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AI Algorithm Can Detect COVID-19 on Chest X-Rays

Accuracy of 82 percent achieved with DeepCOVID-XR compared with 81 percent for consensus of five thoracic radiologists

Delirium Common in Seniors Presenting to ED With COVID-19

Delirium is the sixth most common presenting symptom/sign; delirium linked to ICU stay and death

Hormonal Contraceptives Linked to Decline in Asthma Exacerbation

Risk reduced with previous and current use of any and combined hormonal contraceptives, not with progestogen-only use

Fauci Calls for Americans to Pull Together, Says ‘Help Is on the Way’

Anthony Fauci, M.D., spoke with HD Live! about the safety and efficacy of a COVID-19 vaccine and doubling down on efforts to stop the surge in cases

ATS Issues Guideline on Home Oxygen Therapy for COPD, ILD

Long-term oxygen therapy strongly recommended for adults with COPD, ILD who have severe chronic resting hypoxemia

CDC Warns That COVID-19 Vaccine Might Spur Transient Sickness

Some volunteers in trials of candidate vaccines have reported flu-like symptoms after immunization

SARS-CoV-2 Infection Rates Generally Low in U.S. Children

Black, Hispanic, Asian children less likely to get tested for SARS-CoV-2, more likely to test positive than White children

BCG Vaccination Linked to Lower SARS-CoV-2 Seroprevalence

Seroprevalence of anti-SARS-CoV-2 IgG lower for health care workers with history of BCG vaccination

Non-COVID-19-Related Deaths Up, Too

Excess deaths seen for specific gender and age groups, with protective effect seen for female children

AHA: Obese Patients More Likely to Be Hospitalized for COVID-19

Risk for in-hospital death, mechanical ventilation higher for obese patients; link between BMI and outcomes strongest for adults ≥50 years