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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
The authors of this research study examined COVID-19-related outcomes at skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) in 3 metropolitan areas from March-May 2020. They derived aggregated data from electronic health records and assessed weekly rates for all-cause mortality, admissions, and patient census Read More
This cross-sectional study presents data from a national survey of COVID-19 knowledge, beliefs, and behavior among adult residents of the US between March 29 to April 13, 2020. The survey included 5198 US adults. Findings reveal gaps in reported incidence Read More
Stay-at-home orders and recommended personal protective practices were disseminated to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in the United States. This CDC report presents findings from a collection of representative, web-based panel surveys conducted among 2,402 adults aged ≥18 years in Read More
This cross-sectional study investigates associations of residential building characteristics and markers of neighborhood socioeconomic status (SES) with screen-detected SARS-CoV-2 prevalence among pregnant women delivering in 2 New York City hospitals. The authors examined 434 New York City residents who delivered Read More
This study characterizes the trends in rates of SARS-CoV-2 positive test results among individuals in the Baltimore-Washington, DC area by self-reported race/ethnicity. The authors found that more than 40% of Latinos who were tested for SARS-CoV-2 were positive, a much Read More
This study uses 2018 national survey data to characterize the proportion of essential workers in the US overall and living in economically vulnerable households, defined as income below $40 000 or at least 1 member uninsured or older than age 65. Read More
State policies mandating public or community use of face masks or covers in mitigating novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) spread are hotly contested. This study uses a natural experiment to examine whether statewide mandates to wear face masks in public affect Read More
Lung ultrasound (LUS) is recognized as a valid imaging technique for the diagnosis and follow-up of pneumonia in pediatric age, but no data are currently available about LUS use in children with COVID-19. This observational study examined all children and 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

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