HSC Covid 19 Briefings

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APS virtual graduation. NM Governor update. Free testing for all. NM 2020 census challenges. BCBS $1M COVID-19 donation. NM case count. Most tribes infected. Increased NM Medicaid enrollment. UNM revenue losses. UNM limited operations continue. No dine-in eating yet. Clothing store reopening measures. Aid package. Consumer prices tumble. Public guidance adherence survey. Healthcare resource prediction. Food insecurity. Supply system comparison. Pentagon PPE award. Ensemble mortality model. 4.4% French infections. Asymptomatic spread. Traffic infection correlation. Comorbid COPD/smoking mortality. Airplane transmission contained. CDC COVID-19 statistics. WHO: endemic virus risk. Iceland tracking app impact. WHO: prison management. Quality of life. Containment amongst HCWs. Emotional regulation. Literature overload coping. Exercise and well-being. Information sources. Distress among healthcare students. Expanding pharmacy role. Recommendations on sedation in mechanical ventilation. Long-acting antipsychotics usage. Comorbidities and mortality. Continuing clinical trials. Short interval re-testing. Pharynx gargle samples. BCG vaccination not protective. Plasmapheresis case series. Convalescent plasma safety. Neutralizing antibodies. 40 new trials. Acute kidney injury. Multiorgan and renal tropism. Intestinal cell infections. Cardiovascular disease risk link. Cutaneous manifestations. Underpowered studies.


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 Sources include not only peer-reviewed literature, but also preliminary research manuscripts that have not been peer reviewed along with lay news media reports.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