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  • How effective is screening for COVID-19?Why does screening matter?Screening aims to identify a condition in people who may not be showing any symptoms. Some people may have the COVID-19 virus but appear healthy or have only mild symptoms. It is important to identify infected people so they can stay away from others and seek appropriate care....
    September 15 2020
  • Cochrane has published an update to the Rapid Review assessing the effectiveness of quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemicThe updated review summarizes evidence available from studies that show how quarantine affects the spread of COVID-19. The studies included in the review consistently conclude that quarantine can play a role in...
    September 14 2020
  • Cochrane is in the final year of its multi-year strategic plan, Strategy to 2020. Strategy to 2020 has set in motion transformational change in the way Cochrane works at all levels of the organization with the aim of giving us the best chance to achieve our mission. Goal 1 of Strategy to 2020 gets to the heart of...
    September 10 2020
  • How accurate are rapid tests, performed during a health-care visit (point-of-care), for diagnosing COVID-19?Why is this question important?People with suspected COVID-19 need to know quickly whether they are infected, so that they can self-isolate, receive treatment, and inform close contacts. Currently, COVID-19 infection is confirmed by sending...
    August 26 2020
  • Answer this survey to help shape Cochrane’s future COVID-19 response. Cochrane’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic so far has been a collaborative effort and drawn on the strengths of our global Community. We are proud of the COVID-19 evidence we have published, and we are grateful for the rapid innovation, flexibility,...
    August 24 2020
  • Are digital contact tracing technologies effective during infectious disease outbreaks?Why is this question important?The global COVID-19 pandemic highlights the importance of accurate and timely contact tracing. Contact tracing tells people that they may have been near someone with - or showing symptoms of - an infectious disease, allowing them...
    August 19 2020
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19): support for wellbeing in the healthcare workforceMany healthcare workers are at the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic, delivering emergency and critical care, while others continue to deliver the broader services of the health system in hospitals, clinics, offices, communities, and homes. Working under difficult and...
    July 24 2020
  • Updated Living Review: Plasma from people who have recovered from COVID‐19 to treat individuals with COVID‐19People who have recovered from COVID-19 develop natural defences to the disease in their blood (antibodies). Antibodies are found in part of the blood called plasma. Plasma from blood donated from recovered patients, which contains COVID-19...
    July 13 2020
  •  The 2019 Journal Citation Report (JCR) has just been released by Clarivate Analytics, and we are delighted to announce that Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) Journal Impact Factor is now 7.890.This is an increase on the 2018 Journal Impact Factor, which was 7.755.The CDSR Journal Impact Factor is...
    July 6 2020
  • Today Cochrane, a global independent organization that reviews evidence from research to inform health decision-making, publishes a review of studies looking at the accuracy of COVID-19 antibody tests. The review shows that antibody tests could have a useful role in detecting if someone has had COVID-19, but that timing is important. The...
    June 25 2020

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