A team of investigators from CDDEP, the Government of Tamil Nadu, and Andhra Pradesh studied disease transmission patterns in 575,071 individuals exposed to 84,965 confirmed cases of COVID-19. The study, based on data collected by tens of thousands of contact tracers in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu is the largest and most comprehensive analysis of COVID-19 epidemiology to date.
An analysis comparing COVID-19 deaths in long-term care (LTC) residents in Ontario and British Columbia found that BC was better prepared for the pandemic and responded in a more coordinated and decisive manner, leading to far fewer deaths than in Ontario. The article is published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) https://www.cmaj.ca/content/early/2020/09/29/cmaj.201860.
Creating "work bubbles" during the COVID-19 pandemic can help reduce the risk of company-wide outbreaks while helping essential businesses continue to function, as the example of Bombardier Aviation demonstrates in an analysis published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) https://www.cmaj.ca/content/early/2020/09/29/cmaj.201582.
A new analysis of data from researchers at King's College London using information from the COVID Symptom Study app and patients admitted to St Thomas' Hospital in London, has shown that delirium - a state of acute confusion associated with a higher risk of serious illness and death - is a key symptom of COVID-19 in frail, older people.
Modifiable health risks, such as obesity, high blood pressure, and smoking, were linked to over $730 billion in health care spending in the US in 2016, according to a study published in The Lancet Public Health.
In this randomized clinical trial, daily hydroxychloroquine didn't prevent SARS-CoV-2 infection among hospital-based health care workers, although the trial was terminated early.
Researchers evaluated the association between having any prior psychiatric diagnosis and COVID-19- related mortality of hospitalized patients with COVID-19.
A suite of new technologies enables researchers in Charleston, South Carolina, to remotely reach smokers throughout the state, allowing them to participate in clinical trials of investigational treatments that could help them quit.
New research from the University of Georgia supports growing evidence for airborne transmission of COVID-19 in enclosed spaces.
Peer reviewers highlight promising research highlighting reform in public health and employment law, an approach for identifying asymptomatic COVID-19 patients, and strong evidence that inhaled corticosteroids do not protect against COVID-19 related deaths.