HSC Covid 19 Briefings

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NM Highlights: NM case count. Increased road travel. ABQ ART to resume. Film industry to reopen. US Highlights: Policy advocacy to end mass Incarceration. International Highlights: COVID-19 cases in Italy. Temperature checks at Canada airports. Economics, Workforce, Supply Chain, PPE: Epidemiology Highlights: Mask stability. Supply operations management. Masks going to transport companies. Digital tools for awareness. Customers like clean stores. Epidemiology: Michigan hospitalization risk factors. Ranking the risks of reopening. Pandemic growth rate scaling. Outbreak detection and contract tracing. Worldwide mortality report. Screening pregnant women. Social learning model for pandemics. Healthcare Policy Recommendations: Re-opening of sports centers. Minimize airborne transmission indoors. Open pathogen genomic analysis. South Korea’s response to pandemic. Practice Guidelines: The accumulating burden of non-COVID-19 illnesses. Caution on early intubation and mechanical ventilation in COVID-19. Recommendations on management of IBD, labor and delivery, spinal surgery (risk stratification), and home dialysis. Testing: Robust antibody response. Missed patients with low viral load. Drugs, Vaccines, Therapies, Clinical Trials: Observational study of ACEIs & ARBs. Benefit of lenzilumab. New COVID-19 trials. Other Science: Cardiac biomarkers and mortality. Telemedicine in neurology. High rates of VTE.


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 Sources include not only peer-reviewed literature, but also preliminary research manuscripts that have not been peer reviewed along with lay news media reports.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