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This Medical News article is an interview with the University of New Mexico’s Eileen Barrett, MD, MPH, about the pandemic’s mental toll on health care workers—and how they and their employers can safeguard their emotional well-being.
This Viewpoint discusses the role academic health systems can play in response to public health deficiencies identified in the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, including developing early warning systems to identify future outbreaks, addressing community mental health needs more broadly, and working to reduce structural health inequities.
This Viewpoint discusses the challenges that arise for patients with cancer who are undergoing immune-engaging therapeutic treatment during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
This essay describes how the authors’ fellowship training has changed because of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
This Arts and Medicine feature tallies the appearance of infectious disease outbreaks in cinema since 1914, and identifies common themes, such as stigmatization and physician heroism, that characterize the films.
This study characterizes the prevalence of reverse-transcriptase polymerase chain reaction results positive for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) among patients presenting with influenzalike illness who underwent nasopharyngeal swab testing for influenza and respiratory syncytial virus over 4 days in March 2020.
This study describes findings of novel coronavirus testing on pooled nasopharyngeal and bronchoalveolar lavage samples taken from patients who had negative results by routine respiratory virus testing to see if pooling samples could increase testing throughput and efficiency and facilitate early detection of community COVID-19 transmission.
This study uses data from the National Institutes of Infectious Diseases Japan to compare weekly influenza activity in the 2019/2020 vs the 2014-2019 seasons given mitigation strategies taken in 2020 to limit the spread of COVID-19.
This Medical News article discusses how antibody tests should—and should not—be used during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.
This population epidemiology study examines associations between phases of nonpharmaceutical public health interventions (social distancing, centralized quarantine, home confinement, and others) and rates of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 infection in Wuhan, China, between December 2019 and early March 2020.
This JAMA Patient Page describes the test for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), current guidelines for determining who should be tested, reasons for slow adoption of testing in the US, and potential drawbacks of alternate tests.
This JAMA Patient Page describes how the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is transmitted and provides measures people can take while grocery shopping, unpacking groceries, and preparing food to minimize the risk of being infected.
This narrative medicine essay emphasizes the undue disease burden carried by minority populations in the COVID-19 pandemic and proposes collection and reporting of data by race/ethnicity and multilingual targeted educational efforts delivered by celebrities or faith leaders as first steps to reduce the imbalance.
This Viewpoint uses the absence of known effective treatment for Ebola virus disease to emphasize the costs of off-label and compassionate drug use during an infectious disease outbreak and the importance of establishing the efficacy and safety of promising drug leads in randomized trials to inform their clinical use.
This Viewpoint discusses the tensions between evaluating treatments (learning) and just treating patients (doing) during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, and proposes actions the clinical research and practice communities can take to support each other’s imperatives so that both can “learn from doing” in a more integrated patient care approach.
This Viewpoint discusses the legal risks to health care workers and hospital systems from withdrawing or withholding ventilation from COVID-19 patients and cites a Maryland statute that offers legal immunity to clinicians making good faith decisions under emergency conditions as an example for other states to follow.
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