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Research from The BMJ FreeUpdated 13 September

Risk stratification of patients admitted to hospital with covid-19 using the ISARIC WHO Clinical Characterisation Protocol

An easy-to-use risk stratification score has been developed and validated

Clinical manifestations and outcomes of covid-19 in pregnancy

Pregnant women with covid-19 are less likely to have symptoms, may more likely need intensive care

Clinical characteristics of children admitted to hospital with covid-19

Children have less severe covid-19 than adults and death is exceptionally rare

Drug treatments for covid-19

Glucocorticoids may reduce mortality in covid-19 patients

Physical distancing interventions and incidence of covid-19

Physical distancing interventions associated with lower incidence of covid-19

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

Frontline HCWs who were appropriately protected did not contract infection

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

Condition is rare but findings should prompt high vigilance

Latest from The BMJ FreeUpdated 17 September

News and Features

Understanding the US failure on coronavirus

The die was cast by two fundamental policy decisions taken by the Trump administration

Science must come first with vaccine, says former CDC chief

"For a vaccine to work, it not only has to be safe, effective, and available, but also trusted," said Frieden

Operation Moonshot: Testing plan relies on technology that does not exist

New testing technology would need to be developed, validated, procured

Operation Moonshot: GP clinics could be used to improve access to covid-19 tests

General practices and pharmacies could be used to make covid-19 testing more available

Integrating climate action for health into covid-19 recovery plans

Recovery from covid-19 must safeguard the health of future generations in the face of the climate emergency


Care during covid-19 must be humane and person centred

To achieve this, patient and family involvement must be strengthened

Rising numbers of positive covid-19 tests in the UK

How concerned should we be?

UK’s record on pandemic deaths

Recent changes in definition can’t disguise the UK’s poor international ranking


An efficient and effective test trace regime is not a numbers game

We need a targeted testing strategy, not a blunderbuss, say Maggie Rae and Ellis Friedman

As politics trumps science in the race for a vaccine, who will protect public health?

Who will protect public health if political leaders are ready to hijack established safeguards

Covid-19 has shown the value of local and clinical NHS leadership

Most of all, the successes over the past six months have been local

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