About Casey Cummins

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.

Sequelae in adults six months after COVID infection In this article, authors discuss the persistence of symptoms reported in patients who have experienced coronavirus up to six months after infection. Of the 234 participants enrolled, 177 completed the survey. When Read More
Trends in ER visits during the COVID-19 pandemic related to mental health and violence In this Journal of the American Medical Association Psychiatry publication, the authors discuss a cross-sectional study of nearly 190 million emergency department visits and found that Read More
Hydroxychloroquine and antivirals for treatment of COVID-19 The use of antimalarials for COVID-19 treatment has been an ongoing discussion since the onset of the pandemic. In this article, authors discuss the use of hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine for COVID-19 treatment and Read More
Emergence of SARS-CoV-2 B.1.1.7. In this CDC publication, the authors discuss the new highly transmissible variant of SARS-CoV-2, B.1.1.7. The report states that B.1.1.7. has the potential to increase the U.S. pandemic trajectory in the coming months. In December 2020, Read More
Reducing Vaccine Refusal Among High-Risk Groups In this article, authors discuss the continued battle against COVID-19 as the recent vaccines have been rolling out across our country. COVID-19 has become a health disparity among Americans, with minorities exhibiting the highest Read More
Duration and determinants of SARS-CoV-2 antibody responses in individual healthcare workers In this article, authors present a six-month longitudinal study of healthcare workers. The goal of this study aimed to use SARS-CoV-2 IgG antibody measurements to estimate the proportion of Read More
Effectiveness of Baricitinib and Remdesivir in COVID-19 Treatment An early release, peer-reviewed clinical trial published by the National Institute of Health investigates the combination of baricitinib and remdesivir when used in people hospitalized with confirmed COVID-19 infection and shows promise Read More
COVID-19 Vaccines & Distribution Strategies As the nation prepare for the Phase 1a of the COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan, there is much conversation regarding who, when, and how this will be accomplished. In this early release article, the CDC states Read More
Multisystem Imaging Manifestations of COVID-19 In this article, authors discuss the effects of COVID-19 on multiple extrapulmonary systems. Widespread involvement of multiple body systems is attributed to the expression of ACE2 receptors in extrapulmonary tissues, resulting in direct tissue damage. Read More
Mitigation Measures in Delaware Lead to Decline in New COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalization, and Deaths In this Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, lab and case investigation studies investigated mitigation measures such as stay-at-home orders, public mask mandates, contact tracing and investigation, Read More

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