HSC Covid 19 Briefings

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NM Highlights: Navajo Nation. Reopening guidelines for employers. COVID Updates. Prison cases. Capitol budget faces $100M shortfall. Health Secretary warning to Lea County. APS Budget shortfall. Statewide testing site locations. UNM scientists work to develop vaccine. US Highlights: WHO funding suspended. International Highlights: China déjà vu lockdown. EU resolution adopted for investigation. Epidemiology: Wastewater used to detect outbreaks. Discharged COVID patients not infectious. Healthcare Policy Recommendations: Disability rights consideration. Practice Guidelines: Guidelines on safe extubation and COVID-19 –related rash classification. Testing: Sputum sample better than nasopharyngeal. Drugs, Vaccines, Therapies, Clinical Trials: NIH partners with other agencies. Low-dose HCQ reduces fatality. Hydroxychloroquine no benefit. Moderna’s vaccine criticized. 44 new COVID-19 trials registered. Other science: RAAS inhibitors. Biomarkers for disease severity. Immunosuppression and immunodeficiency link. Virtual clinical exams for students. Postoperative mortality. Improved quarry environment.


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 Sources include not only peer-reviewed literature, but also preliminary research manuscripts that have not been peer reviewed along with lay news media reports.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