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

29 May, 2020 | 03:34h | UTC

Shielding from covid-19 should be stratified by risk – The BMJ

 


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

29 May, 2020 | 03:31h | UTC

COVID-19: in the footsteps of Ernest Shackleton – Thorax

Commentaries: New Paper Finds Startling Number Of Asymptomatic Covid-19 Carriers – Forbes AND Asymptomatic COVID-19 cases may be more common than suspected – NBC News AND Cruise ship study hints at many ‘silent’ COVID-19 infections – The BMJ

 


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

29 May, 2020 | 03:29h | UTC

Comparison of Clinical Characteristics of Patients with Asymptomatic vs Symptomatic Coronavirus Disease 2019 in Wuhan, China – JAMA Network Open

Commentaries: 40% of COVID-19 patients may be asymptomatic as disease progresses – UPI AND How Common Are Asymptomatic Cases of COVID-19? – U.S News

 


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

29 May, 2020 | 03:27h | UTC

Using Controlled Trials to Resolve Key Unknowns About Policy During the COVID-19 Pandemic – JAMA

 


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

29 May, 2020 | 03:26h | UTC

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

 


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

29 May, 2020 | 03:23h | UTC

For Seniors, COVID-19 Sets Off A Pandemic Of Despair – Kaiser Health News

 


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

29 May, 2020 | 03:22h | UTC

Wastewater testing gains traction as a Covid-19 early warning system – STAT

Related: SARS-CoV-2 RNA in wastewater anticipated COVID-19 occurrence in a low prevalence area – Water Research AND New Research Examines Wastewater to Detect Community Spread of Covid-19

 


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

29 May, 2020 | 03:19h | UTC

Ethical guidelines for deliberately infecting volunteers with COVID-19 – Journal of Medical Ethics

Commentary: COVID-19 vaccine development: New guidelines for ethical approach to infecting trial volunteers – University of Warwick

Related: Challenge trials can speed development of a Covid-19 vaccine. Planning for them needs to start now – STAT AND AstraZeneca says it may consider exposing vaccine trial participants to virus – Reuters

 


Ethical Guidelines for COVID-19 Tracing Apps

29 May, 2020 | 03:18h | UTC

Ethical guidelines for COVID-19 tracing apps – Nature

 


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

29 May, 2020 | 03:15h | UTC

Reduction of secondary transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in households by face mask use, disinfection and social distancing: a cohort study in Beijing, China – The BMJ Global Health

Commentaries: Wearing face masks at home might help ward off COVID-19 spread among family members – BMJ AND Expert reaction to study looking at face masks in the home – Science Media Centre

 


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

29 May, 2020 | 03:14h | UTC

No evidence of secondary transmission of COVID-19 from children attending school in Ireland, 2020 – Eurosurveillance

 


WHO Interim Guidance: Clinical Management of COVID-19

28 May, 2020 | 10:02h | UTC

Clinical management of COVID-19 – World Health Organization

 


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

28 May, 2020 | 09:59h | UTC

Hydroxychloroquine or Chloroquine for Treatment or Prophylaxis of COVID-19: A Living Systematic Review – Annals of Internal Medicine

 


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

28 May, 2020 | 09:57h | UTC

Face coverings for the public: Laying straw men to rest – Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice

Related: Face coverings for the lay public: an alternative view – CEBM Oxford AND Cloth Masks May Prevent Transmission of COVID-19: An Evidence-Based, Risk-Based Approach – Annals of Internal Medicine

 

 


Perspective: Reducing Transmission of SARS-CoV-2

28 May, 2020 | 09:55h | UTC

Reducing transmission of SARS-CoV-2 – Science

 


Perspective: “The Unexpected Side Effect of Covid-19″

28 May, 2020 | 09:53h | UTC

The unexpected side effect of Covid-19 – CNN

“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.”

 


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

28 May, 2020 | 09:47h | UTC

No evidence for increased transmissibility from recurrent mutations in SARS-CoV-2 – bioRxiv

Commentary: Expert reaction to preprint looking at mutations of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, finding no evidence for increased transmissibility – Science Media Centre

 


Herd Immunity: Understanding COVID-19

28 May, 2020 | 09:45h | UTC

Herd Immunity: Understanding COVID-19 – Immunity

 


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

28 May, 2020 | 09:44h | UTC

Assessment of Proficiency of N95 Mask Donning Among the General Public in Singapore – JAMA Network Open

Commentaries: People Are Still Terrible at Correctly Using Medical-Grade Face Masks And Respirators – Science Alert AND Study Casts Doubt on N95 Masks for the Public – MedPage Today (free registration required)

 


WHO: Countries Failing to Stop Harmful Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes

28 May, 2020 | 09:38h | UTC

Countries failing to stop harmful marketing of breast-milk substitutes, warn WHO and UNICEF – World Health Organization

Original Report: Marketing of breast milk substitutes: national implementation of the international code, status report 2020 – World Health Organization

 


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

27 May, 2020 | 02:48h | UTC

Revealing the toll of COVID-19: A technical package for rapid mortality surveillance and epidemic response – World Health Organization

 

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WHO Manifesto for a Healthy Recovery from COVID-19

27 May, 2020 | 02:47h | UTC

WHO Manifesto for a healthy recovery from COVID-19 – World Health Organization

 


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

27 May, 2020 | 02:39h | UTC

“Is It Safe for Me to Go to Work?” Risk Stratification for Workers during the Covid-19 Pandemic – New England Journal of Medicine

 


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

27 May, 2020 | 02:37h | UTC

When You Can be Around Others After You Had or Likely Had COVID-19 – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

“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”

 


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

27 May, 2020 | 02:33h | UTC

Fast and frugal innovations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic – Nature Medicine

 

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