Review: SARS-CoV-2 positivity rate for Latinos in the Baltimore-Washington, DC Region

This study characterizes the trends in rates of SARS-CoV-2 positive test results among individuals in the Baltimore-Washington, DC area by self-reported race/ethnicity. The authors found that more than 40% of Latinos who were tested for SARS-CoV-2 were positive, a muchRead More
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Review: Economic vulnerability of households with essential workers

This study uses 2018 national survey data to characterize the proportion of essential workers in the US overall and living in economically vulnerable households, defined as income below $40 000 or at least 1 member uninsured or older than age 65.Read More
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Review: Preventing COVID-19 transmission on labor and delivery: A decision analysis

This study evaluated the cost effectiveness of universal COVID-19 screening versus universal PPE on transmission of COVID-19 to health care workers (HCW) on labor and delivery (L&D). Findings may help provide guidance regarding allocation of resources on L&D during currentRead More
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Review: Community use of face masks and COVID-19: Evidence from a natural experiment of state mandates in the US

State policies mandating public or community use of face masks or covers in mitigating novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) spread are hotly contested. This study uses a natural experiment to examine whether statewide mandates to wear face masks in public affectRead More
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Review: Lung ultrasound in children with COVID-19

Lung ultrasound (LUS) is recognized as a valid imaging technique for the diagnosis and follow-up of pneumonia in pediatric age, but no data are currently available about LUS use in children with COVID-19. This observational study examined all children andRead More
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Review: The importance of proper death certification during the COVID-19 pandemic

This Viewpoint emphasizes the importance of accurate, detailed documentation of cause of death, underlying medical disease, and contributing comorbidities to allow public health agencies to track and manage the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic based on timely and accurate data.Read More
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Review: The dual epidemics of COVID-19 and Influenza: Vaccine acceptance, coverage, and mandates

This Viewpoint proposes policy responses to boost influenza vaccination uptake and reduce the anticipated morbidity and mortality of an influenza–COVID-19 co-epidemic in fall 2020. The authors suggest that the confluence of COVID-19 and seasonal influenza this fall and winter willRead More
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Review: Association between mode of delivery among pregnant women with COVID-19 and maternal and neonatal outcomes in Spain

This cohort study estimates associations between mode of delivery (vaginal vs cesarean delivery) and maternal and neonatal birth outcomes among SARS-CoV-2–infected women giving birth in Spain. In this cohort, severe adverse maternal outcomes occurred in 11% (9/82), 4 of whomRead More
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Review: Estimating the effects of non-pharmaceutical interventions on COVID-19 in Europe

Following the emergence of a novel coronavirus and its spread outside of China, many European countries have implemented unprecedented non-pharmaceutical interventions such as closure of schools and national lockdowns. This study examines the impact of major interventions across 11 EuropeanRead More
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Review: Clinical characteristics of 58 children with a pediatric inflammatory multisystem syndrome temporally associated with SARS-CoV-2

This case series describes clinical and laboratory characteristics of 58 critically ill children who developed an inflammatory multisystem syndrome during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. All patients were admitted to one of 8 hospitals in England between March 23 andRead More
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