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NM Highlights: Balloon Fiesta postponed. Robot to sanitize ABQ International Sunport. NMSU plan for fall 2020. NM public schools reopening plan. Fewer hospitalizations for COVID-19. NM case update. US Highlights: Visa restrictions. International Highlights: Second wave in South Korea. Epidemiology: Lockdown can suppress COVID-19. Case fatality rate associated with incidence. Predictors of ICU care and ventilators. Anxiety and depression from COVID-19. Asymptomatic patients as source of infection. Heterogeneous populations affect herd immunity. Healthcare Policy Recommendations: New FDA guidance on clinical trials conduct. Practice Guidelines: The guidelines are provided on COVID-19 diagnostics (Infectious Diseases Society of America), respiratory support for COVID-19 patients and optimizing mental care delivery during COVID-19 pandemic. Drugs, Vaccines, Therapies, Clinical Trials: Antithrombotic therapy systematic review. Drug repurposing. 58 new trials. Other Science: Safety of antihypertensives (ACEs and ARBs). Low testosterone linked to escalation of care. Neurological findings and hypercoagulability.


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 Sources include not only peer-reviewed literature, but also preliminary research manuscripts that have not been peer reviewed along with lay news media reports.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