HSC Covid 19 Briefings

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NM Highlights: NM hospitals meet benchmarks. NM case count. Reopening healthcare updated guidelines. Mescalero declares emergency. Stalled capital funds for budget. Emergency spending under scrutiny. BCBS special healthcare enrollment period. NM SC guidance for CYFD. Mass gatherings impossible very soon. NM mayors divided on Gov’s communication. No 4th July event in Roswell. Life span of COVID-19 on surfaces. US Highlights: US curbs travel from Brazil. International Highlights: Anti-science sentiment. Japan ends lockdown. Chilean healthcare limited. Economics, Workforce, Supply Chain, PPE Highlights: Negative effects of masks. False sense of security. Epidemiology Highlights: Uncontrolled COVID-19 spread. Dutch children play minor role. Infection low in Iceland children. Children do not infect teachers. Super spreader businesses and COVID-19. Flu cases down. Hospital-based outbreak. Healthcare Policy Recommendations: Using behavioral economics to mitigate COVID-19 spread. Review of the best virtual meeting practices. Practice Guidelines: Recommendations are provided on resumption of radiology care and management of vascular/interventional radiology departments. Testing: Two meta-analyses on antibody testing for COVID-19. Drugs, Vaccines, Therapies, Clinical Trials: Remdesivir improves recovery time. Operation Warp Speed. Solidarity Trial pause video. Phase I CanSino trial. Novavax Phase I trial. Traditional Chinese medicine. Famotidine promising results. RAAS inhibitors. Graphical vaccine guide. Antivirals in ferrets. Vaccines in Africa. 33 New COVID-19 Trials. A website created to check for COVID-19 drug interactions. Other Science: Psychiatric and neuropsychiatric symptoms. Morbid obesity risk factor. Dermatologic manifestations. Panic buying. Healthcare worker mental health. Mortality computational model. Peptide biomarker. Early predictors. Medical students review literature. Mink-to-human transmission.


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 Sources include not only peer-reviewed literature, but also preliminary research manuscripts that have not been peer reviewed along with lay news media reports.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