COVID-19: Expert Review of Relevant and Emerging Literature

COVID-19: Expert Reviews of Relevant and Emerging Literature2022-01-28T11:27:57-05:00

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Health Systems & Supply Strategies

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Health Systems and Strategies

This article by Panda et al. reports a qualitative study of health care worker (HCW) redeployment strategies based on interviews with hospital leaders from 9 hospitals in 8 health systems across 5 countries (USA, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Singapore, and South Korea). The study provides detailed, qualitative data on hospital leader approaches and concerns that can help guide planning and development of redeployment plans to address future emergencies.

As this school year draws to a close and school leaders and administrators shift to planning for the summer months and the 2021–22 school year, several new resources provide data and evidence to inform those efforts:

Legal Epidemiology and Pandemic Control

Artificial Intelligence

Health professionals around the world are encouraging people to get vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine once available and eligible. However, communities are faced with increased rates of vaccine hesitancy, which may deter goals to get a certain percentage of the population vaccinated. This week’s readings explore views from around the world of vaccine hesitancy and how to address it.

Vaccine Hesitancy in the United States

Prevalence of post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection

In this article authors discuss the persistent symptoms after acute COVID-19 illness and attempt to estimate the prevalence and correlates of post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection (PASC). Research involved a population-based probability survey of adults with COVID-19 in Michigan. Among the 629 adults who completed the survey, the researchers estimated PASC prevalence defined as persistent symptoms at 30+ days and 60+ days post COVID-19 onset.

More evidence is emerging on the role of in-person K-12 schooling in COVID-19 community spread. While it is important to interpret these findings in conjunction with other studies on the contribution of schooling mode to COVID-19 health metrics in and around schools, it is also worth noting that the context has changed substantially since the period under study in the existing evidence.

In-Person Schooling and COVID-19 Spread

Vaccine Effectiveness

Adolescent Vaccination

Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approved the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination for use by those those 12 and up. This has raised several legal and ethical questions related to adolescent vaccine policies. [To find a place to get the Covid-19 vaccine near you, you can go to, text your ZIP code to 438829, or call 1-800-232-0233.]

Can/will schools mandate Covid-19 vaccinations?

Can an Indiana employer require Covid-19 vaccination as a condition of employment?

New onset heart failure related to COVID-19

This week, two new studies focus on COVID-19 spread in and around schools, new polling results provide updates on parent perspectives on schooling, and research coalesces around a few promising approaches to learning recovery.

Mitigation Measures and In-Person Schooling

This week’s review focuses on understanding vaccine hesitancy, particularly addressing who is likely to be hesitant, where they get information, and what can be done to overcome hesitancy.

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