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This cross-sectional study found that the prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 in the asymptomatic adult population of the Indianapolis metropolitan area was 3.1% Study called asymptomatic novel CORonavirus iNfection (ACORN), led by Eli Lilly researchers between April 7, 2020 and May 16, Read More
This cross-sectional study found a substantial proportion of mental health issues in healthcare workers (HCWs) during the pandemic, particularly among women and front-line healthcare workers.  Cross-sectional, web-based study collected data between March 27 and March 31, 2020 (days immediately preceding Read More
This cross-sectional study  found an increase in estimated rates of COVID-19 cases in the border counties in Iowa (no stay-at-home order) compared with the border counties in Illinois (implemented a stay-at-home order). In short, the results suggest that issuing a Read More
This study provides evidence that room ventilation, open space, sanitization of protective apparel, and proper use and disinfection of bathrooms can effectively limit the concentration of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in the air.  While we are confident that COVID-19 can be spread Read More
This study showed that some rapid antibody tests have low sensitivity and therefore would be insufficient for community screenings. At this time, the gold standard for COVID-19 diagnosis is PCR-based system taking several hours to confirm positivity. This is insufficient Read More
This cross-sectional study evaluated the effectiveness of a staff protection and surveillance strategy in Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH), a 1600-bed multidisciplinary acute-care hospital in Singapore. Since 2003, TTSH has routinely fit-tested staff for high filtration N95 respirators, and established Read More
This study found that interest in telehealth increases with COVID-19 cases, but hospitals may not be adequately responding to that interest. Researchers examined the population-level internet search volume for telehealth and compared that to the number of COVID-19 cases and Read More
This cross-sectional study found that chemosensory dysfunction was strongly associated with Covid-19 infection, and that most recover chemosensory function within weeks. This was a single-institution, cross-sectional study that examined how changes in smell and taste were present in 1480 adults Read More
This study argues that assuring people that their lost wages will be compensated during a self-quarantine is likely an important part of achieving compliance with public health regulations. All over the world, in an attempt to contain COVID-19, health authorities Read More
This small study found that thermal inactivation adversely affected the results of later RT-PCR tests, and suggests that other methods may be necessary.  Nucleic acid testing (NAT) has played an important role in patient diagnosis and management of COVID-19. Some Read More

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