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Crisis Standards of Care This new report from the Center for Health Security at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health reports findings from a series of forums in which clinicians from hospitals across New York City discussed their experiences Read More
This week’s review will be more roundup than blog post, pointing you to new studies, analysis, and essays from the past week: Vaccines Third Vaccine Approved – FDA issues Emergency Use Authorization for Johnson & Johnson vaccine – All of Read More
Risk Factors This meta-analysis aims to provide an overview of the major predictors of SARS-CoV-2 related mortality rates (MR).    All prospective and retrospective observational studies reporting crude overall COVID-19-related MR in hospitalized patients were included in the study.  There were Read More
Persistent Post-COVID Syndrome (PPCS) In last week’s post, persistence of COVID symptoms in patients who had recovered from COVID were discussed. In this article, authors refer to persistent post-COVID syndrome or “long COVID” as a pathology in and of itself. Read More
As school district administrators and policymakers turn to planning for the future, they are increasingly focused on potential interventions for remediating learning and developmental setbacks due to pandemic-caused schooling disruptions. Tutoring interventions have been discussed on the blog in past Read More
COVID-19 Vaccine Communication This week, The Atlantic reported how public health messaging about the COVID-19 vaccine has backfired. Instead of presenting a balanced optimism since the vaccines have been launched in the United States, the focus has been on negativity Read More
Using Communication in Multiple Ways During the Pandemic In this commentary, the authors reviewed recent literature about the health effects of quarantining during the COVID-19 pandemic. Although many of the effects may be negative, communication channels can help to re-establish Read More
Nursing Homes This article by Gorges & Konetzka uses data from over 13,000 US nursing homes to determine whether case mix, facility characteristics, and community spread were associated with racial differences in COVID-19-associated deaths among residents. The study found that Read More
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
Vaccination Allocation & Equity This will be another big week for vaccine policy, law, and ethics. Johnson and Johnson’s Emergency Use Authorization application for its one-dose vaccine will be reviewed this week by the Food and Drug Administration (they also Read More

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