Rapid Expert Consultations on the COVID-19 Pandemic: March 14, 2020-April 8, 2020

In response to a request from the Office of Science and Technology Policy and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened a standing committee of experts to help inform the federal government on critical science and policy issues related to emerging infectious diseases and other 21st century health threats. This set of Rapid Expert Consultations are the first of their kind and represent the best evidence available to the Committee at the time each publication was released. The science on these issues is continually evolving, and the scientific consensus the Committee reaches on these topics will likely evolve with it. The standing committee includes members with expertise in emerging infectious diseases, public health, public health preparedness and response, biological sciences, clinical care and crisis standards of care, risk communication, and regulatory issues. This document includes 11 rapid expert consultations for the COVID-19 pandemic covering: severe illness in young adults, SARS-CoV-2 surface stability and incubation, social distancing, data elements and systems design for modeling and decision making, crisis standards of care, possibility of bioaerosol spread of SARS-CoV-2, SARS-CoV-2 survival in relation to temperature and humidity and potential for seasonality, SARS-CoV-2 laboratory testing, Effectiveness of fabric masks, and SARS-CoV-2 viral shedding and antibody response.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; References;
  • Pagination: 81p

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  • Accession Number: 01738822
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780309676908
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 4 2020 12:05PM