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This research letter discusses a study that employed universal COVID testing of previously untested nursing home residents across 11 Maryland long-term care facilities. Untested residents were asymptomatic. This study identified an additional 354 cases of positive SARS-CoV-2 infection(39.6% of residents Read More
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Weekly Review: Clinical testing and treatment

Clinical Testing and Evaluations In a cohort of 145 patients with mild to moderate COVID-19 illness, replication of SARS-CoV-2 in older children led to similar levels of viral RNA as adults, but significantly greater amounts are detected in children younger Read More
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 review was posted on behalf of Spencer Hofschulte-Beck, medical student at Marian University, and approved by Dr. Kathleen Unroe, IU School of Medicine Associate Professor, geriatrician, and IU Center for Aging Research Scientist. COVID-19 Testing of healthcare workers This 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 observational study found that half of the patient with negative IgM and RT-qPCR-positive SARS-CoV-2 had severe COVID-19 disease.  IgM-based gold immunochromatographic assay (GICA) is the test used within this study, to investigate its utility Severe cases were defined as Read More
This study compared 4 commercial ELISAs and 2 rapid tests for detecting antibodies in individuals with PCR-confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection and found that while test sensitivities were low within the first 5 days, by >10 days, all evaluated tests provided positive Read More
This small study collected samples from 2 quarantine rooms, where 2 pre-symptomatic SARS-CoV2 positive individuals had stayed, and found SARS-CoV-2 on multiple surfaces. 11 samples were taken in each room, 22 samples in total. Swabs were taken from the following Read More
This research letter reports results from the first phase of a COVID-19 antibody study in Los Angeles County. The authors tested for SARS-CoV-2–specific antibodies using a lateral flow immunoassay test among a random sample of Los Angeles County, CA residents Read More
This study found that 4.34% of individuals within Los Angeles County, CA had positive antibodies for SARS-COV-2. This study performed serologic tests in a community sample to estimate cumulative incidence of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection Of Read More

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