HSC Covid 19 Briefings

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NM Highlights: Governor’s interview. NM case count. Longer furlough for Santa Fe city employees. ABQ playgrounds reopening. Mask madness tournament. COVID-19 spending receipts. Zagster closes operations in ABQ. US Highlights: Shutdowns prevented deaths. Foster care delays. International Highlights: Scientist strike for anti-racism. New Zealand lifts lockdowns. Economics, Workforce, Supply Chain, PPE: WHO updates mask guidance. Software to manage PPE distribution. Centrifugation testing of masks. Sustain and preserve early career investigators. Epidemiology Highlights: WHO walks back statement on asymptomatic spread. Non-pharmaceutical interventions successful. Increased risk to intellectually and developmentally disabled. Epidemiologist risk tolerance surveyed. Healthcare Policy Recommendations: Public health doctors work in medically underserved areas instead of mandatory military service in Korea. Practice Guidelines: Indian guidelines on endoscopy. European recommendations on management of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases. Meta-analysis of cardiovascular complications of COVID-19. Early CPAP and proning shows improved outcomes. Testing: Antibody testing risks and benefits. Drugs, Vaccines, Therapies, Clinical Trials: Efficacy and safety of Lianhuaqingwen. Niclosamide effective in animal tests. Gilead’s remdesivir early treatment in macaques. 62 new COVID-19 trials. Other Science: Body temperatures predict mortality. Prone positioning 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 Sources include not only peer-reviewed literature, but also preliminary research manuscripts that have not been peer reviewed along with lay news media reports.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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