HSC Covid 19 Briefings

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Cumulatively: 624 coronavirus cases and 12 deaths in New Mexico. State to receive $1B in federal relief. Animals can be infected with coronavirus – individuals with COVID-19 should minimize contact with pets. CDC recommends everyone wear cloth face coverings in public, releases guidelines for pharmacies, and updates guidance on N95 respirator conservation. Repeat COVID-19 testing may be required for accurate incidence estimates. FDA-approved antiparasitic drug, Ivermectin, may kill the virus within 48 hours. Hydroxychloroquine evidence remains inconclusive. New drug targets identified for SARS-CoV-2.


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 Sources include not only peer-reviewed literature, but also preliminary research manuscripts that have not been peer reviewed along with lay news media reports.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