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May 13 | Daily COVID-19 LST Report

A case report of a COVID-19 positive presymptomatic individual who attended a full-day meeting in Germany, found that he transmitted the virus to 11 of the 13 other participants indicating the high transmission risk of in-person meetings.


But clearly, removing physical human contact has been having dramatically negative impact on mental health, the economy and life as we know it. How do we move forward?


Read what the experts are thinking inside today's report.

Public health experts describe how in Syria, lack of transparency, the high number displaced persons, and a health care system decimated by a decade of conflict has led to uncertainty of the current burden of COVID-19 in the country. The authors call for ceasefires, protection of health care workers, expansion of humanitarian access, and evacuation of critical cases could help Syria during the pandemic.


A 38 year old male who presented with COVID-19 developed bilateral blindness on the 5th day of hospitalization. MRI revealed T2-weighted hyperintense lesions as well as vasogenic edema, illustrating a possible symptom of the systemic inflammatory state caused by the virus.


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