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This randomized clinical trial showed that convalescent plasma therapy + standard treatment did not improve time to clinic improvement within 28 days compared to standard treatment alone in patients with severe or life-threatening COVID-19.  Patients were recruited from 7 medical Read More
This observational study found that half of the patient with negative IgM and RT-qPCR-positive SARS-CoV-2 had severe COVID-19 disease.  IgM-based gold immunochromatographic assay (GICA) is the test used within this study, to investigate its utility Severe cases were defined as Read More
This perspective suggests integrating risk communication and community engagement to address the COVID-19 pandemic. By studying the communication in China during the COVID-19 outbreak, scholars provide suggestions for improving emergency responses. These include improvements to internal governmental risk communication systems, Read More
This perspective suggests integrating risk communication and community engagement to address the COVID-19 pandemic. By studying the communication in China during the COVID-19 outbreak, scholars provide suggestions for improving emergency responses. These include improvements to internal governmental risk communication systems, Read More
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Review: Prognostic value of C-reactive protein in patients with COVID-19

This study found that admission C-reactive protein (CRP) correlated with disease severity and tended to be a good predictor of adverse outcome. Data of COVID-19 patients with clinical outcome in a designated hospital in Wuhan, China, were retrospectively collected and Read More
This study cautions against spending too much time on social media for COVID-19 information because of its possible link to anxiety and depression. One-fifth of the general population and one-fifth of the health professional population in China reported anxiety and Read More
This small study collected samples from 2 quarantine rooms, where 2 pre-symptomatic SARS-CoV2 positive individuals had stayed, and found SARS-CoV-2 on multiple surfaces. 11 samples were taken in each room, 22 samples in total. Swabs were taken from the following Read More
This retrospective study found inconsistent results of RT-PCR-testing using throat and anal swabs for monitoring SARS-CoV-2 infection. RT-PCR assay on throat and anal swabs were simultaneously tested in 212 of 2138 pediatric patients with suspected SARS-CoV-2 infection in Wuhan Children’s Read More
This study showed that government agencies typically use social media for informational purposes, but that they may want to adopt a more empathic style in risk communication to improve audience’s interactivity and trust of messages. Social media is a common Read More
In this letter to the editor, the authors present research that confirms that the more people are exposed to media about COVID-19, the more psychological distress they feel. This is the first study to demonstrate a dose-response relationship between media Read More

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