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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.
Loosely folded face masks and bandana-style face coverings provided minimal stopping effect for the smallest aerosolized respiratory droplets in emulated coughs and sneezes, while well-fitted homemade masks with multiple layers of quilting fabric and off-the-shelf cone style masks were effective in reducing droplet dispersal. More
Close et al. (July 2, 2020). Contact Tracing for Native Americans in Rural Arizona. The New England Journal of Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJMc2023540
Verma et al. (June 30, 2020). Visualizing the effectiveness of face masks in obstructing respiratory jets. Physics of Fluids. https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0016018
Khan et al. (July 6, 2020). A County-Level Susceptibility Index and Coronavirus Disease 2019 Mortality in the United States A Socioecological Study. Pre-print downloaded from https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.07.04.20146084
Pollán et al. (July 6, 2020). Prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 in Spain (ENE-COVID): a nationwide, population-based seroepidemiological study. The Lancet. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(20)31483-5
Caturegli et al. (July 6, 2020). Clinical Validity of Serum Antibodies to SARS-CoV-2. Annals of Internal Medicine. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32628534/
Knorr et al. (June 17, 2020). Tocilizumab in patients with severe COVID‐19: A single‐center observational analysis. Journal of Medical Virology. https://doi.org/10.1002/jmv.26191
Stubblefield et al. Seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 Among Frontline Healthcare Personnel During the First Month of Caring for COVID-19 Patients — Nashville, Tennessee. Clinical Infectious Diseases. https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciaa936
Argyropoulos et al. (July 2, 2020). Association of initial viral load in SARS-COV-2 patients with outcome and symptoms. The American Journal of Pathology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajpath.2020.07.001
Borsetto et al. (May 13, 2020). Self-reported alteration of sense of smell or taste in patients with COVID-19: a systematic review and meta-analysis on 3563 patients. Rhinology Journal. https://doi.org/10.4193/Rhin20.185
Taylor et al. (July 5, 2020). COVID stress syndrome: Concept, structure, and correlates. Depression and Anxiety. https://doi.org/10.1002/da.23071
Espinoza et al. (July 6, 2020). Mobility restrictions for the control of epidemics: When do they work? PLOS One. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0235731
Chaudhuri et al. (June 30, 2020). Modeling the role of respiratory droplets in Covid-19 type pandemics. Physics of Fluids. https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0015984#_i20
Waltenburg et al. (July 7, 2020). Update: COVID-19 Among Workers in Meat and Poultry Processing Facilities ― United States, April–May 2020. MMWR. https://doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6927e2