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Clinical characteristics and lab results to predict severity of infection In this retrospective study, authors attempt to identify early clinical and laboratory factors that may predict severe COVID-19 infection. Two cohorts were designed among 198 patients to designate those with Read More
Free Covid-19 Law Conference, September 16-17 The Network for Public Health Law is holding a two day Virtual Summit on Covid-19 Response and Recovery this week, September 16 & 17. The conference is free, but registration is required. You can Read More
In this article, health risk communication scholars use systems theory to analyze U.S. government communication during the COVID-19 pandemic and offer recommendations for local, national, and international governments to effectively communicate with the public: Actively seek and respond to relevant Read More
Is there a connection between ABO histo-blood group phenotypes and COVID-19? One study set out to investigate the possible connection between blood type and COVID-19 susceptibility. The study was focused on 397 patients with confirmed COVID-19 diagnoses who were admitted Read More
Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and Suicide During COVID-19 Pandemic This publication from the CDC discusses that communities are facing mental health challenges. From June 24-June 30, 2020, US adults reported elevated mental health conditions associated with the pandemic. Young adults, Read More
Policies, Guidance, Reports, and Expert Perspectives HHS Civil Rights guidance: Racial and Ethnic Discrimination in Covid-19 treatments will threaten Federal funding – On Monday, July 20, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights issued guidance warning Read More
Is Contact Tracing Working? Contact tracing is a race. But few U.S. states say how fast they’re running. Excellent Washington Post report on the lack of publicly-available data on state and local contact tracing efforts. Contact tracing is a central Read More
This piece discusses why many institutions have enacted a universal masking policy in healthcare settings and important considerations and options for facilities considering such a policy. Due to concerns about atypical presentations and pre-symptomatic transmission of SARS-CoV-2, many health care Read More

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