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COVID-19 Recognition: Using Investigations to Predict Risk

Samantha Goh
   
Are there lower-cost alternatives or strategies that could help low and middle-income countries with making a diagnosis of COVID-19 during this pandemic? Here is our summary on how investigations can be used in diagnosis and to predict risk of infection.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Weekly Update 25th May 2020

Samantha Goh
   
The latest updates on the COVID-19 situation worldwide for the week of 19th to 25th May 2020. Highlights this week include a Science Weekly podcast, on whether we should compare the COVID-19 figures across countries. Key publications featured, with a focus on how to predict the risk of severe infection.

Difficult decisions: ethical healthcare resource allocation

Rachel Amber Coles
   
This article is aimed at healthcare professionals and summarises some key research papers about the ethics of allocation of resources in the Coronavirus pandemic.

COVID-19 Resource allocation: Who should get masks?

Samantha Goh
   
In response to COVID-19 how should we best manage the limited resources of PPE? How will this look for low and middle income countries? Are homemade masks a solution for the general population? Let's explore the evidence behind it.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Weekly Update 18th May 2020

Samantha Goh
   
COVID-19 weekly updates for May. Focus on evidence behind which materials make good homemade masks, and highlights from the recent publications on the COVID-19 situation in low and middle income countries around the world.

COVID-19 Prevention - Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Advice and Adjuncts

Samantha Goh
   
With many countries facing shortages of adequate personal protective equipment in the COVID-19 pandemic, what practical steps can we take to reduce risk of exposure and transmission? Are any of the new adjuncts effective or helpful in the healthcare setting?

COVID-19 Prevention - Patient Advice on Hand Washing

Samantha Goh
   
Hand hygiene has been a priority in COVID-19 public health campaigns internationally. However in many low-income countries the public may not have access to running water or supplies may not be reliable. What can we advise patients in these scenarios and do we have evidence to back it up?

Coronavirus COVID-19 Weekly Update 11th May 2020

Samantha Goh
   
Weekly update on international updates on COVID-19: Focus on the easing of lockdown/physical distancing measures and the pandemic "R-number". With many publications based on modelling results of the COVID-19 pandemic, how will countries compare or assess their response to this outbreak?

COVID-19 Prevention: Vaccine Development

Rachel Amber Coles
   
An update on progress towards a COVID-19 vaccine
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