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Following severe criticism

Gilead Backs Down on Special Designation for Possible COVID-19 Drug

Pharmaceutical company had asked the FDA to designate remdesivir an 'orphan drug'
The National Institutes of Health has launched a new website with educational resources for hospital employees

Workers at Risk for COVID-19 Exposure Can Access Online Training

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences launched virtual training website to protect workers
Cardiac injury is associated with increased mortality in hospitalized patients with coronavirus disease 2019

Cardiac Injury Linked to Increased Mortality in COVID-19

More hospitalized patients with cardiac injury required noninvasive or invasive mechanical ventilation
Access to a blood plasma treatment for seriously ill COVID-19 patients has been made easier by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

FDA Eases Access to Blood Plasma Treatment for COVID-19 Patients

Patients receive injections of blood plasma taken from people who have recovered
Determining where to allocate stockpiled ventilators during a pandemic should be based on consideration of ethical principles

Article Addresses Allocation of Ventilators During Pandemic

Determining allocation should include ethical considerations, ability of facilities to incorporate ventilators
Artificial intelligence allows coronavirus disease 2019 to be detected and differentiated from community-acquired pneumonia on chest computed tomography

Artificial Intelligence Model Can Detect COVID-19 on Chest CT

Sensitivity and specificity for detecting COVID-19 90 and 96 percent, respectively, with AUC of 0.96
In a guideline issued by the Joint Task Force of the Chinese Society of Anesthesiology and the Chinese Association of Anesthesiologists

Guidance Issued for Perioperative Management of COVID-19 Patients

Dedicated OR equipped with negative pressure system, dedicated anesthesia machine required
National health expenditures are projected to increase at an average annual rate of 5.4 percent for 2019 to 2028

National Health Spending Expected to Increase Through 2028

National health expenditures expected to represent 19.7 percent of gross domestic product by 2028
Leading up to the coronavirus disease 2019 outbreak

36 Percent of Available Hospital Beds Unoccupied on Typical Day

Leading up to COVID-19 outbreak, 2.2 hospital beds available per 1,000 persons, but most occupied
In a statement published online March 19 by the Infectious Diseases Society of America

IDSA Issues Recommendations for COVID-19 Testing

Four-tier approach prioritizes ICU patients, those with symptoms and contact with a patient or travel history