K4D Helpdesk Report 785.9

COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary No.9

Published on 2 April 2020

This daily COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary is to signpost DFID and other UK government departments to the latest relevant evidence and discourse on COVID-19 to inform and support their response. It is a result of 2-2.5 hours of work and is not intended to be a comprehensive summary of evidence.

This summary covers ten publications on COVID-19 diagnostic evaluation update, using observational data to quantify bias of traveler-derived COVID-19 prevalence estimates in Wuhan China, Virological assessment of hospitalized patients with COVID-2019, COVID-19 pandemic in west Africa, potential health risk, but also data source for SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater, building more effective health services for a complex future, pandemic forces polio eradication group to halt campaigns, off-label use of medicines for COVID-19, an investigation of transmission control measures during the first 50 days of the COVID-19 epidemic in China, and blocking information on COVID-19 fueling the spread of misinformation.This summary also covers global evidence on tracking COVID-19 cases, online course by LSHTM, and COVID-19 resource hubs that are accessible by the public.

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Millington, K.A. (2020), COVID-19 Health Evidence Summary 9, K4D Evidence Summary, Brighton: IDS

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