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The scientific literature on COVID-19 is rapidly evolving and these articles were selected for review based on their relevance to decision making around COVID-19 response efforts. Included in these Literature Reports are some manuscripts that have been made available online as pre-prints but have not yet undergone peer review. Please be aware of this when reviewing articles included in the Lit Reps.
Leung et al. (May 2020). Respiratory Virus Shedding in Exhaled Breath and Efficacy of Face Masks. Nature Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41591-020-0843-2
Carraturo et al. (June 2020). Persistence of SARS-CoV-2 in the Environment and COVID-19 Transmission Risk from Environmental Matrices and Surfaces. Environmental Pollution. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2020.115010
Horby et al. (June 22, 2020). Effect of Dexamethasone in Hospitalized Patients with COVID-19 Preliminary Report. Preprint downloaded June 23 from https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.06.22.20137273
Lu et al. (May 2020). Effectiveness and Safety of Glucocorticoids to Treat COVID-19: A Rapid Review and Meta-Analysis. Annals of Translational Medicine. https://doi.org/10.21037/atm-20-3307
Karmen-Tuohy et al. (June 2020). Outcomes among HIV-Positive Patients Hospitalized with COVID-19. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (2020). https://doi.org/10.1097/QAI.0000000000002423
Braiteh et al. (May 2020). Decrease in Acute Coronary Syndrome Presentations during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Upstate New York. American Heart Journal. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2020.05.009
Lange et al. (June 22, 2020). Potential Indirect Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Use of Emergency Departments for Acute Life-Threatening Conditions — United States, January–May 2020. MMWR. https://doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6925e2
Lau et al. (June 22, 2020). Characterizing Super-Spreading Events and Age-Specific Infectivity of COVID-19 Transmission in Georgia USA. Preprint downloaded June 23 from https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.06.20.20130476
Manca et al. (Sept 2020). A Simplified Math Approach to Predict ICU Beds and Mortality Rate for Hospital Emergency Planning under Covid-19 Pandemic. Computers & Chemical Engineering. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compchemeng.2020.106945
Smith. (June 22, 2020). Comparison of COVID-19 Case and Death Counts in the United States Reported by Four Online Trackers January 22-May 31 2020. Preprint downloaded June 23 from https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.06.20.20135764
Franco-Paredes et al. (June 2020). COVID-19 in Jails and Prisons: A Neglected Infection in a Marginalized Population. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0008409
Lee et al. (June 2020). Clinical Course of Asymptomatic and Mildly Symptomatic Patients with Coronavirus Disease Admitted to Community Treatment Centers, South Korea. Emerging Infectious Diseases. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid2610.201620
Clarke et al. (June 2020). Establishing Prison-Led Contact Tracing to Prevent Outbreaks of COVID-19 in Prisons in Ireland. Journal of Public Health. https://doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdaa092