COVID-19 Daily Digest2020-10-28T11:51:17-04:00
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The COVID-19 Daily Digest is made possible by WISE Indiana (Wellbeing Informed by Science and Evidence in Indiana) – a partnership between the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute’s Monon Collaborative and the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration to engage Indiana’s nationally-recognized academic experts to evaluate and inform Indiana practices, programs and policies.


Confirmed Cases Deaths
169,112 3,991
Updated 10-27-2020 @ 11:59 pm
Confirmed Cases Deaths
9,047,480 232,212
Updated 10-28-2020 @ 11:08 am
Confirmed Cases Deaths
44,093,002 1,168,942
Updated 10-28-2020 @ 10:24 am


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Weekly Review: Ethics, Law & Policy – Staff, Stuff, Space & Systems – October 26, 2020

OSHA Fines

As detailed in this Bloomberg Law article, the federal

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Published on :  | By Maria Brann

Weekly Review: Communicating COVID-19 – October 26, 2020

Communicating through Social Media

It is important for effective risk communication during COVID-19 to instruct,

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Weekly Review: What’s new in the COVID-19 clinical world? – October 26, 2020

What Healthcare Professionals Need to Know about COVID-19 Vaccination Plans

The CDC released

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Weekly Review: COVID-19 Legal and Ethics Issues – October 26, 2020

Testing & School Reopening

Authors of a New England Journal of

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Indiana Pandemic Information Collaborative COVID-19 Outbreak Seminar Series (IPIC)
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted everyone in some way, but many people may not fully understand how the virus is spreading, the impact it’s having on communities or the effort to track and contain the spread. A symposium hosted by the Indiana Pandemic Information Collaborative (IPIC) aims to answer those questions for the general public. During this 10-week series. Beginning October 8th. Sessions will occur virtually each Thursday from 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Indiana COVID-19 Vaccination Plan (IDOH)
The linked document serves as an interim draft plan for the Indiana Department of Health (IDOH), local public health programs, and public health partners on how to plan and operationalize a vaccination response to COVID-19 within Indiana.

Indiana FSSA COVID-19 Page


World Health Organization Weekly Epidemiological Update (WHO)
In the past week, the highest number of new COVID-19 cases have been reported globally, amounting to over 2 million new cases in the past 7 days, the shortest intervals for this exponential increase since the start of the pandemic, while the number of new deaths is comparable to previous weeks. As of 25 October, over 42 million cases and 1.1 million deaths have been reported globally, with over 2.8 million new cases and nearly 40,000 new deaths reported over the past week.

World Health Organization Weekly Operational Update (WHO)
This publication from the WHO reviews the progress in combatting COVID-19 across the world from the previous week.

10 Things Healthcare Professionals Need to Know about U.S. COVID-19 Vaccination Plans (CDC)
CDC is focused on vaccine planning, working closely with health departments and partners to get ready for when a vaccine(s) is available. With the possibility of one or more COVID-19 vaccines becoming available before the end of the year, here are 10 things healthcare professionals need to know about where those plans currently stand.

COVIDView Weekly Summary (CDC)
Nationally, surveillance indicators tracking levels of SARS-CoV-2 virus circulation and associated illnesses have been increasing since September, driven primarily by activity in the Southeastern and Central parts of the country. COVID-19 related hospitalization rates and pneumonia, influenza and COVID mortality for the most recent weeks may increase as more data are received.

COVID-19 Science Update (CDC)
To help inform CDC’s COVID-19 Response, as well as to help responders stay up to date on the latest COVID-19 research, the Response’s Office of the Chief Medical Officer has collaborated with the CDC Office of Library Science to create a series called COVID-19 Science Update. This series provides brief summaries of new COVID-19-related studies on many topics, including epidemiology, clinical treatment and management, laboratory science, and modeling.



These documents were prepared by teams of research librarians and faculty experts in response to specific questions posed by individuals involved in Indiana’s frontline COVID-19 response. They summarize information that frontline responders may find useful. Please note that information is current for the dates specified. New studies, priorities and literature are being published daily, and best practices are rapidly evolving. These documents do not represent clinical guidelines, standard operating procedures, or the opinions or positions of FSSA.

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