HSC Covid 19 Briefings

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NM Highlights: NM case counts. Governor press conference slides. More businesses to open. Roswell early retirement incentives. UNM COVID-19 STEM research. US Highlights: Michigan flooding. Earlier lockdown decreases deaths. Racial divide in nursing homes. Speeding fatalities on open roads. International: UV bot cleaner. Swedish serological study. Economics: N95 respirators supply optimization. Japanese personal protective measures implementation. Ventilator needs prediction algorithm Epidemiology: Additional high-risk occupations. Social distancing strategies effective. Location-based service data useful. Healthcare Policy: Toolkit for opening businesses. Health policy research agenda. Face mask policies vary. Practice: Recommendations are given on brachytherapy, Dental practice, ECT for elderly with depression. Hospital communication services and telehealth is discussed for deaf and hard of hearing population. Testing: CRISPR-based virus detection. Drugs: Repurposed herb trial. COVID-19 quality. Other Science: Oral vs fecal viral shedding. Dementia risk factor. Lung autopsies. News skewed toward mortality. Virus genomic landscape. Olfactory dysfunction risk factors. Predictive biomarker meta-analysis. ECMO treatment outcomes.


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 Sources include not only peer-reviewed literature, but also preliminary research manuscripts that have not been peer reviewed along with lay news media reports.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