HSC Covid 19 Briefings

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Governor clarifies health orders. NM childhood deaths high. NM workplace investigations. NM case count. Navajo emergency orders. $77M NM testing/tracing. NM convalescent plasma. NM unemployment claims slow. NM food bank challenges. Farmington Mall protest. $3T bill opposition. Lancet FDA revival call. UK Roche antibody testing. Swedish excess mortality. End of Slovenia pandemic. US invest in COVID-19 vaccine. Safe decontamination N95 respirators. Business occupancy load. 10 years of life lost burden. Forecasting models predict deaths. Infection fatality rate 8%. Resilient medical education. Restrictions: human rights law. Guidelines for nursing homes. Managing hematology and oncology patients. Abbott test accuracy. Lab specimen pooling. Sample self-collection. Improving test accuracy. NIH HCQ+azithromycin RCT. Tocilizumab ineffective -- retrospective study. Aerosolized HCQ. 42 new clinical trials. Smoking link. Cardiovascular disease link. Prone positioning. Alcohol withdrawal. Vitamin D lower.


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 Sources include not only peer-reviewed literature, but also preliminary research manuscripts that have not been peer reviewed along with lay news media reports.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