HSC Covid 19 Briefings
 

Document Type

Brief

Publication Date

4-16-2020

Abstract

Executive Summary:

Daily NM recap. Public Catholic masses resume. Chaplains stand down. Food delivered to tribal communities. Governors order face coverings use. Campfires restricted. NY hospitalizations fall. Nursing home probe in NJ. GOP call WHO Chief resignation. Africa cases up 51% and deaths up 60%. Sub-Saharan Africa prediction. Resurgence in Japan. UK conditions to reopen. France deaths up. UNMH protests over PPE. Med center financial stress. Hospitals bailout insufficient. 55% US healthcare worker cases hospital spread. Cruise ship transmission. Essential contact tracing. JAMA editors discuss policy. Guideline updates: treatment, emergency dep, ophthalmology, cath lab, telemedicine, liver disease, caregiver, health care facilities, FEMA, homeless services. Calcium channel blocker reduces fatality. Interferon lambda treatment. No benefit for lopinavir/ritonavir or arbidol in RCT. Donate plasma. Mixed results for antivirals on clearance. 37 new trials. Population-scale testing proposed. New rapid assay. Serology + RT-PCR needed. Hemoglobin monitoring. Co-infection of SARS-CoV-2. Urine glucose and proteinuria predict severity. Use damp cloth covers.

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Disclaimer: The UNM Global Health COVID-19 Briefing is provided as a public service. Sources include not only peer-reviewed literature, but also preliminary research manuscripts that have not been peer reviewed along with lay news media reports. The peer-review process often results in manuscript improvement, with corrections made for errors and unsubstantiated conclusions being corrected. Furthermore, many headlines and summaries in the briefing are written by student volunteers and others who may lack subject matter expertise in this rapidly evolving field. As such, the headlines and summaries should not be regarded as conclusive. Instead, readers are encouraged to use the briefing to identify areas of interest and then use the embedded links to read and critically evaluate the primary sources.

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