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The severity of the Covid-19 pandemic has led to the use of extreme control measures which has halted the spread, but at enormous socioeconomic cost. We set out to explore whether a model that includes 'superspreader' could explain aspects of mitigation strategies that explain the dramatic effect. Methods: We developed an age structured agent-based model that includes persons who spread the dis...
There is no clear definition for the term ‘super-spreader’ or ‘super-spreading event’. The World Health Organization refers to a super-spreader as a patient (or an event) that may transmit infection to a larger number of individuals than is usual by one individual (or event). In the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) situation, a super-spreading event was defined as the transmission of SA...
While the “right” time to open the economy is hotly debated, many states have made the decision that it is time to get back to business. That means that businesses will be opening while there is still a continuing risk of COVID-19 exposure. As long as the risk of exposure remains, businesses face potential liability when they allow customers, vendors, and other parties to enter their premises...
Pandemic fears have created interest in metallic products touting antimicrobial properties. But experts have doubts about the copper craze.
A recent clinical study that indicates copper is far better than other common materials at preventing the spread of infectious diseases has caught the public’s attention amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
consider stopping elective procedures amid the COVID-19 outbreak. On March 18, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) also released guidance to limit "non-essential adult elective surgery and medical and surgical procedures, including all dental procedures." The guidance additionally notes that while "decisions remain the responsibility of local healthcare delivery systems...and tho...
The situation involving the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve. There is recent evidence suggesting the potential for coronavirus transmission through droplets and perhaps fecal shedding1,2 posing potential risks during endoscopy and colonoscopy to other patients, endoscopy personnel and ourselves. We provide below important information as well as recommendations to consider in your insti...
To aggressively address COVID-19, CMS recognizes that conservation of critical healthcare resources is essential, in addition to limiting exposure of patients and staff to the virus that causes COVID-19. CMS also recognizes the importance of reducing burdens on the existing health system and maintaining services while keeping patients and providers safe. CMS, in collaboration with medical s...
This educational primer is meant to introduce new internal medicine interns and other providers to some of the basic concepts of managing floor patients suspected or confirmed of having COVID-19.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Copper Development Association (CDA) developed the following position statement to address an influx of inquiries from the media and external stakeholders.
After receiving the green light from the FDA to move forward, Gilead is about to start trials of an inhaled version of remdesivir. We will screen healthy volunteers for Phase 1 trials this week and hope to begin studies in patients with COVID-19 in August. If the trials are successful, this could represent important progress. Remdesivir, our investigational antiviral medicine, is currently give...