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HHS Report Looks at Hospital Experiences With COVID-19

Most significant challenges relate to testing and caring for COVID-19 patients, keeping staff safe

Convalescent Plasma Treatment Promising in Severe COVID-19

One dose of CP with neutralizing antibodies can reduce viral load, tends to improve clinical symptoms

Racial Differences Seen for Cancer Diagnosis, Treatment, Survival

White, black, and Hispanic patients have worse odds of cancer-specific and overall survival versus Asian patients

Older Adults, Men, Preexisting Conditions Tied to COVID-19 Death

Patients admitted to ICU lived longer, but bed shortages in Wuhan prevented admission for all who needed it

CDC Removes Prescribing Guidelines for Antimalarial Drugs

Guidance statement is now shorter than the previous version and no longer provides dosage information

Children With COVID-19 Do Not Always Have Cough, Fever

73 percent of children had fever, cough, shortness of breath versus 93 percent of adults age 18 to 64

Children Have Milder Disease Course, Better COVID-19 Prognosis

Diagnostic presentation has been similar to that of adults, but with less severe pneumonia

Celiac Disease May Slightly Increase Mortality Risk

Increased risk seen for overall mortality and cardiovascular-, cancer-, and respiratory-related death

Guidelines Developed for COVID-19 Patients in ICU

54 statements issued on infection control, diagnosis, hemodynamic support, ventilator support, therapy

‘Mod’ E-Cigarette Users Smoke More Cigarettes One Year Later

Those who use mods versus vape pens smoke more than six times as many cigarettes at one-year follow-up