HSC Covid 19 Briefings

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NM Highlights: Governor’s update. NM case count. Governor’s response to republicans. Western Sky Community donation. Santa Feans using face coverings. NM Medicaid enrollment. NM colleges fall reopening. Rio Rancho partial reopening. NM Tourism Department cooking recipes. ABQ Meals on Wheels feeding more. US Highlights: Mexico influx California hospitals. Arkansas church outbreak. International Highlights: Estonia immunity passport rollout. South Korea school reopenings. Economics, Workforce, Supply Chain, PPE Highlights: Hydrogel patches for pressure injuries. Resuscitation with PPE. Journal of wound care PPE guidelines. Food supply chain protections. Epidemiology Highlights: Higher rates in Black communities. Superspreaders may explain propagation patterns. “Back-projection” used for analysis. Healthcare Policy Recommendations: Systems analysis of pandemic management is performed. Policy recommendations based on a nationwide psychological China survey. Practice Guidelines: COPD management FAQ and patient support resources. Testing: CRISPR rapid test. Fast and simple single tube assay. Drugs, Vaccines, Therapies, Clinical Trials: Protective immunity in macaques. DNA vaccine. Lopinavir and Ritonavir pharmacokinetics. 32 new trials. Other science: ACEI/ARB and disease severity. Cold plasma. Survey call for clinicians.



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 Sources include not only peer-reviewed literature, but also preliminary research manuscripts that have not been peer reviewed along with lay news media reports.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