HSC Covid 19 Briefings

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NM cases. Gallup shutdown extended. Gallup hospital crisis. NM assisted living testing. University student financial relief. FDA fraudulent products. Trump/Pence test negative. India displaced repatriated. Use facemasks. Facemasks cause skin damage. PPE protocol. Michigan reopens. Illegal drug prices up. Failing masks from China. Distribution of remdesivir. CDC PPE video. Low German R0. Stay-at-home lowers Rt. Detention facility epidemiology. Saliva transmission. Healthcare informatics shortcomings. Resource allocation ethics. Uninsured drug discounts. Safer food delivery. Bat coronavirus grant axed. Dispelling common misinformation. Recommendations on managing cardiac arrest, cardiac electrotherapy and electrophysiology, hematologic malignancy, ophthalmologic screening and procedures, the use of ACEIs and ARBs. Post-COVID-19 rehabilitation. Hearing problems in children. Resuming orthopedic surgeries. NM prison testing. Qatar 0.07% mortality. Testing manufacturer nontransparency. Understanding RT-PCR vs. ELISA. Influenza infection control surrogate. 24 FDA drugs in vitro activity. NEJM hydroxychloroquine observational study. Monoclonal antibody in vitro. Lysosomal SARS-CoV-2 insights. Chloropromazine inhibits replication. Avoid HCQ in schizophrenia. Alkaloid/terpenoid protease inhibitors. Virus vaccine engineering. GSK otilimab trial. 38 new clinical trials. Virus persistence times. Outcomes for sickle cell and cancer patients. High risk thrombosis. Olfactory dysfunction. Pneumonia vs ARDS. Adapting sacubitril/valsartan. Blood thinners. Mouse study sheds light.


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 Sources include not only peer-reviewed literature, but also preliminary research manuscripts that have not been peer reviewed along with lay news media reports.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