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Newswise: Evidence shows cloth masks may help against COVID-19
Released: 25-May-2020 8:55 AM EDT
Evidence shows cloth masks may help against COVID-19
McMaster University

The international research team examined a century of evidence including recent data, and found strong evidence showing that cloth and cloth masks can reduce contamination of air and surfaces.

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25-May-2020 1:00 AM EDT
Public Disclosure of COVID-19 Cases Is More Effective than Lockdowns
University of California San Diego

South Korea is a standout in the current battle against COVID-19, largely due to its widespread testing and contact tracing; however, key to its innovation is publicly disclosing detailed information on the individuals who test positive for COVID-19.

Released: 22-May-2020 5:05 PM EDT
Convalescent Plasma Is A Potentially Effective Treatment Option for Patients Hospitalized With COVID 19, According to Early Data
Mount Sinai Health System

Patients hospitalized with COVID-19 who received convalescent plasma demonstrated improved survival and were more likely than matched control patients to remain the same or have improvements in their supplemental oxygen requirements, according to a study conducted by researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and published today on pre-print server medRxiv.

Released: 22-May-2020 3:35 PM EDT
Age, male sex, obesity, and underlying illness risk factors for severe COVID-19 or death

Age, male sex, obesity, and underlying illness have emerged as risk factors for severe covid-19 or death in the UK, according to the largest cohort study to date published by The BMJ today.

Released: 22-May-2020 3:20 PM EDT
Viewing COVID-19 through the lens of data science
MIT Press

Multidisciplinary study of the COVID-19 pandemic and its wide-ranging impact has become an urgent endeavor worldwide. To further and deepen global understanding of the crisis, the Harvard Data Science Review (an open access platform of the Harvard Data Science Initiative) is publishing a special issue examining the novel coronavirus and its impact through the lens of data science.

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Released: 22-May-2020 1:55 PM EDT
Placentas from COVID-19-positive pregnant women show injury
Northwestern University

he placentas from 16 women who tested positive for COVID-19 while pregnant showed evidence of injury, according to pathological exams completed directly following birth, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study.

Released: 22-May-2020 1:25 PM EDT
The Lancet: First human trial of COVID-19 vaccine finds it is safe and induces rapid immune response

The first COVID-19 vaccine to reach phase 1 clinical trial has been found to be safe, well-tolerated, and able to generate an immune response against SARS-CoV-2 in humans, according to new research published in The Lancet.

Newswise: Preventing ‘Cytokine Storm’ May Ease Severe COVID-19 Symptoms
Released: 22-May-2020 1:05 PM EDT
Preventing ‘Cytokine Storm’ May Ease Severe COVID-19 Symptoms
Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)

A clinical trial in people with the new coronavirus is testing a drug that may halt an overactive immune response before it ramps up.

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