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Community Tips, COVID-19, COVID-19 Science, Newsroom, Prevention, Uncategorized, Uncategorized COVID-19 CDC expands definition of ‘close contacts’ of someone with Covid-19

CDC expands definition of ‘close contacts’ of someone with Covid-19

October 22, 2020 – The CDC yesterday expanded its definition of a “close contact” of someone with Covid-19. The agency now defines this as someone who spent a cumulative 15 minutes or more within six feet of someone who was infectious over 24 hours, even if the time isn’t consecutive. Previously, the agency defined “close contact” as […]

10/22/20 at 12:42 pm     209
COVID-19, COVID-19 Science Observational Study of Hydroxychloroquine in Hospitalized Patients with Covid-19

Observational Study of Hydroxychloroquine in Hospitalized Patients with Covid-19

In this observational study involving patients with Covid-19 who had been admitted to the hospital, hydroxychloroquine administration was not associated with either a greatly lowered or an increased risk of the composite end point of intubation or death. Randomized, controlled trials of hydroxychloroquine in patients with Covid-19 are needed.

5/13/20 at 8:08 pm     312     New England Journal of Medicine
COVID-19, COVID-19 Science NIH mobilizes national innovation initiative for COVID-19 diagnostics

NIH mobilizes national innovation initiative for COVID-19 diagnostics

The National Institutes of Health announced a new initiative aimed at speeding innovation, development and commercialization of COVID-19 testing technologies, a pivotal component needed to return to normal during this unprecedented global pandemic. With a $1.5 billion investment from federal stimulus funding, the newly launched Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) initiative will infuse funding into […]

5/13/20 at 7:48 pm     241     National Institute of Health
COVID-19, COVID-19 Science Quidel diagnostic gives quick COVID19 results but it’s less than perfect

Quidel diagnostic gives quick COVID19 results but it’s less than perfect

The FDA gave emergency use authorization (EUA) late Friday to the first SARS-CoV-2 antigen test, which provides results indicating active infection in 15 minutes. It’s less sensitive than the current PCR-based molecular tests, however, and comes with important limits on its use.

5/13/20 at 7:12 pm     325     MedPage Today
COVID-19, COVID-19 Science, Newsroom, Uncategorized Massachusetts Coronavirus Map and Case Count

Massachusetts Coronavirus Map and Case Count

The New York Times is engaged in a comprehensive effort to track details about every confirmed case in the United States, collecting information from federal, state and local officials around the clock. The numbers in this article are being updated several times a day based on the latest information our journalists are gathering from around […]

4/17/20 at 11:36 am     1334     New York Times
COVID-19, COVID-19 Science Will Summer Slow The Spread Of COVID-19? Scientists Try To Figure It Out

Will Summer Slow The Spread Of COVID-19? Scientists Try To Figure It Out

The worst outbreaks of COVID-19 so far have been in colder parts of the Northern Hemisphere during winter or early spring. Will warmer weather slow the transmission?

4/12/20 at 11:15 pm     461
COVID-19, COVID-19 Science, Newsroom Is Hydroxychloroquine a Suitable Treatment for COVID-19? Not Yet, According to CDC.

Is Hydroxychloroquine a Suitable Treatment for COVID-19? Not Yet, According to CDC.

In recent news from various media outlets, it has been reported that certain drug therapies have shown effectiveness in treating patients suffering from COVID-19. One of the more publicized of these therapies is an anti-malarial drug called hydroxychloroquine or Plaquenil, which is also known for its use in treatment of auto-immune disorders such as rheumatoid […]

4/6/20 at 6:18 pm     777
COVID-19, COVID-19 Science The Science Behind A 14-Day Quarantine After Possible COVID-19 Exposure

The Science Behind A 14-Day Quarantine After Possible COVID-19 Exposure

To stop the spread of the coronavirus, health officials have a favorite refrain: After being in a city or region where there have been a lot of COVID-19 cases, spend 14 days in quarantine even if you feel perfectly fine — don’t leave your house.

4/4/20 at 8:17 pm     812     NPR.org