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COVID-19 Testing: The Threat of False-Negative Results
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;

As health care systems around the world attempt to cope with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) “tsunami,” concerns about ongoing spread of disease from individuals who are infected without symptoms have been raised.

COVID-19 infodemic: More retweets for science-based information on coronavirus than for false information

Comparison of nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal swabs for SARS-CoV-2 detection in 353 patients received tests with both specimens simultaneously
International Journal of Infectious Diseases;

Since the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Wuhan in December 2019, by March 10, 2020, a total of 80,932 confirmed cases have been reported in China. Two consecutively negative RTPCR test results in respiratory tract specimens is required for the evaluation of discharge from hospital, and oropharyngeal swabs were the most common sample. However, false negat...

COVID-19 Myths vs. Realities

The swiftly moving novel coronavirus continues its relentless spread around the world, upending life as we know it and creating a breeding ground for misinformation. Some rumors are harmless, while others can be dangerous, stoking fear and threatening health. Here, we separate true from false, based on the best science and expertise available.

Fraudulent Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Products

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is issuing warning letters to firms for selling fraudulent products with claims to prevent, treat, mitigate, diagnose or cure coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). We are actively monitoring for any firms marketing products with fraudulent COVID-19 prevention and treatment claims. The FDA is exercising its authority to protect consumers from fi...

New Method to Reduce COVID-19 Transmission - The Need for Medical Air Disinfection is Now

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARSCoV-2) [1]. It has led to a pandemic worldwide due to its extremely infectious nature. At present, the route of transmission of SARS-CoV-2 is still controversial, but the major route of the COVID-19 to rapidly spread through indoor environments, is caused by the airborne ...

COVID-19 and the potential long-term impact on antimicrobial resistance

The emergence of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has required an unprecedented response to control the spread of the infection and protect the most vulnerable within society. Whilst the pandemic has focused society on the threat of emerging infections and hand hygiene, certain infection control and antimicrobial stewardship policies may have to be relaxed. It is...

COVID-19 Behavioral Health Resources

The federal government is taking steps to protect American’s physical and behavioral health in response to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus pandemic. The resources in this collection were created by federal agencies and their partners to help healthcare providers, caregivers, and the general population prepare for and manage the negative behavioral effects that can accompany a public health em...

Bereavement, grief, and consolation: Emotional-affective geographies of loss during COVID-19

COVID-19 has resulted in new global geographies of death ranging from cellular to global scales. These geographies are uneven, reflecting existing inequalities and failures of governance. In addition to death and bereavement, the pandemic has generated varied forms of loss and consolation, as well as negative and positive affective atmospheres, whereby emotions are mobilised and p...

ESMO Guideline for Cancer Patient Management During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Sep 17th, 2020 - These recommendations should be used as guidance for prioritising the various aspects of cancer care in order to mitigate the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the management of cancer patients. The situation is evolving, and pragmatic actions may be required to deal with the challenges of treating patients, while ensuring their rights, safety and wellbeing.

ESMO Webinar Series: Managing Patients in the COVID-19 Era

Sep 18th, 2020 - This Webinar series has been organised with the aim to share the ESMO adapted recommendations for cancer patient management during the COVID-19 pandemic. These recommendations should be used as guidance for prioritising the various aspects of cancer care in order to mitigate the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the management of cancer patients.

Negative Nasopharyngeal and Oropharyngeal Swabs Do Not Rule Out COVID-19
Journal of Clinical Microbiology;

Coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) has become the Public Health Emergency of International Concern. A diagnosis is made by the detection of a novel virus or genetically similar coronavirus by molecular assay in clinical specimens (1). Nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal (NP/OP) samples are commonly used as a screening tool. Here, we reported a case of COVID-19 pneumonia diagnosed from...

Regular mass screening for SARS-CoV-2 infection in care homes already affected by COVID-19 outbreaks: Implications of false positive test results
Journal of Infection; Ladhani SN, Chow JY et. al.

We recently reported in the Journal of Infection high rates of symptomatic and asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infections associated with high fatality in residents across four London care homes experiencing a COVID-19 outbreak during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic in England.

Why False Positives Merit Concern, Too
The New York Times; Katherine J. Wu

In the high-stakes world of coronavirus testing, one mistake has taken center stage: the dreaded false negative, wherein a test mistakenly deems an infected person to be virus-free. These troublesome results, experts have said, can deprive a person of treatment and embolden them to mingle with others, hastening the spread of disease.

Hospital Visitation – Phase II Visitation for Patients who are Covid-19 Negative
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

As healthcare organizations enter Phase II of reopening from the Covid-19 pandemic, and begin preparations for expanding their non-emergent, non-COVID-19 care (NCC), the issue of patient visitation also needs to be considered. Separate guidance has been issued for Nursing Home visitation. Because hospital patients are vulnerable to potential COVID-19 infection, CMS does not...

CDC Expands Negative COVID-19 Test Requirement to All Air Passengers Entering the United States
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expanding the requirement for a negative COVID-19 test to all air passengers entering the United States. Testing before and after travel is a critical layer to slow the introduction and spread of COVID-19. This strategy is consistent with the current phase of the pandemic and more efficiently protects the health of Americans.

COVID-19 Testing: The Threat of False-Negative Results.
Mayo Clinic Proceedings; West CP, Montori VM et. al.

May 7th, 2020 - COVID-19 Testing: The Threat of False-Negative Results.|2020|West CP,Montori VM,Sampathkumar P,|epidemiology,isolation & purification,classification,methods,classification,diagnosis,epidemiology,prevention & control,methods,organization & administration,diagnosis,epidemiology,methods,epidemiology,

Clinical characteristics and risk factors of mild-to-moderate COVID-19 patients ...
Journal of Medical Virology; Rong Y, Wang F et. al.

Jun 30th, 2020 - This study investigates the clinical and imaging characteristics of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients with false-negative nucleic acids. Mild-to-moderate COVID-19 patients, including 19 cases of nucleic acid false-negative patients and 31 cases of nucleic acid positive patients, were enrolled. Their epidemiological, clinical, and laboratory e...

Cohorting Asymptomatic Patients by COVID-19 Status - Beware of False N...
Journal of the National Medical Association; Henderson CE, Rezai S et. al.

Aug 24th, 2020 - Cohorting Asymptomatic Patients by COVID-19 Status - Beware of False Negative RT-PCR Test Results and Inevitable Racial Segregation.|2020|Henderson CE,Rezai S,Roxland B,|

RT-PCR tests for SARS-CoV-2 processed at a large Italian Hospital and false n...
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology; Valent F, Doimo A et. al.

Jun 10th, 2020 - RT-PCR tests for SARS-CoV-2 processed at a large Italian Hospital and false negative results among COVID-19 confirmed cases.|2020|Valent F,Doimo A,Mazzilis G,Pipan C,|