Covid-19

Weekly Science Review

Our weekly science review is a snapshot of the new and emerging scientific evidence related to COVID-19

Rendering of the 2019-nCoV virion. Dan Higgins, MAM/CDC/REUTERS

Latest Review:

May 16–22 2020

  • Asymptomatic infections in COVID-19 revisited
  • Anosmia revisited
  • Weekly Research Highlights

May 16–22 2020

  • Asymptomatic infections in COVID-19 revisited
  • Anosmia revisited
  • Weekly Research Highlights

May 10-17 2020

  • Estimated impact of COVID-19 on life expectancy in New York City
  • COVID-19 and surface contamination
  • The changing landscape of COVID-19 diagnostics
  • COVID-19 immunity certificates
  • Weekly Research Highlights

May 2–8 2020

  • Assessing COVID-19 resurgence
  • Children and transmission risk
  • Hyperinflammatory shock and Kawasaki Disease with a link to COVID-19 in children
  • ACE inhibitors or angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) and risk for severe COVID-19 disease
  • What are COVID toes?
  • Epidemiology
  • Public Health

April 25 – May 1 2020

  • Country preparedness and COVID-19
  • Stroke, thrombotic, and thromboembolic events in COVID-19 patients
  • COVID-19 in correctional facilities and homeless shelters
  • Relaxing public health and social measures in the United States
  • Remdesivir
  • Epidemiology
  • Clinical Features

April 18-24 2020

  • Past, current and future COVID-19 infections: the size of the iceberg and what tests can and can’t tell us
  • COVID-19 testing prioritization in the United States
  • Tracking the virus, its genome, and mutations - a critical aspect of disease surveillance.
  • COVID-19 and Noncommunicable Diseases
  • Other infectious diseases and COVID-19
  • Can I wear contact lenses during the COVID-19 pandemic?
  • Epidemiology
  • Clinical features

April 11–17 2020

  • Using data to assess adherence with public health and social measures can better inform decision-making
  • SARS-CoV-1 (SARS) vaccines and implications for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) vaccine development
  • Hydroxychloroquine and potential impacts
  • Red eyes and COVID-19
  • Proximity to runners and cyclers
  • Epidemiology
  • Clinical features
  • Management
  • Prevention

April 4–10 2020

  • Nowcasting in the context of COVID-19
  • BCG and COVID-19
  • Impact of dosage (inoculum) on COVID-19 severity
  • Epidemiology
  • Clinical features
  • Management
  • How much do we touch our faces and what does that mean for COVID-19?
  • Sanitary recommendations for bringing packages into the home

March 28–April 3, 2020

  • Syndromic surveillance should be explored as an early signal for COVID-19
  • Face masks in the community
  • Pets and COVID-19
  • How common is asymptomatic infection?
  • Can someone get re-infected?
  • Epidemiology
  • Response
  • How does COVID-19 relate to blood type?

March 21-27, 2020

  • Loss of smell or taste in COVID-19
  • Hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 prophylaxis
  • Serology
  • Epidemiology
  • Clinical
  • Non-pharmaceutical interventions
  • Will a rise in outdoor temperature affect COVID-19?

March 14-20, 2020

  • COVID-19 Mortality by age
  • Antivirals for COVID-19
  • Pediatric COVID-19
  • Weekly research highlights
  • Should COVID-19 patients avoid NSAIDs (like ibuprofen)?
  • Does smoking increase the risk of infection from COVID-19?
  • Should anti-hypertensive medications in the Renin-Angiotensin System inhibition class be avoided because of the risk of COVID-19?

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