Sorina Vasile

Sorina Vasile
University of Bucharest | Unibuc · Interdisciplinary School for Doctoral Studies

Bachelor of Medicine

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We investigated the negative relationship between mortality and COVID-19 vaccination at ecological level, which has been established through clinical trials and other investigations at the individual level. We conducted an exploratory, correlational, country-level analysis of open data centralized by Our World in Data concerning the cumulative COVI...
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Objectives We estimate patterns of covariation between COVID-19 and measles vaccination rates and a set of widely used indicators of human, social, and economic capital across 146 countries. Study Design We conduct exploratory analyses of social patterns that uphold vaccination success for COVID-19 and measles. Methods We use publicly available d...
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We estimate patterns of covariation between COVID-19 vaccination rates and a set of widely used indicators of human, social, and economic capital across 146 countries in July 2021 and February 2022. About 70% of the variability in COVID-19 vaccination rates worldwide can be explained by differences in the Human Development Index (HDI) and, specific...
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Background: Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 SARS- Cov2 has taken the world by surprise. Among the first promising repurposing agents proposed for treatment and prophylaxis, 2 antimalarial agents came into limelight: chloroquine and its less toxic derivative, hydroxychloroquine (HCQ). Intense research and public debates have followe...
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Background: We discuss homeopathy's placebo effect as the result of a distributed therapeutic agency involving humans, objects, and texts. Homeopathy has been involved in controversies for centuries, and the dispute whether it is therapy or quackery is as lively as ever. Still, homeopathy has retained significant popularity and acceptance within t...
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Poate știți, poate nu știți povestea uimitoare a lui Oscillococcinum, remediul homeopat care devine popular în farmaciile românești odată cu sosirea sezonului de răceli și gripe și care la noi a avut vânzări de peste 6 milioane de euro anul trecut [1]. Poate știți, poate nu știți istoria homeopatiei și cum diferă remediile homeopate de suplimentele...
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The past decades have seen the IT revolution impact the medical field, with numerous solutions for permanent monitoring, automated measurements and decision making support systems. Most of the current work focuses on life-critical or long-term monitoring solutions. However, we still need to invest more effort into the automation of classical tests....
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The past decades brought substantial improvements in quality of life, average life expectancy, and medical solutions to previously incurable illness. However, little progress has been made in healing or improving quality of life for cognitively impaired patients (Alzheimer, Lewy body dementia, vascular dementia, front temporal dementia, Parkinson's...
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Medication reminder solutions have become a matter of concern in health-care research, as advancements in treatments and medication may be offset by patients' low compliance to medication schedule. In this context, an efficient reminder system should empower patients to accurately follow the prescribed medication program. In order to achieve this,...
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Despite numerous available devices and applications for to-do-lists and alarms, none of them manage to fulfill the role of an efficient medication enforcement system. As medical emergency and even accidental deaths are caused by wrong medication administration are constantly on the rise, there is a growing need for effective medication enforcement...

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We study science-skeptical beliefs by examining how contrarian discourses appear legitimate to the public, through their ambivalent relationships with science and dominant narratives. We identify consolidation and innovation in legitimacy tactics across climate-skeptical and vaccine-skeptical discourses.