May 8 | Daily COVID-19 LST Report

Based on literature that suggests SARS-CoV-2 spreads more readily in cold, dry climates, researchers propose that air should be humidified to support the efficacy of the mucosal barrier.

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A scoping review of 67 studies found that medical grade masks are superior to improvised masks and N95 respirators may be superior to surgical masks in the inpatient setting but have equal performance in outpatient settings.

Public health experts propose a “one house one-person” plan where only one person from a household is tested and their infection status is extrapolated to the whole household for use in making isolation recommendations in resource limited places.

Autopsies of 12 COVID-19 patients revealed deep vein thromboses (DVTs) in 7--none of whom were suspected to have venous thromboembolism before death, highlighting the important role of COVID-19 induced coagulopathy in the disease process.

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