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Homeless More Likely to Need Ventilators for Respiratory Illness

Authors say these findings for influenza may have implications for infection control during the pandemic

Evidence Poor for Accuracy of Serological Tests for COVID-19

Evidence for diagnostic accuracy of serological tests characterized by high risks of bias, heterogeneity

Mortality Risk Down With Meeting Recommended Exercise Levels

Larger survival benefits seen for those who engaged in both muscle strengthening, aerobic activity

EMS Calls Down Early in COVID-19 Outbreak

But the rate of EMS-attended deaths increased from 1.49 to 2.77 percent of calls

Point-Prevalence Surveys in SNFs Help Cut COVID-19 Transmission

Initial, repeated surveys inform infection prevention and control efforts in skilled nursing facilities

Physician’s Briefing Weekly Coronavirus Roundup

Here is what the editors at Physician's Briefing chose as the most important COVID-19 developments for you and your practice for the week of...

Elastomeric Mask Program Saves Money

Program eliminated reliance on disposable N95s, enabled normal operations during the COVID-19 pandemic

Social Vulnerability Linked to COVID-19 Diagnosis, Death

Risks increased 4.94- and 4.74-fold when considering only minority status and language domain of SVI

Spectrum of Imaging Findings Described in COVID-19 MIS-C

Imaging findings include basal consolidation with collapse and pleural effusions on chest CT

Model Estimates Herd Immunity Threshold for COVID-19

New model suggests lower herd immunity level than classical model based on homogenous immunization