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COVID-19 Feature Articles: Issue 86 December 30

A guide that lists selected articles regarding COVID-19 relevant to SVHA

COVID-19 Feature Articles

This page lists feature articles on COVID-19 relevant to people working at St Vincent's Health Australia.

All articles listed are open access unless stated otherwise.


Why paxlovid is a just-in-time breakthrough. (by Dr Eric Topol)
Ground Truths:2021: December 16 Full text

Early remdesivir to prevent progression to severe Covid-19 in outpatients.
New England Journal of Medicine:2021: December 22 Full text

Tocilizumab or glucocorticoids treatment for patients with SARS-CoV-2 pneumonia: an observational study.
Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases:2021: December 21 Full text

Clinical Practice

Comparative effectiveness of an automated text messaging service for monitoring COVID-19 at Home.
Annals of Internal Medicine:2021: November 16 Full text

Remote Covid Assessment in Primary Care (RECAP) risk prediction tool: derivation and real-world validation studies.
medRxiv:2021: December 25 Full text

A high neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio at ICU admission is associated with nutritional risk in COVID-19 patients.
Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition:2021: December 27 Full text

Long Covid and Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation in acute COVID-19 patients: a Japanese retrospective, observational, multi-institutional survey.
Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation:2021: December 8 Full text

Infection Control

Face mask fit modifications that improve source control performance.
American Journal of Infection Control:2021: December 16 Full text

P2 / N95 filtering facepiece respirators: results of a large-scale quantitative mask fit testing program in Australian healthcare workers. AUS
American Journal of Infection Control:2021: December 29 Full text

Accuracy and ease-of-use of seven point-of-care SARS-CoV-2 antigen-detecting tests: a multi-centre clinical evaluation.
EBioMedicine:2021: December 24 Full text

Public Policy and Epidemiology

Diagnostics for COVID-19: moving from pandemic response to control.
Lancet:2021: December 20 Full text

The incidence of infectious diseases and viruses other than SARS-CoV-2 among hospitalised children in Oslo, Norway during the Covid-19 pandemic 2020-2021.
Journal of Clinical Virology Plus:2021: December 22 Full text

Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on hospital onset bloodstream infections (HOBSI) at a large health system.
American Journal of Infection Control:2021: December 29 Full text


SARS-CoV-2 spike T cell responses induced upon vaccination or infection remain robust against Omicron.
medRxiv:2021: December 28 Full text

Effectiveness of BNT162b2 vaccine against Omicron variant in South Africa.
New England Journal of Medicine:2021: December 29 Full text

mRNA booster immunization elicits potent neutralizing serum activity against the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant.
In Review:2021: December 27 Full text

Omicron-specific cytotoxic T-cell responses are boosted following a third dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine in anti-CD20-treated multiple sclerosis patients.
medRxiv:2021: December 21 Full text

Reduced neutralisation of SARS-CoV-2 omicron B.1.1.529 variant by post-immunisation serum.
Lancet:2021: December 20 Full text

Safety and immunogenicity of seven COVID-19 vaccines as a third dose (booster) following two doses of ChAdOx1 nCov-19 or BNT162b2 in the UK (COV-BOOST): a blinded, multicentre, randomised, controlled, phase 2 trial.
Lancet:2021: December 2 Full text

Safety and immunogenicity of concomitant administration of COVID-19 vaccines (ChAdOx1 or BNT162b2) with seasonal influenza vaccines in adults in the UK (ComFluCOV): a multicentre, randomised, controlled, phase 4 trial.
Lancet:2021: November 11 Full text

COVID-19 vaccination and breakthrough infections in patients with cancer.
Annals of Oncology:2021: December 24 Full text

Two-dose ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine protection against COVID-19 hospital admissions and deaths over time: a retrospective, population-based cohort study in Scotland and Brazil.
Lancet:2021: December 20 Full text

Neutralization of SARS-CoV-2 variants in transplant recipients after two and three doses of mRNA-1273 vaccine.
Annals of Internal Medicine:2021: November 23 Full text

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