COVID-19 News

COVID-19 News

A collection of features and news articles published in ASH Clinical News related to the coronavirus pandemic.

28 Million Elective Surgeries Worldwide Estimated to be Delayed by COVID-19

A study published in the British Journal of Surgery estimates that 28.4 million elective surgeries worldwide could be canceled or postponed in 2020 because...

New Data on SARS-CoV-2-Reactive T Cells Provide Insights into Immunity

Two new studies found that patients with COVID-19, as well as some people who have not been infected with SARS-CoV-2, possess T-cells that target...

FDA Announces Plan to Relaunch Onsite Facility Inspections

The FDA has announced a partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to develop a plan for relaunching surveillance inspections. The...

Coagulation Dysregulation

Clinical knowledge about COVID-19-associated coagulopathy, including risk factors for development and how to prevent and manage hypercoagulability and thrombosis, continue to evolve as new...

Most Patients Carry Antibodies After Recovery from COVID-19

Preliminary results from a study of patients who have recovered from COVID-19 found that nearly all participants created antibodies to the virus. Levels of...

Millions of Jobs Lost in Health-Care Sector Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

The health-care sector saw 1.2 million job losses in the month of April as the coronavirus pandemic caused dramatic drops in routine visits and...

CMS Leans Toward Permanent Expansion of Telemedicine Access

Massive expansion to telemedicine access by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in the weeks since the coronavirus pandemic began has already...

First Antigen Test Approved for Diagnosing Coronavirus

The FDA has granted an emergency use authorization to the Sofia 2 SARS Antigen Fluorescent Immunoassay (FIA) for diagnosing the coronavirus. The test is...

Higher Levels of Enzyme Tied to Coronavirus Found in Men than Women

According to a study recently published in the European Heart Journal, men’s blood contains higher levels than women’s of the angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2),...

NIH Enrolls Children and Families in Nationwide Coronavirus Study

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) began enrolling participants in a new study to determine the rate of coronavirus infection in children and their...
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