Review: Modelling the COVID-19 epidemic and implementation of population-wide interventions in Italy

This study reports modelling of the impact of population-wide interventions in Italy on COVID-19 epidemic. The authors propose a new algorithm for predicting the impact of control measures on spread of infection based on data acquired from the field duringRead More
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Review: Allocation criteria for a future SARS-CoV-2 vaccine

This perspective discusses allocation criteria for an initial shortage of a future SARS-CoV-2 vaccine and necessary measures for global immunity. The criteria presented are built upon the author’s belief that once a vaccine is developed, an initially short supply willRead More
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Review: Suppression of a SARS-CoV-2 outbreak in the Italian municipality of Vo’

This study of coronavirus infections that covered almost everyone in the quarantined north Italian town of Vò found that 40% of cases showed no symptoms – suggesting that asymptomatic cases are important in the spread of the pandemic. On FebruaryRead More
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Review: Cancer history is an independent risk factor for mortality in hospitalized COVID-19 patients

This retrospective study evaluated the risk of cancer history for the mortality of patients with COVID-19. The authors examined data from 3232 patients with pathogen-confirmed COVID-19 who were hospitalized between January 18th and March 27th, 2020, at Tongji Hospital inRead More
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Review: Obesity is associated with increased risk for mortality among hospitalized patients with COVID-19

Given the reports inscribing obesity as a risk factor for severe COVID‐19 caused by the SARS‐CoV2 virus, researchers here examined if obesity is a risk factor for mortality among COVID‐19 patients. This retrospective cohort study examined if obesity is aRead More
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Review: Mortality, admissions, and patient census at SNFs in 3 US cities during the COVID-19 pandemic

The authors of this research study examined COVID-19-related outcomes at skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) in 3 metropolitan areas from March-May 2020. They derived aggregated data from electronic health records and assessed weekly rates for all-cause mortality, admissions, and patient censusRead More
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Review: The prevalence of symptoms in adults infected by SARS-CoV-2

This systematic review and meta analysis describes the prevalence of symptoms associated with COVID-19 worldwide. Findings confirm that fever and cough are the most prevalent symptoms of COVID-19 worldwide. Findings also suggest that the use of symptoms alone to screenRead More
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Review: Disparities in coronavirus 2019 reported incidence, knowledge, and behavior among US adults

This cross-sectional study presents data from a national survey of COVID-19 knowledge, beliefs, and behavior among adult residents of the US between March 29 to April 13, 2020. The survey included 5198 US adults. Findings reveal gaps in reported incidenceRead More
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Review: Public attitudes, behaviors, and beliefs related to COVID-19, stay-at-home orders, nonessential business closures, and public health guidance – United States, New York City, and Los Angeles, May 5-12, 2020

Stay-at-home orders and recommended personal protective practices were disseminated to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in the United States. This CDC report presents findings from a collection of representative, web-based panel surveys conducted among 2,402 adults aged ≥18 years inRead More
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Review: Associations between built environment, neighborhood socioeconomic status, and SARS-CoV-2 infection among pregnant women in New York City

This cross-sectional study investigates associations of residential building characteristics and markers of neighborhood socioeconomic status (SES) with screen-detected SARS-CoV-2 prevalence among pregnant women delivering in 2 New York City hospitals. The authors examined 434 New York City residents who deliveredRead More
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