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July 10, 2020
Research Letter

Change in the Incidence of Stillbirth and Preterm Delivery During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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JAMA. Published online July 10, 2020. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.12746

This study compares pregnancy outcomes, including rates of stillbirth (fetal death ≥24 weeks’ gestation), preterm and cesarean delivery, and neonatal unit admission in the months preceding vs during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic at a London university hospital.

Review

Pathophysiology, Transmission, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): A Review

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JAMA. Published online July 10, 2020. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.12839

This narrative review discusses what is currently known about the pathophysiology, epidemiology, diagnosis, management, prognosis, and prevention of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

JAMA Patient Page

What Is COVID-19?

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JAMA. Published online July 10, 2020. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.12984

This JAMA Patient Page provides an overview of COVID-19 transmission, symptoms, diagnosis, disease course, and treatment.

July 9, 2020
Research Letter

Persistent Symptoms in Patients After Acute COVID-19

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JAMA. Published online July 9, 2020. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.12603

This case series describes COVID-19 symptoms persisting a mean of 60 days after onset among Italian patients previously discharged from COVID-19 hospitalization.

A Piece of My Mind

Eradicating Racial Injustice in Medicine—If Not Now, When?

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JAMA. Published online July 9, 2020. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.12432

In this narrative medicine essay, a urology fellow offers 5 actions the medical community should take to eliminate racial injustice and health disparities in the United States.

Good for Us All

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JAMA. Published online July 9, 2020. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.12630

In this narrative medicine essay, a gastroenterologist recalls a microagression from a patient during fellowship training and realizes the fault lay with the medicine profession and calls for antiracist training as one measure in dismantling race-based health disparities.

Medical News & Perspectives

School Superintendents Confront COVID-19—“There Are No Good Options for Next Year”

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JAMA. Published online July 9, 2020. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.12575

This Medical News story discusses the challenge of minimizing the risk of COVID-19 in kindergarten through 12th grades while maintaining prepandemic educational standards.

July 8, 2020
Research Letter

COVID-19 Cases and Deaths in Federal and State Prisons

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JAMA. Published online July 8, 2020. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.12528

This study describes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) case rates and deaths among federal and state prisoners and compares them with corresponding rates for the US population.

Viewpoint

Challenges Estimating Total Lives Lost in COVID-19 Decisions: Consideration of Mortality Related to Unemployment, Social Isolation, and Depression

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JAMA. Published online July 8, 2020. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.12187

This Viewpoint discusses how COVID-19–related policy decisions lead to trade-offs between medical, economic, social, and psychological outcomes, and emphasizes the need to account for deaths associated with unemployment and depression when estimating excess mortality.

July 6, 2020
Viewpoint

Developing a SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine at Warp Speed

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JAMA. Published online July 6, 2020. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.12190

This Viewpoint discusses the mechanisms of the 5 leading COVID-19 vaccine candidates—2 messenger RNA vaccines, 1 recombinant VSV vector product, and 2 replication-defective adenovirus vector approaches—and emphasizes the need to demonstrate safety as well as efficacy to facilitate broad uptake by the public.

The Development of COVID-19 Vaccines: Safeguards Needed

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JAMA. Published online July 6, 2020. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.12461

This Viewpoint lists 4 safeguards policy makers should consider before release of a COVID-19 vaccine, including ensuring effectiveness through clinical trials, providing evidence of safety, requiring informed consent before vaccination, and establishing comprehensive adverse effects monitoring systems.

JAMA Insights

Management of Hepatitis A in 2020-2021

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JAMA. Published online July 6, 2020. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.4017

This JAMA Clinical Insights article reviews the epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of hepatitis A infection given an upward trend in the incidence of the disease since 2016 in the US.

July 2, 2020
Viewpoint

Limited Evidence for the Health Effects and Safety of Intermittent Fasting Among Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

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JAMA. Published online July 2, 2020. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.3908

This Viewpoint summarizes evidence about the effects of intermittent fasting on chronic disease markers and considers potential concerns about fasting as a strategy for weight management and glycemic control in people with type 2 diabetes.

JAMA Guide to Statistics and Methods

Regression Discontinuity Design

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JAMA. Published online July 2, 2020. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.3822

This JAMA Guide to Statistics and Methods explains the use of regression discontinuity analysis on observational data—the difference in effect estimate between regression analyses using an exposure variable above and beneath a threshold of interest—to distinguish changes attributable to an intervention from background ecological or secular changes.

July 1, 2020
Research Letter

Excess Deaths From COVID-19 and Other Causes, March-April 2020

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JAMA. Published online July 1, 2020. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.11787

This study uses data from the National Center for Health Statistics to estimate the excess deaths (ie, the difference between observed and expected deaths) in the US and the District of Columbia in the early weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Editorial

Mortality and Morbidity: The Measure of a Pandemic

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JAMA. Published online July 1, 2020. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.11761
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