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Casey Cummins, MSN, APRN, NP-C is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner who currently serves as the Chief Nurse Consultant for the Immunizations Division at the Indiana Department of Health. She is part of the ISDH COVID-19 Outbreak Response Team, and has assisted with coordinating testing efforts state-wide during the pandemic. She enjoys spending time with her husband and their children, being outdoors, gardening, and traveling whenever possible.

Clinical characteristics and lab results to predict severity of infection In this retrospective study, authors attempt to identify early clinical and laboratory factors that may predict severe COVID-19 infection. Two cohorts were designed among 198 patients to designate those with Read More
RCT’s of therapeutic interventions against COVID-19 In this journal article, the authors discuss the challenges that plagued us during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. When the pandemic emerged, clinicians were faced with an unknown virus and had very Read More
COVID-19 effects on neurological conditions SARS-CoV-2 has been noted to have neurological complications. In this article, the authors discuss the underreporting of conditions such as postinfectious demyelination, encephalitis, seizures, and other neurotropic conditions that may be underreported complications of COVID-19. Read More
Updates to seasonal influenza vaccine practices during the COVID-19 pandemic The ACIP and CDC released this recommendation on August 21, 2020 that updates the 2019-2020 recommendations of the ACIP regarding the use of seasonal influenza vaccines in the U.S. As Read More
Is there a connection between ABO histo-blood group phenotypes and COVID-19? One study set out to investigate the possible connection between blood type and COVID-19 susceptibility. The study was focused on 397 patients with confirmed COVID-19 diagnoses who were admitted Read More
Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and Suicide During COVID-19 Pandemic This publication from the CDC discusses that communities are facing mental health challenges. From June 24-June 30, 2020, US adults reported elevated mental health conditions associated with the pandemic. Young adults, Read More
In this issue: Effects of COVID-19 on mental health, False Positive rates in testing, Using ultrasound to diagnose DVT in COVID patients, and COVID-19 affects on health disparities Effects of quarantine on mental health of populations affected by COVID-19 Lately, Read More
Resurgence of vaccine-preventable diseases, or VPD’s, has led the World Health Organization to declare vaccine hesitancy as one of the top ten threats to global health. The resurgence of VPD’s in recent times may be directly linked to the rapid Read More
As we begin to move toward a new normal while still in the midst of an ongoing pandemic, we are faced with the question of how to protect ourselves from an initial infection, and a possible reinfection of the virus Read More
This article features both a meta-analysis and systematic review on the clinical features of pediatric inpatients with SARS-CoV-2 infection. The authors searched reputable libraries for observational studies and case series to identify clinical features and details on pediatric patients who Read More

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