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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
This observational cohort study sought to determine mortality rates among adults with critical illness from coronavirus disease 2019. The authors examined 217 critically ill patients with confirmed severe acute respiratory syndrome-CoV-2 disease who were admitted to any of 6 COVID-designated Read More
This prospective observational cohort study presents information on the epidemiology, clinical course, and outcomes of critically ill patients with COVID-19 in New York City. The study took place at two New York-Presbyterian hospitals affiliated with Columbia University Irving Medical Center Read More
Published on :  | By Erika Cheng

Review: COVID-19 in pregnant women

This case series describes characteristics of pregnant women in New York City with confirmed or presumed coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infection. Beginning March 22, 2020, the authors contacted all pregnant women from one large obstetrical practice in New York City to Read More
This retrospective cohort study found a 2.5-fold decrease in pediatric fracture volume during the COVID-19 pandemic, partially because of cessation of organized sports and decreased playground use. Study compared acute fractures presenting to a single level I pediatric trauma hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic with fractures during a Read More
This study found up-to-date vaccination coverage from children 24 months of age and younger declined in all age cohorts except the birth-dose hepatitis B coverage.  Among children aged 5 months, up-to-date status for all recommended vaccines declined from approximately two 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 observational retrospective cohort study examines factors associated with hospitalization and/or critical care among 177 pediatric and young adult SARS-CoV-2 infected patients who were treated between March 15 and April 30, 2020 at the Children’s National Hospital in Washington DC. Read More
Published on :  | By Erika Cheng

Review: COVID-19 and postinfection immunity

Understanding whether and how recovery from COVID-19 confers immunity to, or decreased severity of, reinfection is needed to inform current efforts to safely scale back population-based interventions, such as physical distancing. This viewpoint describes what is currently known about the Read More
New York State (NYS) has emerged as the national epicenter of the United State’s COVID-19 epidemic. This report details the extent of testing and test results during the month of March in NYS, along with risk factors, outcomes, and household Read More

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