Communication by Key Leaders With so many changes happening with COVID-19 protocols, it is not surprising that many people are confused or uninformed. This is especially true for individuals with school-aged children as each school is often tasked with coming Read More
Biden Administration Vaccine Mandate Plan Nearly 10 months after the rollout of the first Covid-19 vaccines, the United States remains mired in a nearly uncontrolled pandemic. Nationwide, infection rates are ten times higher than what are needed to contain the Read More
Social Determinants of Health According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, social determinants of health (SDOH) “are the conditions in the environments where people are born, live, learn, work, Read More
COVID-19 Cases Among Adolescents August means returning to school for many children. This year, many schools are attempting to return in-person, which is proving challenging with the accelerated spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant (97.6% of samples in August). Cases Read More
Vaccine Comparison  This preprint retrospective study compares the effectiveness of the Moderna (mRNA-1273) and Pfizer/BioNTech (BNT162b2)  vaccines from January to July 2021 in the Mayo Clinic Health System.   The researchers examine effectiveness during which the highly prevalent waves of either Read More
The American Medical Association (AMA) strongly endorses COVID-19 vaccination and in an attempt to help improve vaccination rates, they are providing important information about the dangerous Delta variant. AMA Chief Health and Science Officer Mira Irons, MD, and AMA Board Read More
COVID-19 Vaccination Mandates NOTE: Because this is now a once-a-month post, I’m including lots of links to other pieces of interest in the text. I strongly encourage you to explore the issues raised in these articles. The largely unchecked spread Read More
Examining How We Collect Race and Ethnicity Data COVID-19 has disproportionately impacted racial and ethnic minority groups. Public health strategies to help prevent and address these inequities include strategic allocation of resources and culturally appropriate messaging. Such strategies require reliable Read More
Public Health Workforce COVID-19 has shown the need for a large, well-trained public health workforce not only to control the current pandemic but also future emerging diseases and to address health disparities and other disease burdens.  This report illustrates why Read More
On July 15, Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy issued his first public health advisory warning that misinformation about COVID-19 is an “urgent threat” to public health. He called for individuals, particularly social media users, and tech companies to fight against Read More

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