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COVID-19 Feature Articles: Issue 53 May 6

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.

Clinical Practice

The COVID-19 lab score: an accurate dynamic tool to predict in-hospital outcomes in COVID-19 patients.
Scientific Reports:2021: April 30 Full text

Rehabilitation to enable recovery from COVID-19: a rapid systematic review.
Physiotherapy:2021: 111:4-22 Full text


Acute pulmonary embolism in patients presenting pulmonary deterioration after hospitalization for non‐critical COVID‐19.
Internal Medicine Journal:2021: April 8 Full text

Association of maternal SARS-CoV-2 infection in pregnancy with neonatal outcomes.
JAMA:2021: April 29 Full text

Does COVID-19 cause an increase in spleen dimensions? Possible effects of immune activation, hematopoietic suppression and microthrombosis.
Clinical Imaging:2021: April 28 Full text

Vaccines and Vaccination

Interim findings from first-dose mass COVID-19 vaccination roll-out and COVID-19 hospital admissions in Scotland: a national prospective cohort study. Lancet:2021: April 23 Full text

Covid-19: Infections fell by 65% after first dose of AstraZeneca or Pfizer vaccine, data show.
BMJ:2021: April 23 Full text

Impact and effectiveness of mRNA BNT162b2 vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 infections and COVID-19 cases, hospitalisations, and deaths following a nationwide vaccination campaign in Israel: an observational study using national surveillance data.
Lancet:2021: May 5 Full text

Efficacy of NVX-CoV2373 Covid-19 Vaccine against the B.1.351 Variant.
New England Journal of Medicine:2021: May 5 Full text

Effectiveness of the BNT162b2 Covid-19 Vaccine against the B.1.1.7 and B.1.351 Variants.
New England Journal of Medicine:2021: May 5 Full text

Vaccination Adverse Effects

Association of facial paralysis with mRNA COVID-19 vaccines: a disproportionality analysis using the World Health Organization Pharmacovigilance Database.
JAMA Internal Medicine:2021: April 27 Full text


Genomic epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2 infection during the initial pandemic wave and association with disease severity.
JAMA Network Open:2021: April 26 Full text

SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in adult patients with multiple sclerosis in the Amsterdam MS cohort.
JAMA Neurology:2021: April 30 Full text

Geriatric antibody response to COVID‐19.
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society:2021: May 3 Full text

Public Health

Planning for the next pandemic: reflections on the early phase of the Australian COVID‐19 public health response from the Emergency Department. AUS
Emergency Medicine Australasia:2021: April 30 Full text

Obligations of Australian health services as employers during COVID-19. SVHA
Australian Health Review: May 3 Full text

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