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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 3 July

News and Features

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

Do local lockdowns work?

US purchase of world stock of Remdesivir sparks new “hunger games,”

Jacqui Wise looks at the implications for vaccines and more effective treatments for covid-19

Lack of testing in Brazil is a “major failure,” says MSF

Brazil is failing to take the necessary public health measures

Four in 10 cases in Italian town that locked down early were asymptomatic

Mass testing and quarantining enabled the community to suppress the virus

Surgeons embrace virtual consultations to meet patients’ needs during pandemic

90% of surgeons have used them during the covid-19 pandemic

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


Twin epidemics of covid-19 and non-communicable disease

Worse than the sum of their parts

Covid-19 and lack of linked datasets for care homes

The pandemic has shed harsh light on the need for a live minimum dataset

Covid-19 and ethnic minorities: an urgent agenda for overdue action

The government’s report falls seriously short on commitment


Intimate partner violence during covid-19

Survivors face compounded challenges when intimate abuse intersects with structural violence

Why Scotland’s slow and steady approach to covid-19 is working

Devi Sridhar and Adriel Chen look at how the country is on course to eliminating the virus

Grieving during covid-19

Many people’s experiences of grief may be protracted, intensified

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