Emergence of SARS-CoV-2 B.1.1.7. In this CDC publication, the authors discuss the new highly transmissible variant of SARS-CoV-2, B.1.1.7. The report states that B.1.1.7. has the potential to increase the U.S. pandemic trajectory in the coming months. In December 2020, Read More
CDC Recommendations for Holidays The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has offered guidance for individuals and families preparing to celebrate fall and winter holidays.  This guidance is meant to supplement – not replace – any state, local, or other Read More
What Healthcare Professionals Need to Know about COVID-19 Vaccination Plans The CDC released this publication, which discusses “Operation Warp Speed”, the global race to produce a successful COVID-19 vaccination. With the likelihood of a vaccine being produced by the end Read More
Thromboprophylaxis treatment in critically ill COVID-19 patients In this article, a patient-tailored thromboprophylaxis protocol is discussed to reduce rates of venous and arterial thrombotic events related to COVID-19 in critically ill patients. Approximately 20-60% of critically ill COVID-19 patients have Read More
Clinical Characteristics: Within this surveillance cohort of 598 hospitalized pregnant women with COVID-19, 55% were asymptomatic at admission. Among these pregnant women, 2% had pregnancy losses during COVID-19-associated hospitalizations and were experienced by both symptomatic and asymptomatic women. Inflammation: Within Read More
This cross-sectional study examines associations between county prevalence data and characteristics of 3,357 skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) in 25 states (341 Genesis facilities and 3,016 non-Genesis), including 64 Genesis SNFs which underwent universal testing. 118 (35%) Genesis and 640 (21.2%) Read More
This article was published on June 1st, 2020 in the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association (JAMDA). A group of medical directors from several New York skilled nursing facilities (SNF) give detailed consensus policy recommendations on COVID-19 management. Key Read More
As we begin to move toward a new normal while still in the midst of an ongoing pandemic, we are faced with the question of how to protect ourselves from an initial infection, and a possible reinfection of the virus Read More
This systematic review and meta-analysis evaluated the available evidence to date regarding physical distancing, face masks, and eye protection to prevent spread of COVID-19. The authors identified 172 observational studies across 16 countries and six continents, with no randomized controlled Read More
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought tighter restrictions on the daily lives of millions of people, but we do not yet understand what measures are the most effective. This study modeled virus transmission in Wuhan, China, in February 2020, investigating the Read More

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