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Latest News

Walt Disney World reopens in Florida amid Covid-19 surge

Date Published: July 11, 2020

Source: BBC

Disney’s Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom reopened on Saturday in Florida, almost four months after Disney World was closed due to the outbreak of Covid-19 in the US. Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios are expected to open next Wednesday. Visitors will be required to wear masks and follow social distancing rules while at the entertainment complex. […]

Coronavirus: US surpasses three million cases

Date Published: July 9, 2020

Source: BBC

On Tuesday, the United States of America surpassed 3 million cases of COVID-19. Infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, says the country is still in its first coronavirus wave. Despite the increasing number of cases, the White House continues to push for reopening schools and will have the CDC issue guidance on how to proceed. […]

Latest Scientific Updates

Clinical Findings and Disease Severity in Hospitalized Pregnant Women With Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Bottom Line: While 20% of women from this study had severe disease (e.g. declining respiratory function, admission to ICU, or both), there were no deaths observed in these patients. In additions, factors such as Body Mass Index (BMI), respiratory rate, and heart rate were associated with severe disease. Reference: Valeria, SM. et al. Clinical Findings and […]

Dexamethasone in Hospitalized Patients with Covid-19 — Preliminary Report

Bottom Line: Among hospitalized COVID-19 patients, administering dexamethasone resulted in lower 28-day mortality in patients receiving invasive mechanical ventilation or oxygen alone. Reference: Horby, P. et al. Dexamethasone in Hospitalized Patients with Covid-19 — Preliminary Report. NEJM (2020).  https://www.nejm.org/doi/10.1056/NEJMoa2021436 Date Published: 17 July 2020 Synopsis: Preliminary results from the REOVERY trial indicate that the use of dexamethasone […]

Clinical update on COVID-19 in pregnancy: A review article

Bottom Line: Current evidence does not suggest increased risk of severe COVID-19 infection in pregnant women, although high-risk obstetrical patients should be appropriately evaluated and managed. Reference: Gillian, RA. et al. Clinical update on COVID‐19 in pregnancy: A review article. The Journal of  Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research .2020). https://doi.org/10.1111/jog.14321 Date Published: 4 June 2020 Synopsis: In general, pregnant […]