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The Contagion® coronavirus specialty page provides clinical news and articles, links to condition-specific resources, and videos on the coronavirus.

CORONAVIRUS NEWS - Page 1

Systematic Review Highlights Hydroxychloroquine Ambiguities
Investigators sought to summarize evidence about the benefits and harms of hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine as treatments or prophylaxis of COVID-19.
CIDRAP Advocates for COVID-19
A new report outlines the proven steps needed to implement a national strategy for SARS-CoV-2 screening.
ACE Inhibitors, ARBs Do Not Worsen COVID-19 Risk
Early links between heart disease and diabetes and coronavirus severity caused some to fear that the 2 classes of medication might worsen outcomes during the pandemic. A systematic review finds little evidence to back those fears.
FDA Grants Emergency Use to Quest Diagnostics COVID-19 Self-Collection Kit
Collected specimens can be tested with the Quest Diagnostics SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR test to have received EUA from the FDA earlier in March.
Why Comparing Flu and COVID-19 Severity Is Not Equivalent
Experts argue that though public officials may liken coronavirus to "just another flu," the true numbers show a stark difference.
 
Less Nasal ACE2 May Explain Fewer COVID-19 Cases in Children
Less ACE2 in nasal epithelium in children could present barrier to SARS-CoV-2 and explain the lower observed rate of pediatric infections.
Remdesivir Trial Inconclusive on Treatment Duration for COVID-19
An assessment of severe coronavirus patients administered either five-day or 10-day remdesivir treatment shows benefit is fairly similar, regardless of duration.
How Cancer Type Can Affect COVID-19 Risk
A new paper analyzed cancer types to determine which types of cancer put a patient at highest risk of contracting coronavirus.
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