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  1. Weekly reports for coronavirus and COVID-19

    Here you will find the weekly report about coronavirus and COVID-19-epidemic in Norway. The latest summary is translated to English, earlier versions of the reports can be found below.

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  2. Advice on priority groups for coronavirus vaccination in Norway (Ethics report)

    The expert group in ethics and priority setting presents their preliminary recommendations for coronavirus vaccine prioritisation in Norway.

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  3. The effects of covid-19 on children and youth’s wellbeing

    Our research question was: what are the effects of the covid-19 pandemic on the wellbeing of children and youth?

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  4. Effectiveness of targeted screening strategies in limiting COVID-19 transmission

    The aim of this rapid overview was to identify studies comparing different test strategies aiming to assess the effectiveness of different test/screening strategies on the transmission of SARS-CoV-2.

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  5. Seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 in the Norwegian population measured in residual sera collected in late summer 2020

    This is the second study measuring antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 in serum samples collected systematically from various geographical regions in Norway and covering all age groups.

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  6. Saliva sample for testing SARS-CoV-2 infection, 1st update on diagnostic accuracy

    The aim was to investigate the diagnostic accuracy of reverse transcription real time polymerase chain reaction for detection of SARS-CoV-2 in saliva specimens compared to upper airway samples.

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    Published

  7. Covid-19 by country of birth: Persons tested, confirmed infected and associated hospitalizations and deaths

    In this report we present statistics that provide an overview on Covid-19 among foreign-born persons living in Norway.

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  8. Should individuals in the community without respiratory symptoms wear facemasks to reduce the spread of Covid-19? – Update 1

    We did a rapid review of evidence to inform a recommendation regarding people without respiratory symptoms wearing facemasks in the community to reduce the spread of Covid-19.

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  9. COVID-19 and risk factors for hospital admission, severe disease and death 3rd update

    This rapid review is an update of a version published on May 12th, 2020. In this review, only peer-reviewed population-based studies with more than 5000 laboratory test positive cases are included.

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  10. Urbanization and preparedness for outbreaks with high-impact respiratory pathogens

    Epidemics in urban environments present public health challenges that affect local, national and global health security as much as having a sizeable impact on society and the economy.

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  11. Social and economic vulnerable groups during the COVID-19 pandemic

    We have tried to identify any reported associations between increased severity of COVID-19 disease, and infection rates in populations postulated to be socially or economic vulnerable.

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  12. Should individuals in the community without respiratory symptoms wear facemasks to reduce the spread of COVID-19?

    This is a rapid review of the knowledge base for using face mask, by people in the community to reduce the spread of covid-19.

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  13. Should healthcare personnel in nursing homes without respiratory symptoms wear facemasks for primary prevention of COVID-19?

    This rapid review shows that there is no direct evidence of the effects of healthcare personnel in nursing homes wearing facemasks for primary prevention of COVID-19.

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  14. COVID-19 and risk factors for severe disease – a rapid review, 2nd update

    This is an update of a version published 14th of April, 2020. We excluded studies that only reported results from univariate analyses, and studies with small small sample sizes (<400 participants).

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  15. Saliva sample for testing SARS-CoV-2 infection

    The aim of this rapid report is to investigate if there are studies supporting the use of salivary samples for detection of SARS-CoV-2.

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  16. Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 via contact and droplets, 1st update

    The findings in this memo are based on rapid PubMed searches. One researcher went through all search records, selected and summarised the findings.

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  17. Immunity after SARS-CoV-2 infection, 1st update

    This memo is an update of an earlier version, and the findings are based on rapid searches in PubMed, EMBASE, and supplementary searches for pre-prints.

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  18. Case fatality rate and infection fatality rate for serious COVID-19, 1st update

    The findings here are based on rapid searches in PubMed, LitCovid and MedRxiv, as well as manual searches on websites. Two researchers shared tasks related to study selection and synthesis of results.

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  19. The role of children in the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), 1st update

    The findings in this memo are based on rapid searches. One researcher has screened all records from the search, selected and summarised the study findings.

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  20. Electronic follow-up of children and youth in childcare institutions

    This is a rapid review to answer a commission from the Norwegian Directorate for children, youth and family affairs (Bufdir), received March 30, 2020.

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