DPLA: DPLA releases The Covid Archive as free ebook

DPLA: DPLA releases The Covid Archive as free ebook. “Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is pleased to announce the publication of a free ebook, The Covid Archive: A finding aid to government documents related to the Covid19 Pandemic. The Covid Archive is a digital finding aid for the digital archive of government documents related to the response of U.S. federal and state governments to the Covid 19 pandemic. The finding aid provides an index to more than 3,000 government documents related to the pandemic response that were identified by the Covid Tracking Project and digitally preserved by DPLA.”

Reuters: North Korea’s Kim orders military to stabilise supply of COVID drugs

Reuters: North Korea’s Kim orders military to stabilise supply of COVID drugs. “Leader Kim Jong Un has ordered North Korea’s military to stabilise distribution of COVID-19 medicine in the capital, Pyongyang, in the battle on the country’s first confirmed outbreak of the disease, state media said. Last week brought the North’s first acknowledgment of an ‘explosive’ outbreak, with experts warning it could devastate a country with limited medical supplies and no vaccine programme.”

New York Times: Emergent Hid Evidence of Covid Vaccine Problems at Plant, Report Says

New York Times: Emergent Hid Evidence of Covid Vaccine Problems at Plant, Report Says. ” Emergent BioSolutions, a longtime government contractor hired to produce hundreds of millions of coronavirus vaccine doses, hid evidence of quality control problems from Food and Drug Administration inspectors in February 2021 — six weeks before it alerted federal officials that 15 million doses had been contaminated. The disclosure came in a report released Tuesday by House Democrats, who said that all told, nearly 400 million doses of coronavirus vaccine manufactured by Emergent had to be destroyed ‘due to poor quality control.’”

University of Washington: Model finds COVID-19 deaths among elderly may be due to genetic limit on cell division

University of Washington: Model finds COVID-19 deaths among elderly may be due to genetic limit on cell division. “Your immune system’s ability to combat COVID-19, like any infection, largely depends on its ability to replicate the immune cells effective at destroying the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes the disease. These cloned immune cells cannot be infinitely created, and a key hypothesis of a new University of Washington study is that the body’s ability to create these cloned cells falls off significantly in old age.”

Drexel News: Autistic Adults Report High Rates of COVID-19 Vaccination

Drexel News: Autistic Adults Report High Rates of COVID-19 Vaccination. “Researchers found 78.3% of survey respondents reported that they had received or intended to get a COVID-19 vaccine, with 55.4% reporting that they had received at least one dose. In comparison, 42% of overall adults in Pennsylvania received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine as of April 2, 2021, which was the median response date for the survey sample.”

Nearly 1 million COVID-19 deaths: A look at the US numbers (Associated Press)

Associated Press: Nearly 1 million COVID-19 deaths: A look at the US numbers. “The pandemic has generated gigabytes of data that make clear which U.S. groups have been hit the hardest. More than 700,000 people 65 and older died. Men died at higher rates than women. White people made up most of the deaths overall, yet an unequal burden fell on Black, Hispanic and Native American people considering the younger average age of minority communities. Racial gaps narrowed between surges then widened again with each new wave.”

Globe and Mail: Nearly 15 million died in first two years of COVID-19 pandemic, new WHO study finds

Globe and Mail: Nearly 15 million died in first two years of COVID-19 pandemic, new WHO study finds. “The first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic has killed nearly 15 million people around the world, a new detailed estimate from the World Health Organization has found. The latest estimate, focusing on direct and indirect mortality caused by the pandemic, is nearly triple the official count of 5.4 million deaths in the same period. Global deaths since January were not included in the study.”

Click On Detroit: New tool helps Michigan residents find COVID treatments, therapeutics

Click on Detroit: New tool helps Michigan residents find COVID treatments, therapeutics. “MDHHS launched a new tool for Michigan residents and health care providers to help locate COVID-19 treatments across the state. Users may search to find sites and locations that have therapeutic options available including monoclonal antibodies, oral antivirals and Evusheld, a preventative treatment for those who are moderately to severely immunocompromised. The site provides phone numbers, operating hours and information about which therapeutics are available.”

San Francisco Chronicle: The next COVID surge may hit San Francisco’s wealthy neighborhoods the hardest. Here’s why

San Francisco Chronicle: The next COVID surge may hit San Francisco’s wealthy neighborhoods the hardest. Here’s why. “As COVID-19 case rates once more begin to climb in San Francisco, wealthy neighborhoods are seeing higher case rates than less-wealthy ones — a rare occurrence in a pandemic that has most deeply impacted lower-income people of color. But unlike the omicron wave last December, which started in wealthy neighborhoods and then quickly migrated to lower-income ones, public health experts say there’s a chance this latest wave could be the first to hit wealthy people harder — thanks both to pandemic fatigue within the demographic, and its relatively lower rates of natural immunity from prior infections.”