Early GI symptoms in COVID-19 may indicate fecal transmission
The discovery is preliminary. “There is evidence of the virus in stool, but not evidence of infectious virus.”
Risk factors for death from COVID-19 identified in Wuhan patients
The odds of dying in the hospital increased with age, higher SOFA score, and D-dimer level exceeding 1 mcg/L.
WHO declares COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic
The WHO Director-General cited the “alarming levels of spread and severity” and the “alarming levels of inaction.”
Managing children’s fear, anxiety in the age of COVID-19
Provide children with honest and accurate information geared to their age and developmental level.
COVID-19 update: Transmission 5% or less among close contacts
New insights from China, CDC
News from the FDA/CDC
FDA cancels or postpones meetings amid COVID-19 concerns
Thus far, only a few Center for Drug Evaluation and Research events on the FDA's meeting webpage are listed as being canceled or postponed.
Some infected patients could show COVID-19 symptoms after quarantine
Longer quarantine could be considered in highest-risk scenarios, but benefits must be weighed against costs to public health and the quarantined...
From the Journals
Novel coronavirus may cause environmental contamination through fecal shedding
Beyond respiratory droplets, fecal shedding could also be a potential route of transmission.
Telehealth seen as a key tool to help fight COVID-19
A House bill would allow the HHS secretary to “waive or modify application of certain Medicare requirements with...
SARS epidemiology provides clues to potential treatment for COVID-19
From the Journals
Infection control protects hospital staff from COVID-19, study shows
The Hong Kong success story may be due to enhanced laboratory surveillance, early airborne infection isolation, and rapid-turnaround molecular...