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Review: COVID-19 infection post recovery: Reinfection or reactivation?

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
A recent mathematical modelling study using mobile phone data found that individual decisions to reduce movement – even before state-wide stay-at-home policies were introduced – likely helped slow the spread of COVID-19 in the USA The authors examined daily mobility Read More
This study of coronavirus infections that covered almost everyone in the quarantined north Italian town of Vò found that 40% of cases showed no symptoms – suggesting that asymptomatic cases are important in the spread of the pandemic. On February 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
A 150-bed skilled nursing facility utilized heat mapping to characterize the dissemination and spread of a severe outbreak of SARS-CoV-2. This technique in this publication overlaid colored indicators on top of a designated mapping space, in this case the facility Read More
This study evaluated the cost effectiveness of universal COVID-19 screening versus universal PPE on transmission of COVID-19 to health care workers (HCW) on labor and delivery (L&D). Findings may help provide guidance regarding allocation of resources on L&D during current 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
The Moral Determinants of Health – legendary health care researcher Donald Berwick authors a Viewpoint in the Journal of the American Medical Association arguing for health professionals and systems embracing the moral determinants of health, including a “strong sense of Read More

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