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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.
de Bruin and Bennett. (May 22, 2020). Relationships Between Initial COVID-19 Risk Perceptions and Protective Health Behaviors: A National Survey. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2020.05.001
Chidambaram et al. (June 24, 2020). Observational Study of UK Mobile Health Apps for COVID-19. The Lancet Digital Health. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2589-7500(20)30144-8
Pastorino et al. (June 24, 2020). Prolonged Infectivity of SARS-CoV-2 in Fomites. Emerging Infectious Diseases. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid2609.201788
Quicke et al. (June 9, 2020). Longitudinal Surveillance for SARS-CoV-2 RNA Among Asymptomatic Staff in Five Colorado Skilled Nursing Facilities: Epidemiologic, Virologic and Sequence Analysis. Pre-print downloaded June 25 from https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.06.08.20125989
Deftereos et al. (June 24, 2020). Effect of Colchicine vs Standard Care on Cardiac and Inflammatory Biomarkers and Clinical Outcomes in Patients Hospitalized With Coronavirus Disease 2019. JAMA Network Open. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.13136
Guaraldi et al. (June 24, 2020). Tocilizumab in Patients with Severe COVID-19: A Retrospective Cohort Study. The Lancet Rheumatology. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2665-9913(20)30173-9
Ellington et al. (June 25, 2020). Characteristics of Women of Reproductive Age with Laboratory-Confirmed SARS-CoV-2 Infection by Pregnancy Status — United States, January 22–June 7, 2020. MMWR. https://doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6925a1
[Pre-print, not peer reviewed] Marcello et al. reviewed medical records for 22,254 patients tested for SARS-CoV-2 within New York City’s public hospital system, including 13,442 who tested positive, 46% of whom were hospitalized and among whom 28% subsequently died. Chronic diseases including hypertension, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease were common among patients who were hospitalized and died in this large and racially/ethnically diverse sample.
Marcello et al. (June 23, 2020). Characteristics and Outcomes of COVID-19 Patients in New York City’s Public Hospital System. Pre-print downloaded June 25 from https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.05.29.20086645
Britton et al. (June 23, 2020). A Mathematical Model Reveals the Influence of Population Heterogeneity on Herd Immunity to SARS-CoV-2. Science. https://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2020/06/22/science.abc6810
Lopman et al. (June 24, 2020). A Model of COVID-19 Transmission and Control on University Campuses. Pre-print downloaded June 25 from https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.06.23.20138677
Neofotistos and Kaxiras. (June 25, 2020). Modeling the Covid-19 Pandemic Response of the US States. Pre-print downloaded June 25 from https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.06.24.20138982
Sedov et al. (June 24, 2020). Modeling Quarantine during Epidemics and Mass-Testing Using Drones. PLOS ONE. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0235307