February 2021

February 27

Gum disease linked to COVID-19 complications
J Clin Periodontol. 2021. DOI: 10.1111/jcpe.13435.

Prediabetes may be linked to worse brain health
Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, 2021; DOI: 10.1111/dom.14321

Study estimated two-thirds of COVID-19 hospitalizations due to four conditions
Journal of the American Heart Association, 2021; DOI: 10.1161/JAHA.120.019259

After spread, travel bans are of limited value in thwarting the spread of COVID-19
Journal of The Royal Society Interface, 2021; 18 (175): 20200875 DOI: 10.1098/rsif.2020.0875

The US accused China of forcing American diplomats to take anal swab test for COVID-19
By Sinead Baker, Insider  February 25, 2021

Vivek Murthy’s multimillion-dollar conflicts are cause for concern
by Binaural Prasad, MD, MPH  www.medpagetoday.com,  February 22, 2021

COVID-19 isolation linked to increased domestic violence
American Behavioral Scientist, 2021; 000276422199282 DOI: 10.1177/0002764221992826

February 20

We’ll have herd immunity by April
By Marty Makary, WSJ Feb. 18, 2021

Symptomatic Covid-19 cases dropped 94% with Pfizer vaccine Israeli data show
By Dov Lieber, WSJ Feb 15

Grothman’s vitamin D resolution
Grothman.house.gov

Florida women dressed as ‘grannies’ to get COVID vaccination
By Becky Sawtelle, Nbc25news.com, February 19th, 2021

Remote learning during Covid is causing children to gain weight
By Kate King,  WSJ  February 14, 2021

10 million counterfeit N95 masks
By Yuka Hayashi, WSJ February 17, 2021

Should we criminalize those who spread misinformation about vaccines?
BMJ February 17, 2021

Lockdown may have boosted well-being for some
By Robby Berman, Medical News Today, February 17, 2021

Bill Gates: Rich nations should move to ‘100 percent synthetic beef’
By Cameron Jenkins, thehill.com February 10, 2019

Joe Biden should declare a food and nutrition war
By Casey Means and Grady Means, thehill.com February 17, 2021

February 13

Pre-COVID subway air polluted from DC to Boston, but New York region’s is the worst
Environmental Health Perspectives, 2021; 129 (2): 027001 DOI: 10.1289/EHP7202

Kellogg agrees to stop marketing sugary cereals as “ healthy”
By Sam Bloch, The Counter, October 24, 2019

New study shows colitis intensified with high sugar diets
Biotics Research

Association between egg consumption and risk of cardiovascular outcomes: A systematic review and meta-analysis
The American Journal of Medicine, Volume 134, Issue 1. January 2021. Pages 78-83. e2

‘Game-changer’ drug for treating obesity cuts body weight by 20 percent
New England Journal of Medicine, February 10, 2021 

Real-world evidence on bariatric surgery and cardiovascular benefits using electronic health record data: A lesson in bias
Diabetes Obes Metab. 2021 Feb 10. DOI: 10.1111/dom.14338. Online ahead of print.

AP-NORC poll: A third of US adults skeptical of COVID shots
By MIKE STOBBE and HANNAH FINGERHUT, Associated Press, February 10, 2021

AstraZeneca says vaccine against new Covid variants may take six months
By Jasper Jolly and Nicola Davis, Guardian News, February 11, 2021

The CDC’s double mask mannequin ‘study’ is lunacy dressed up as science
By Jordan Schachtel, February 10, 2021

The CDC says tight-fit masks or double masking increases protection
By Roni Caryn Rabin and Sheryl Gay Stolberg, New York Times, Feb 10, 2021

Scent detection dogs can identify individuals infected with COVID-19
neurosciencenews.com February 11, 2021

Europes’s oldest person–a 116-year-old French nun-survives COVID-19
February 10, 2021

February 6

Here’s what Tom Brady eats every day, and on game day
By Paul Kita and Temi Adebowale  Men’s Health, January 22, 2021

Leading baby food manufacturers knowingly sold products with high level of toxic metals, a congressional investigation found
By Sandee LaMotte  CNN, February 5, 2021

Autoimmune patients face no higher COVID risk
By Nancy Walsh  Medpage Today, February 3, 2021

Coconut and COVID-19: Philippines DOST-led study reveals virgin coconut oil reduce symptoms in suspected patients
By Guan Yu Lim www.nutraingredients-asia.com, January 27, 2021

Low vitamin K status predicts mortality in a cohort of 138 hospitalized patients with COVID-19
www.medrxiv.org, December 23, 2020

Combined low vitamin D and K status amplifies mortality risk: a prospective study
Eur J Nutr. 2020 Aug 17, DOI: 10.1007/s00394-020-02352-8. Online ahead of print.

Blood omega-3 fatty acids and death from COVID-19: A pilot study
Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes, and Essential Fatty Acids, Volume 166, March 2021, 102250

Robust spike antibody responses and increased reactogenicity in seropositive individuals after a single dose of SARS-Cov-2 mRNA vaccine
www.medrxiv.org,  Posted February 01, 2021

Why are COVID cases plummeting? New infections have fallen 45% in the US and 30% globally in the past 3 weeks…
By Mary Kekatos, www.dailymail.co.uk, February 4, 2021

The ‘Universal Vaccination’ chimera
By Joseph A. Ladapo  WSJ, February 4, 2021

Man wakes up from 11-month coma…
By David Aaro,  foxnews.com

NYC health commissioner tests positive for COVID-19
By Wire and Staff Reports, Fox 5 NY, Associated Press

‘Category 5’ COVID hurricane approaches, experts say
By Carolyn Crist, WebMD, February 1, 2021

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