Contact Tracing A critical component to controlling the spread of COVID-19 has been prompt and effective contact tracing.  By identifying close contacts, spread of the disease is reduced.  Contact tracing is an effective disease control strategy yet little data are Read More
This community-based cohort study of 387,109 adults in UK found that unhealthy behaviors accounted for up to 51% of the population attributable fraction of severe COVID-19. Participants were 387,109 men and women (56.4 ± 8.8 yr; 55.1% women) residing in Read More
This study of coronavirus infections that covered almost everyone in the quarantined north Italian town of Vò found that 40% of cases showed no symptoms – suggesting that asymptomatic cases are important in the spread of the pandemic. On February Read More
This retrospective study evaluated the risk of cancer history for the mortality of patients with COVID-19. The authors examined data from 3232 patients with pathogen-confirmed COVID-19 who were hospitalized between January 18th and March 27th, 2020, at Tongji Hospital in Read More
Given the reports inscribing obesity as a risk factor for severe COVID‐19 caused by the SARS‐CoV2 virus, researchers here examined if obesity is a risk factor for mortality among COVID‐19 patients. This retrospective cohort study examined if obesity is a Read More
This systematic review and meta analysis describes the prevalence of symptoms associated with COVID-19 worldwide. Findings confirm that fever and cough are the most prevalent symptoms of COVID-19 worldwide. Findings also suggest that the use of symptoms alone to screen Read More
This article discusses that across the US, nursing homes are reporting a high number of COVID-19 deaths among residents. As of May 21, 2020, at least 35,000 COVID-19 deaths in the US were of nursing home or long-term care facility Read More
This review was posted on behalf of Lauren Albert, IU School of Medicine student, and reviewed by Dr. Kathleen Unroe, IU School of Medicine Associate Professor, geriatrician, and IU Center for Aging Research Scientist. Intro 4 nursing homes in the Read More
This Viewpoint emphasizes the importance of accurate, detailed documentation of cause of death, underlying medical disease, and contributing comorbidities to allow public health agencies to track and manage the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic based on timely and accurate data. Read More
This study reports on hospitalization and mortality among black and white patients with COVID-19. Using retrospective cohort data from Louisiana, the authors found an excess risk of hospitalization for COVID-19 among black patients versus white patients, which was not explained Read More

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