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Transmission of COVID-19 to Health Care Personnel Causes Exposure to a Hospitalized Patient

On February 26, 2020, the first U.S. case of community acquired coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) was confirmed in a patient hospitalized in Solano County, California (1). The patient was initially evaluated at hospital A on February 15; at that time, COVID-19 was not suspected, as the patient denied travel or contact with symptomatic persons…

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Thousands of health care workers sickened by COVID-19 and 27 dead, CDC report says

More than 9,000 health care workers across the U.S. contracted COVID-19 as of last week and at least 27 died, according to a report released Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…

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Characteristics of Health Care Personnel with COVID-19

As of April 9, 2020, the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic had resulted in 1,521,252 cases and 92,798 deaths worldwide, including 459,165 cases and 16,570 deaths in the United States (1,2). Health care personnel (HCP) are essential workers defined as paid and unpaid persons serv- ing in health care settings who have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials (3)…

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Williamson Medical workers to participate in COVID-19 drug trial

National health care registry to help prepare for future medical crisis The COVID-19 outbreak in the U.S. has left nearly every American scrambling for a plan.   A national study …

Vanderbilt is doing the test

Williamson Medical Center, Vanderbilt chosen as first participants in state for new COVID-19 prevention drug trial

As the number of coronavirus cases continues to climb in the United States and in Tennessee, with the volunteer state confirming a total of 4,138 cases as of Wednesday, drug trials have been launched across the country, all with the goal of discovering prevention and treatment methods for those infected with COVID-19…

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COVID-19 Prevention Drug Trial Launches in Williamson County

Last week, Williamson Medical Center and Vanderbilt University Medical Center became the first medical centers in the state selected to participate in a new COVID-19 prevention drug trial, dubbed the HERO trial…

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Vanderbilt & Williamson Medical Center of TN Join HERO Study

Both Vanderbilt Medical Center and Williamson Medical Center have joined the Healthcare Worker Exposure Response and Outcomes (HERO) clinical trial, a federally-supported research effort investigating the effectiveness of plaquenil hydroxychloroquine

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Williamson Medical Center employees participating in coronavirus drug trial

As of this week, Williamson Medical Center employees can sign up for a clinical trial drug that could help their resistance to the coronavirus…

Facemask is very important

Frontline workers wearing PPE still at more than three times the risk of Covid-19 infection, new study finds

CNN — Wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) when caring for patients with Covid-19 isn’t enough to completely eliminate the threat from the virus for frontline workers, according to a new study from King’s College …

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CTC is now recruiting people age 30 or older who have tested positive for COVID-19 and showing symptoms to participate in the trial.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Clinical Trials Center of Middle Tennessee has joined a new nationwide study that’s testing three drugs, including Ivermectin, that could treat COVID-19 symptoms