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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

 


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

29 May, 2020 | 03:17h | UTC

Routine Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis May Be Inadequate in the Hypercoagulable State of Severe Coronavirus Disease 2019 – Critical Care Medicine

 


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

 


[Abstract Only] Meta-Analysis: Postoperative Continuation of Antibiotic Prophylaxis Does Not Reduce the Incidence of Surgical Site Infections

29 May, 2020 | 03:09h | UTC

Effect of postoperative continuation of antibiotic prophylaxis on the incidence of surgical site infection: a systematic review and meta-analysis – The Lancet Infectious Diseases

 


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

 


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

28 May, 2020 | 10:00h | UTC

Remdesivir for 5 or 10 Days in Patients with Severe Covid-19 – New England Journal of 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

 


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

28 May, 2020 | 09:48h | UTC

Review of trials currently testing treatment and prevention of COVID-19 – Clinical Microbiology and Infection

 


[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: 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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“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”