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Updated 14 July

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Research from The BMJ FreeUpdated 3 July

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

Characteristics and outcomes of pregnant women admitted to hospital with confirmed SARS-CoV-2

More than half of pregnant women admitted to hospital with SARS-CoV-2 infection in pregnancy were from black or other ethnic minority groups

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

Features of 20 133 patients in hospital with covid-19 using the ISARIC WHO Clinical Characterisation Protocol

Obesity, chronic kidney disease, and liver disease were associated with increased hospital mortality

Factors associated with hospital admission and critical illness

Age, heart failure, male sex, chronic kidney disease, and obesity were associated with development of critical illness

Psychological effects of emerging virus outbreaks on healthcare workers

What can we learn from previous outbreaks about how to mitigate psychological distress

Prediction models for diagnosis and prognosis of covid-19 infection

Existing prediction models are poorly reported, at high risk of bias, and their reported performance is probably optimistic

Latest from The BMJ FreeUpdated 14 July

News and Features

Covid-19: What do we know about “long covid”?

Elisabeth Mahase examines the evidence and the response

Will medical tourism survive covid-19?

Malaysia had big plans for its medical tourism industry in 2020—only for the pandemic to hit

Nightingale’s year of nursing: rising to the challenges of the covid-19 era

Covid-19 offers an opportunity to reform nursing

Government faces backlash after care workers are excluded from fast track visas

The government has faced a backlash because social care workers are not eligible to apply for the visa

Covid-19: Experts criticise claim that remdesivir cuts death rates

They say the research is intrinsically flawed and that the claimed benefits are overhyped

UK must prepare now for winter peak or risk many more deaths

The UK must prepare now for a potential second wave of covid-19


Covid-19: an opportunity to reduce unnecessary healthcare

Recovering health systems can prioritise genuine need

Vaccines, convalescent plasma, and monoclonal antibodies for covid-19

We have good reason to be cautious about these high profile options

Face masks can be devastating for people with hearing loss

Innovation is urgently needed to ensure clear communication in medical settings


Patients’ experiences of “longcovid” are missing

Patients and carers must be involved in any initiatives to explore the long term impacts

Covid-19 will end but doctors will keep dying

Let’s thank healthcare workers with reforms that improve their working lives, says Trisha Pasricha

Engaging people and communities will help avoid a resurgence of covid-19

Controlling the impact of the pandemic depends on the actions of every citizen

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  3. Lessons from Leicester: a covid-19 testing system that’s not fit for purpose

    England’s chaotic system cost lives in Leicester and must be reformed

  4. US purchases world stocks of Remdesivir

    The remdesivir story may actually be good news for the rest of the world

  5. For 7 weeks I have been through a roller coaster of ill health, extreme emotions, and utter exhaustion

    Paul Garner, professor of infectious diseases at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, discusses his experience of having covid-19

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