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Nursing Home Quality & Safety Earlier this month, the Coronavirus Commission for Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes issued their final report for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The task of the Commission was “to solicit lessons Read More
Clinical Characteristics: Within this surveillance cohort of 598 hospitalized pregnant women with COVID-19, 55% were asymptomatic at admission. Among these pregnant women, 2% had pregnancy losses during COVID-19-associated hospitalizations and were experienced by both symptomatic and asymptomatic women. Inflammation: Within Read More
Official Communication Strategies and Effectiveness Two articles discuss how government sources are the most used and trusted sources of information about COVID-19. One article specifically focuses on how young adults use government websites more than other age groups, and how Read More
Clinical characteristics and lab results to predict severity of infection In this retrospective study, authors attempt to identify early clinical and laboratory factors that may predict severe COVID-19 infection. Two cohorts were designed among 198 patients to designate those with Read More
Testing This N.Y. Times article describes difficulties in obtaining timely and nearby testing for children and the implications for public health mitigation efforts. In many instances, existing free testing sites set a minimum age that does not include many school-age Read More
The focus of this week’s post is school leaders’ decisions on the return to in-person schooling, including whether, when, and how to structure the return to school. To inform these conversations, the nation’s health protection agency issued recommendations, a research Read More
Clinical characteristics This cross-sectional study examined racial/ethnic variation in nasal gene expression of trans-membrane serine protease 2 (TMPRSS2). Within the 305 individuals with tissue samples (nasal epithelium collected during 2015-2018),  TMPRSS2 expression was significantly higher in Black individuals compared with Read More
RCT’s of therapeutic interventions against COVID-19 In this journal article, the authors discuss the challenges that plagued us during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. When the pandemic emerged, clinicians were faced with an unknown virus and had very Read More
Mental Health in the Time of COVID-19 While the public health emergency the led to widespread school shutdowns focused on preserving the physical health of students, their families, and others with whom they came into contact, many are emphasizing the Read More
Free Covid-19 Law Conference, September 16-17 The Network for Public Health Law is holding a two day Virtual Summit on Covid-19 Response and Recovery this week, September 16 & 17. The conference is free, but registration is required. You can Read More

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