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COVID -19
Cherrie, M., Clemens, T., Colandrea, C., Feng, Z., Webb, D., Weller, R. and Dibben, C. (2021), Ultraviolet A Radiation and COVID‐19 Deaths in the USA with replication studies in England and Italy. Br J Dermatol. Accepted Author Manuscript. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjd.20093 Abstract Background Understanding factors impacting deaths from COVID‐19 is of the highest priority. Seasonal variation in environmental...
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Photo by Martin Sanchez on Unsplash Post updated 26th of March 2021: The Council of ICASA has resolved to review the ICT COVID-19 National Disaster Regulations and extend the temporary radio frequency spectrum assignments issued to licensees for another two months (from 1 April 2021 to 31 May 2021). https://icasa.org.za/news/2021/icasa-extends-temporary-radio-frequency-spectrum-assignments-for-licensees 20th March 2021 South Africa declared a...
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Putative contributions of circadian clock and sleep in the context of SARS-CoV-2 infection Miguel Meira eCruz, Masaaki Miyazawa, David Gozal European Respiratory Journal Jan 2020, 2001023;  DOI: 10.1183/13993003.01023-2020 Circadian deregulation and poor or insufficient sleep may facilitate COVID19 infection and severity SARS coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the etiologic agent of the pandemic coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), is a newly found member of the Coronaviridae...
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Fatima Y, Bucks RS, Mamun AA, Skinner I, Rosenzweig I, Leschziner G, Skinner TC. Shift work is associated with increased risk of COVID-19: Findings from the UK Biobank cohort. J Sleep Res. 2021 Mar 8:e13326. doi: 10.1111/jsr.13326. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33686714. Abstract Despite the strong evidence on circadian rhythm disruption in shift workers...
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Wang J, Li Y, Musch DC, et al. Progression of Myopia in School-Aged Children After COVID-19 Home Confinement. JAMA Ophthalmol. Published online January 14, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2020.6239 Key Points Question  Is home confinement due to coronavirus disease 2019 associated with the burden of myopia? Findings  In this cross-sectional study that included 194 904 photoscreening tests conducted in 123 535 children, a substantial...
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4th October 2020 Photo by Martin Sanchez on Unsplash   In April 2020 ICASA made available International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT) spectrum in the 700 MHz, 800 MHz, 2300 MHz, 2600 MHz and 3500 MHz bands for temporary assignment for the duration of the National State Disaster. This was supposed to help operators meet the spike in demand due...
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Silva ESME, Ono BHVS, Souza JC. Sleep and immunity in times of COVID-19. Rev Assoc Med Bras (1992). 2020 Sep 21;66Suppl 2(Suppl 2):143-147. doi: 10.1590/1806-9282.66.S2.143. PMID: 32965373. SUMMARY BACKGROUND Analyze how the COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic and its social restriction measures affect sleep quality and the immunological system. METHODS An integrative bibliographical review was carried out...
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Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/09/03/coronavirus-sleep-insomnia/ Excerpt: As if the novel coronavirus has not already wrought devastation aplenty on the world, physicians and researchers are seeing signs it is doing deep damage to people’s sleep. “Coronasomnia,” as some experts now call it, could prove to have profound public-health ramifications — creating a massive new population of chronic insomniacs grappling...
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Hanno Labuschagne, 1 August 2020 The National Department of Health’s use of the COVIDConnect platform as a contact tracing solution is a misguided attempt to make its previously failed contact tracing more palatable. This is according to Associate Professor Co-Pierre Georg of the University of Cape Town, a fintech expert who is part of the...
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https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1011134420303419?via%3Dihub Abstract The recent outbreak of COVID-19, which continues to ravage communities with high death tolls and untold psychosocial and catastrophic economic consequences, is a vivid reminder of nature’s capacity to defy contemporary healthcare. The pandemic calls for rapid mobilization of every potential clinical tool, including phototherapy—one of the most effective treatments used to reduce...
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