HSC Covid 19 Briefings

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Call for all UNMH healthcare workers to wear masks. Navajo Nation curfew. Congress introduces $250B local aid legislation. State cash stimulus for self-employed. Domestic travel curtailment. Measles threat looms as vaccinations paused. UK expanding hospital sites. African Americans worse risk of infection and death. 40k healthcare worker hydroxychloroquine trial. Employment woes for early career US and foreign scientists. Measles threat looms. UK makeshift hospital expansion. African Americans more vulnerable to SARS-CoV-2. Large prophylactic hydroxychloroquine trials for healthcare workers. New CDC and WHO face covering guidelines. UK NICE guidance: Paracetamol, not NSAIDs for managing COVID-19 fever. Large review of current therapies. Diverse new clinical trials. Susceptible vs. non-susceptible animal models. Stem cell therapy. Promising experimental drug. Repurposed pancreatic drug trial.


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 Sources include not only peer-reviewed literature, but also preliminary research manuscripts that have not been peer reviewed along with lay news media reports.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