Persistent Post-COVID Syndrome (PPCS) In last week’s post, persistence of COVID symptoms in patients who had recovered from COVID were discussed. In this article, authors refer to persistent post-COVID syndrome or “long COVID” as a pathology in and of itself. Read More
Trends in ER visits during the COVID-19 pandemic related to mental health and violence In this Journal of the American Medical Association Psychiatry publication, the authors discuss a cross-sectional study of nearly 190 million emergency department visits and found that Read More
Hydroxychloroquine and antivirals for treatment of COVID-19 The use of antimalarials for COVID-19 treatment has been an ongoing discussion since the onset of the pandemic. In this article, authors discuss the use of hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine for COVID-19 treatment and Read More
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
Duration and determinants of SARS-CoV-2 antibody responses in individual healthcare workers In this article, authors present a six-month longitudinal study of healthcare workers. The goal of this study aimed to use SARS-CoV-2 IgG antibody measurements to estimate the proportion of Read More
Resource Allocation This article by Kerr & Schmidt provides a review of existing literature related to ventilator rationing protocols with a focus on disadvantaged populations’ views on appropriate principles. While the authors identified a large number of ventilator triage guidelines Read More
COVID-19 Hospitalizations in Young Adults It has been shown that age and comorbidity influence outcomes of those hospitalized with COVID-19.  Specifically, older patients are more likely to experience severe adverse effects of the disease and numerous studies have corroborated this.  Read More
Effectiveness of Baricitinib and Remdesivir in COVID-19 Treatment An early release, peer-reviewed clinical trial published by the National Institute of Health investigates the combination of baricitinib and remdesivir when used in people hospitalized with confirmed COVID-19 infection and shows promise Read More
Resource Allocation The National Academy of Medicine joined eight other national organizations in calling for governors, state health departments, and health system partners to prepare for implementation of crisis standards of care (CSC) during COVID-19 surge. The NAM recommendation comes Read More
COVID-19 Vaccines & Distribution Strategies As the nation prepare for the Phase 1a of the COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan, there is much conversation regarding who, when, and how this will be accomplished. In this early release article, the CDC states Read More

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