Despite a few rich countries doing well, global COVID-19 cases are the highest they've ever been, 2021.04.26,
South African variant can 'break through' Pfizer vaccine, Israeli study says, 2021.04.11,
Biden administration lacks a system for tracking Covid at the southern border, 2021.03.19,
Boris Johnson faces explosive claims of Covid-19 complacency which led to 'more deaths', 2021.03.16,
The Associated Press ,
U.S., allies feud over vaccine supply, 2021.03.13,
Matthew Rozsa, Salon,
China eradicated COVID-19 within months. Why won't America learn from them? 2021.03.01,
Mexico to file complaint at UN over vaccine distribution, 2021.02.16,
WHO authorizes AstraZeneca's COVID vaccine for emergency use, 2021.02.16,
Andrew G Letizia, Yongchao Ge, etc.,
SARS-CoV-2 seropositivity and subsequent infection risk in healthy young adults: a prospective cohort study, 2021.04.15,
This study shows that seropositive young adults had about one-fifth the risk of subsequent infection compared with seronegative individuals. Although antibodies induced by initial infection are largely protective, they do not guarantee effective SARS-CoV-2 neutralisation activity or immunity against subsequent infection. These findings might be relevant for optimisation of mass vaccination strategies.
Cristina Menni, Kerstin Klaser, etc.,
Vaccine side-effects and SARS-CoV-2 infection after vaccination in users of the COVID Symptom Study app in the UK: a prospective observational study, 2021.04.27,
This study finds that systemic and local side-effects after BNT162b2 and ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccination occur at frequencies lower than reported in phase 3 trials. Both vaccines decrease the risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection after 12 days.
Stacy A Gherardi,
COVID-19 and the Limits of Educationalizing Social Problems, 2021.04.16,
The author points outs that the response to student needs that stem from the inadequate and inequitable sociopolitical environment outside of schools has persistently been among the central challenges facing U.S. public education historically and will be more so as the U.S. recover from the pandemic. The author notes that this response is nearly impossible to address within the education system alone and schools are 'ill-equipped for such a mission'.
‘Covid-19 has caused a dramatic change to prison life’. Analysing the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on the pains of imprisonment in the Scottish Prison Estate, 2021.04.19,
This paper provides insights into the impact of COVID-19 in the Scottish Prison Estate.
Trenton M White, Lucinda Cash-Gibson, etc.,
COVID-SCORE Spain: Public perceptions of key government COVID-19 control measures, 2021.04.19,
This study finds that public perception of the government’s pandemic response in Spain varied by socio-demographic and individual variables, particularly by reported trust in the government. Fostering public trust during health threats may improve perception of response efforts. Future efforts should tailor interventions that consider gender, education level, and whether people have been affected by COVID-19.
Beijing Interest Group on Global Health and Global Governance