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.
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2020. Rapid Expert Consultations on the COVID-19 Pandemic: March 14, 2020-April 8, 2020. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/25784.
|Rapid Expert Consultation on Severe Illness in Young Adults for the COVID-19 Pandemic (March 14, 2020)||1-4|
|Rapid Expert Consultation on SARS-CoV-2 Surface Stability and Incubation for the COVID-19 Pandemic (March 15, 2020)||5-6|
|Rapid Expert Consultation on Social Distancing for the COVID-19 Pandemic (March 19, 2020)||7-10|
|Rapid Expert Consultation on Data Elements and Systems Design for Modeling and Decision Making for the COVID-19 Pandemic (March 21, 2020)||11-14|
|Rapid Expert Consultation Update on SARS-CoV-2 Surface Stability and Incubation for the COVID-19 Pandemic (March 27, 2020)||15-24|
|Rapid Expert Consultation on Crisis Standards of Care for the COVID-19 Pandemic (March 28, 2020)||25-34|
|Rapid Expert Consultation on the Possibility of Bioaerosol Spread of SARS-CoV-2 for the COVID-19 Pandemic (April 1, 2020)||35-38|
|Rapid Expert Consultation on SARS-CoV-2 Survival in Relation to Temperature and Humidity and Potential for Seasonality for the COVID-19 Pandemic (April 7, 2020)||39-46|
|Rapid Expert Consultation on SARS-CoV-2 Laboratory Testing for the COVID-19 Pandemic (April 8, 2020)||47-54|
|Rapid Expert Consultation on the Effectiveness of Fabric Masks for the COVID-19 Pandemic (April 8, 2020)||55-62|
|Rapid Expert Consultation on SARS-CoV-2Viral Shedding and Antibody Response forthe COVID-19 Pandemic (April 8, 2020)||63-68|
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