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COVID-19 vaccines appear to protect patients' lungs; depression on rise among youth

COVID-19 vaccines appear to protect patients' lungs; depression on rise among youth

8/5/2021 2:35:00 AM

COVID -19 vaccines appear to protect patients' lungs; depression on rise among youth

The following is a roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID -19.

In vaccinated patients with "breakthrough" COVID-19 infections, the disease may not affect the lungs as much as in unvaccinated patients, new data from India suggest. Doctors there studied 205 adults with confirmed COVID-19, more than half under age 50. Among those studied, 14% were fully vaccinated, 15% were partially vaccinated, and the rest were unvaccinated. All had computed tomography (CT) scans of their lungs. Researchers scored each of the five lobes of each lung on a scale ranging from 0 for no virus involvement of the lobe, to 5, which meant more than 75% of the lobe was affected. Out of a possible 25, the average lung CT severity score was 0 in fully vaccinated patients, 4 in partially vaccinated patients, and 11 in the unvaccinated group, according to a report posted on medRxiv on Tuesday ahead of peer review. Study coauthor Dr. Jaimin Trivedi of the University of Louisville in Kentucky said the findings underscore "the fact that vaccination reduces the severity of the COVID-19 disease even though it may not prevent the infection in some patients." (

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)Depression among adolescents, young adults up during pandemicThe number of U.S. adolescents and young adults who screened positive for depression and suicide risk increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, a new study suggests. Researchers examined electronic health records from 68,699 people ages 12 to 21, who received primary care at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. The proportion of youth screening positive for depressive symptoms increased from 5% between June and December 2019 to 6.2% in the same months during 2020. The proportion who screened positive for suicide risk climbed from 6.1% to 7.1% over this same period. "School closures and disruptions of routines, social isolation, concerns about family members' health, financial stresses, political turmoil and high-profile examples of racial injustice may all have played a role," said coauthor Stephanie Mayne of the University of Pennsylvania. The study results may underestimate the problem, her team noted in a report on Wednesday in Pediatrics, because youth with the most severe mental health symptoms might not have sought treatment in primary care. "As children head back to school, some for the first time in a while, it is important that we support our schools, teachers, and guidance counselors as they work to help our students learn and deal with what has been an exceptionally challenging 18 months," said Dr. Stephen Patrick of Vanderbilt University, who was not involved in the study. (

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Covid-19: Scotland to end most Covid rules and cabinet splits over travelFive things you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic this Tuesday evening.

Covid-19: One more Covid-linked death and 1,040 new casesThe total number of Covid-19 vaccines administered in Northern Ireland is now 2,284,540.

Pfizer, Moderna Raise Prices Of Covid-19 Coronavirus Vaccines For European UnionThe EU has now surpassed the U.S. in getting its population vaccinated. But will higher Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine prices derail this progress? Why? It clearly doesn’t protect people from contracting it again. Is that is in the EU, Latinoamerica... ☠️ The mutations will keep coming that benefit Big Pharma and politicians and the sheep will line up over and over for boosters.

Who Can Mandate Covid-19 Vaccination?As the Delta variant complicates return to “normal,” universities, employers and municipal governments take the “soft mandate” route—get vaccinated or face the consequences. Yes they can but has it really gotten to that Cosss

Utah will give KN95 masks to children as the Delta variant fuels Covid-19 hospitalizations nationwideGOP Utah Gov. Spencer Cox said he's fed up with people who can get vaccinated but choose not to. So to help protect kids too young for Covid-19 shots, he said he has 'instructed our teams to provide a KN95 mask for every child that wants one in the state' VAERS Do people not understand numbers? I just don’t get it. If you’re under 15, your chances of dying from the flu are 1 in 155,000. Your chances of dying from COVID are 1 in 1.2 million. Shouldn’t this end the discussion? Can’t make it up. ChrisCuomo opens his show tonight by talking about vaccine hesitancy. Cuomo’s brother, the embattled NY governor, literally said “I don’t trust the FDA” and “I’m not gonna trust the federal governments opinion” on the vaccine.

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