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For residents of California and Washington with COVID-19

Burden of Severe COVID-19 High in California, Washington State

Length of stay was 9.3 days for survivors; probability high for ICU admission, mortality
There seems to be no significant difference between a five- and 10-day course of remdesivir for patients with severe COVID-19 not requiring mechanical ventilation

Five-Day Course of Remdesivir Beneficial in Severe COVID-19

No significant difference seen in five-, 10-day course for severe COVID-19 without mechanical ventilation
Insulin infusion helps achieve glycemic targets and may reduce the risk for poor outcomes in patients with hyperglycemia and COVID-19

Improving Glycemic Control May Also Aid COVID-19 Outcomes

Insulin infusion may reduce risk for severe disease in those with hyperglycemia and COVID-19
Hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin may have a serious adverse impact on the cardiovascular system

CV Toxicity Tied to Azithromycin and/or Hydroxychloroquine

Risk increased for prolonged QT and/or ventricular tachycardia, including torsades de pointes
Individuals

Parents Facing Higher Levels of Stress During Pandemic

Pandemic-related stress also disproportionately impacting communities of color
Coronavirus antibody test results may not be accurate enough to help guide decisions about whether to allow large groups of people to gather at work

CDC: Coronavirus Antibody Tests Still Not Accurate Enough

Too little is known about what the presence of antibodies means in terms of future immunity
In 2018

Only One in Four U.S. Hospitals With ICUs Have Tele-ICU Services

Wide regional variation seen for availability of telehealth outpatient visits, tele-ICU services
African-American patients have an increased likelihood of hospitalization for COVID-19

African-Americans More Likely to Be Hospitalized With COVID-19

Odds of hospitalization increased 2.7-fold versus non-Hispanic whites after adjustment for age, sex, comorbidity
Neuroimaging features of COVID-19 are variable among patients with acute neurological symptoms but are dominated by acute ischemic infarcts

Neuroimaging Features of COVID-19 Are Variable

But acute ischemic infarcts are a predominant finding among those with acute neurological symptoms
The COVID-19 pandemic poses risks to children's health

Parents Struggling to Provide for Families During Pandemic

Hardships greatest for low-income, Hispanic, and black parents