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COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by an enveloped single-stranded RNA novel coronavirus, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), that was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11, 2020. This collection includes research briefs, commentary, and other resources to help family physicians with the COVID-19 pandemic. Note: See also our collection of COVID-19 Daily Research Briefs.

Categories

General

Screening and Diagnosis

Prevention

Treatment

Complications and Special Situations

Other AFP Content

Other Resources from AAFP

Other Resources



General

05/15/2021 Benefits of Avoiding Unnecessary Medical Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic [Editorials] new
07/01/2020 The Promise and Challenge of Home Health Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic [Editorials]
01/01/2021 Intimate Partner Violence During the COVID-19 Pandemic [Letters to the Editor]
09/15/2020 COVID-19’s Impact on Health Disparities [Letters to the Editor]
07/01/2020 The COVID-19 Pandemic Is a Battle Against Disease, Fear, and Misinformation [Letters to the Editor]
(03/15/2021) Subduing Influenza in the Age of COVID-19 [AFP Community Blog]
(03/01/2021) Nutrition Disparities during the COVID-19 Pandemic [AFP Community Blog]
(11/17/2020) Mental Health Disorders Are Associated with COVID-19 [AFP Community Blog]
(11/09/2020) Stress from COVID-19 Pandemic Fuels Increased Alcohol Misuse [AFP Community Blog]
(07/29/2020) Guest Post: Providing House Calls During the COVID-19 Pandemic [AFP Community Blog]
(07/27/2020) An Epidemic within a Pandemic: Syphilis and COVID-19 [AFP Community Blog]
(06/29/2020) The Impact of COVID-19 on Childhood Immunizations [AFP Community Blog]
(04/22/2020) Mitigating the Effects of School Closures during the Pandemic [AFP Community Blog]
(04/13/2020) Air Pollution May Contribute to COVID-19 Disparities [AFP Community Blog]
(03/30/2020) Telehealth: Improving Connections or Widening Disparities? [AFP Community Blog]
(03/16/2020) Optimizing Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic [AFP Community Blog]

Screening and Diagnosis

07/01/2021 Rapid Point-of-Care Antigen and Molecular Tests for Diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 Infection [Cochrane for Clinicians] new
04/15/2021 Multifocal Pneumonia: Fever, Cough, and Dyspnea [Photo Quiz]
04/15/2021 Interpreting SARS-CoV-2 Diagnostic Tests: Common Questions and Answers
07/01/2020 Beware of False-Positive Results with SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Tests [Letters to the Editor]
05/15/2020 A Case of COVID-19 Infection: Chief Symptom, Diarrhea [Letters to the Editor]
(04/20/2021) Interpretation and Use of COVID-19 Diagnostic Tests: Key Resources [AFP Community Blog]
(04/27/2020) What Are "COVID Toes"? [AFP Community Blog]

Prevention

07/01/2021 Skin Inflammation After Immunization [Photo Quiz] new
03/15/2021 Helping Ambivalent Patients Make Healthy Decision About COVID-19 [Lown Right Care: Reducing Overuse and Underuse]
09/15/2020 Case Report: Handwashing-Induced Dermatitis During the COVID-19 Pandemic [Letters to the Editor]
(07/06/2021) Discussing COVID-19 Vaccine Risks with Patients [AFP Community Blog] new
(06/01/2021) Guest Post: Patient-Centered Discussion of COVID-19 Infection and mRNA Vaccines [AFP Community Blog] new
(03/29/2021) Answering Questions about AstraZeneca's COVID-19 Vaccine [AFP Community Blog]
(02/01/2021) COVID Vaccine Update: New Data & New Vaccines [AFP Community Blog]
(12/21/2020) Here Come the COVID Vaccines [AFP Community Blog]
(11/23/2020) COVID-19 Vaccine Updates [AFP Community Blog]
(10/26/2020) Can Contact Tracing Apps Slow the Spread of COVID-19? [AFP Community Blog]
(09/21/2020) Coronavirus Vaccine Is Unlikely to Be a "Magic Bullet" That Ends the Pandemic [AFP Community Blog]
(09/14/2020) Preparticipation Physical Exam and Return to Sports During the COVID-19 Pandemic [AFP Community Blog]

Treatment

10/15/2020 Outpatient Management of COVID-19: Rapid Evidence Review Algorithm
06/15/2020 Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: Diagnosis and Management Differential Diagnosis
(02/15/2021) New (Old) Treatments for COVID: Inhaled Budesonide and the -umabs [AFP Community Blog]
(06/08/2020) Week in Review: Unethical Research, Hydroxychloroquine RCT, and Structural Racism [AFP Community Blog]
(05/25/2020) Hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19: More Harm Than Good? [AFP Community Blog]

Complications and Special Situations

05/15/2021 Post-ICU Care in the Outpatient Setting new
12/15/2020 Long COVID: A Primer for Family Physicians [Editorials]
06/15/2021 The Importance of Keeping Patients with Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 Infection (Long COVID) Engaged in Work [Letters to the Editor] new
06/01/2021 Case Report: Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia after COVID-19 Janssen Vaccination [Letters to the Editor] new
01/01/2021 Intimate Partner Violence During the COVID-19 Pandemic [Letters to the Editor]
12/01/2020 Case Report: Need for Vigilance in Recognizing Neurologic Presentations of COVID-19 [Letters to the Editor]
12/01/2020 Case Reports: Rhabdomyolysis Associated with COVID-19 [Letters to the Editor]
09/15/2020 Case Report: Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in a Child Presenting with Rash and Fever [Letters to the Editor]
(05/04/2021) Understanding and Managing Long COVID [AFP Community Blog] new
(04/12/2021) Physician Losses during COVID-19: Necessary Next Steps [AFP Community Blog]
(05/18/2020) Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome Associated with COVID-19 [AFP Community Blog]

Other AFP Content

05/01/2020 AFP's Approach to COVID-19 [Editorials]
(07/20/2020) PPI Use and COVID-19 Infection: A Meaningful Correlation? [AFP Community Blog]
(06/01/2020) Facing COVID-19 in the Long Run: A Resident's View [AFP Community Blog]
(05/04/2020) Medical Student Perspectives on COVID-19 [AFP Community Blog]
(04/16/2020) Family Medicine Resident Perspectives on COVID-19 (March 30-April 10) [AFP Community Blog]
(04/08/2020) Family Medicine Resident Perspectives on COVID-19 (March 24-29) [AFP Community Blog]
(04/05/2020) Applying Evidence-Based Medicine Concepts in a Pandemic [AFP Community Blog]
(04/02/2020) Preparing for the COVID-19 Surge: A Resident's Perspective [AFP Community Blog]
(03/10/2020) Coronavirus Disease 2019: Updates and Resources [AFP Community Blog]

AFP by Topic

Anxiety Disorders
Depression Disorders
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Other Resources from AAFP

AAFP's COVID-19 Resources
AAFP's COVID-19 CME
Annals of Family Medicine: COVID-19 Collection
FPM: COVID-19 Collection

Other Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): COVID-19 Information for Health Care Professionals
Essential Evidence Plus: Severe Coronavirus Infections (SARS, COVID-19)
Family Medicine Case Notes From the COVID-19 Front Lines
MDCalc: Core COVID-19 Calculators
National Institute of Health (NIH): Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources and Updates
Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM): Medical Education During the COVID-19 Pandemic
World Health Organization (WHO): Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Pandemic

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