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  • Reducing the transmission of Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a global priority. To this end, public health officials and politicians across the world have been seeking scientific expertise to guide policy. In response, investigators have rushed to share new results on preprint servers, and journals have expedited editorial and peer review...
    November 23 2020
  • The National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce, in partnership with the Infection Control Expert Group (ICEG), have published new clinical flowcharts to guide clinicians and trained first aid responders in delivering potentially lifesaving CPR as safely as possible. These include:Preparedness for CPR during the COVID-19 pandemic CPR of...
    October 28 2020
  • Cochrane has published an update to the Rapid Review assessing the effectiveness of quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic.The 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 controlling...
    September 16 2020
  • The efforts of Cochrane contributors around the world continue to focus on COVID-19. Cochrane Australia is playing an active role in the National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce and continues to collaborate in international efforts to understand, contain and stop the spread of coronavirus. Here’s a snapshot of this global work to...
    September 9 2020
  • Every year Cochrane awards members of its Community with a range of prizes that highlight high-quality methodological research through to supporting health decision-making in developing countries, and contributors who have made a significant contribution to the organization. Despite the cancellation of our annual Colloquia this year, nominations...
    August 18 2020
  • With cases of COVID-19 on the rise, many Australians are asking: what happens if I test positive? With no known cure and no vaccine, what are my treatment options?Finding trusted answers amid the widespread coverage of questionable claims and dubious data on unproven treatments is not easy. The good news is there are clear guidelines and growing...
    August 18 2020
  • Ask most people how much alcohol they drank last week, month or year and chances are they’ll have trouble giving you an exact answer – or possibly would prefer not to. Keeping track of consumption is notoriously tricky, drinking habits change over the course of a lifetime, and notions of what constitutes a standard drink vary wildly. These factors...
    June 8 2020
  • The National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce has completed its weekly update of guidelines for the clinical care of people with COVID-19.The Taskforce has continued to monitor the research on antiviral and other disease-modifying treatments and continues to recommend that hydroxychloroquine and remdesivir should only be used 'in the context...
    May 25 2020
  • In the first week of April 2020, the National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce launched new 'living guidelines' to provide world-first, continually updated evidence-based guidance to clinicians caring for people with COVID-19. Each week the Taskforce publishes an update summarising the latest developments.What’s new this week? This week...
    May 12 2020
  • New evidence published in the Cochrane Library today finds MMR, MMRV and MMR+V vaccines are effective and that they are not associated with increased risk of autism. Measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (also known as chickenpox) are infectious diseases caused by viruses. They are most common in children and young adults, and can lead to...
    April 21 2020

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