To inform national efforts in response to COVID-19, HIQA develops evidence summaries and syntheses to answer specific policy questions and topics posed by the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET).
Policy topic and advice provided to NPHET on 12 May 2021
This evidence synthesis was used to inform advice provided to NPHET to address the following policy questions:
“What is the emerging evidence in relation to (i) pharmaceutical interventions, and (ii) lifestyle interventions prior to diagnosis of COVID-19 in the community aimed at preventing or minimising progression to severe disease?”
“With respect to COVID-19, what potentially modifiable lifestyle factors are associated with a reduction in risk of infection and or progression to severe disease?”