Jordana Cohen, MD, MSCE, and co-investigator Julio Chirinos, MD, launched an international, multisite study to find out more about how ACE inhibitors and ARBS affect COVID-19. They are cautious about the drugs’ effects until they finish their research.
To reopen schools safely amidst the continuing pandemic, group Philadelphia school students into small, closed “pods” that meet outdoors as much as possible, recommend Michael Z. Levy, PhD, and Penn colleague Alison Buttenheim, PhD, MBA.
An update to data from a team that includes Jing Huang, PhD, and Gregory Tasian, MD, MsC, MSCE, shows that a cautious, incremental reopening strategy can help mitigate risk for a second wave. But some areas that have too quickly relaxed social distancing face high risk for resurgence.
Michael Z. Levy, PhD, commented in Spanish on regional station Telemundo 62 about COVID-19 in the Philadelphia area. His message: “The first wave hit us hard; we weren't ready. Now we can prepare and get our balance for the next one.”
The US and France have seen far fewer transplantations w/the advent of COVID-19, found a team including Peter Reese, MD, MSCE. Among the many reasons: An organ donor takes up an ICU bed and a ventilator.
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