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Influenza vaccination coverage and factors associated with severe laboratory-confirmed influenza-related illness in patients receiving care at a tertiary hospital in Catalonia (Spain) during the 2018–2019 epidemic season

There is no evidence pointing to a strong link between influenza vaccination and severe illnesses. Conclusions: The overall vaccination coverage among influenza-positive patients was 30. 4%. adjusted by underlying disease, severe influenza-related disease was associated with a lack of influenza vaccination before seeking medical attention during the 2018–2019 season [0. 59; p = 0. 009], older age [1. 01], older age [1. 01], current or former smoking status [1. 63 and 2. 03], adjusted by underlying disease. Conclusion: Adjusting by age, smoking status, and underlying disease, a moderate correlation between the influenza vaccine and severe laboratory-confirmed influenza-related disease was discovered in a disease season in which there was similarity between the vaccine and circulating strains was found. According to the health department's annual recommendations, health professionals should recommend seasonal influenza vaccination to prevent suboptimal vaccination coverages.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0260397


Using allocative efficiency analysis to inform health benefits package design for progressing towards Universal Health Coverage: Proof-of-concept studies in countries seeking decision support

Background: Countries are increasingly defining health services as a means of moving toward universal Health Coverage. In three countries, we conducted allocative efficiency studies using the Health Intervention Prioritization tool to calculate the cost and impact of potential HBPs. Local reports were replaced by local data when possible, where local data was substituted by global data when possible. Even highly cost-effective programs in Armenia are not covered without an increase in the current health budget, and optimized spending on UHC treatments could save 26% more disability-adjusted life years. With an estimated 42 percent increase in DALYs averted, mostly at the primary care level, surgical interventions, maternal and child health, and health promotion activities are scaling up in Côte d'Ivoire, increasing under optimized budget with an estimated 32 percent rise in DALYs averted, mostly at the primary care level. Conclusions: HIPtool applications can help with budget planning, HBP design, and primary health care reform. The COVID-19 pandemic increase the need for formal planning of resource allocation to maximize health benefits.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0260247


Assessing the effects of disease-specific programs on health systems: An analysis of the Bangladesh Lymphatic Filariasis Elimination Program’s impacts on health service coverage and catastrophic health expenditure

This report provides a method for assessing the effects of disease-specific interventions on national health services by using tracer indicators. For the entire population, however, utilization of all health services increased from year 2000 to year 2014, but more so for those living in treatment districts. As a result of total household incomes and total non-food spendings calculated as denominators, households in control districts had a reduced risk of catastrophic health expenditures at several thresholds. The Lymphatic Filariasis Elimination Program cannot be said to have improved or worsened the health care system by using established health service coverage rates as success indicators. The Lymphatic Filariasis Elimination Program's activities have been shown to a reduced incidence of catastrophic health expenditures, according to We can also say that there is a positive correlation between the Lymphatic Filariasis Elimination Program's activities and a reduced risk of catastrophic health spending. Author note: Evidence to determine the connections between disease specific services and the health system is ineffective and largely based on opinion, according to author summaries: Author explanation: Evidence to determine the interactions between disease-specific services and the health care system is insufficient and largely based on opinion. The Bangladesh Lymphatic Filariasis Elimination Program, a disease-specific program, has been used to determine the effects of a disease-specific program, the Bangladesh Lymphatic Elimination Program, on the Bangladesh health care system, according to this report. The Composite Coverage Index and the frequency of catastrophic health expenditures are two common tracer measures used to determine the health of a health system. The results of the Lymphatic Filariasis Elimination Program's impact on health service coverage rates did not adversely or positively influence health service coverage rates, according to the program's results, which were determined by the Composite Coverage Index to determine the consequences. We can also point out that there is a positive correlation between the program interventions and a reduced risk of catastrophic health expenditures.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0009894


Influenza vaccination coverage among emergency department personnel is associated with perception of vaccination and side effects, vaccination availability on site and the COVID-19 pandemic

Although influenza vaccination is recommended for health care workers, immunization coverage is low. Respondents who refused to work during an influenza pandemic were more likely to allow layoffs if employees did not arrive to work during an influenza pandemic, and were less likely to agree that employee attendance should be determined by an employee. Vaccinated participants, in comparison to mandatory vaccination policies, were more likely to consider job adjustments in the case of a mandatory vaccination policy. Conclusion: The COVID-19 pandemic may have contributed to a higher incidence of influenza vaccination among ED workers. Vaccination on site and studies focusing on influenza vaccination and its side effects may be the most effective to raise the vaccination coverage among ED employees.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0260213


Coverage evaluation surveys following soil-transmitted helminthiasis and schistosomiasis mass drug administration in Wolaita Zone of Ethiopia—The Geshiyaro project

Introduction: The Geshiyaro project aims to stop transmission of soil-transmitted helminths and schistosomiasis in Ethiopia's Wolaita Zone, as a result of a combination of two campaigns: behavior change engagement for increased water, sanitation, and sanitation services, as well as preventive chemotherapy using albendazole and praziquantel is expected to reach 90% treatment coverage. The resultsant research coverage was comparable to reported administrative coverage, and coverage was compared to published administrative coverage. Results: The survey examined a total of 3,568 households and 18,875 people in the Wolaita Zone, including 13 woredas. Overall, the survey coverage for both ALB and PZQ was 88. 5 percent for both ALB and PZQ. According to ALB and PZQ, reported administrative coverage across all investigated woredas was greater than survey coverage, 92. 7% and 92. 2%, respectively. Conclusion: To reach the desired Geshiyaro project coverage threshold for both data processing and program involvement, programmatic actions will have to be taken during the forthcoming MDA campaign.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0260722


A short plus long-amplicon based sequencing approach improves genomic coverage and variant detection in the SARS-CoV-2 genome

High viral transmission in the COVID-19 pandemic has allowed SARS-CoV2 to obtain new mutations that could alter genome sequencing techniques. Short amplicons in a multiplex-PCR reaction are one of the most commonly used methods for sequencing the SARS-CoV-2 genome. The ARTIC. v3 primer pool, which amplifies short amplicons in a multiplex-PCR reaction, is one of the most commonly used techniques for sequencing the SARS-CoV2 genome. We produced long amplicon primers and evaluated the effect of a short-lived amplicon sequencing strategy in order to extend the genomic coverage and variant detection during these intervals. Sequencing assays were optimized on VR-1986D-ATCC RNA, assay sequencing of nasopharyngeal swab samples from fifteen COVID-19 positive patients was performed. In the positive control and patient samples, the ARTIC results contained 94. 4 percent of the virus genome fraction. We conclude that although the short amplicon assay provides good genomic coverage with high throughput, addition of poorly captured intervals with long amplicon data can greatly raise SARS-CoV-2 genomic coverage and variant determination.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0261014


Anger among Chinese migrants amid COVID-19 discrimination: The role of host news coverage, cultural distance, and national identity

We collected data from Chinese migrants worldwide to see how discrimination at a macro-level was perceived by the Chinese during COVID-19 globally as the early COVID-19 outbreak ignited xenophobia against people of Asian and Chinese origins. More specifically, we investigated whether/how the Chinese migrants were aware of discrimination against their co-nationals during COVID; if so, whether fear became the predominant reaction of these Chinese immigrants toward certain exposure to critical data; how responses of discontent differ among the group of Chinese migrants. We conducted a research that looked at the effects of traditional media exposure to stereotypes on collective resistance, as well as the intergroup study of social psychology, which was mediated by national identity among the Chinese migrants. A similar link between host newspaper coverage and cultural distance on national identity was found in a further examination of cultural distance among the Chinese migrants.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0259866


Setting the agenda in environmental crisis: Relationships between tweets, Google search trends, and newspaper coverage during the California drought

This large number of media and information channels, however, are highly customizable, and infinitely adaptable, requires new theory to consider the implications of social media, "traditional" mass media outlets, and information-seeking services such as search engines. At once global and infinitely customizable, this vast network of media and news channels needs new theory to address the ramifications of interactions among social media, "traditional" mass media outlets, as well as information-seeking applications such as search engines, which include social media. California residents responded to worsening drought conditions on Twitter first, the only media behavior directly triggered by environmental stressors, according to data collected during peak years of the California drought, 2013–2015. Newspaper coverage and Twitter engagement soared with newspaper coverage and tweeting, showing the centrality of search patterns in this cultural crisis.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0259494


Full immunization coverage and associated factors among children aged 12–23 months in Somali Region, Eastern Ethiopia

Despite those efforts to broaden immunization coverage, nearly one fifth of children in developing countries still lack basic vaccines. In the Somali region, Eastern Ethiopia, this report examined complete vaccination and environmental causes in children aged 12 to 23, which is also known as Western Ethiopia. Both maternal recall and vaccination cards were used to determine full-immunization. EpiData3. 1 and SPSSversion. 20 respectively collected and analyzed data. Results: Based on a maternal recall plus vaccination card, 249 of children were completed immunization, while vaccination only by card was 87, based on maternal recall plus vaccination card. Conclusion: Full immunization coverage was found to be poor in comparison to the goals set in the Global Vaccine Action Plan's targets. According to this report, awareness of the cause, behaviour change on vaccination, and increasing use of maternal health services, including delivery services, should be stressed.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0260258


Level of inequality and the role of governance indicators in the coverage of reproductive maternal and child healthcare services: Findings from India

Background: To smoothen the transition toward Sustainable Development Goals, diligent monitoring of inequalities in the coverage of essential reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health care services is absolutely critical. Methods: For the analysis, we used the National Family Health Survey results and the Public Affairs Index, 2016, which was published in 2016. To determine disparities in the distribution of RMNCH coverage, the Slope Index of Inequality and Relative Index of Inequality were used. In addition, we have used Spearman's rank correlation matrix to glean the correlation between governance indicator and coverage indices. Results & Conclusion: Our report indicates that there is an irregular distribution of CCI and Co-Cov coverage among wealth quintiles and state groups. The distribution of RII values for Punjab, Tamil Nadu, and West Bengal remained steady around 1. The Spearman's rank correlation matrix showed a strong and positive correlation between governance indicators and coverage indices, which was not present in the Spearman's rank correlation matrix.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0258244

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