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The Center for Health Affairs, in coordination with the Ohio Department of Health (ODH), the Northeast Ohio county and city health departments, and member hospitals, is closely monitoring the 2019 novel coronavirus (nCoV) to ensure hospitals are prepared to care for potential nCoV patients while protecting their staff in the midst of a vigorous annual flu season.

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  • As the coronavirus situation evolves daily, the most up-to-date Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidance for hospitals can be found on the CDC website.

  • The World Health Organization website offers more coronavirus information and provides advice to countries and individuals on measures to protect health and prevent the spread of this outbreak.

Resources & Media Coverage

Clinical Evidence Does Not Support Corticosteroid Treatment for 2019-nCoV Lung Injury

(Lancet) The 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak is a major challenge for clinicians. The clinical course of patients remains to be fully characterized, little data are available that describe the disease pathogenesis, and no pharmacological therapies of proven efficacy yet exist.

WHO to Accelerate Research and Innovation for New Coronavirus

(WHO) WHO is convening a global research and innovation forum to mobilize international action in response to the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV).

John Hopkins Live Tracking Global Case Count Dashboard

View the latest stats on confirmed coronavirus cases.

Inundated With Flu Patients, U.S. Hospitals Brace for Coronavirus

(The New York Times) With an intense flu season in full swing, hundreds of thousands of coughing and feverish patients have already overwhelmed emergency rooms around the United States. Now, hospitals are bracing for the potential spread of coronavirus that could bring another surge of patients.

An Experimental Antiviral Medication Might Help Fight the New Coronavirus

(The Verge) Doctors are testing a handful of drugs in patients sick with the virus.

American Hospital Association Coronavirus Website

View the latest from AHA on coronavirus-related developments.

Contact Us

For more information or to contact ASPR Project Director Beth Gatlin, RN, MA-HSM, please call 800.362.2628 ext. 3665.