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Making crowd gatherings safe: how and when can we lift restrictions?

MedShr Editor
   
This week's COVID-19 Open Article aims to explore some of the key public health strategies that have been employed to try and reduce the spread of COVID-19, and considers what strategies may be appropriate moving forward to minimise transmission and prevent the over-burdening of health care systems.

Telemedicine and the COVID-19 Pandemic

MedShr Editor
   
This week's COVID-19 Open Article aims to provide a concise overview on some of the potential benefits and challenges presented by the increased use of telemedicine during the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 Programme on MedShr: Review of 2020

MedShr Editor
   
This week's COVID-19 Open Article reflects on the activity on MedShr throughout 2020 which has aimed to provide education around COVID-19 and allow healthcare professionals around the world to share their experiences to promote peer-to-peer learning during an emerging, rapidly evolving situation.

Emerging Therapies for COVID-19: Drug Treatments

Adam Ali
   
This week's COVID-19 Open Article considers the current evidence, guidelines, and active research into drug treatments for SARS-CoV-2 infection.

Resuming Normal Practice: Malaria and COVID-19

Ryan Broll
   
This week's COVID-19 Open Article considers the challenge of managing COVID-19 in malaria endemic settings, and focuses on strategies for maintaining essential services for malaria during this time.

Long-term Effects of COVID-19: Long COVID

Ryan Broll
   
This week's COVID-19 Open Article focuses on post-COVID-19 syndrome, widely known as Long COVID. The article highlights the origins of the term, explores what is currently known about epidemiology and risk factors, and considers the research challenges moving forward. Current and future management approaches are also considered, including the potential challenges of caring for patients with Long COVID in low- and middle-income countries.

Emerging Therapies for COVID-19: Current vaccination programmes (2) - Development Challenges

Adam Ali
   
This week's COVID-19 Open Article follows our previous article on the progress in the search for a vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), and focuses on the challenges that must be overcome in developing and distributing a new vaccine. The article also discusses factors specific to different patient groups which are relevant for selecting a safe and effective vaccine.

Emerging Therapies for COVID-19: Current vaccination programmes (1) - key issues

Adam Ali
   
This week's COVID-19 Open Article considers the progress in the search for a vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), and the potential challenges faced in developing a vaccine at this pace.

COVID-19 Resuming Normal Practice: Risk Stratification and Scoring Systems

Ryan Broll
   
This week's COVID-19 Open Article focuses on strategies for resuming and maintaining normal practices during the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) pandemic, focussing on the emerging guidance and scoring systems for risk stratification and assessment.
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