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COVID-19 Feature Articles: Issue 64 July 22

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.


Effect of oral azithromycin vs placebo on COVID-19 symptoms in outpatients with SARS-CoV-2 infection: a randomized clinical trial.
JAMA:2021: July 16 Full text

Clinical Practice

Symptoms, symptom relief and support in COVID-19 patients dying in hospitals during the first pandemic wave.
BMC Palliative Care:2021: July 1 Full text

COVID-19 had no impact on emergency urological admissions at an Australian tertiary hospital. AUS
ANZ Journal of Surgery:2021: July 20 Full text


Pulmonary embolism in patients with COVID-19: incidence, risk factors, clinical characteristics, and outcome.
European Heart Journal:2021: July 13
Full text

Covid-19 and risk of venous thromboembolism in ethnically diverse populations.
Chest:2021: July 19 
Full text

Hypercoagulability and thrombosis in COVID-19: a modifiable cause for mortality?
European Heart Journal:2021: July 13 Full text


Risks of covid-19 hospital admission and death for people with learning disability: population based cohort study using the OpenSAFELY platform.
BMJ:2021:374:n1592 Full text

Characteristics of nursing homes associated with COVID-19 outbreaks and mortality among residents in Victoria, Australia. AUS
Australasian Journal on Ageing:2021: July 19 Full text

Infection Control

Treatment with dry hydrogen peroxide accelerates the decay of severe acute syndrome coronavirus-2 on non-porous hard surfaces.
American Journal of Infection Control:2021: July 15 Full text

Viral load of SARS-CoV-2 in respiratory aerosols emitted by COVID-19 patients while breathing, talking, and singing.
MedRxiv:2021: July 19 Full text


Household transmission of SARS-CoV-2 from children and adolescents.
New England Journal of Medicine:2021: July 21 Full text

Vaccines and Vaccine Efficacy

Durable humoral and cellular immune responses 8 months after Ad26.COV2.S vaccination.
New England Journal of Medicine:2021: July 14 Full text

Spike-antibody waning after second dose of BNT162b2 or ChAdOx1.
Lancet Infectious Diseases:2021: July 15 Full text

Effectiveness of Covid-19 vaccines against the B.1.617.2 (Delta) variant.
New England Journal of Medicine:2021: July 21 Full text

SARS-CoV-2 vaccine effectiveness in a high-risk national population in a real-world setting.
Annals of Internal Medicine:2021: July 20 Full text

Vaccination Policy

Medico-legal considerations of mandatory COVID-19 vaccination for high risk workers. SVHA
Medical Journal of Australia:2021:251(1):22-24 Full text

Psychosocial Factors

COVID-19 as a context in suicide: early insights from Victoria, Australia. SVHA
Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health:2021: July 11 Full text

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