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In this article, a chief health officer argues that communication about COVID-19 must be immediate and transparent. Similar to other countries, Australia’s government was slow to inform people about the severity of COVID-19 in a timely manner. However, Brett Sutton, Read More
This is a rapid sentinel surveillance study aimed to determine what proportion of mild, outpatient influenza-like illnesses were caused by SARS-CoV-2. This community-based surveillance study reports a 5% rate of COVID-19 among patients presented to the ED or urgent care Read More
This opinion piece in the New England Journal of Medicine emphasizes a need for a coordinated approach by local and national government, the private sector, and health care providers to attain needed personal protective equipment (PPE) and ventilators. The authors Read More
In a mixed methods study, researchers found that effective crisis leaders provide information updates and emotional coping advice. During crises, people look to government for guidance, protection, and stability. Effective government crisis communication leaders exhibit the following competencies: crisis perceptiveness, Read More
FDA will allow distribution of large quantities of two anti-malarial drugs from the federal Strategic National Stockpile to hospitals as a possible treatment for COVID-19, using the agency’s authority to permit use of unapproved medical products or unapproved uses of Read More
The Society of Critical Care Medicine, American Association for Respiratory Care, American Society of Anesthesiologists, Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation, American Association of Critical‐Care Nurses, and American College of Chest Physicians issued a consensus statement on the concept of placing multiple Read More
The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) has updated its statistics on critical care resources available in the United States in light of the onset of COVID-19 and the strong possibility of large percentages of the U.S. population being admitted Read More
This study investigated the case fatality rate (CFR) among confirmed COVID-19 cases (N=22,512) in Italy, using Italian National Institute of Health surveillance data up to March 17, 2020. The overall fatality rate of persons with confirmed COVID-19 in the Italian Read More
In this small sample of COVID-19 infected patients who were mostly young, male with mild infections, half were viral positive even after resolution of their symptoms. This information can provide useful tool for clinicians and policymakers to ensure that recovered Read More
This document presents estimates of predicted health service utilization and deaths due to COVID-19 by day for the next 4 months for each state in the US. Data on confirmed COVID-19 deaths by day are from WHO websites and local Read More

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