Author: Frank Domino, MD in collaboration with Aylin Madore, MD
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The NIH updated the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Treatment Guidelines on October 9, 2020. Revisions included two new sections and a handful of key updates. Among the new sections include “The Therapeutic Management of Patients with COVID-19” which provides recommendations of treatment based on disease severity and includes recommendations for the use of remdesivir and dexamethasone.
US Mortality data compared to other Western countries through September 19, 2020 found the mortality rate in the US was 60.3 deaths per 100,000 compared to Australia 3.3/100,000, Canada 24.6/100,000, Italy 59.1/100,000 and Belgium 86.8 deaths per 100,000. Outcomes were calculated if the US death rates were comparable to other similar countries and results showed that if the US had similar rates to Australia, the US would have had 187,661 fewer COVID-19 deaths; if the US had similar rates to Canada, the US would have had 117,622 fewer COVID-19 deaths.
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