Perception of government performance during COVID-19 not linked to death rate.
People living in the United States are more likely to report that their government handled the COVID-19 pandemic ‘well’ than any other G7 nation despite having the highest death rate, according to a new report from the Global Listening Project.
WHO Information Network for Epidemics update on COVID-19
Latest information about circulation, impact and what is needed to prevent infections, severe disease, post-COVID-19 condition and deaths.
Is it bad, is it good, or is IgG4 just misunderstood?
Repeated doses of mRNA vaccines for COVID-19 result in increased proportions of anti-spike antibodies of the IgG4 subclass.
Vaccination coverage in the EU/EEA during autumn 2023 campaigns
Nearly 20 million people aged 60 years and above received COVID-19 vaccines during the autumn/winter campaign in the EU/EEA, according to a new report from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).
Omicron BA.2 breakthrough infection elicits CD8+ T cell responses recognizing the spike of later Omicron subvariants
Recent studies have suggested that memory T cells play a critical role in protecting individuals immunized with SARS-CoV-2 vaccines against variants
Long COVID: major findings, mechanisms and recommendations
Long COVID is an often debilitating illness that occurs in at least 10% of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infections.
Real-World Effectiveness of BNT162b2 Against Infection and Severe Diseases in Children and Adolescents
The efficacy of the BNT162b2 vaccine in pediatrics was assessed by randomised trials before the Omicron variant’s emergence.
Public health action needed to mitigate the impact of respiratory pathogens for 2023-24 winter season in Europe
In an epidemiological update, the ECDC urges EU/EEA Member States to strengthen vaccination campaigns and prepare for the possible need to increase emergency department and ICU capacity
Long-term outcomes following hospital admission for COVID-19 versus seasonal influenza: a cohort study
Previous comparative analyses of people admitted to hospital for COVID-19 versus influenza evaluated the risk of death, hospital readmission, and a narrow set of health outcomes up to 6 months following infection.
Hyperglycemia and glucose variability are associated with worse survival in mechanically ventilated COVID-19 patients: the prospective Maastricht Intensive Care Covid Cohort
Among 232 mechanically ventilated COVID-19 patients, 21.1% had known diabetes mellitus, whereas 16.9% in wave 2 had unknown diabetes mellitus.
Policy & Recommendations
Flash Report: Third meeting of the Public Health Expert Group (PHEG)
Chaired by DG SANTE, EU Member States agreed on prioritising for 2024-2026: health promotion & prevention of non-communicable diseases; healthy longevity/lifelong prevention; vaccine-preventable diseases & vaccination; and long COVID, amongst others.
Excess mortality in England post COVID-19 pandemic: implications for secondary prevention