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    Dear Community colleagues, With the deepest disappointment and regret I have to inform you that as a result of the continued spread and impact of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) across the world, Cochrane’s 27th Colloquium in Toronto, Canada, between 4th-7th October this year has been cancelled. Cochrane’s Governing Board has concluded, with the...
    4 May 2020
  • How effective is quarantine alone or in combination with other public health measures to control coronavirus (COVID-19)?
    Cochrane has published a new Rapid Review assessing the effectiveness of quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    The review summarizes evidence available from modelling studies that show how quarantining affects the spread of COVID-19. The studies included in the review consistently conclude that quarantine can play a role in...
    1 May 2020
  • Cochrane Podcasts
    Cochrane podcasts deliver the latest Cochrane evidence in an easy to access audio format, allowing you to stay up to date on newly published reviews wherever you are. Each Cochrane podcast offers a short summary of a recent Cochrane review from the authors themselves. They have been recorded in 33 languages and are brief, allowing everyone from...
    30 April 2020
  • Hand cleaning with ash for reducing the spread of viral and bacterial infections: a rapid review
    This new review is one of a series of rapid reviews that Cochrane contributors have prepared to inform the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. Some infectious diseases are spread by airborne droplets from coughs and sneezes, which can infect people who touch contaminated skin or surfaces. Washing hands with soap and water may prevent these diseases from...
    28 April 2020
  • Barriers and facilitators to healthcare workers’ adherence with infection prevention and control (IPC) guidelines for respiratory infectious diseases: a rapid qualitative evidence synthesis
    Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new respiratory infectious disease that has spread quickly throughout the world. Healthcare workers treating patients with COVID-19 are at risk of infection themselves through droplets from coughs, sneezes or other body fluids from infected patients and contaminated surfaces.

    This review is one of a series of...
    21 April 2020
  • Collaborators from at least seven countries have compiled living evidence related to COVID-19 for use by clinicians, policymakers, researchers, guideline developers. Led by collaborators from Cochrane France, Cochrane Germany, Cochrane Ireland, Cochrane South Africa, the Cochrane Bias Methods Group and others, this project brings together the...
    20 April 2020
  • Cochrane Review confirms effectiveness of MMR vaccines
    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...
    20 April 2020
  • Cochrane calls to support WHO in its response to COVID-19
    The COVID-19 pandemic has shown the connectedness and vulnerability of today’s world, and the need for solidarity and open collaboration across borders. Governments, health care professionals and researchers around the world are seeking answers to questions related to the treatment of patients, and how best to protect health care workers as well...
    17 April 2020
  • Special Collection
    Cochrane has released a  Coronavirus (COVID-19) Special Collection: regional anaesthesia to reduce drug use in anaesthesia and avoid aerosol generation Regional anaesthesia is the term given to a variety of techniques where an anaesthetist injects local anaesthetic around peripheral nerves or the spinal cord to create temporary paraesthesia or...
    16 April 2020
  • Cochrane International Mobility - Emma Persad
    Cochrane is made up of 11,000 members and over 67,000 supporters come from more than 130 countries, worldwide. Our volunteers and contributors are researchers, health professionals, patients, carers, people passionate about improving health outcomes for everyone, everywhere.Getting involved in Cochrane’s work means becoming part of a global...
    14 April 2020
  • The revised policy, which we plan to implement in October 2020, includes stricter rules for financial interests and the consideration of non-financial interests.  Cochrane is proud to release its revised Conflict of Interest policy for Cochrane Library Content. The policy was created with the support of a project board made up of key stakeholders...
    14 April 2020
  • Today, Cochrane announces the launch of its COVID-19 Study Register – a one-stop shop for primary research studies on COVID-19. The aim of the register is to support rapid evidence synthesis by all systematic review producers, including Cochrane's work on Rapid Reviews in response to COVID-19. The register helps systematic reviewers prioritize...
    7 April 2020
  • Cochrane International Mobility - Ana Beatriz Pizarro
    Cochrane is made up of 11,000 members and over 67,000 supporters come from more than 130 countries, worldwide. Our volunteers and contributors are researchers, health professionals, patients, carers, people passionate about improving health outcomes for everyone, everywhere.Getting involved in Cochrane’s work means becoming part of a global...
    6 April 2020
  • helping us prioritize topics for Cochrane Rapid Reviews on the current COVID-19 pandemic
    Help prioritize topics for Cochrane Rapid Reviews on the current COVID-19 pandemic. Although we welcome  all responses, at this stage Cochrane will be prioritizing review titles which are the most important to healthcare workers, particularly those working in low- and middle-income countries.Cochrane is engaging with a range of stakeholders inside...
    1 April 2020
  • The COVID-19 Core Outcome Set Project
    Are you personally affected, concerned with, or at risk of getting COVID-19, or are you involved in the care of those who are? Complete this 10-minute survey to tell us which impacts of having COVID-19 you think are important to capture in the research being done on COVID-19. Your answers will help focus the research that is happening, which means...
    1 April 2020
  • Picture of nicotine patch and chewing gum
    Tobacco smoking is known to be a risk factor for acute respiratory infections. The World Health Organization has also identified it as a specific risk factor for Covid-19. In addition, we know that second-hand smoke increases the risk of acute respiratory infections In addition, second-hand smoke increases the risk of acute respiratory infections...
    1 April 2020
  • Cochrane International Mobility - Greta Sibrecht
    Cochrane is made up of 11,000 members and over 67,000 supporters come from more than 130 countries, worldwide. Our volunteers and contributors are researchers, health professionals, patients, carers, people passionate about improving health outcomes for everyone, everywhere.Getting involved in Cochrane’s work means becoming part of a global...
    30 March 2020
  • Cochrane's work on Rapid Reviews in response to COVID-19
    In the times of the COVID-19 pandemic, we must answer the time-sensitive needs of health decision makers as fast as possible, while simultaneously ensuring that the scientific imperative of methodological rigor is satisfied. We are working hard to speed up the normal process for important Cochrane systematic reviews. In response to this we have:...
    25 March 2020
  • Cochrane helps
    Knowing which health information to trust and which to ignore can be hard. You might get conflicting information from many people who claim to have the answers. While this page is about assessing how reliable health information is in general, it can be useful during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
    How can I make informed health choices? 
    ...
    24 March 2020
  • Read all the Cochrane resources and news on COVID-19
    This page highlights content relating to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the various related activities that Cochrane is undertaking in response. We have been amazed and humbled by the staggering response from our Community across the world who have contributed and engaged with our efforts to date. Below is a work-in-progress and we will...
    24 March 2020

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