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Research from The BMJ FreeUpdated 31 July

Drug treatments for covid-19

Glucocorticoids probably reduce mortality and mechanical ventilation in patients with covid-19 compared with standard care

Physical distancing interventions and incidence of covid-19

Physical distancing interventions were associated with reductions in the incidence of covid-19 globally

Diagnostic accuracy of serological tests for covid-19

Lack of evidence to show tests are effective

Use of PPE against covid-19 by healthcare professionals in China

Frontline healthcare professionals who were appropriately protected did not contract infection

Kawasaki-like multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children during the covid-19 pandemic

Kawasaki-like multisystem inflammatory syndrome temporally associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection has characteristics that differ from those of classic Kawasaki disease

Characterization and clinical course of 1000 patients with covid-19

Patients admitted to hospital with covid-19 faced major morbidity and mortality, with high rates of acute kidney injury and inpatient dialysis

Scope, quality, and inclusivity of clinical guidelines produced early in the covid-19 pandemic

Clinical guidelines written in the early covid-19 pandemic possessed methodological weaknesses

Latest from The BMJ FreeUpdated 4 August

News and Features

Covid-19: Should the UK be aiming for elimination?

Is a covid-19 elimination strategy feasible?

US needs a national plan to fight rising infections, experts say

Three scientific organisations have proposed plans for the US to gain control of the pandemic

GPs raise workload concerns as government extends flu vaccination programme

GPs anticipate backlog of patients caused by covid-19

Tighter restrictions imposed in the north of England as cases spike

New local restrictions have been imposed

Covid-19: UK hospitals to get rapid tests from September

The UK government has spent £161m on 5.8 million covid-19 testing kits

Covid-19: NHS Test and Trace must improve for schools to reopen safely, say researchers

The current NHS Test and Trace programme in England must significantly improve


Behavioural, environmental, social, and systems interventions against covid-19

These critical interventions should be top not bottom of the covid-19 research agenda

Cellular immune responses to covid-19

T cells could be valuable allies in pandemic control

Long term respiratory complications of covid-19

Substantial population morbidity is likely


Next steps for the shielded doctor

Charlotte Squires on how she has got on as a shielded doctor

What exactly is mild covid-19?

We cannot fight what we do not measure

Helen Salisbury: How will we run flu clinics in a pandemic?

Will GPs receive the vaccines we need to cope with the expansion in eligibility?

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