Novel Coronavirus Reports – Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
Webinar – CROI Special Lunch-Time Session on COVID-19 – includes NIAID/NIH efforts to study the virus and develop therapeutics, tests, and vaccines – from Harm Reduction Coalition
COVID incubation study – Annals of Internal Medicine, research found median incubation period is 5.1 days – similar to SARS, 97.5% develop symptoms within 11.5 days. Current 14 day quarantine recommendation is ‘reasonable’ – 1% will develop symptoms after release from 14 day quarantine. N = 181 from China.
Potential costs of coronavirus treatment for people with employer coverage – Peterson- Kaiser Health System Tracker, a sample of the IBM MarketScan Commercial Claims and Encounters claims database was used to analyze potential out-of-pocket costs associated with treatment for coronavirus.
Impact of non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) to reduce COVID19 mortality and healthcare demand – 9th report of WHO Collaborating Centre for Infectious Disease Modelling, researchers from Imperial College London analyzed the likely impact of multiple public health measures on slowing and suppressing the spread of coronavirus.
Fair Allocation of Scarce Medical Resources in the Time of Covid-19 – New England Journal of Medicine, this analysis discusses the ethical values relevant relevant to health care rationing and provides six recommendations to guide fair allocation of scare medical resources during the pandemic.
Quantifying SARS-CoV-2 transmission suggests epidemic control with digital contact tracing – American Association for the Advancement of Science, key parameters of epidemic spread were analyzed to estimate the contribution of different transmission routes and determine requirements for case isolation and contact-tracing needed to stop the epidemic.