HSC Covid 19 Briefings

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NM and Navajo Nation case reports. NM unemployment assistance. Mount Sinai experience. NYC antibody testing starts. US states reopening. US hospitals closure risk. UK universal weekly testing. Russia holiday spikes. Assessments of double-layered cloth masks. Microwave steam disinfection. N95 reuse. Ophthalmic equipment shields. Phased reopening. Inverse quarantine. Low GI endoscopy transmission. Nursing facility transmission. Predicting per-state cases. Forecasting hospital demand. Ventilator triage policies. CDC/OSHA meat processing. Antivirals and DOACs. Thrombotic ultrasound screening. Thromboembolic complications. CT findings reporting. Nasal cannulas over ventilators. Safe intubation/extubation. Convalescent plasma eligibility. Safe ultrasound. Invasive cardiac electrophysiology. Esophageal oncologic surgery. Mental health COPD. Antibody testing controversy. Combined antibody tests better. Immune response and severity. Abbott testing compared. New IgG test. Clinical trials dashboard. No extra ACEI/ARB risk. HCQ G6PD deficiency risk. High HCQ dose risk. Drug discovery review. Estrogen therapy hypothesis. Tocilizumab Tx proposed. Healthcare worker symptoms. Distinguishing CT features. Kidney tissue invasion. Pathophysiology review. T-cell response severity. Caucasian coagulopathy. CDC updates symptom list.


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 Sources include not only peer-reviewed literature, but also preliminary research manuscripts that have not been peer reviewed along with lay news media reports.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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