COVID-19 Research News Update for March 19
Post Date: March 19, 2020 | Publish Date:
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Novel Coronavirus Lingers in the Air, on Surfaces
The New England Journal of Medicine has posted several COVID-19 items
Aerosol and Surface Stability of SARS-CoV-2: Testing led by scientists at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases indicates the virus remained viable in aerosols for at least three hours. Viable virus was detected up to 72 hours on plastic and stainless steel. On copper, no viable virus detected after 4 hours. On cardboard, no virus detected after 24 hours.
Many public health and legal scholars say more constructive tools are needed.
Personal experiences recounted by a front-line physician.
MORE LINKS TO COVID-19 SCIENCE NEWS
JAMA Network: Live Q&A with Anthony Fauci, MD (On Twitter @JAMA_current )
Discusses use of non-steroidals, potential risks from ACE inhibitors, concern about high rate of hypertension among underlying conditions of those who have died, PPE supply issues, and more.
The Scientist: Making Online Teaching a Success
National Comprehensive Cancer Network: How to Manage Cancer Care during COVID-19 Pandemic
HOW YOU CAN TRACK PEDIATRIC NEWS ABOUT COVID-19
A frequently updated collection of pediatric COVID-19 papers can be found here
An excellent pandemic tracking dashboard from Johns Hopkins University