ANALYSIS AND COMMENTS

Healthcare workers and their households at increased risk of COVID-19 hospitalisation

November 2020 lshtmNews; During the first peak of the COVID-19 pandemic in Scotland, whilst the absolute risk remained low, patient-facing healthcare workers were at three-fold higher risk of hospitalisation with COVID-19 than the general population, according to new research published in the BMJ. The study involving the London School of Hygiene …

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Study identifies 3 existing drugs that may help treat COVID-19

November 2020 medicalnewstoday; In a new study, scientists have found three previously-available drugs that may be effective at treating COVID-19 in its early stages. The research, which appears in the journal ACS Pharmacology & Translational Science, is valuable in helping researchers identify treatment candidates for clinical trials. COVID-19 treatments SARS-CoV-2 and …

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WIRED Health: Tech 2020: Latest advances and the fight against COVID-19

November 2020 medicalnewstoday; This year’s WIRED Health:Tech conference took place online last month, in an effort to adapt to the challenges posed by the current pandemic. A range of specialists held presentations about the latest advances in medical technology, including remote surgical systems, e-health, CRISPR technology, and the issue on everyone’s mind …

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A new CDC study suggests roughly 50% of people living with someone who has COVID-19 get it — usually in less than 5 days

November 2020 BusinessInsider; A US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report released Friday suggests that getting the coronavirus from someone you live with can be quick and easy, no matter their age. The study, which is ongoing in over 100 households in Nashville, Tennessee and Marshfield, Wisconsin since April, found …

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