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31 July 2020

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Welcome to ACHSM LIbrary Bulletin Special Issue on COVID-19 topics. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we will provide the updated COVID-19 resources fortnightly. We think you will find it useful.  

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Australia's national COVID‐19 primary care response
Jane Desborough, Sally Hall Dykgraaf, Lucas Toca, Stephanie Davis, Leslee Roberts, Catherine Kelaher and Michael Kidd
Med J Aust || doi: 10.5694/mja2.50693 Published online: 6 Jul 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic: diverse contexts; different epidemics-how and why?
Van Damme, Wim; Dahake, et al
BMJ Glob Health 29 July 2020

Covid-19: What do we know about “long covid”?
BMJ 2020; 370 (Published 14 July 2020)

NIH Launches Platform to Serve as Depository for COVID-19 Medical Data.
Rubin, Rita
JAMA 29 July 2020

Assessing the extent of SARS-CoV-2 circulation through serological studies.
Koopmans, Marion; Haagmans, Bart
Nat Med 29 July 2020
Treating a Global Health Crisis with a Dose of Synthetic Chemistry.
Hardy, Melissa A; Wright, Brandon A ... Sarpong, Richmond
ACS Cent Sci 29 July 2020

'Our epidemic could exceed a million cases' - South Africa's top coronavirus adviser.
Nordling, Linda
Nature 29 July 2020

Covid-19 in Latin America.
Pablos-Mendez, Ariel; Vega, Jeanette ... Raviglione, Mario C
BMJ 29 July 2020

The COVID-19 Shadow Pandemic: Meeting Social Needs For A City In Lockdown
Jenifer Clapp, Alessandra Calvo-Friedman, Susan Cameron, Natalie Kramer,et al
Health Affairs 16 July 2020

COVID‐19: planning for the aftermath to manage the aftershocks
Steven G Faux, Kathy Eagar, Ian D Cameron and Christopher J Poulos
Med J Aust 2020; 213 (2): 60-61.e1

Is there an association between oral health and severity of COVID-19 complications?
Botros, Nathalie; Iyer, Parvati; Ojcius, David M
Biomed J 28 July 2020

Current understanding, knowledge gaps and a perspective on the future of COVID-19 Infections: A systematic review.
Chakravarti, Anita; Upadhyay, Shalini ... Broor, Shobha
Indian J Med Microbiol 29 July 2020

Families in Australia Survey: Life during COVID-19. Report no. 1: Early findings
Kelly Hand, Jennifer Baxter, Megan Carroll, Mikayla Budinski.
Melbourn: Australian Institute of Family Studies, 2020

Excess weight and Covid-19: insights from new evidence
Public Health England July 2020

Covid-19 and social protection in Europe and Central Asia
World Health Organization 16 July 2020

Rapid Expert Consultation on Staffing Considerations for Crisis Standards of Care for the COVID-19 Pandemic 
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine 28 July 2020

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Maximizing the probability that the 6-week lock-down in Victoria delivers a COVID-19 free Australia
Tony Blakely, Jason Thompson, Natalie Carvalho, Laxman Bablani, Nick Wilson and Mark Stevenson
Med J Aust Published online: 17 Jul 2020

Screening hospital patients for COVID-19 - should we be testing instead?
Andjela Arandjelovic and Katarina Arandjelovic
Med J Aust Published online: 15 Jul 2020

Coronavirus vaccines leap through safety trials - but which will work is anybody's guess.
Callaway, Ewen
Nature 26 July 2020

NSW nurses must wear masks as Vic hospital staff contract virus
Conor Burke in News,
Nursing Review July 27, 2020

An mRNA Vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 — Preliminary Report
Lisa A. Jackson, M.D., M.P.H., Evan J. Anderson, M.D., Nadine G. Rouphael, M.D., et al
NEJM 14 July 2020 DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa2022483

Covid-19: What we eat matters all the more now
BMJ 2020; 370  (Published 16 July 2020)

Designing Pull Funding For A COVID-19 Vaccine
Christopher M. Snyder, et al. 
Health Affairs | Jul 23, 2020

Association Between Universal Masking in a Health Care System and SARS-CoV-2 Positivity Among Health Care Workers 
Xiaowen Wang, MD; Enrico G. Ferro, MD; Guohai Zhou, PhD; et al
JAMA. Published online July 14, 2020. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.12897

Outcomes of Universal COVID-19 Testing Following Detection of Incident Cases in 11 Long-term Care Facilities
Benjamin F. Bigelow, BS; Olive Tang, AB; Bryan Barshick, MSN; et al
JAMA Intern Med. Published online July 14, 2020.

Pretreated household materials carry similar filtration protection against pathogens when compared with surgical masks 
Jonathan M. Carnino, Sunhyo Ryu, Kareemah Ni, Yang Jin 
American Journal of Infection Control 2020,48(8): 883-889

Infection control practices in children during COVID-19 pandemic: Differences from adults 
İlker Devrim, Nuri Bayram 
American Journal of Infection Control 2020,48(8):933-939

The effect of state-level stay-at-home orders on COVID-19 infection rates 
Renan C. Castillo, Elena D. Staguhn, Elias Weston-Farber 
American Journal of Infection Control 2020,48(8):958-960

Health care personnel exposure to a patient with asymptomatic SARS-CoV2 infection during a prolonged surgical intervention 
Jose Lucar, Bhagyashri Navalkele, Blake P. Becker, Chris D. Reed, Jason Parham 
American Journal of Infection Control 2020,48(8):955-957

COVID-19 quarantine camps in Nepal – a dire and despondent state .
Pokhrel S, Sedhai YR, Atreya A.  
Rural and Remote Health 2020; 20: 6240.

Influence of airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2 on COVID-19 pandemic. A review.
Domingo, Jose L; Marques, Montse; Rovira, Joaquim
Environ Res 29 July 2020

High Viral Load and Poor Ventilation: Cause of High Mortality From COVID-19.
Aggarwal, Shyam; Aggarwal, Shreyas ... Minhas, Sachin
Asia Pac J Public Health 29 July 2020

Risk for COVID-19 infection and death among Latinos in the United States: Examining heterogeneity in transmission dynamics.
Rodriguez-Diaz, Carlos E; Guilamo-Ramos, Vincent ... Millett, Gregorio A
Ann Epidemiol 26 July 2020

Evolution and epidemic spread of SARS-CoV-2 in Brazil.
Candido, Darlan S; Claro, Ingra M ... Faria, Nuno Rodrigues
Science 25 July 2020

Detection of SARS-CoV-2 on hospital surfaces.
Pasquarella, Cesira; Colucci, Maria Eugenia ... Albertini, Roberto
Acta Biomed 25 July 2020

The Role of Multidisciplinary Infection Prevention Teams in Identifying Community Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in the United States.
Crabtree, Scott J; Cohen, Stuart H
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 24 July 2020

Social Distancing Metrics and Estimates of SARS-CoV-2 Transmission Rates: Associations Between Mobile Telephone Data Tracking and R.
Morley, Christopher P; Anderson, Kathryn B ... Wang, Dongliang
J Public Health Manag Pract 23 July 2020

Transmission route and introduction of pandemic SARS-CoV-2 between China, Italy, and Spain.
Nabil, Benazi; Sabrina, Bounab; Abdelhakim, Bounab
J Med Virol 23 July 2020

Screening Strategies for COVID-19 in Patients With Hematologic Malignancies.
Assi, Tarek; Samra, Bachar ... Ammari, Samy
Front Oncol 29 July 2020

Encouraging Adoption of Protective Behaviors to Mitigate the Spread of COVID-19: Strategies for Behavior Change 
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Societal Experts Action Network (SEAN) Jyly 2020

Maintaining a safe and adequate blood supply during the pandemic outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
World Health Organization Geneva: WHO, 2020

Reopening K-12 Schools During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Report From the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine 
Kenne A. Dibner, PhD; Heidi A. Schweingruber, PhD; Dimitri A. Christakis, MD, MPH
JAMA. Published online July 29, 2020. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.14745

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Rapid Scaling Up of Covid-19 Diagnostic Testing in the United States — The NIH RADx Initiative
Bruce J. Tromberg, Ph.D., Tara A. Schwetz, Ph.D., et al
NEJM 22 July 2020 DOI: 10.1056/NEJMsr2022263

Computed tomography of covid-19 pneumonia
BMJ 2020; 370  (Published 09 July 2020)

COVID‐19 acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS): clinical features and differences from typical pre‐COVID‐19 ARDS
Peter G Gibson, Ling Qin and Ser Hon Puah
Med J Aust 2020; 213 (2): 54-56.e1 

Covid-19: Government to issue new guidance on DNAR orders after legal challenge
BMJ 2020; 370  (Published 15 July 2020)

Presence of Genetic Variants Among Young Men With Severe COVID-19 
Caspar I. van der Made, MD; Annet Simons, PhD; Janneke Schuurs-Hoeijmakers, MD, PhD; et al
JAMA. Published online July 24, 2020. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.13719

A prospective cohort study in non-hospitalized household contacts with SARS-CoV-2 infection: symptom profiles and symptom change over time.
Yousaf, Anna R; Duca, Lindsey M ... Nabity, Scott
Clin Infect Dis 29 July 2020

Detection profile of SARS-CoV-2 using RT-PCR in different types of clinical specimens: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Bwire, George M; Majigo, Mtebe V ... Mawazo, Akili
J Med Virol 25 July 2020

Time Length of Negativization and Cycle Threshold Values in 182 Healthcare Workers with Covid-19 in Milan, Italy: An Observational Cohort Study.
Cariani, Lisa; Orena, Beatrice Silvia ... Lunghi, Giovanna
Int J Environ Res Public Health 29 July 2020
Clinical validation of an immunochromatographic SARS-Cov-2 IgM/IgG antibody assay with Japanese cohort.
Kaneko, Shun; Nukui, Yoko ... Izumi, Namiki
J Med Virol 29 July 2020

Critical appraisal on salivary diagnostic for COVID-19.
Sarode, Sachin C; Sarode, Gargi S ... Patil, Shankargouda
Oral Oncol 29 July 2020

Epidemiological and clinical characteristics of 1663 hospitalized patients infected with COVID-19 in Wuhan, China: a single-center experience.
Yu, Caizheng; Lei, Qing ... Liu, Wei
J Infect Public Health 29 July 2020

SARS-CoV-2 detection in different respiratory sites: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Mohammadi, Abbas; Esmaeilzadeh, Elmira ... Li, Jonathan Z
EBioMedicine 29 July 2020

Clinical Pathway for Early Diagnosis of COVID-19: Updates from Experience to Evidence-Based Practice.
Xu G, Yang Y, Du Y, Peng F, Hu P, Wang R, Yin M, Li T, Tu L, Sun J, Jiang T, Chang C.
Clin Rev Allergy Immunol. 2020 Aug;59(1):89-100. doi: 10.1007/s12016-020-08792-8.

Comparative study of lung ultrasound and chest computed tomography scan in the assessment of severity of confirmed COVID-19 pneumonia.
Zieleskiewicz L, Markarian T, Lopez A, Taguet C, Mohammedi N, Boucekine M, Baumstarck K, Besch G, Mathon G, Duclos G, Bouvet L, Michelet P, Allaouchiche B, Chaumoître K, Di Bisceglie M, Leone M; AZUREA Network.
Intensive Care Med. 2020 Jul 29. doi: 10.1007/s00134-020-06186-0. Online ahead of print.

Guidelines for Laboratory Diagnosis of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Korea.
Hong KH, Lee SW, Kim TS, Huh HJ, Lee J, Kim SY, Park JS, Kim GJ, Sung H, Roh KH, Kim JS, Kim HS, Lee ST, Seong MW, Ryoo N, Lee H, Kwon KC, Yoo CK.
Ann Lab Med. 2020 Sep;40(5):351-360. doi: 10.3343/alm.2020.40.5.351.

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Clinical trials for the prevention and treatment of COVID‐19: current state of play
Joshua S Davis, David Ferreira, Justin T Denholm and Steven YC Tong
Med J Aust 2020; 213 (2): 86-93 

Hydroxychloroquine with or without Azithromycin in Mild-to-Moderate Covid-19
Alexandre B. Cavalcanti, M.D., Ph.D., Fernando G. Zampieri, M.D., Ph.D.
NEJM 23 July 2020  DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa2019014

COVID-19 and Dexamethasone: A Potential Strategy to Avoid Steroid-Related Strongyloides Hyperinfection 
William M. Stauffer, MD, MSPH; Jonathan D. Alpern, MD; Patricia F. Walker, MD, DTM&H
JAMA. Published online July 30, 2020. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.13170

Potential medicines to treat COVID-19
Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care 15 July 2020 updated

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2: From Gene Structure to Pathogenic Mechanisms and Potential Therapy.
Wu, Jun; Yuan, Xiaohui ... Sun, Hongyu
Front Microbiol 29 July 2020

Covid-19 and the cardiovascular system: a comprehensive review.
Azevedo, Rafael Bellotti; Botelho, Bruna Gopp ... Muxfeldt, Elizabeth Silaid
J Hum Hypertens 29 July 2020

Immune response in COVID-19: A review.
Chowdhury, Mohammad Asaduzzaman; Hossain, Nayem ... Alam, Ashraful
J Infect Public Health 29 July 2020

Incidence and mortality of pulmonary embolism in COVID-19: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Liao, Shu-Chen; Shao, Shih-Chieh ... Hung, Ming-Jui
Crit Care 29 July 2020

Guidelines for Surgical Tracheostomy and Tracheostomy Tube Change During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Review Article.
Radhakrishnan, Suma; Perumbally, Hafees Abdullah ... Ponneth, Mohammed Shareef
Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 29 July 2020

A nicotinic hypothesis for Covid-19 with preventive and therapeutic implications.
Changeux, Jean-Pierre; Amoura, Zahir ... Miyara, Makoto
C R Biol 29 July 2020

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2: From Gene Structure to Pathogenic Mechanisms and Potential Therapy.
Wu, Jun; Yuan, Xiaohui ... Sun, Hongyu
Front Microbiol 29 July 2020

Perspectives for the immune plasma treatment of COVID-19.
Sayinalp, BaSak; Cinar, Olgu ErkIn; HaznedaroGlu, IbrahIm CelalettIn
Turk J Med Sci 29 July 2020

Inhibiting IL-6 in COVID-19: we are not sure.
Honore, Patrick M; Barreto Gutierrez, Leonel ... De Bels, David
Crit Care 29 July 2020

Potential Anti-COVID-19 Therapeutics that Block the Early Stage of the Viral Life Cycle: Structures, Mechanisms, and Clinical Trials.
Al-Horani, Rami A; Kar, Srabani; Aliter, Kholoud F
Int J Mol Sci 29 July 2020

Identification of key interactions between SARS-CoV-2 main protease and inhibitor drug candidates.
Yoshino, Ryunosuke; Yasuo, Nobuaki; Sekijima, Masakazu
Sci Rep 29 July 2020

Clinical Use of Short-Course and Low-Dose Corticosteroids in Patients With Non-severe COVID-19 During Pneumonia Progression.
Hu, Zhiliang; Lv, Yanling ... Yi, Yongxiang
Front Public Health 29 July 2020

Efficacy of chloroquine versus lopinavir/ritonavir in mild/general COVID-19 infection: a prospective, open-label, multicenter, randomized controlled clinical study.
Liu X, Chen H, Shang Y, Zhu H, Chen G, Chen Y, Liu S, Zhou Y, Huang M, Hong Z, Xia J.
Trials. 2020 Jul 8;21(1):622. doi: 10.1186/s13063-020-04478-w.

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Current guidelines for respiratory protection of Australian health care workers against COVID-19 are not adequate and national reporting of health worker infections is required
C Raina MacIntyre, Michelle Ananda-Rajah, Mark Nicholls and Ashley L Quigley
Med J Aust Published online: 14 Jul 2020

COVID-19 in a Sydney nursing home: a case study and lessons learnt
Gwendolyn L Gilbert
Med J Aust Published online: 17 Jul 2020

A Comparison of Clinical Characteristics and Outcomes in Elderly and Younger Patients with COVID-19.
Song, Jia; Hu, Weihang ... Wang, Minjia
Med Sci Monit 29 July 2020

Incidence and mortality of pulmonary embolism in COVID-19: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Liao, Shu-Chen; Shao, Shih-Chieh ... Hung, Ming-Jui
Crit Care 29 July 2020

new normal with cataract surgery during COVID-19 pandemic.
Reddy JC, Vaddavalli PK, Sharma N, Sachdev MS, Rajashekar YL, et al
Indian J Ophthalmol. 2020 Jul;68(7):1269-1276. doi: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_1528_20.

Recommendations from the Canadian Association of Head and Neck Surgical Oncology for the Management of Head and Neck Cancers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
O'Connell DA, Seikaly H, Isaac A, Pyne J, Hart RD, Goldstein D, Yoo J; Canadian Association of Head and Neck Surgical Oncology.
J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020 Jul 29;49(1):53. doi: 10.1186/s40463-020-00448-z.

Management of Allergic Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Asia.
Lee JH, Lee Y, Lee SY, Van Bever H, Lou H, Zhang L, Park HS.
Allergy Asthma Immunol Res. 2020 Sep;12(5):783-791. doi: 10.4168/aair.2020.12.5.783.

A Pragmatic Approach to Inpatient Diabetes Management during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Korytkowski M, Antinori-Lent K, Drincic A, Hirsch IB, McDonnell ME, Rushakoff R, Muniyappa R.
J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2020 Sep 1;105(9):dgaa342. doi: 10.1210/clinem/dgaa342.

The Australian response to the COVID-19 pandemic and diabetes: Lessons learned.
Andrikopoulos S.; Johnson G.
Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, 165, July 2020.

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Covid-19: Managing the Surge
NEJM Catalyst Collection: Exclusive content from NEJM Catalyst on the response to the Covid-19 pandemic

Using Information Technology To Improve COVID-19 Care At New York City Health + Hospitals
R. James Salway, David Silvestri, Eric Wei, and Michael Bouton
Health Affairs 16 July 2020

COVID-19 Response in Lebanon: Current Experience and Challenges in a Low-Resource Setting 
Petra Khoury, PharmD; Eid Azar, MD; Eveline Hitti, MD, MBA
JAMA. Published online July 23, 2020. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.12695

The impact of novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 among healthcare workers in hospitals: An aerial overview 
Boqi Xiang, Peining Li, Xinhui Yang, Shuyi Zhong, Anne Manyande, Maohui Feng 
American Journal of Infection Control 2020,48(8):915-917

Managing COVID-19 within and across health systems: why we need performance intelligence to coordinate a global response
D. Kringos, F. Carinci, E. Barbazza, V. Bos, K. Gilmore, et al
Health Research Policy and Systems 2020, 18:80 | Published on: 14 July 2020 

Medical waste management practice during the 2019-2020 novel coronavirus pandemic: Experience in a general hospital 
Jie Peng, Xunlian Wu, Rongli Wang, Cui Li, Qing Zhang, Daiqing Wei 
American Journal of Infection Control 2020,48(8): 918-921

The State of Health Care Quality Measurement in the Era of COVID-19: The Importance of Doing Better 
J. Matthew Austin, PhD; Allen Kachalia, MD, JD
JAMA. 2020;324(4):333-334. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.11461

COVID-19 and Healthcare Facilities: a Decalogue of Design Strategies for Resilient Hospitals.
Capolongo S, Gola M, Brambilla A, Morganti A, Mosca EI, Barach P.
Acta Biomed. 2020 Jul 20;91(9-S):50-60. doi: 10.23750/abm.v91i9-S.10117.

Assessing the hospital surge capacity of the Kenyan health system in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Barasa EW, Ouma PO, Okiro EA.
PLoS One. 2020 Jul 20;15(7):e0236308. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0236308. eCollection 2020.

Interprofessional/interdisciplinary teamwork during the early COVID-19 pandemic: experience from a children's hospital within an academic health center.
Natale JE, Boehmer J, Blumberg DA, Dimitriades C, Hirose S, Kair LR, Kirk JD, et al
J Interprof Care. 2020 Jul 16:1-5. doi: 10.1080/13561820.2020.1791809. 

Disease Outbreak Surge Response: How a Singapore Tertiary Hospital converted a multi-storey carpark into a Flu Screening Area to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Thangayah JR, Tan KBK, Lim CS, Fua TP.
Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2020 Jul 14:1-19. doi: 10.1017/dmp.2020.249

Insights on developing a field hospital formulary and medication distribution process in preparation for a second surge of COVID-19 cases.
Bazzell B, Wagner D, Durant KM, Callahan B.
Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2020 Jul 24:zxaa232. doi: 10.1093/ajhp/zxaa232

Mental health of health-care workers in the COVID-19 era.
Greenberg N.
Nat Rev Nephrol. 2020 Aug;16(8):425-426. doi: 10.1038/s41581-020-0314-5.

Recommendations to Leverage the Palliative Nursing Role During COVID-19 and Future Public Health Crises.
Rosa WE, Gray TF, Chow K, Davidson PM, Dionne-Odom JN, Karanja V, et al.
J Hosp Palliat Nurs. 2020 Aug;22(4):260-269. doi: 10.1097/NJH.0000000000000665.

Impact of COVID-19 Outbreak on Healthcare Workers in Italy: Results from a National E-Survey.
Felice C, Di Tanna GL, Zanus G, Grossi U.
J Community Health. 2020 Aug;45(4):675-683. doi: 10.1007/s10900-020-00845-5.

Covid-19: Trust leaders express concern over levels of fatigue and anxiety among staff.
Rimmer A.
BMJ. 2020 Jul 29;370:m3004. doi: 10.1136/bmj.m3004.

Factors Influencing Anxiety of Health Care Workers in the Radiology Department with High Exposure Risk to COVID-19.
Huang L, Wang Y, Liu J, Ye P, Chen X, Xu H, Qu H, Ning G.
Med Sci Monit. 2020 Jul 25;26:e926008. doi: 10.12659/MSM.926008.

Peer support for junior doctors: a positive outcome of the COVID-19 pandemic?
Sophie Behrman, Nina Baruch and Gerti Stegen
Future Hosp J first published on 16 July 2020 doi:10.7861/fhj.2020-0069

"I'm kinda stuck at home with unsupportive parents right now": LGBTQ youths' experiences with COVID-19 and the importance of online support
Fish, J. N., McInroy, L. B., Paceley, M. S., Williams, N. D., Henderson, S., Levine, D. S., & Edsall, R. N.
Journal of Adolescent Health, in press, online 23 June, 2020

Summary Strategies to Optimize the Supply of PPE during Shortages
CDC Updated July 16, 2020

Resuming health services during the Covid-19 pandemic: what can the NHS learn from other countries?
Nuffield Trust July 2020

National Mental Health and Wellbeing Pandemic Response Plan
Australia. National Mental Health Commission.
National Mental Health Commission, 2020

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Providing telehealth in general practice during COVID-19 and beyond
Deeble Institute Perspectives Brief No. 10
Bollen C, Haddock R
Canberra: Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association; 20 July 2020. 

Indigenous mental health research and COVID-19
InSight 20 July 2020

Telehealth and Patient Safety During the COVID-19 Response
AHRQ Patient Safety Network (PSNet)  21 July 2020

Telemedicine in the Time of Coronavirus.
Calton B, Abedini N, Fratkin M.
J Pain Symptom Manage. 2020 Jul;60(1):e12-e14. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2020.03.019.

How cancer services are fighting to counter covid-19’s impact
BMJ 2020; 370  (Published 15 July 2020)

When a Cancer Patient Tests Positive for Covid-19
Jibran Majeed , Jericho Garcia , Jessie Holland , Bobby Daly , Mark E. Robson and Diane Reidy-Lagunes
Harvard Business Review July 16, 2020

Solving COVID'S Mental Health Crisis
Howard Stevenson and Shirley Spence
Harvard Business School Working Knowledge 12 July 2020

Contraceptive Mandate, ACA Final Rules, And COVID-19
Katie Keith 
Health Affairs | Jul 20, 2020

Coping With Trauma, Celebrating Life: Reinventing Patient And Staff Support During The COVID-19 Pandemic
Eric Wei, et al. 
Health Affairs | Jul 16, 2020

Environmental contamination of SARS-CoV-2 during the COVID-19 outbreak in South Korea 
Byung-Han Ryu, Younghwa Cho, Oh-Hyun Cho, Sun In Hong, Sunjoo Kim, Seungjun Lee 
American Journal of Infection Control 2020,48(8):875-879

When a Cancer Patient Tests Positive for Covid-19
Jibran Majeed , Jericho Garcia , Jessie Holland , Bobby Daly , Mark E. Robson and Diane Reidy-Lagunes
Harvard Business Review July 16, 2020

Environmental contamination by SARS-CoV-2 in a designated hospital for coronavirus disease 2019 
Songjie Wu, Ying Wang, Xuelan Jin, Jia Tian, Jianzhong Liu, Yiping Mao 
American Journal of Infection Control 2020,48(8):910-914

Why Rehabilitation must have priority during and after the COVID-19-pandemic: A position statement of the Global Rehabilitation Alliance.
Gutenbrunner, Christoph; Stokes, Emma K ... Nugraha, Boya
J Rehabil Med 29 July 2020

Assessment of Individuals' Attitude, Knowledge and Anxiety Toward Covid 19 At The First Period of the Outbreak in Turkey: A Web Based Cross-Sectional Survey.
Ayhan Başer D, Çevik M, Gümüştakim Ş, Başara E.
Int J Clin Pract. 2020 Jul 29:e13622. doi: 10.1111/ijcp.13622. Online ahead of print.

Telehealth mental health services during COVID-19: summary of evidence and clinical practice.
Reay RE, Looi JC, Keightley P.
Australas Psychiatry. 2020 Jul 28:1039856220943032. doi: 10.1177/1039856220943032.

Potential Digital Tools for Psychological Symptoms associated with COVID-19.
Zhang M, Smith HE.
J Med Internet Res. 2020 Jul 24. doi: 10.2196/19706. 

Telemedicine in Minority and Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Communities Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic.
Ramirez AV, Ojeaga M, Espinoza V, Hensler B, Honrubia V.
Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020 Jul 28:194599820947667. doi: 10.1177/0194599820947667.

Caregivers of people with severe mental illness in the COVID-19 pandemic.
Eckardt JP.
Lancet Psychiatry. 2020 Aug;7(8):e53. doi: 10.1016/S2215-0366(20)30252-2.

Rising coronavirus cases among Victorian health workers could threaten our pandemic response
Rochelle Wynne, Caleb Ferguson
The Conversation July 10, 2020 

Thank you to our hardworking nurses and general practice staff
Health Times | Published: 10-07-2020

Coronavirus (Covid-19): the impact on prisons
House of Commons Justice Committee 15 July 2020

The impact of Covid-19 on the health and care voluntary sector 
National Voices July 2020

Coronavirus: impact on young people with mental health needs
YoungMinds July 2020

Experiences of Indigenous women impacted by violence during COVID-19
Ashleigh Johnstone, Hayley Foster, Keeley Smith, Leili Friedlaner.
Sydney: Women's Safety NSW, 2020

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Latest COVID-19 case locations in NSW
If you have been to any of these locations during the time and date indicated you should:
  • immediately self-isolate until 14 days after you were last there
  • get tested even if you have no symptoms
  • watch for COVID-19 symptoms and get retested should any symptoms recur  
  • even if you get a negative test, you must stay in isolation for 14 days (this is because it can take 14 days before you may show symptoms or test positive).
Daily updates on statistics and cases
Heatmap of COVID-19 cases by postcodes
NSW heatmap presents an overview of COVID-19 cases and statistics in NSW, and the number of tests carried out for the last 14 days.View a heatmap of COVID-19 cases

National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce
The National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce is a collaboration of peak health professional bodies across Australia whose members are providing clinical care to people with COVID-19. The taskforce is undertaking continuous evidence surveillance to identify and rapidly synthesise emerging research in order to provide national, evidence-based guidelines and clinical flowcharts for the clinical care of people with COVID-19.

COVID-19 Critical Intelligence Unit
The Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI) in New South Wales has developed this page summarising rapid, evidence-based advice during the COVID-19 pandemic. Its operations focus on systems intelligence, clinical intelligence and evidence integration. The content includes a daily evidence digest and evidence checks on a discrete topic or question relating to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Recent evidence checks date include:

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COVID-19 Web Resources

Australia  International
Publication Resources
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ACHSM Live Webcast Series:
Implementing the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards, before, during and after COVID-19,

The speaker: Margaret Banks holds the position of National Standards Program Director with the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care. Since July 2006 she has work with the Australian Government, states and territories, clinicians, consumers and other stakeholders to develop and implement two editions of the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards and a program of systematic accreditation reform across the Australian health system.  

Date: Wednesday 12 August 2020
Time: Live at 12.00pm (AEST) to 1.00pm

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