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COVID-19 Updates Relevant To You

Updated: Nov 2

The novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic (COVID-19) is a rapidly evolving situation and affecting now over 170 countries. To understand the facts and remove the myths and manage the threat of continued SARS-CoV-2 infection and the risk to public health lets put our strengths together to fight this. For this we provide you with the essential resources and updated information and guidance from WHO, CDC and professional sites like ours. We will continue to post more related scientific papers over the coming weeks as they become available.

New Covid-19 Paper Releases:

COVID-19 and asthma, the good or the bad? - Jiu-Yao Wang

Review of immunomodulators as therapeutic interventions for Covid-19 infections (Version 2.0) - PSAAI

Joint statement on the current epidemics of new Coronavirus SARS-Cov-2 - MSAI x My POPI

Review of immunomodulators as therapeutic interventions for Covid-19 infections - PSAAI

Artificial intelligence–enabled rapid diagnosis of patients with COVID-19 - Nature Medicine

Relevant Links:

World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public

World Health Organization Q&A Video: https://youtu.be/OZcRD9fV7jo

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/index.html

AMA Ed Hub - JN Learning: https://edhub.ama-assn.org/jn-learning/audio-player/18393767?utm_source=silverchair&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=article_alert-jama&utm_content=olf&utm_term=040120

The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/nov/01/suppress-covid-england-lockdown-east-asian-african

Related Medical Studies

SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Children

As of March 10, 2020, the 2019 novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) has been responsible for more than 110,000 infections and 4000 deaths worldwide, but data regarding the epidemiologic characteristics and clinical features of infected children are limited.1-3 A recent review of 72,314 cases by the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention showed that less than 1% of the cases were in children younger than 10 years of age.2 In order to determine the spectrum of disease in children, we evaluated children infected with SARS-CoV-2 and treated at the Wuhan Children’s Hospital, the only center assigned by the central government for treating infected children under 16 years of age in Wuhan. Both symptomatic and asymptomatic children with known contact with persons having confirmed or suspected SARS-CoV-2 infection were evaluated. Nasopharyngeal or throat swabs were obtained for detection of SARS-CoV-2 RNA by established methods.4 The clinical outcomes were monitored up to March 8, 2020. Read more here…. -> link to below link


Am I Part of the Cure or Am I Part of the Disease? Keeping Coronavirus Out When a Doctor Comes Home

Last year, after a month of dry cough and shortness of breath while walking up the steep steps of Fillmore Street in San Francisco, Mary, my mother-in-law and housemate, noticed that she was becoming more and more easily winded. When her symptoms didn’t improve over the next several weeks, her doctors at the University of California, San Francisco, ordered a CT scan. They found bronchiolitis obliterans, a chronic, progressive lung condition that leads to gradually worsening lung disease and respiratory collapse. There is no treatment for this disease, whose natural history ends in lung transplantation for patients who are young and healthy enough to undergo it. Mary has spent every day of the past year and a half focused on respiratory physiotherapy, practicing breathing techniques that ease her symptoms but do little to slow disease progression. Read more here…. -> link to below link



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