An Introduction to COVID-19
On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. The impact on the medical community has been huge, not only on the front line of medical care but also for those navigating patient treatment during this unprecedented situation.
The touchINFECTIOUS DISEASES expert faculty have been sharing their experiences and advice during this challenging time through video interviews and short articles.
Dementia and Cognitive Concerns as Risk Factors in People with COVID-19 and HIV
touchREVIEWS in Infectious Diseases. 2023;2(1):Online ahead of journal publication
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recognized that people with HIV are at a greater risk for severe disease and death than those without HIV, when hospitalized with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).1–3 It is also known that individuals with neurological conditions such as dementia are also at a higher risk for severe outcomes with […]
Foreword – touchREVIEWS in Infectious Diseases, Volume 1, Issue 1, 2022
Welcome to the first issue of touchREVIEWS in Infectious Diseases, which aims to publish topical interviews, reviews, editorials, case studies and original research in the field of infectious diseases. The development of antibiotics and vaccines remain among the greatest accomplishments in medical science, and yet infectious diseases are the single major causes of childhood mortality until […]
Ruth Link-Gelles, IDWeek 2022: Efficacy of COVID-19 vaccination in paediatric populations
In this touchINFECTIOUS DISEASES interview, we met with Dr Ruth Link-Gelles (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, GA, USA) to discuss the incidence of COVID-19 in children, vaccine effectiveness against infection and disease severity, and the current status of paediatric COVID-19 vaccines in the United States. Interviews available in this series: Real world […]
Ruth Link-Gelles, IDWeek 2022: Real world effectiveness of paediatric COVID-19 vaccination
COVID-19 typically causes less severe illness and fewer deaths in children and adolescents compared to adults. Nonetheless, children and adolescents remain susceptible to COVID-19 infection and can transmit to others. In this touchINFECTIOUS DISEASES interview, we met with Dr Ruth Link-Gelles (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, GA, USA) to discuss real-world findings of […]
Angus Thomson: Communicating with patients about their vaccinations – Communication methods, support and counteracting disinformation
In this interview, Dr Angus Thomson (Irimi Company, Lyon, France) discusses effective methods for communicating with patients about their vaccinations, how healthcare professionals (HCPs) can help to counteract disinformation, and additional resources for HCPs and patients. Interviews available in this series: Angus Thomson: Barriers to vaccine acceptance in a post-COVID world Angus Thomson: Zero-dose children: […]
Angus Thomson: Addressing vaccine hesitancy, global vaccine uptake, and communication methods
Dr Angus Thomson (Irimi Company, Lyon, France) joins us in a series of video interviews to discuss the global uptake of COVID-19 vaccination, barriers to vaccine acceptance in a post-COVID world, and effective communication methods for healthcare professionals when discussing patient vaccinations. Interviews in this series: Angus Thomson: Barriers to vaccine acceptance in a post-COVID […]
Angus Thomson: Barriers to vaccine acceptance in a post-COVID world
The COVID-19 pandemic exit strategies depend on widespread acceptance of COVID-19 vaccines. In this interview, Dr Angus Thomson (Irimi Company, Lyon, France) discusses the global acceptance and uptake of COVID-19 vaccination, the key determinants of vaccine uptake, barriers, and interventions to improve and overcome these barriers. Interviews available in this series: Angus Thomson: Barriers to […]
Angus Thomson: Zero-dose children – Global COVID-19 impact on routine immunizations
Widespread global disruption in routine childhood immunization has had a global effect, leaving an additional 3.7 million children missing basic vaccinations compared to pre-COVID-19 pandemic numbers.1 As part of a longer interview on vaccine acceptance (available here), Dr Angus Thomson (Irimi Company, Lyon, France) discusses the global uptake of COVID-19 vaccination, the impact the COVID-19 […]
Nisreen Alwan: Diagnosing and treating long COVID
The complexity of the pattern, and the presentation of long COVID, can make diagnosis difficult. In this interview with Prof. Nisreen Alwan (University of Southampton, Southampton UK), a Professor in Public Health and a well-known advocate of the condition, we discuss the issues surrounding diagnosing and treating the condition. Questions: What are the major challenges […]
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