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COVID-19 Updates / 29 May 2020 Edition

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29 May 2020 Edition – COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 Latest Articles, Guidelines, News & Perspectives


Coronavirus Tracked: The Latest Figures



Editorial: Shielding from Covid-19 Should be Stratified by Risk

Study in a Cruise Boat Showed 81% of Patients Infected with Covid-19 were Asymptomatic

42% of Patients with Covid-19 Asymptomatic in Study from China

Opinion: Using Controlled Trials to Resolve Key Unknowns About Policy During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Conducting Clinical Research During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Protecting Scientific Integrity

Perspective: For Seniors, COVID-19 Sets Off A Pandemic Of Despair

Wastewater Testing Gains Traction as a Covid-19 Early Warning System

Opinion: Ethical Guidelines for Deliberately Infecting Volunteers with COVID-19 to Speed Vaccine Development

Ethical Guidelines for COVID-19 Tracing Apps

Observational Study: Many Patients with Covid-19 in the ICU Develop Thromboembolism Despite Routine Prophylaxis

Study: Face Mask Use in Households May Reduce Secondary Transmission of SARS-CoV-2

Small Study Shows No Evidence of Secondary Transmission of COVID-19 from Children Attending School

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28 May 2020 Edition – COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 Latest Articles, Guidelines, News & Perspectives



WHO Interim Guidance: Clinical Management of COVID-19

Remdesivir for Covid-19: A 5-day Course is Similarly Effective as a 10-day course

Systematic Review: Hydroxychloroquine or Chloroquine for Treatment or Prophylaxis of COVID-19

Face Coverings for the Public: Laying Straw Men to Rest, by Trisha Greenhalgh

Perspective: Reducing Transmission of SARS-CoV-2

Perspective: “The Unexpected Side Effect of Covid-19

“After Covid-19, if we dare imagine the day, it will be important to ask who was harmed by delayed and forgone medical care. But the severe financial strains on individuals and public budgets make it just as essential to ask who benefited from avoiding interventions with no salutatory effect.”

Updated CDC Guidance: Evaluation and Management Considerations for Neonates at Risk for COVID-19

Study: No Evidence Blanket ‘Do-not-resuscitate’ Orders for COVID-19 Patients are Necessary

Review of Trials Currently Testing Treatment and Prevention of COVID-19

[Preprint] No Evidence for Increased Transmissibility from Recurrent Mutations in SARS-CoV-2

Herd Immunity: Understanding COVID-19

Assessment of Proficiency of N95 Mask Donning Among the General Public in Singapore

Review: Minimizing SARS-CoV-2 Exposure When Performing Surgical Interventions

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27 May 2020 Edition – COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 Latest Articles, Guidelines, News & Perspectives


WHO: Revealing the Toll of COVID-19 – A Technical Package for Rapid Mortality Surveillance and Epidemic Response

WHO Manifesto for a Healthy Recovery from COVID-19

“Is It Safe for Me to Go to Work?” Risk Stratification for Workers during the Covid-19 Pandemic

CDC Updated Guidance: When You Can be Around Others After You Had or Likely Had COVID-19

“I think or know I had COVID-19, and I had symptoms.”

You can be with others after:

  • 3 days with no fever AND
  • Symptoms improved AND
  • 10 days since symptoms first appeared

Loss of Smell and Taste in 2013 Patients with Mild to Moderate COVID-19

Perspective: Fast and Frugal Innovations in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Just the Facts: What Drugs are Safe and Effective for COVID-19?

“Apart from supportive care, there are no current effective therapeutics for COVID-19”

Perspective: The Totality of the Evidence, by Dr. John Ioannidis

“Given what we know now, it is reasonable to consider alternatives to population-wide lockdown, even as we focus on protecting those most at risk and support health care systems to care for patients who are sick.”

Clinical Guidance: Advanced Pulmonary and Cardiac Support of COVID-19 Patients

Preprinting a Pandemic: The Role of Preprints in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Reasons to Worry Less About the Explosion of Preprints

A Guide to COVID-19: A Global Pandemic Caused by the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2

Meta-analysis: Efficacy and Safety of Convalescent Plasma for Severe COVID-19

(Non-Covid article) Cohort Study: Duration of Prone Position Sessions

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26 May 2020 Edition – COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 Latest Articles, Guidelines, News & Perspectives



Review: COVID-19 and Cardiovascular Disease

SARS-CoV-2 in Pregnancy: A Comprehensive Summary of Current Guidelines

Study Shows Abnormalities in Placentas from COVID-19-positive Pregnant Women

Report: Smart Testing for COVID-19 Virus and Antibodies

Perspective: In Pandemic, Many Seeing Upsides to Telemedicine

Study: Six Feet May Not Be Far Enough to Stop Coronavirus Transmission

Perspective: Here’s What Needs to Happen Before We Can All Get Vaccinated for COVID-19

Study: Androgenetic Alopecia Present in the Majority of Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients

Impact of COVID-19 on Oncology Clinical Trials

Detailed Report into a Nosocomial Outbreak of COVID-19 in a South African Hospital

WHO Pauses Hydroxychloroquine Arm Of COVID-19 Clinical Trial

Opinion: The ‘Just Stay Home’ Message Will Backfire

“We need less extreme and more nuanced recommendations for navigating life during the pandemic.”

COVID-19 Disease and Ophthalmology: An Update

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25 May 2020 Edition – COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 Latest Articles, Guidelines, News & Perspectives



Remdesivir for the Treatment of Covid-19 — Preliminary Report

Hydroxychloroquine and Chloroquine for Covid-19: Large Observational Analysis Finds No Benefit and Possible Harm

Opinion: Why Countries Should Stop Using Anti-malarial Drugs for COVID-19

Promising Early Results with New Vaccine from China in Phase I Trial

Perspective: The World May Be Overestimating the Power of Vaccines

Editorial – SARS-CoV2 Vaccines: Slow is Fast

[Preprint] Meta-Analysis: Susceptibility to and Transmission of COVID-19 Amongst Children and Adolescents Compared with Adults

Study: 10 of 60 Patients Treated for COVID-19 Persisted with Positive RT-PCR Results from 4 to 24 Days After Hospital Discharge

SARS-CoV-2 RNA in Wastewater Anticipated COVID-19 Occurrence in a Low Prevalence Area

Meta-Analysis: Corticosteroids May Reduce Mortality for Patients with COVID-19 and ARDS

Clinical Guidance: Thromboembolism and Anticoagulant Therapy During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Cloth Masks May Prevent Transmission of COVID-19: An Evidence-Based, Risk-Based Approach

Systematic Review: Ventilation Techniques and Risk for Transmission of Coronavirus Disease, Including COVID-19

CDC: The Coronavirus ‘Does Not Spread Easily’ From Contaminated Surfaces

Updated CDC School Reopening Guidelines

Cohort Study: Prognostic Factors Associated with Adverse Outcomes Among Patients with Covid-19

WHO: At Least 80 million Children Under One at Risk of Diseases Such as Diphtheria, Measles and Polio as COVID-19 Disrupts Routine Vaccination Efforts

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22 May 2020 Edition – COVID-19 Latest Articles, Guidelines, News & Perspectives.


Coronavirus Tracked: The Latest Figures



Pulmonary Vascular Endothelialitis, Thrombosis, and Angiogenesis in Covid-19

Choosing Wisely in the COVID-19 Era: Preventing Harm to Healthcare Workers

SARS2-CoV-2 and Stroke in a New York Healthcare System

Opinion: Ten Reasons why Immunity Passports are a Bad Idea

How Coronavirus Lockdowns Stopped Flu in its Tracks

“Reported rates of influenza and other infections have fallen sharply, but some communicable diseases may see a rise.”

15 Drugs Being Tested to Treat COVID-19 and How They Would Work

Which Interventions Work Best in a Pandemic?

Ethics of Controlled Human Infection to Address COVID-19

Open Access: How COVID-19 will Change the Way Research Findings are Shared

[Preprint] Estimating the Number of Deaths that Could Have Been Prevented with Earlier Lockdown Measures

[Preprint] IL6 Inhibition in Critically Ill COVID-19 Patients is Associated with Increased Secondary Infections

Opinion: Revisiting the No Visitors Policy

“I follow the policy, as I must, but neither my heart nor my mind believe that the harm we aim to prevent with current no visitors edicts outweighs the harm we are causing.”

Opinion: Calling Health Care Workers ‘Heroes’ Harms all of Us

Attacks Against Health-care Personnel Must Stop, Especially as the World Fights COVID-19

Study: Lower Nasal Gene Expression of Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme 2 in Children May Help Explain why COVID-19 is Less Prevalent in Children

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21 May 2020 Edition – COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 Latest Articles, Guidelines, News & Perspectives.



SARS-CoV-2 Infection Protects Against Rechallenge in Rhesus Macaques

Olfactory Dysfunction in COVID-19: Diagnosis and Management

Observational Study Suggests Possible Benefit from Early Short Course Corticosteroids in Hospitalized Patients with COVID-19

Editorial: Unconventional Approaches to Mechanical Ventilation Through the COVID-19 Crisis

A Critical Look at A Preprint Inferring the Covid-19 Infection Fatality Rate

COVID-19 in Children: Clinical Approach and Management

Characteristics and Outcomes of Patients Hospitalized for COVID-19 and Cardiac Disease

Cardiovascular Considerations in Treating Patients with COVID-19

Neurologic Complications of COVID-19

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20 May 2020 Edition – COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 Latest Articles, Guidelines, News & Perspectives.




Editorial: Lack of Efficacy of Hydroxychloroquine in Covid-19

[No Publication Available] Covid-19 Patients Testing Positive After Recovery Aren’t Infectious

Why Saliva Tests Could Offer a Better Alternative to Nasal COVID-19 Swabs

Reducing the Risk of Diagnostic Error in the COVID-19 Era

Cohort Study: Outcomes of Critically Ill Adults with COVID-19 in New York City

Study Shows Lower Incidence of Hospitalization for Acute Myocardial Infarction After the Covid-19 Pandemic

Serology for SARS-CoV-2: Apprehensions, Opportunities, and the Path Forward

Why do Some COVID-19 Patients Infect Many Others, Whereas Most Don’t Spread the Virus at All?

[Preprint] The Infection Fatality Rate of COVID-19 Inferred from Seroprevalence Data

Meta-Analysis: ACEI/ARB Use and Risk of Infection or Severity or Mortality of COVID-19

Lack of Cross-neutralization by SARS Patient Sera Towards SARS-CoV-2

Meta-Analysis: Accuracy of Chest CT for detecting COVID-19

Should Azithromycin be Used to Treat COVID-19?

Caring for Critically Ill Adults With Coronavirus Disease 2019 in a PICU

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19 May 2020 Edition – COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 Latest Articles, Guidelines, News & Perspectives.



Management of Acute Kidney Injury in Patients with COVID-19

Meta-Analysis: Psychiatric and Neuropsychiatric Presentations Associated with Severe Coronavirus Infections

Case Series: Acute Heart Failure in Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children

Cross-neutralization of SARS-CoV-2 by a Human Monoclonal SARS-CoV Antibody

Seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2–Specific Antibodies Among Adults in Los Angeles County, California

“…the prevalence of antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 was 4.65%. The estimate implies that approximately 367 000 adults had SARS-CoV-2 antibodies, which is substantially greater than the 8430 cumulative number of confirmed infections in the county on April 10”

Viewpoint: Accelerating COVID-19 Therapeutic Interventions and Vaccines

[No Publication Available] Hamster Research Shows Effectiveness of Masks ‘Huge’ in Covid-19 Battle

Early Data Show Moderna Covid-19 Vaccine Generates Immune Response

Decline in Child Vaccination Coverage During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Infectious SARS-CoV-2 in Feces of Patient with Severe COVID-19

SARS-CoV-2 Transmission from Presymptomatic Meeting Attendee, Germany

Mechanical Ventilation in COVID-19: Interpreting the Current Epidemiology

Infection of Dogs with SARS-CoV-2

COVID-19 Implications for Perioperative and Critical Care Physicians

Cardiac Surgery during the COVID‐19 Pandemic

Resuming Elective Orthopedic Surgery During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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18 May 2020 Edition – COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 Latest Articles, Guidelines, News & Perspectives.



WHO Scientific Brief: Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children and adolescents with COVID-19

WHO Policy Brief: COVID-19 and the Need for Action on Mental Health

New NICE Covid-19 Rapid Guidelines: Chronic Kidney Disease & Interstitial Lung Disease

See also: Complete Collection of NICE Covid-19 Rapid Guidelines

Randomized Trial: No Benefit from Hydroxychloroquine in Patients with Mild to Moderate Covid-19

Clinical Practice: Severe Covid-19:

Hemostasis Disorders in Critically Ill Patients with COVID-19:

Guidance for Tracheostomy in the COVID-19 Era:

More Harm Than Good? The Net Impact of COVID-19 Policies Is What Matters for Health

Clinical and Chest Radiography Features Determine Patient Outcomes In COVID-19

LDH, Lymphocyte Count, and C-reactive Protein can Predict Mortality in Covid-19

Risk factors for SARS-CoV-2 in a Primary Care Network

Risk Factors for SARS-CoV-2 in Patients with Symptoms

Resumption of Sport and Exercise After COVID-19 Infection

Use of Prone Positioning in Nonintubated Patients With COVID-19 and Hypoxemic Acute Respiratory Failure

Quantifying the Impact of Interventions in COVID-19 Pandemic

Wrong but Useful — What Covid-19 Epidemiologic Models Can and Cannot Tell Us

Systematic Review: Risks and Impact of ACE Inhibitors or ARBs on SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Adults

Study: Use of Renin–angiotensin–aldosterone System Inhibitors Does Not Increase the Risk of COVID-19 Requiring Admission to Hospital

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15 May 2020 Edition – COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 Latest Articles, Guidelines, News & Perspectives.



Description of an Outbreak of Severe Kawasaki-like Disease at the Italian Epicenter of the SARS-CoV-2 Epidemic

[Preprint] Early Safety Indicators of COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma in 5,000 Patients

Systematic Review: Plasma from People who Have Recovered from COVID-19 to Treat Individuals with COVID-19

Cochrane Review of Guidelines for Key Questions Relating to the Care of Pregnant Women and Their Babies

Opinion: Masks Help Stop the Spread of Coronavirus

Study: Airborne Lifetime of Small Speech Droplets and their Potential Importance in SARS-CoV-2 Transmission

Preventing a Parallel Pandemic — A National Strategy to Protect Clinicians’ Well-Being

Consensus Document: Surgery During the COVID‐19 Pandemic

ACP Systematic Review: Chloroquine or Hydroxychloroquine Alone or in Combination with Azithromycin for COVID-19

Viewpoint on School Closure During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Summary of International Recommendations in 23 Languages for Patients with Cancer During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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14 May 2020 Edition – COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 Latest Articles, Guidelines, News & Perspectives.



Meta-Analysis: Manifestations and Prognosis of Gastrointestinal and Liver Involvement in COVID-19

New Study Does Not Support the Idea that BCG Vaccination Protects Against COVID-19

Study Commentary: Before/after Study of Short-Course Steroid in COVID-19

Estimating Excess Deaths Associated with the COVID-19 According to Underlying Conditions and Age

Indirect Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Maternal and Child Mortality in Low-income and Middle-income Countries

Virtual Care: New Models of Caring for Our Patients and Workforce

The Potential Impact of COVID-19 on Psychosis

Coronavirus Test Shortages Trigger a New Strategy: Group Screening

Endovascular Therapy for Acute Ischemic Stroke During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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13 May 2020 Edition – COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 Latest Articles, Guidelines, News & Perspectives.



Interpreting a Covid-19 Test Result

Editorial: Waste in Covid-19 Research

New Clinical Risk Score to Predict the Occurrence of Critical Illness in Hospitalized Patients With COVID-19

Study Commentary – Virus Wars: Return of Lopinavir/Ritonavir (along with ribavirin and interferon)

World Report: New Zealand Eliminates COVID-19

Study: A Close Relative of SARS-CoV-2 Found in Bats Offers More Evidence It Evolved Naturally

Gastrointestinal, Hepatobiliary, and Pancreatic Manifestations of COVID-19

Telepsychiatry and the Covid-19 Pandemic

A Pandemic Benefit: The Expansion of Telemedicine

Updated WHO Guidance: Considerations for School-related Public Health Measures in the Context of COVID-19

Allocating Scarce Resources and Triaging Patients during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Hydroxychloroquine in Patients with COVID-19: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

“While initial studies with hydroxychloroquine showed some ray of hope, recent studies that have emerged found either no benefit or a possible harm in COVID-19.”

Remdesivir in COVID-19: A Critical Review of Pharmacology, Pre-clinical and Clinical Studies

“While the first double-blind, randomized-controlled trial (DBRCT) found no significant benefit with remdesivir compared to placebo, preliminary reports from another DBRCT showed a significant faster recovery, without any difference in mortality.”

The FDA has Authorized the use of Remdesivir: But There’s no Good Evidence it Reduces Mortality in Covid-19

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12 May 2020 Edition – COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 Latest Articles, Guidelines, News & Perspectives.


Observational Study: Hydroxychloroquine, Azithromycin, Or Both Not Associated with Lower In-hospital Mortality

Characteristics and Outcomes of Children with COVID-19 Admitted to Pediatric Intensive Care Units

WHO: Considerations for Public Health and Social Measures in the Workplace in the Context of COVID-19

WHO: COVID-19-Related Service Disruptions Could Cause Hundreds of Thousands of Extra Deaths from HIV

AIDS, TB and Malaria Set to Get Deadlier Due To Coronavirus

Abdominal Imaging Findings in COVID-19: Preliminary Observations

Study: Smartphone-based App for Tracking Self-reported Symptoms to Predict Potential COVID-19

Ethics and Governance for Digital Disease Surveillance

Richard Lehman’s Covid-19 Reviews—11 May 2020

In this weekly round-up, Richard Lehman looks at a personal selection of articles of relevance to clinicians dealing with covid-19

COVID-19 and Postinfection Immunity: Limited Evidence, Many Remaining Questions

COVID-19 and Racial/Ethnic Disparities

Which COVID-19 Antivirals Actually Work?

Coagulation Abnormalities and Thrombosis in Patients with COVID-19

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11 May 2020 Edition – COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 Latest Articles, Guidelines, News & Perspectives.



Triple Therapy Antiviral Combination Seems Promising for COVID-19 in Open-label, Randomized, Phase 2 Trial

Perspective: “Do Not Stay at Home: We Are Ready for You”

“We must never lose sight of all the other patients who need our care today. Patients with any symptom indicating an emergency or severe disease must NOT stay at home.”

Perspective: Surfing the Waves of the COVID-19 Pandemic As A Cardiovascular Clinician

Sharp Drop in Stroke Evaluations During COVID-19 Pandemic

Preliminary Study Evaluates Interleukin-1 Blockade for Patients with Severe Covid-19

Guidance Statement: Mechanical Thrombectomy in the Era of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Canadian Study Finds Temperature, Latitude Not Associated with COVID-19 Spread

The Emerging Long-term Complications of Covid-19, Explained

COVID-19 Research in Brief: 2 May to 8 May, 2020

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08 May 2020 Edition – COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 Latest Articles, Guidelines, News & Perspectives.



Large Observational Study Finds Hydroxychloroquine Provides no Benefit in Hospitalized Patients with Covid-19

Treatment of Community-Acquired Pneumonia During the COVID-19 Pandemic

RCEM Position Statement COVID-19: Resetting Emergency Department Care

Modeling Shield Immunity to Reduce COVID-19 Epidemic Spread

[Preprint] Risk Factors for COVID-19 Death in 17 Million Adult NHS Patients

[Preprint] Repeated Seroprevalence of Anti-SARS-CoV-2 IgG Antibodies in a Population-based Sample from Geneva, Switzerland

“New seroprevalence data from Geneva, estimating about 10 infections for every COVID-19 confirmed case. Overall this is consistent with our (and other groups) current rough estimates for the extent of under-reporting in Europe.” (via @AdamJKucharski see Tweet)

COVID-19 in Older People: A Rapid Clinical Review

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07 May 2020 Edition – COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 Latest Articles, Guidelines, News & Perspectives.


IDSA Guidelines on the Diagnosis of COVID-19

IDSA Recommendations: Molecular Testing for Acute Respiratory Tract Infections

Interpreting Diagnostic Tests for SARS-CoV-2

NICE COVID-19 Guideline: Acute Kidney Injury in Hospital

Resource Allocation Strategies and Age‐Related Considerations in the COVID‐19 Era

“Age should never be used as a means for categorically excluding someone from what is ordinarily the standard of care, nor should age “cut-offs” be used in allocation strategies.”

Case Series: Hyperinflammatory Shock in Children During COVID-19 Pandemic

Autopsies Find High Incidence of Venous Thromboembolism in Patients with Covid-19

Observational Study: Anticoagulation Linked to Increased Survival Among Hospitalized Patients with COVID-19

Case Reports: Acute Limb Ischemia in Two Young Patients with COVID-19

Privileges and Immunity Certification During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Confronting the COVID-19 Surgery Crisis: Time for Transformational Change

Epidemiology of and Risk Factors for Coronavirus Infection in Health Care Workers

Study: COVID-19 Detected in France in Late December

Report: The Potential Impact of the COVID-19 Epidemic on HIV, TB and Malaria in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Reducing Risks from Coronavirus Transmission in the Home

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06 May 2020 Edition – COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 Latest Articles, Guidelines, News & Perspectives.



COVID-19: AMA Step-by-step Guide for Physicians Planning to Reopen Medical Practices

New COVID-19 Guidance for Gastroenterologists

Opinion – Can We Discuss Flatten-the-Curve in COVID19? My Eight Assertions

Opinion – Awake Proning for COVID-19

Opinion – Mutant Coronavirus Story Upsets Scientists About Preprint Journalism

Should Schools Reopen? Kids’ Role in Pandemic Still a Mystery

Tests in Recovered Patients Found to be False Positives, Not Reinfections

Meta-Analysis: Psychological Effects of Emerging Virus Outbreaks on Healthcare Workers

Report: Management of Ischemic Stroke in Patients with COVID-19

Systematic Review: Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine as a Treatment for COVID‐19

“Pending further results from more extensive studies with more stringent study parameters, clinicians should defer from routine use of HCQ and CQ.”

Evidence Report: Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 While Presymptomatic or Asymptomatic

Covid-19: Profile of a Killer Virus

Despite Anticoagulation, Patients with Severe SARS-CoV-2 Infection are at Increased Risk of Developing Thrombosis

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05 May 2020 Edition – COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 Latest Articles, Guidelines, News & Perspectives.


COVID-19: Out-of-control Science and Bypassing Science-based Medicine

Randomized Clinical Trials and COVID-19: Managing Expectations

Obesity Could Shift Severe COVID-19 Disease to Younger Ages

Proposal for a COVID-19 Imaging Reporting and Data System (COVID-RADS)

ESMO Guidelines: Cancer Patient Management During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Critical Conversations: Say This, Not That

JAHA White Paper: Current Perspectives on COVID‐19 and Cardiovascular Disease

AHA/ACC Guidance: Safe Reintroduction of Cardiovascular Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Ethical and Legal Challenges of COVID-19 Immunity Certificates

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04 May 2020 Edition – COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 Latest Articles, Guidelines, News & Perspectives.




New NICE Coronavirus Rapid Guidelines

Consensus Document: Restarting Planned Surgery in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Report: The Future of the COVID-19 Pandemic – Lessons Learned from Pandemic Influenza

New Observational Studies Confirm the Safety of Renin–Angiotensin–Aldosterone System Blockers in Patients with Covid-19

Characteristics of 100 Children with Covid-19

Cohort Study: Respiratory Pathophysiology of Mechanically Ventilated Patients with COVID-19

Public Health Measures and the Reproduction Number of SARS-CoV-2

Preprint Study Estimates at 10-11 Years That Each of Those Dying of Covid-19 Have Lost.

Case Series: Characteristics of Ischemic Stroke Associated with COVID-19

Guideline: Treatment of Patients with Nonsevere and Severe Coronavirus Disease 2019

Short Review: Coagulopathy Associated with COVID-19

FDA Issues Emergency Use Authorization for the Use of Remdesivir to Treat COVID-19

Case Series: QT Intervals in Patients with COVID-19 Treated with Hydroxychloroquine Alone or in Combination with Azithromycin

Offline: A Global Health Crisis? No, Something far Worse

Drive-Through Testing for SARS-CoV-2

SARS-CoV-2 Productively Infects Human Gut Enterocytes

Opinion: Pregnant Women Should be Given the Opportunity to be Included in Clinical Trials for COVID-19

“We recommend and urge the scientific community and professional societies that, without clear justification for exclusion, pregnant women should be given the opportunity to be included in clinical trials for COVID-19 based on the concepts of justice, equity, autonomy, and informed consent.”

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01 May 2020 Edition – COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 Latest Articles, Guidelines, News & Perspectives.


CO-RADS – A Categorical CT Assessment Scheme for Patients with Suspected COVID-19

New CDC Guidance: Care for Breastfeeding Women with Covid-19

Classification of the Cutaneous Manifestations of COVID‐19 with 375 Illustrative Cases

Great atlas with the different cutaneous manifestations of Covid-19.

Study Estimates the Impact of Social Distancing and School Closures on the Dynamics of the COVID-19 Outbreak

Preprint Study Suggests Children May Be as Infectious as Adults

Study: Within 19 Days After Symptom Onset, 100% of Patients Test Positive for IGG

New Model to Track Covid-19 Spread

Small Observational Study Suggests Prophylactic LMWH Can Prevent COVID‐19 Disseminated Intravascular Coagulopathy

Treatment Considerations for COVID-19: A Critical Review of the Evidence

Review: COVID-19 and the Cardiovascular System

Cohort Study: Effect of Hydroxychloroquine and Azithromycin on the QT Interval in Patients with Covid-19

Urging Caution on Remdesivir

“While I have enormous respect for the Institutes and their leaders, releasing the preliminary news without sharing the data behind it is highly irresponsible.”

Review: Neurologic Comorbidities and Complications in Patients Hospitalized for COVID-19

COVID-19: ICU Delirium Management

Clinical Determinants for Fatality of 44,672 Patients with COVID-19

We Need to Flatten the ‘Other’ Coronavirus Curve, Our Looming Mental Health Crisis

ACR Guidance for the Management of Patients with Rheumatic Disease During the COVID‐19 Pandemic

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30 April 2020 Edition – COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 Latest Articles, Guidelines, News & Perspectives.



Randomized Trial: Remdesivir Not Beneficial for Adults with Severe COVID-19

[Not Published Yet] NIH Study Shows Remdesivir Accelerates Recovery from Advanced COVID-19

Pooling of Samples for Testing for SARS-CoV-2 in Asymptomatic People

Men with COVID-19 Twice More Likely to Die than Women

Perspective: Covid-19 — A Reminder to Reason

Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest during the Covid-19 Outbreak in Italy

COVID-19 and Its Implications for Thrombosis and Anticoagulation

Science Has an Ugly, Complicated Dark Side. And the Coronavirus Is Bringing It Out

What Is the Infection-Fatality Rate of COVID-19?

Management of an Obstetrical Patient on the Labor and Delivery Unit

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29 April 2020 Edition – COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 Latest Articles, Guidelines, News & Perspectives.



Stroke as a Presenting Feature of Covid-19 in the Young:

Perspective: Pandemic Science Out of Control

“Especially in times of crisis, statistically meaningless, methodologically shoddy, and even fraudulent research can find a receptive audience in desperate patients, credulous doctors, and uninformed journalists.”

Perspective: What Policy Makers Need to Know About COVID-19 Protective Immunity

Case Series: Atypical Presentation of COVID-19 in Young Infants

“In the pandemic context, infants younger than 3 months with isolated fever should be tested for SARS-CoV-2. “

Covid-19: Concerns Grow Over Inflammatory Syndrome Emerging in Children

Case Series: Characterization of Ischemic Cutaneous Lesions Associated with Covid-19

Why Don’t Some Coronavirus Patients Sense their Alarmingly Low Oxygen Levels?

Patients with Cancer More Vulnerable to SARS-COV-2

Lung Pathology of COVID-19: Is AFOP in Play?

How Sweden Has Faced the Virus Without a Lockdown

Inpatient Care of Patients with COVID-19: A Guide for Hospitalists

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28 April 2020 Edition – COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 Latest Articles, Guidelines, News & Perspectives.


IDSA Guidelines on Infection Prevention in Patients with Suspected or Known COVID-19

Report: Diagnosis, Prevention, and Treatment of Thromboembolic Complications in COVID-19

Consensus Statement: Chest Imaging in Pediatric COVID-19 Patient Management

Study: COVID-19 and Risks Posed to Personnel During Endotracheal Intubation

Aerodynamic Analysis of SARS-CoV-2 in Two Wuhan Hospitals

Which Epidemiologist do you Believe? The Debate About Lockdown is Not a Contest Between Good and Evil

“The debate about lockdown is not a contest between good and evil”

Perspective: Scientists Who Express Different Views on Covid-19 Should be Heard, not demonized

Perspective: Pseudoscience and COVID-19 — we’ve had enough already

Covid-19 and Twitter-based Learning for Continuing Medical Education?

Study: Asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 Infection Common Among Residents of a Large Homeless Shelter

“36.0% had PCR test results positive for SARS-CoV-2… Among individuals with PCR test results positive for SARS-CoV-2, cough (7.5%), shortness of breath (1.4%), and fever (0.7%) were all uncommon, and 87.8% were asymptomatic”

Twentieth-Century Lessons for a Modern Coronavirus Pandemic

Mitigating the Wider Health Effects of Covid-19 Pandemic Response

Richard Lehman’s Covid-19 Reviews—27 April 2020

Pandemic Parlance: Public Health Needs new Language for the Coronavirus Pandemic

Covid-19: What do We Know so Far About a Vaccine?

Closely Watched Arthritis Drug Disappoints as a Covid-19 Treatment, Studies Show

Does BCG Vaccination Protect Against Acute Respiratory Infections and COVID-19

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27 April 2020 Edition – COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 Latest Articles, Guidelines, News & Perspectives.


Coronavirus Tracked: The Latest Figures



WHO Scientific Brief: “Immunity passports” in the context of COVID-19

COVID-19 Clinical Trials Registry: A Real-time Dashboard of Clinical Trials for COVID-19

Management of COVID-19 Respiratory Distress:

Asymptomatic Transmission, the Achilles’ Heel of Current Strategies to Control Covid-19:

Clinical Practice: Mild or Moderate Covid-19

Transforming Operating Rooms into ICUs:

Presymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 Infections and Transmission in a Skilled Nursing Facility:

When Should Schools Reopen?

Perspective: Opposing Discriminatory Approaches to the Allocation of Resources During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Other Health System Catastrophes

On Covid-19, a Respected Science Watchdog Raises Eyebrows:

Obesity and Impaired Metabolic Health in Patients with COVID-19:

Practical Recommendations for the Management of Diabetes in Patients with COVID-19:

Preprint Servers: A ‘Rush to Publish’ or ‘Just in Time Delivery’ for Science?

FDA Safety Alert: Risk of Heart Rhythm Problems with the use of Hydroxychloroquine or Chloroquine for COVID-19

Study: The QT Interval in Patients with COVID-19 Treated with Hydroxychloroquine and Azithromycin

Mental Health Status Among Children in Home Confinement During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Outbreak:

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