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NM Highlights: HSD Secretary presented coronavirus updates. NM case count. Otero County Prison cases surge. PPE deal scam. Cases rise among health care workers. Navajo Nation paused weekend lockdown. Veterans helping NM. NM allows maximum SNAP benefits. City of Roswell budget cut. Carlsbad cancels 4th July fireworks. Navajo Nation casino closure extended. City grant for nonprofits. Die-in protest at UNMH. Tenure and promotion after pandemic. US Highlights: ER visits declined. Nursing homes hit hardest. Economics, Workforce, Supply Chain, PPE: FDA reissues emergency use authorization. FFP3 masks reusable after decontamination. Epidemiology Highlights: SEIRA model informs on COVID-19 spread. High chronic disease comorbidity risk. Healthcare Policy Recommendations: WHO mask guidelines. Fingernail hygiene. Novel social distancing strategies. CDC on safer youth sports. Practice Guidelines: The guidelines are provided on intensive support, rural and remote cardiology, radiology procedures, managing type 2 diabetes mellitus, hepatology and liver transplant, HPV prophylaxis and surgery, forensic pathology practices. Testing: Portable, ultra-fast biosensor. Patient collected swabs. Drugs, Vaccines, Therapies, Clinical Trials: Neutralizing antibodies isolated. Lengthened QT interval. Acalabrutinib and inflammation. Convalescent plasma review. 18 new COVID-19 trials. Other Science: Human antibodies. Covid-19 in children. Liver injury. Chest CT diagnosis. AST predicts hospitalization length. COVID-19 coagulation. ECMO outcomes. Smoking and OVID-19. Liver fat associated with infection. Pediatric inflammatory syndrome.


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 Sources include not only peer-reviewed literature, but also preliminary research manuscripts that have not been peer reviewed along with lay news media reports.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