This article discusses how residents of long-term care (LTC) facilities are more susceptible to COVID-19 and thus suppression should focus on testing and infection control at LTC facilities, while also being mindful of a state’s need to inspect LTC facilities Read More
This newpaper article outlines the governor’s executive order that requires all hospitals in New York, both public and private, to allow pregnant people to have a partner in the labor and delivery room in compliance with the latest guidance from the Read More
This letter to the editor in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society describes ways Singapore has avoided nursing home transmission of COVID-19 including the restriction of visitors to all healthcare institutions, prescreening of visitors, and reduction in unnecessary transfer Read More
This study showed we should expect clusters of transmission, and that enhanced surveillance and contact tracing are essential to minimize it. This case series gathered epidemiological and clinical data from individuals with confirmed COVID-19 from 3 clusters of COVID-19 linked Read More
This case report documents that a generally well infant with COVID-19 can contaminate his or her environment with PCR-detectable virus. Whether it’s enough to infect someone is not known. COVID-19 is thought to be spread from an infected person to Read More
This JAMA Health Forum outlines the need to protect health care workers against COVID-19 and outlines advice for future pandemic response. On March 5, the union National Nurses United (NNU) reported that in a national survey of more than 6500 nurses, Read More
This Annals of Internal Medicine case report discusses the risks and outcomes of health care workers caring for a patient with severe pneumonia prior to the patient’s COVID-19 diagnosis being known. The patient was hospitalized for community-acquired pneumonia, required supplemental Read More
This study surveyed adults’ behavior in the UK during a period of stringent physical distancing (“lockdown”) and compared the results to previously collected data. They found a large reduction in daily contacts particularly outside the home, resulting in a marked Read More
This study concluded that children of all ages are susceptible to COVID-19, with no significant gender differences. Young children, particularly infants, are more vulnerable to infection. Objective: To identify the epidemiological characteristics and transmission patterns of children infected with COVID-19 Read More
This modeling study argues that undocumented cases are very common and lead to most of the spread of SARS-CoV2. One of the biggest concerns of public health officials is that people can be infected with SARS-CoV2, not know it, and Read More

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