentunut selvästi”, sanoo Husin ylilääkäri – Vierailijat ovat paikoin lipsuneet annetuista ohjeista: Helsingissä on syksyn aikana todettu koronatapauksia Husin tietojen mukaan yhteensä 48 eri hoivakodissa ja -laitoksessa. 17.12.2020.  https://www.hs.fi/kaupunki/art-2000007688347.html

Immuniteten mot Covid-19 i Spanien fortfarande låg. Sydkusten.es. 17.12.2020. https://www.sydkusten.es/sk/11/a/30838/immuniteten-mot-covid-19-i-spanien-fortfarande-lag/

Tutkimus: Omien solujen kimppuun hyökkäävät vasta-aineet voivat selittää vakavan ja pitkän koronavirustaudin: Erilaisia autovasta-aineita löytyi suuri joukko koronapotilaiden verestä. Helsingin Sanomat. 17.12.2020. https://www.hs.fi/tiede/art-2000007687439.html

THL:n tutkimus: Vasta-aineet säilyvät koronavirustartunnan saaneilla yli puolen vuoden ajan – havainnot lisäävät optimismia tulevien rokotteiden tehosta: Tähän mennessä tutkimuksessa vasta-aineita on löydetty 91 prosentissa tutkituista vajaasta 900 näytteestä. Helsingin Sanomat. 18.12.2020. https://www.hs.fi/kotimaa/art-2000007691576.html

Comparison of the characteristics, morbidity, and mortality of COVID-19 and seasonal influenza: a nationwide, population-based retrospective cohort study. The Lancet. 17.12.2020. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/S2213-2600(20)30527-0

Fears that new Covid variant is more infectious and harder to contain – BBC News. 18.12.2020. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydD-2aSQIGg

The New York Times paljasti miljardien suhmuroinnin Britannian korona­hankinnoissa: tuottoisia sopimuksia tehneillä yhtiöillä läheiset yhteydet konservatiivi­puolueeseen: Suojavarusteita ja palveluita hankittiin hyvä veli -kaupoilla, sadat yritykset saivat sopimuksia lordi Deightonin salaisen VIP-linjan kautta. Helsingin Sanomat. 18.12.2020. https://www.hs.fi/ulkomaat/art-2000007691056.html

South Africa’s second coronavirus wave is fueled by a new strain, teen ‘rage festivals’. The Washington Post. 18.12.2020. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/africa/south-africa-coronavirus-second-wave/2020/12/18/

SARS-CoV-2 D614G variant exhibits efficient replication ex vivo and transmission in vivo. Science. 18.12.2020. https://science.sciencemag.org/content/370/6523/1464.full

Calling for pan-European commitment for rapid and sustained reduction in SARS-CoV-2 infections. The Lancet. 18.12.2020. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(20)32625-8

Should people take more than one type of COVID-19 vaccine? All these authorizations foretell a world with vaccine choice. Here’s what research says about whether more is better for boosting your immunity. National Geographic. 18.12.2020. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2020/12/should-you-take-more-than-one-type-coronavirus-vaccine-to-boost-immunity/

Shorter quarantines could actually help prevent COVID-19 outbreaks. Two-week quarantines strain mental health and finances. New research shows weeklong restrictions could ease this burden and improve contact tracing.  National Geographic. 18.12.2020.  https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2020/12/shorter-quarantines-could-help-prevent-coronavirus-outbreaks/

A COVID-19 vaccine that prevents both the disease and viral transmission is the aim. Until then, here’s what we need to do. The Conversation. 18.12.2020. https://theconversation.com/a-covid-19-vaccine-that-prevents-both-the-disease-and-viral-transmission-is-the-aim-until-then-heres-what-we-need-to-do-151839

States report confusion as government reduces vaccine shipments, while Pfizer says it has ‘millions’ of unclaimed doses. The Washington Post. 18.12.2020.  https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/12/17/pfizer-vaccine-supply-states/

We asked doctors and researchers for their top face masks that balance comfort and safety. Business Insider. 18.12.2020. https://www.businessinsider.com/doctor-face-mask-recommendations-comfort-protection-2020-12?r=US&IR=T

Rasch niedrige Fallzahlen erreichen. Heise.online. 19.12.2020. https://www.heise.de/tp/features/Rasch-niedrige-Fallzahlen-erreichen-4995940.html

Joukko eturivin tutkijoita sanoo Euroopan epäonnistuneen pandemianhallinnassa ja komentaa valtiot strategiatalkoisiin. Lancet-lehteen kirjoitetun vetoomuksen ovat allekirjoittaneet muun muassa ekologian ja evoluutiobiologian tutkijatohtori Tuomas Aivelo sekä virologi Olli Vapalahti. YLE Uutiset. 19.12.2020. https://yle.fi/uutiset/3-11706934?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsdaily&utm_content=2020-12-19

New science reevaluates risks of indoor dining. Although few clusters have officially been traced to restaurants, research suggests inside eating is not necessarily a safe environment. Boston Globe. 19.12.2020. https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/12/19/metro/superspreader-destinations-what-makes-indoor-dining-during-covid-19-so-risky/

MK LHL testing data showing increasing prevalence of H69/V70 variant in positive test data – which is detected incidentally by the commonly used 3-gene PCR test. 19.12.2020. https://twitter.com/The_Soup_Dragon/status/1340349643809538054

Kaksimiljoonainen Manauksen kaupunki Brasiliassa näyttää, mitä tapahtuu, kun koronavirus pääsee mellastamaan lähes rajoituksetta. Tartunnat jatkuvat, vaikka laumasuojan kynnys ylittyi teoriassa jo kesällä. Helsingin Sanomat. 19.12.2020. https://www.hs.fi/tiede/art-2000007693133.html

Koronaviruksen uusi muunnos ei ole hallinnassa, sanoo Britannian terveys­ministeri – Tämä muuntuneesta viruksesta tiedetään: Uusi virusmuunnos saattaa olla aiempaa tartuttavampi mutta ei ilmeisesti tappavampi. Suomalainen virologian professori toteaa, että virukset muuntuvat jatkuvasti, mutta varotoimien tekeminen on hyvä asia. Helsingin Sanomat. 20.12.2020. https://www.hs.fi/ulkomaat/art-2000007694782.html

THL:n pääjohtaja Tervahauta: THL kokoustaa sunnuntaina eri maiden kanssa Britannian uudesta virusmuunnoksesta, suosituksia mahdollisesti jo illan aikana. 
Eurooppalaiset tartuntatautien asiantuntijat ja virologit kasaavat tiedot kokoon. Helsingin Sanomat. 20.12.2020.  https://www.hs.fi/kotimaa/art-2000007694874.html

Saksalaismedia: Merkel haluaa sulkea koko EU:n Britannialta koronaviruksen uuden muunnoksen takia – Yle: Suomi harkitsee lentokieltoa. HS kokoaa tähän juttuun tärkeimmät uutiset koronaviruksesta maailmalta ja Suomesta.  Helsingin Sanomat. 20.12.2020.  https://www.hs.fi/kotimaa/art-2000007639995.html

Phylogenetic analysis of SARS-CoV-2 clusters in their international context – cluster S.N501. Built with emmahodcroft/ncov_cluster. Maintained by Emma Hodcroft and Richard Neher.. Showing 2219 of 4312 genomes sampled between Jan 2020 and Dec 2020. 20.12.2020.  https://nextstrain.org/groups/neherlab/ncov/S.N501?c=gt-S_501,69&f_country=United%20Kingdom&label=mlabel:20B/C5388A&p=grid

The Coronavirus Is Mutating. What Does That Mean for Us? Officials in Britain and South Africa claim new variants are more easily transmitted. There’s a lot more to the story, scientists say. The New York Times. 20.12.2020.  https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/20/health/coronavirus-britain-variant.html?auth=-google1tap

 

 

Joulukuu 21 – 31

Kiina pääsi eroon koronapiinasta ilman laajaa rokottamista – tässä neljä syytä, miten se on mahdollista. Kiinassa ei ole tullut toista koronavirusaaltoa. Miksi näin, ja toimisivatko samat keinot meillä? Lue vastaukset. YLE Uutiset 21.12.2020. https://yle.fi/uutiset/3-11698068?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsdaily&utm_content=2020-12-21

Investigation of novel SARS-COV-2 variant: Variant of Concern 202012/01. Technical briefing document on novel SARS-COV-2 variant.  Government of the United Kingdom.  21.12.2020. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/investigation-of-novel-sars-cov-2-variant-variant-of-concern-20201201

300 Scientists Reveal how Boris Johnson has Locked Britain into a Cycle of Draconian Lockdowns. 
Nafeez Ahmed reports on a new statement published in the Lancet which explains why the Government’s flawed Coronavirus response is likely to lead to repeated waves of the virus and lockdowns – risking lives and livelihoods. Byline Times. 21.12.2021.  https://bylinetimes.com/2020/12/21/300-scientists-reveal-how-boris-johnson-has-locked-britain-into-a-cycle-of-draconian-lockdowns/

It’s becoming clearer that one main hypothesis that scientists are looking at with B.1.1.7 is whether its advantage could be that it is better at infecting children. There are a TON of caveats, but this is one possibility that is being explored. 21.12.2020. Kai Kupfersmidt. https://twitter.com/kakape/status/1341050330176479232

Calls for national lockdown in England to curb spread of new Covid strain. Scientists say inaction could cost tens of thousands of lives as variant spreads across UK. The Guardian. 21.12.2020. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/dec/21/calls-for-national-lockdown-in-england-to-curb-spread-of-new-covid-strain?

New coronavirus variant: What do we know? James Gallagher. BBC News. 21.12.2020. https://www.bbc.com/news/health-55388846

These breakthroughs will make 2021 better than 2020. The latest on the innovations that will let us go back to normal. GatesNotes – the Blog of Bill Gates. 22.12.2020. https://www.gatesnotes.com/About-Bill-Gates/Year-in-Review-2020?WT.mc_id=00_00_00_share_em 

The Inside Story of How Sweden Botched Its Coronavirus Response. Stockholm denies pursuing herd immunity. But internal emails show Swedish officials were resigned to mass infections all along. Foreign Policy. 22.12.2020. https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/12/22/sweden-coronavirus-covid-response/

Taloustutkijat varoittavat: Ilman ”ennakollista lisäjarrutusta” Suomen koronatilanne voi heikentyä nopeasti.  Arvostetut taloustutkijat selvittivät, mitä tutkimuksissa on opittu koronaviruksesta. Sen perusteella he näkevät tarpeen nopeille lisätoimille Suomessa.  Helsingin Sanomat. 23.12.2020. https://www.hs.fi/talous/art-2000007701919.html

Coronavirus Variant Is Indeed More Transmissible, New Study Suggests. Researchers warn that the British variant is so contagious that new control measures, including closing down schools and universities, may be necessary. The New York Times. 24.12.2020.  https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/23/health/coronavirus-uk-variant.html

Another new coronavirus variant found in Nigeria, says Africa CDC.  Reuters. 24.12.2020. https://in.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-africa-idINKBN28Y1B7

BREATHE EASY LAUNCHES MADE-IN-INDIA KARBON FACE MASK WITH SELF-SANITISING TECHNOLOGY: Karbon claims that the mask is self-sanitising, kills virus and bacteria, is durable, washable and reusable. FirstPost TechNews. 25.12.2020. https://worldaccordingtomatti.blog/wp-admin/post.php?post=733&action=edit

THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS: For Scientists Who Study Virus Transmission, 2020 Was A Watershed Year.  NPR. 26.12.2020. https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/12/26/946901965/for-scientists-who-study-virus-transmission-2020-was-a-watershed-year

Covid, pandemic and lockdown: how 2020 changed the world. Bankok Post. 27.12.2020.  https://www.bangkokpost.com/world/2041955/covid-pandemic-and-lockdown-how-2020-changed-the-world

Politico | Remembering Li Wenliang: the Wuhan doctor who warned the world about coronavirus: In China, Li’s passing triggered public outrage over the government’s suppression of vital information in the early days of the pandemic.  Months after his death, Li is being remembered for what he was like for most of his life: not a global hero, but a lover of fried chicken and TV dramas. South China Morning Post. 27.12.2020.  https://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/3115445/remembering-li-wenliang-wuhan-doctor-who-warned-world-about-coronavirus

COVID-19 cases top 50,000 in S. Korea amid worsening pandemic. Yonhap News. 27.12.2020. https://en.yna.co.kr/view/AEN20201221003300320

Study reveals brain damage of patients with COVID-19.  Study uncovers blood vessel damage and inflammation in COVID-19 patients’ brains but no infection. TechExplorist. 31.1.2020. https://www.techexplorist.com/study-reveals-brain-damage-patients-covid-19/37091/

Which countries have reported new variants of COVID-19? Three new variants of the coronavirus have been detected in recent weeks, spreading to at least 13 countries worldwide. Aljazeera. 31.12.2020.  https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/12/26/which-countries-have-reported-new-variants-of-covid-19

YOUR HEALTH: Frequently Asked Questions. CDC. 31.12.2020. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html#Spread

 

 

2021

Tammikuu 1 – 10 (2021)

Airflows inside passenger cars and implications for airborne disease transmission. Science Advances.1.1.2021.  https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/7/1/eabe0166.full

Montreal: Scientists urge provinces to take action to curb aerosol spread of COVID-19. CBC. 4.1.2021.  https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/experts-ask-provinces-update-health-guidelines-covid-aerosol-airborne-transmission-1.5860809

New York reports first case of new coronavirus variant as U.K. orders third national lockdown. See  also ”Health experts consider delaying second vaccine dose to stretch limited supply to more patients” etc.  The Washington Post. 5.1.2021.  https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/01/04/coronavirus-covid-live-updates-us/

Viral mutations may cause another ‘very, very bad’ COVID-19 wave, scientists warn. Science. 5.1.2021. https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2021/01/viral-mutations-may-cause-another-very-very-bad-covid-19-wave-scientists-warn

Eine Frage der Würde: Die Corona-Krise hat Missstände in Pflegeheimen besonders deutlich gemacht. Wir müssen uns fragen, wie wir in Zukunft mit den Schwächsten und Ältesten umgehen wollen. Frankfurter Allgemenine Zeitung. 5.1.2021.  https://zeitung.faz.net/faz/rhein-main/2021-01-05/eine-frage-der-wuerde/554435.html

Martin Scheinin: Suomi tarvitsee nyt rytminvaihdoksen kilpailussa koronavirusta vastaan. Perustuslakiblogi. 7.1.2021. https://perustuslakiblogi.wordpress.com/2021/01/07/martin-scheinin-suomi-tarvitsee-nyt-rytminvaihdoksen-kilpailussa-koronavirusta-vastaan/

Nyt tarvitaan poikkeusolot mutta ei valmiuslakia – painamalla tartunnat nollaan Suomi voi säästää lukuisia ihmishenkiä. Sisä- ja ulkorajojen yli liikkumista tulisi rajoittaa tiukasti. Helsingin Sanomat. 7.1.2021. https://www.hs.fi/mielipide/art-2000007725020.html

SARS-CoV-2 Transmission From People Without COVID-19 Symptoms. JAMA. 7.1.2021. https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2774707

D-vitamiinia suositellaan nyt monille, mutta voiko se todella suojata covid-19-taudilta? Asian­tuntijat vastaavat neljään kysymykseen D-vitamiinista. D-vitamiinia saa tähän vuodenaikaan kalasta, maidosta, kasvirasvalevitteistä ja ravintolisistä. Perusterveen aikuisenkin kannattaa käyttää D-vitamiinilisää ainakin suositusten verran, vaikka vitamiinin hyödyistä koronavirustautiin ei ole vahvaa näyttöä. 9.1.2021. https://www.hs.fi/hyvinvointi/art-2000007727860.html

 

Tammikuu 11 – 20.

Andamento della mortalità giornaliera (SiSMG) nelle città italiane in relazione all’epidemia di Covid-19 – 1 settembre – 29 dicembre 2020. Ministero della Salute, Nuovo Coronavirus. 11.1.2021.  http://www.salute.gov.it/portale/nuovocoronavirus/dettaglioPubblicazioniNuovoCoronavirus.jsp?lingua=italiano&id=2996

Onko Suomi valmis, jos uusi virusmuunnos leviää? ”Ei ole varmaa tietoa siitä, mitä kannattaa tehdä ja mitä ei”, myöntää THL:n Mika Salminen.  Irlannissa brittimuunnoksen osuus tartunnoista nousi muutamassa viikossa neljännekseen. Helsingin Sanomat 12.1.2021. https://www.hs.fi/paivanlehti/12012021/art-2000007733476.html

Helsinki aikoo järjestää testausta Viron-laivoilla jo loppuviikosta, Turussa vielä selvitellään Ruotsin-laivamatkustajien testausta.  Helsinki-Vantaan lentoasemalla testataan jo lähes kaikki riskimaista tulijat. THL suosittelee, että testaus laajennetaan kaikille raja-asemille, jotta virusmuunnosten leviämistä Suomeen voidaan ehkäistä ja hidastaa. Helsingin Sanomat 12.1.2021.  https://www.hs.fi/kotimaa/art-2000007735419.html

”Rokotteita on tulossa yli kansallisen tarpeen”, ”Suhtaudutaan hyvin naiivisti eurooppalaiseen yhteistyöhön” – näin Marin, Orpo ja Halla-aho sanoivat korona­rokotuksista.  Koronarokotukset puhuttivat IS:n puheen­johtajatentissä maanantaina. Iltasanomat. 12.1.2021. https://www.is.fi/politiikka/art-2000007735421.html

Tutkijat: Italian ensimmäinen korona­potilas sai ehkä tartunnan jo marraskuussa 2019 – hakeutui lääkäriin ihottuman vuoksi. Milanolaisen 25-vuotiaan naisen näytteestä löytyi yllättäen jälkiä koronaviruksesta. Iltasanomat.12.1.2021. https://www.is.fi/tiede/art-2000007735423.html

We’ve got intelligence all wrong – and that’s endangering our future. A narrow focus on IQ to determine success is depriving us of key decision-making smarts, as our faltering response to problems such as covid-19 and climate change shows. New  Scientist. 13.1.2021. https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg24933174-700-weve-got-intelligence-all-wrong-and-thats-endangering-our-future/

Read more: https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg24933174-700-weve-got-intelligence-all-wrong-and-thats-endangering-our-future/#ixzz6jd35Qkhu

Herd immunity by infection is not an option. Science. 15.1.2021. https://science.sciencemag.org/content/371/6526/230#BIBL

Second report on progress. Prepared by the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response for the WHO Executive Board, January 2021. 15.1.2021. https://theindependentpanel.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Independent-Panel_Second-Report-on-Progress_Final-15-Jan-2021.pdf

Three-quarters attack rate of SARS-CoV-2 in the Brazilian Amazon during a largely unmitigated epidemic. Science 15.1.2021.  https://science.sciencemag.org/content/371/6526/288.full

Coronavirus updates: Biden announces $1.9 trillion economic and health-care rescue plan; daily death toll again exceeds 4,000. The Washington Post. 15.1.2021. https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/01/14/coronavirus-covid-updates/

At least 11.1 million people have have received one dose of the vaccine in the U.S.
More than 1.2 million people have been fully vaccinated in states reporting.
30.6 million doses have been distributed. The Washington Post. 15.1.2021. https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/health/covid-vaccine-states-distribution-doses/

More than 387,000 people have died from coronavirus in the U.S. More than 23,256,000 cases have been reported. The Washington Post. 15.1.2021.  https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/national/coronavirus-us-cases-deaths/

Covid Response Was a Global Series of Failures, W.H.O.-Established Panel Says
An interim report is both a bleak recounting of deadly missteps and an early blueprint for repairs: “We have failed in our collective capacity.” the New York Times. 18.1.2021. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/18/world/europe/virus-WHO-report-failures.html

Germany weighs up mandatory FFP2 masks in shops and on transport. Respiratory masks already compulsory in Bavaria over fears of coronavirus mutations. The Guardian. 18.1.2021.  https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jan/18/germany-weighs-up-mandatory-ffp2-masks-in-shops-and-on-transport

The virus death toll in the U.S. has passed 400,000. The New York Times. 19.1.2021.  https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/19/us/coronavirus-deaths-usa-400000.html

Smittspridningen främst mellan bekanta. SPANIEN RIKS Andelen utbrott av Covid-19 inom familjer och mellan vänner har ökat från 60 till 80 procent på knappt en månad. Sydkusten 19.1.2021.  https://www.sydkusten.es/engine.php?sectionId=11&articleId=31147

 

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Jatkuvasti päivittyvät

General information and news. LitCov (jatkuvasti päivittyvä) N.M.2020.   https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/research/coronavirus/docsum?filters=topics.General%20Info

Globaalit ja maakohtaiset koronatilastot (jatkuvasti päivittyvä) N.M.2020.  https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

WHO daily situation reports and corona statistics since 21.1.2020. (jatkuvasti päivittyvä) N.M.2020.   https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/situation-reports

Maps & Trends. Follow global cases and trends. Johns Hopkins coronavirus Resource Center. (jatkuvasti päivittyvä) N.M.2020.  https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/data

Coronavirus Source Data. Hannah Ritchie. The data on the coronavirus pandemic is updated daily.  (jatkuvasti päivittyvä) N.M.2020.    https://ourworldindata.org/coronavirus-source-data

covid-19-data/public/data/owid-covid-data.xlsx. Global GitHub database. (jatkuvasti päivittyvä) N.M.2020.   https://github.com/owid/covid-19-data/blob/master/public/data/owid-covid-data.xlsx

Korean CDC Press Releases. Public Health Weekly Reports (updated weekly) N.M.2020.  https://www.cdc.go.kr/board/board.es?mid=a30501000000&bid=0031&cg_code=C04

Global research on coronavirus disease (COVID-19), WHO Database. (Jatkuvasti päivittyvä). N.M.2020.   https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/global-research-on-novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov

SSRN’s Coronavirus and Infectious Disease Research page provides a curated view into the early-stage research to help researchers, public health authorities, clinicians and the public understand, contain and manage this disease. (Jatkuvasti päivittyvä). N.M.2020.  https://www.ssrn.com/index.cfm/en/coronavirus/

I.Stat il tuo accesso diretto alla statistica italiana.  (Jatkuvasti päivittyvä). N.M.2020.  https://www.istat.it/it/archivio/240401

All you need to Crush covid-19 (Jatkuvasti päivittyvä). N.M.2020.  https://www.endcoronavirus.org/

See how your community is moving around differently due to COVID-19. Community Mobility Reports.  (Jatkuvasti päivittyvä). N.M.2020.  https://www.google.com/covid19/mobility/

Tämä artikkeli käsittelee COVID-19-tautia. Sen aiheuttavaa virusta käsittelee artikkeli SARS-CoV-2 ja viruksen aiheuttamaa pandemiaa käsittelee artikkeli koronaviruspandemia 2019–2020. WIKIPEDIA. (Sisältää lukuisia täältä puuttuvia viitteitä ja linkkejä – Ajoittain päivittyvä). N.M.2020.     https://fi.wikipedia.org/wiki/COVID-19

COVID-19 (Jatkuvasti päivittyvä). N.M.2020.  https://informationisbeautiful.net/visualizations/covid-19-coronavirus-infographic-datapack/#activities

COVID-19: Latest news updates from around the world. Twitter (Jatkuvasti päivittyvä). N.M.2020.  https://twitter.com/i/events/1219057585707315201

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Annals of Internal Medicine. (Jatkuvasti päivittyvä, 139 articles up to 9.7.2020.) N.M.2020.  https://www.acpjournals.org/topic/category/coronavirus

COVID-19 Dashboard by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University (JHU). (Jatkuvasti päivittyvä) N.M.2020.  https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6

Jatkuvasti päivittyvä koronagrafiikkakooste.  N.M.2020. http://pitkaranta.blogspot.com/search/label/koronavirus

Morbidity and Mortalioty Weekly Report (MMWR). CDC. N.M. 2020.  https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/index2020.html

Download data on the weekly subnational 14-day notification rate of new COVID-19 cases. ECDC. Weekly 2020.  https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/publications-data/weekly-subnational-14-day-notification-rate-covid-19

Koronavirusepidemian aikaiset rajoitukset. Valtioneuvosto.  https://valtioneuvosto.fi/tietoa-koronaviruksesta/rajoitukset-ja-suositukset

https://coronavirus-staging.data.gov.uk/

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Daily COVID-19 tests per thousand people: Because not all countries report testing data on a daily basis, daily test figures are not available for some countries in our dataset. https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/full-list-daily-covid-19-tests-per-thousand?time=2020-02-18..latest&country=BEL~DNK~FIN~FRA~GRC~ISL~ITA~NOR~SWE~CHE~GBR

The Atlantic – Covid Tracking Project: https://covidtracking.com/data/charts/us-all-key-metrics

Covid in the U.S.: Latest Map and Case Count. New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/us/coronavirus-us-cases.html

Sonderseite, Coronavirus. Frankfurter Allegemenine Zeitung. https://www.faz.net/aktuell/gesellschaft/gesundheit/coronavirus/

COVID-19: Current cases.  Information about confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand. Ministry of Health. https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus/covid-19-data-and-statistics/covid-19-current-cases

COVID-19 Projections. IHME. https://covid19.healthdata.org/global?view=total-deaths&tab=trend

COVID-19 Information Hub. Astra Zeneca. https://www.astrazeneca.com/covid-19.html

RECOVERY Trial: This national clinical trial aims to identify treatments that may be beneficial for people hospitalised with suspected or confirmed COVID-19.  University of Oxford. https://www.recoverytrial.net/

Covid-19 updates. New Scientist. https://www.newscientist.com/article-topic/covid-19/#top

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