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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 21 September

News and Features

Covid-19: Act now to avoid second lockdown, says Independent SAGE

Independent SAGE has published an emergency 10 point plan

Covid-19: What’s going wrong with testing in the UK?

Jacqui Wise examines the key questions around the current lack of access to tests in the community

Uruguay is winning against covid-19. This is how

Uruguay is Latin America’s positive outlier in a region ravaged by the pandemic

Covid-19: Do many people have pre-existing immunity?

Peter Doshi explores the emerging research on immunological responses

Covid-19: Experts divide into two camps of action

Opinion on how to tackle the pandemic is dividing

Covid-19: Government must learn lessons from deaths before winter

The UK government should immediately organise a quick interim review into deaths from covid-19


Safely returning clinically vulnerable people to work

Widespread unemployment would be worse for population health than covid -19

Rising numbers of positive covid-19 tests in the UK

How concerned should we be?

Covid-19 in the workplace

Reporting guidance should reflect risks to a wide range of workers


Give local leaders control of covid-19 test and trace

The limits of centralised planning are now in plain sight

Covid-19: An open letter to the UK’s chief medical officers

A group of experts have written to the UK CMOs and GCSA, expressing concern about a second wave of covid-19

Is it safe to go to hospital or visit my GP—patients want to know

The NHS has to go beyond telling people to attend hospital and GP services

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