Journal article

Risk of COVID-19 among front-line health-care workers and the general community: a prospective cohort study.

Long H Nguyen, David A Drew, Mark S Graham, Amit D Joshi, Chuan-Guo Guo, Wenjie Ma, Raaj S Mehta, Erica T Warner, Daniel R Sikavi, Chun-Han Lo, Sohee Kwon, Mingyang Song, Lorelei A Mucci, Meir J Stampfer, Walter C Willett, A Heather Eliassen, Jaime E Hart, Jorge E Chavarro, Janet W Rich-Edwards, Richard Davies Show all

Lancet Public Health | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Data for front-line health-care workers and risk of COVID-19 are limited. We sought to assess risk of COVID-19 among front-line health-care workers compared with the general community and the effect of personal protective equipment (PPE) on risk. METHODS: We did a prospective, observational cohort study in the UK and the USA of the general community, including front-line health-care workers, using self-reported data from the COVID Symptom Study smartphone application (app) from March 24 (UK) and March 29 (USA) to April 23, 2020. Participants were voluntary users of the app and at first use provided information on demographic factors (including age, sex, race or ethnic background,..

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