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Critical Care Medicine ; 50:122-122, 2022.
Article in English | Academic Search Complete | ID: covidwho-1598105


After securing airway with tracheostomy 6.0, throat examination revealed purulent yellow grey membrane in the throat and tonsils for which throat swabs culture was sent which later came positive for I Corynebacterium diphtheria i and child was shifted to PICU for further management. There is an emergent need esp in the LMIC for highlighting the importance of primary immunization in children at government level esp for the preventable diseases like diphtheria and other preventable communicable diseases. B Introduction: b SARS-CoV-2 (COVID 19) is responsible for more than 176 million infections and over 3.8 million deaths worldwide, with a wide range of clinical spectrum, including mild, moderate, and severe which vary from patient to patient. [Extracted from the article] Copyright of Critical Care Medicine is the property of Lippincott Williams & Wilkins and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full . (Copyright applies to all s.)

Vaccines (Basel) ; 9(7)2021 Jul 01.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1295945


The current study aims to assess the beliefs of the general public in Pakistan towards conspiracy theories, acceptance, willingness to pay, and preference for the COVID-19 vaccine. A cross-sectional study was conducted through an online self-administered questionnaire during January 2021. The Chi-square test or Fisher exact test was utilized for statistical data analysis. A total of 2158 respondents completed the questionnaire, among them 1192 (55.2%) were male with 23.87 (SD: ±6.23) years as mean age. The conspiracy beliefs circulating regarding the COVID-19 vaccine were believed by 9.3% to 28.4% of the study participants. Among them, 1040 (48.2%) agreed to vaccinate on its availability while 934 (43.3%) reported the Chinese vaccine as their preference. The conspiracy beliefs of the participants were significantly associated with acceptance of the COVID-19 vaccine. The existence of conspiracy beliefs and low vaccine acceptance among the general population is a serious threat to successful COVID-19 vaccination.