General Interest

Editorial: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation after Hospital Admission with Covid-19 – The BMJ

“This pandemic has changed the risk-benefit balance for CPR: from “there is no harm in trying” to “there is little benefit to the patient, and potentially significant harm to staff.””


Doctors Need Room to Make the Wrenching Decisions They Face – The New York Times

“New York is granting health care providers civil and criminal immunity during the coronavirus emergency. So should other states.”


Report 12: The Global Impact of COVID-19 and Strategies for Mitigation and Suppression – Imperial College London

See also: Summary

Commentaries: Coronavirus: ‘Act early to save more than 30 million lives’ – BBC AND Study sees ‘severe and acute’ emergency for world in coronavirus pandemic – Reuters


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When Science Needs Self-Correcting – Medium (free)

“Admitting scientific errors is hard. It’s also important.”


COVID-19: What About Prisons?

24 Mar, 2020 | 11:16h | UTC

COVID-19: Updates in Bioethics

6 Apr, 2020 | 00:36h | UTC

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News & Perspectives:

“New York is granting health care providers civil and criminal immunity during the coronavirus emergency. So should other states.”

COVID-19 Radiology: This page will be updated as often as necessary and will be fixed the right column in our homepage.


Impact of non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) to reduce COVID19 mortality and healthcare demand – Imperial College London (free PDF)

Summary: Report 9 – Imperial College London (free)

Commentaries: US, UK coronavirus strategies shifted following UK epidemiologists’ ominous report – CNN (free) AND New Analysis Suggests Months Of Social Distancing May Be Needed To Stop Virus – NPR (free)

“…in an unmitigated epidemic, we would predict approximately 510,000 deaths in GB and 2.2 million in the US, not accounting for the potential negative effects of health systems being overwhelmed on mortality.”


Mental Health and Psychosocial Considerations During COVID-19 Outbreak – World Health Organization (free PDF)

Related: The psychological impact of quarantine and how to reduce it: rapid review of the evidence – The Lancet (free) AND Behavioural scientists form new front in battle against coronavirus – The Guardian (free)

“Minimize watching, reading or listening to news that causes you to feel anxious or distressed; seek information only from trusted sources and mainly to take practical steps to prepare your plans and protect yourself and loved ones.”


Ten Simple Rules to becoming a principal investigator – PLOS Computational Biology (free)


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A novel digital intervention for actively reducing severity of paediatric ADHD (STARS-ADHD): a randomised controlled trial – The Lancet Digital Health (free)

Commentaries: Digital health interventions for children with ADHD – The Lancet Digital Health (free) AND Video game-like intervention shows promise in improving attention of children with ADHD – The Lancet (free)


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Former CDC director: A coronavirus pandemic is inevitable. What now? – CNN (free)

Related: Opinion on COVID-19 Outbreak – “Past Time to Tell the Public: “It Will Probably Go Pandemic, and We Should All Prepare Now”” (related opinions on the subject)

See also: Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Latest Articles, Guidelines, News & Perspectives / 26 February 2020 Edition (free resources on the subject – updated daily)


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In praise of replication studies and null results – Nature (free)

Related: Editorial – “No Raw Data, No Science: Another Possible Source of the Reproducibility Crisis” (studies and commentaries on the subject)

“More funders and publishers must support such work and emphasize its value to the research community.”


Characteristics of and Important Lessons From the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Outbreak in China: Summary of a Report of 72 314 Cases From the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention – JAMA (free)

Commentary: Study of 72,000 COVID-19 patients finds 2.3% death rate – CIDRAP (free)


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Past Time to Tell the Public: “It Will Probably Go Pandemic, and We Should All Prepare Now” – Virology Down Under (free)

Related commentaries: Covid-19 now a pandemic, say global experts – RTHK (free) AND Covid-19 is now a pandemic, says Leuven specialist – The Brussels Times (free) AND “We are at a turning point”: The coronavirus outbreak is looking more like a pandemic – Vox (free) AND Understanding pandemics: What they mean, don’t mean, and what comes next with the coronavirus – STAT (free)

Note: As with every article on this website, this is not necessarily an endorsement.


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On the ethics of algorithmic decision-making in healthcare – Journal of Medical Ethics (free)

Commentary: Experts Raise Ethical Concerns About Machine Learning in Medicine – Mad in America (free)


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Should the first rule of medicine be not “Do no harm” but rather “Be kind”? – The BMJ Opinion (free)


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Podcast: Intermittent Fasting

11 Feb, 2020 | 02:11h | UTC

Intermittent fasting – NEJM Journal Watch (free audio)

“Intermittent fasting has salutary effects. Listen how Dr. Mark P. Mattson, co-author of a recent NEJM review on the topic, assesses the practice — and how he’s managed to skip breakfast for the past 30 years or so.”

For those interested in the subject, we suggest the reading of the recent review by Dr. Mark P. Mattson: Effects of Intermittent Fasting on Health, Aging, and Disease – New England Journal of Medicine ($)


Why we swing for the fences – GatesNotes (free)


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– The New Coronavirus Is a Truly Modern Epidemic – The Atlantic (free)

“New diseases are mirrors that reflect how a society works—and where it fails.”

– China Pledged to Build a New Hospital in 10 Days. It’s Close. – The New York Times (10 articles per month are free)

“State news outlets reported that the 1,000-bed facility would accept patients from Monday even as construction workers raced to complete it.”

– Coronavirus: Here Are 10 Misconceptions Being Spread – Forbes (free)

– China nCoV surge tops 17,000 as more vaccine support announced – CIDRAP (free)

– We need new forms of governance to better manage our response to pandemics – The BMJ Opinion (free)


Updated WHO advice for international traffic in relation to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV – World Health Organization (free)

See also: WHO: Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Situation Report – 02 FEBRUARY 2020 – World Health Organization (free PDF)


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Early Transmission Dynamics in Wuhan, China, of Novel Coronavirus–Infected Pneumonia – New England Journal of Medicine (free)

See also: WHO: Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Situation Report – 29 JANUARY 2020 – World Health Organization (free PDF) AND WHO Reconsiders Public Health Emergency Declaration Over Wuhan Coronavirus – As Cases Skyrocket – Health Policy Watch (free) AND WHO praises China’s response to coronavirus, will reconvene expert committee to assess global threat – STAT (free) AND WHO experts to again weigh nCoV emergency status as more nations affected – CIDRAP (free)


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Eliminating Medication Overload: A National Action Plan – Lown Institute (free PDF)

Press Release: Millions of Older Americans Harmed by Too Many Medications – Lown Institute (free)

Commentary: ‘Small’ tactics to counter Big Pharma’s influence on medication overload – STAT (free)

Related: Reducing Inappropriate Medication Use & Polypharmacy (several articles and commentaries on the subject)


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Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Situation Report – 27 JANUARY 2020 – World Health Organization (free PDF)


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China coronavirus latest: how quickly does the virus spread? – Nature (free)

See also: Coronavirus More Infectious Than Suspected; China Expands Quarantine – Health Policy Watch (free) AND Experts: nCoV spread in China’s cities could trigger global epidemic – CIDRAP (free)


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Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Situation Report – 25 JANUARY 2020 – World Health Organization (free PDF)

See also: New WHO Open Online Course: Emerging respiratory viruses, including nCoV: methods for detection, prevention, response and control – World Health Organization (free)


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Urgent health challenges for the next decade – World Health Organization (free)

Commentary: ‘No shortcuts to a healthier world’: WHO chief sets out health priorities for the decade – UN News (free)


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You Are Unvaccinated and Got Sick. These Are Your Odds. – The New York Times (10 articles per month are free)

“Comparing the dangerous effects of three diseases with the minimal side effects of their corresponding vaccines.”


New baby: fads, fashions and evidence for new parents – Evidently Cochrane (free)


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‘Evidence-Based Medicine’ and the Expulsion of Peter Gøtzsche – Undark (free)


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What Is the Keto Diet and Does It Work? – The New York Times (10 articles per month are free)

Related: The Ketogenic Diet: Pros and Cons (free articles on the subject)


Artificial Intelligence Is Rushing Into Patient Care – And Could Raise Risks – Scientific American (a few articles per month are free)

“AI systems are not as rigorously tested as other medical devices, and have already made serious mistakes.”


Looking forward 25 years: the future of medicine – Nature (free)

“To celebrate the end of our 25th anniversary year, we asked thought leaders and experts in the field to answer one question: What will shape the next 25 years of medical research?”