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April 1, 2020

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IDSA to Form COVID-19 Rapid Guidelines Expert Panel

IDSA has been working to ensure our members and the larger infectious diseases community have the tools and resources they need to make informed decisions related to COVID-19 and is setting plans in motion to develop rapid guidelines on COVID-19 clinical management, infection prevention and diagnostics.

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One Stop for COVID-19 Policies, Protocols and More

The IDSA COVID-19 Resource Center is a growing online collection of information covering a range of topics from IDSA guidance for prioritizing testing to clinical protocols shared by health care institutions to the latest updates on coverage and payment for COVID-19 related testing and services.

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IDSA Officially Responds to Important COVID-19 Policies and Practices

IDSA expertise continues to help guide the nation’s response to COVID-19. Most recently, IDSA has issued statements on key aspects of the response.

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IDSA President Meets with White House COVID-19 Task Force

IDSA President Thomas File, Jr, M.D., FIDSA participated in a March 18 virtual meeting of the White House COVID-19 Task Force with the Council of Medical Specialty Societies, the American Medical Association and medical specialty society leaders.

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CMS Announces Greater Flexibilities to Help Save PPEs and Mitigate Spread of SARS-CoV-2

In an unprecedented move, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has increased access to telehealth services by loosening nearly all the barriers that prevented clinicians from billing for telehealth services that were performed in various settings.

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CARES Act Addresses Domestic, Global COVID-19 Priorities

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the third federal COVID-19 emergency supplemental bill, was signed by the President on March 27. The package addresses many of the domestic and global priorities IDSA and HIVMA advocated for in our letter to congressional leaders.

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COVID-19 Articles in IDSA Journals

Find the latest COVID-19 papers published in Clinical Infectious Diseases, The Journal of Infectious Diseases, and Open Forum Infectious Diseases in the journals’ online compilation of coronavirus-related articles.

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Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine Activity Against SARS-CoV-2: A Journal Club Review

In this feature, an IDSA member identifies and critiques important new studies in the current literature that have a significant impact on the practice of infectious diseases medicine.

  • Exploring the Activity of Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine Against SARS-CoV-2 

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IDSA’s Podcast Series “COVID-19: What’s Happening Now?” Continues as Pandemic Worsens

IDSA continues to produce its weekly podcast series on COVID-19 as the pandemic continues to challenge health care leaders both here and abroad.

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Modification of Certification Requirements: Updates from ABMS and FSMB

The American Board of Medical Specialites recognizes that the current priority of its diplomates and trainees is working on the front lines caring for patients and has released this statement regarding continuing certification during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Marriott Offers Special Rate for Medical Staff Battling COVID-19

Marriott International recently launched a program to assist health care staff and first responders providing medical relief and other support during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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As Infectious Diseases History Unfolds, Science Speaks Keeps Chronicle and Archive

Member-authored posts offering insights and updates on the spread of COVID-19 drew more than 100,000 visitors to the IDSA/HIVMA global Science Speaks blog in March.

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From California to Florida, IDSA Reaches TV Audiences Nationwide with COVID-19 Information

In the span of six hours on March 25, IDSA spokespersons participated in 24 television interviews with news stations in major media markets across the country in a continued effort to offer credible information on the COVID-19 pandemic.

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IDSA Experts Disseminate Credible, Reliable Information Through Media

While the country adapts to the “new normal” as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, IDSA and its spokespersons continue to stand at the ready to educate both clinicians and the public through media interviews.

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