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  • Bayisenge et al. describe teaching One Health approaches to medical students at the University of Global Health Equity in Rwanda. Wider implementation of this approach should enable a better response to the health challenges of our changing planet.

    • Ursin Bayisenge
    • Kelsey Ripp
    • Phaedra Henley
    Comment Open Access
  • Nagata, Utsumi, Asaka, Maeda et al. describe a nanobody, TP86, that potently neutralizes both BA.1 and BA.2 Omicron SARS-CoV-2 variants, and, when combined with the TP17 nanobody, broadly neutralizes all SARS-CoV-2 variants. This nanobody cocktail also suppresses weight loss and prolongs survival of SARS-CoV-2 infected human ACE2 transgenic mice.

    • Kayoko Nagata
    • Daichi Utsumi
    • Akifumi Takaori-Kondo
    Article Open Access
  • Li et al. evaluate the immunogenicity and safety of the CoronaVac inactivated COVID-19 vaccine in elderly patients with underlying medical conditions in China. Most patients show comparable neutralizing antibody and SARS-CoV-2-specific T cell responses to healthy controls, and no serious adverse effects are seen.

    • Chunmei Li
    • Hanfang Bi
    • Liang Zhang
    Article Open Access
  • Divard, Raynaud et al. compare artificial intelligence (AI)-based predictions of kidney allograft failure based on electronic health records with those made by transplant physicians of varying levels of experience. The ability of physicians to predict allograft failure is limited, with superior performance seen for the AI system.

    • Gillian Divard
    • Marc Raynaud
    • Alexandre Loupy
    Article Open Access
  • Adam et al. evaluate the impact of biased AI recommendations on emergency decisions made by respondents to mental health crises. They find that descriptive rather than prescriptive recommendations made by the AI decision support system are more likely to lead to unbiased decision-making.

    • Hammaad Adam
    • Aparna Balagopalan
    • Marzyeh Ghassemi
    Article Open Access
  • Doan et al. characterize and assess the stability of film matrix embedded Adeno-Associated Virus 9 (AAV9) vectors during storage and transport at ambient temperatures. High and low viscosity formulations of AAV9 stored at 25 °C maintain titer for 6 months.

    • Trang Nguyen Kieu Doan
    • Matthew D. Le
    • Maria A. Croyle
    Article Open Access
  • Frank, Gassert et al. use dark-field chest X-ray imaging to assess COVID-19-pneumonia. Dark-field imaging has a higher sensitivity for COVID-19-pneumonia than attenuation-based imaging and provides an ultralow dose alternative to computed tomography imaging for that purpose.

    • Manuela Frank
    • Florian T. Gassert
    • Franz Pfeiffer
    Article Open Access
  • Teslya et al. examine the importance of sustained compliance with physical distancing during COVID-19 vaccination rollout. Using mathematical models, the authors find that waning compliance may contribute to increased hospitalisations in initial phases of the rollout and that behavioural interventions would likely help to control transmission.

    • Alexandra Teslya
    • Ganna Rozhnova
    • Mirjam E. Kretzschmar
    Article Open Access
  • Dastidar et al. discuss how recent policy measures, and favourable technological and infrastructural landscapes are bolstering India’s ability to implement virtual care. These developments were accelerated by the need for an alternative model of care during the COVID-19 lockdowns and may provide a bridge to Universal Healthcare in India.

    • Biswanath Ghosh Dastidar
    • Shailesh Suri
    • Anant Jani
    Comment Open Access