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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 8 July

News and Features

Covid-19: How does local lockdown work, and is it effective?

Do local lockdowns work?

Herd immunity is “unethical and unachievable,” say experts after report of 5% seroprevalence in Spain

Results of the first nationwide population based epidemiological study of SARS-Cov-2 seroprevalence

Airborne transmission is being underestimated, warn experts

Microscopic respiratory droplets generated by talking and breathing can hover in the air for minutes or hours

The faces of NHS resilience and courage

Rankin has created a collection of 12 portraits of health workers to mark the NHS’s 72nd anniversary

One in 10 cases in England occurred in frontline health and social care staff

Health and social care staff, hospital patients, and care home residents made up a substantial proportion of covid-19 infections in England

Covid-19: Doctors feel shut out of plans for dealing with backlog of missed care

A quarter of doctors have not been involved in planning for the increased demand for non-covid-19 care


Complete protection from covid-19 is possible for health workers

All they need is the right protective equipment

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

Dexamethasone in the management of covid -19

Preliminary trial results are mostly good news, but timing is everything


Covid-19 and ethnic minority communities

We need better data to protect marginalised groups

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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  1. Has Sweden’s controversial covid-19 strategy been successful?

    Sweden has stood out in the global pandemic by eschewing lockdown, but is now paying a heavy price

  2. Diagnostic accuracy of serological tests for covid-19

    Evidence does not support continued use of existing point-of-care tests for covid-19, warn researchers

  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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