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Meta-analysis: Saliva vs. nasopharyngeal swabs equally sensitive for Covid-19 diagnosis

14 Jan, 2021 | 02:13h | UTC

The Sensitivity and Costs of Testing for SARS-CoV-2 Infection With Saliva Versus Nasopharyngeal Swabs: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis – Annals of Internal Medicine

Commentary: Saliva, Nasopharyngeal Samples Equally Sensitive for SARS-CoV-2 – Physician’s Weekly

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


An evidence review of face masks against COVID-19

13 Jan, 2021 | 02:26h | UTC

An evidence review of face masks against COVID-19 – Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

 

Commentary on Twitter

https://mobile.twitter.com/jeremyphoward/status/1348771993949151232

 


Masks and face coverings for the lay public: A narrative update

13 Jan, 2021 | 02:23h | UTC

Masks and Face Coverings for the Lay Public: A Narrative Update – Annals of Internal Medicine

Related: Update Alert 4: Masks for Prevention of Respiratory Virus Infections, Including SARS-CoV-2, in Health Care and Community Settings – Annals of Internal Medicine

 

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CDC Study: Reducing quarantine to fewer than 14 days might be easier to comply with but carries some risk of spreading the virus

12 Jan, 2021 | 02:03h | UTC

Implications of Shortened Quarantine Among Household Contacts of Index Patients with Confirmed SARS-CoV-2 Infection — Tennessee and Wisconsin, April–September 2020 – CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

Commentaries: Shorter Quarantines Can Eliminate Most Contagion. Is Most Enough? New Data – Brief19 AND Some Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 Occurs After Seven, 10 Days – Physician’s Wekly

Related (guideline and commentary): Why the CDC changed its Covid-19 quarantine guidelines

 

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CDC Study: Among young, healthy athletes exposed to Covid-19, the probability of receiving positive test results after day 10 of quarantine is low (less than 5%)

12 Jan, 2021 | 02:01h | UTC

Time from Start of Quarantine to SARS-CoV-2 Positive Test Among Quarantined College and University Athletes — 17 States, June–October 2020 – CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

 

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Long Covid: 6-month consequences of COVID-19 in patients discharged from hospital

10 Jan, 2021 | 20:43h | UTC

6-month consequences of COVID-19 in patients discharged from hospital: a cohort study – The Lancet

Commentaries: Most patients hospitalized for Covid-19 still have symptoms six months later, China study finds AND Long-term follow-up of recovered patients with COVID-19 – The Lancet

 

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[Preprint] Characterizing Long COVID in an International Cohort: 7 Months of Symptoms and Their Impact

10 Jan, 2021 | 20:41h | UTC

Characterizing Long COVID in an International Cohort: 7 Months of Symptoms and Their Impact – medRxiv

Related: Explanations for ‘long Covid’ remain elusive. For now, believing patients and treating symptoms is the best doctors can do – STAT AND Long COVID: who is at risk? – The Conversation

 

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NICE Guideline: Managing the long-term effects of COVID-19

18 Dec, 2020 | 10:27h | UTC

COVID-19 rapid guideline: managing the long-term effects of COVID-19 – National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

Commentary: NICE, RCGP and SIGN publish guideline on managing the long-term effects of COVID-19 – National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

 


Survey: Around 1 in 5 COVID-19 patients exhibit symptoms for a period of 5 weeks or longer; Around 1 in 10 COVID-19 patients exhibit symptoms for a period of 12 weeks or longer

18 Dec, 2020 | 09:49h | UTC

The prevalence of long COVID symptoms and COVID-19 complications – Office of National Statistics

 

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Survey study: Sleep-related impairment among doctors linked to increased clinically significant medical errors

17 Dec, 2020 | 08:53h | UTC

Assessment of Physician Sleep and Wellness, Burnout, and Clinically Significant Medical Errors – JAMA Network Open

Commentaries: Lack of sleep tied to physician burnout, medical errors – MedicalXpress AND Poor Physician Sleep Associated with More Medical Errors – NEJM Journal Watch

 

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Study: Filtration efficiency of face masks used by the public during the COVID-19 pandemic are, in many cases, nearly equivalent to or better than their non-N95 respirator medical mask counterparts

17 Dec, 2020 | 08:43h | UTC

Evaluation of Cloth Masks and Modified Procedure Masks as Personal Protective Equipment for the Public During the COVID-19 Pandemic – JAMA Internal Medicine

Editorial: Filtration Efficiency of Face Masks Used by the Public During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Commentary: Researchers Rank Various Mask Protection, Modifications Against COVID-19 – University of North Carolina School of Medicine

 

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Systematic review: Infection and mortality of healthcare workers worldwide from COVID-19

17 Dec, 2020 | 08:40h | UTC

Infection and mortality of healthcare workers worldwide from COVID-19: a systematic review – BMJ Global Health

 

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Healthcare workers 7 times as likely to have severe COVID-19 as other workers

11 Dec, 2020 | 09:29h | UTC

Occupation and risk of severe COVID-19: prospective cohort study of 120 075 UK Biobank participants – Occupational & Environmental Medicine

Commentary: Healthcare workers 7 times as likely to have severe COVID-19 as other workers – BMJ

 

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CDC releases new ventilation guidelines for indoor environments to reduce Covid-19 risk

9 Dec, 2020 | 08:23h | UTC

CDC Releases New Ventilation Guidelines For Indoor Environments To Reduce Covid-19 Risk – Forbes

CDC Guideline: Ventilation

Related podcast: Air Handling Standards for Increasing the Safety of Indoor Spaces During the COVID-19 Pandemic – JAMA

 


If exposed to Covid-19, how long before you have symptoms? Median incubation is 5.1 days, and 97.5% of those who develop symptoms do so within 11.5 days of being exposed to the virus

8 Dec, 2020 | 08:06h | UTC

If Exposed To Covid-19 Coronavirus, How Long Before You Have Symptoms – Forbes

 


New CDC Guidance with 10 public health strategies to address high levels of community transmission of SARS-Cov-2, including universal use of face masks

7 Dec, 2020 | 01:10h | UTC

Summary of Guidance for Public Health Strategies to Address High Levels of Community Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and Related Deaths, December 2020 – CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

Commentaries: Masks are critical to stopping coronavirus spread, even at home, CDC says – CNN AND CDC recommends ‘universal’ use of face masks to prevent COVID-19 spread – UPI

 

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Study in Germany comparing regions with vs. without mask mandates concluded that 20 d after becoming mandatory, face masks reduced new Covid-19 infections by around 45%

7 Dec, 2020 | 00:46h | UTC

Face masks considerably reduce COVID-19 cases in Germany – Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

 


New WHO Guidance on masks for the public and health workers in the context of COVID-19

4 Dec, 2020 | 08:24h | UTC

Mask use in the context of COVID-19 – World Health Organization

Commentaries: WHO fine-tunes advice on COVID masks for public, health workers – Reuters AND WHO updates mask advice, recommending they be worn in indoor, poorly ventilated areas – CBC

 

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Why the CDC changed its Covid-19 quarantine guidelines

4 Dec, 2020 | 08:18h | UTC

Why the CDC changed its Covid-19 quarantine guidelines – Vox

CDC Guideline: Duration of Isolation and Precautions for Adults with COVID-19 – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 


CDC to shorten COVID-19 quarantine to 10 days, 7 with test

3 Dec, 2020 | 08:40h | UTC

CDC to shorten COVID-19 quarantine to 10 days, 7 with test – Associated Press

Commentary: CDC Shortens Its COVID-19 Quarantine Recommendations – NPR

 


CDC panel moves health workers, nursing home residents to front of COVID vaccine line

2 Dec, 2020 | 07:26h | UTC

CDC panel moves health workers, nursing home residents to front of COVID vaccine line – CIDRAP

See also: Health workers, long-term care facilities should get Covid-19 vaccine first, CDC advisory panel says – STAT

 


One in five covid-19 patients are diagnosed with a mental illness within three months

2 Dec, 2020 | 07:24h | UTC

One in five covid-19 patients are diagnosed with a mental illness within three months – MIT Technology Review

Original study: Bidirectional associations between COVID-19 and psychiatric disorder: retrospective cohort studies of 62 354 COVID-19 cases in the USA – The Lancet Psychiatry

 

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Systematic review: Outdoor transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and other respiratory viruses. “The odds of indoor transmission was very high compared to outdoors (18.7 times)”

2 Dec, 2020 | 07:19h | UTC

Outdoor Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and Other Respiratory Viruses, a Systematic Review – The Journal of Infectious Diseases

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Long Covid: Comprehensive health assessment three months after recovery from acute COVID-19 revealed problems in several health domains in a substantial number of patients

27 Nov, 2020 | 08:33h | UTC

Comprehensive health assessment three months after recovery from acute COVID-19 – Clinical Infectious Diseases

 


CDC may shorten how long you quarantine if you are exposed to Covid-19 coronavirus

26 Nov, 2020 | 09:06h | UTC

CDC May Shorten How Long You Quarantine If You Are Exposed To Covid-19 Coronavirus – Forbes

 


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