Oncology & Cancer

The backlog in mammograms during the COVID-19 pandemic

At its onset, the COVID-19 pandemic severely disrupted medical care, as millions of elective procedures were postponed or canceled. While the volume of many procedures rebounded by the end of July 2020, the disruption caused ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Thailand scrambles to contain outbreak, secure vaccines

For much of 2020, Thailand had the coronavirus under control. After a strict nationwide lockdown in April and May, the number of new local infections dropped to zero, where they remained for the next six months.

Vaccination

This is how the new COVID-19 vaccine works

"What is new about this vaccine is that it works using genetic code," says Research Scientist Sven Even Borgos at SINTEF. "This means that the vaccine instructs the body to make small and accurately selected components of ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Odds and evens: a strategy for safely exiting lockdown 2

As the Danish physicist Niels Bohr once warned, it is difficult to make predictions, especially about the future. This warning is particularly true when it comes to the epidemiology of COVID-19. In the past week, we have ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Yangon under strain as Myanmar coronavirus cases surge

Myanmar's biggest city Yangon has rapidly built new quarantine centres as it scrambles to contain the commercial hub's first significant coronavirus outbreak, with overworked medical staff fearing thousands more cases to ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Czechs struggling with record Covid-19 spike

The Czech Republic is struggling to stem a massive spike in coronavirus infections after clocking a record daily rate of infection on par with neighbouring Germany, which has a population that is eight times larger.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

TB cases and deaths predicted to spike due to COVID-19

The global COVID-19 pandemic could significantly increase the global burden of tuberculosis (TB) due to disruptions to health services, and delays to diagnosis and treatment, according to new estimates published in the European ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Questions over virus models that prompted lockdowns

When the novel coronavirus began to circulate globally at the beginning of March, scientists turned to statistical models to predict the severity of the pandemic. The news was stark.

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