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This week’s post focuses on recent research on the role of school closures as a non-pharmaceutical intervention (NPI) in curbing COVID-19 spread, and survey results from educators on how the pandemic has shaped and shifted teaching and learning. School Closures Read More
COVID-19 Vaccine In early December, the Food and Drug Administration is expected to complete its review and approve two new COVID-19 vaccines, meaning a limited number of doses of COVID-19 vaccines may begin to be distributed to states by as Read More
A wealth of information about COVID-19 has been circulating from multiple sources, but to ensure that the public understands what they are reading, it is important that information is presented with health literacy in mind. In this study, researchers evaluated 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
Hospital Staffing Shortages As reported in multiple sources, including this STAT article and this NPR article, hospitals across at least 25 states are experiencing critical staff shortages. While many of these hospitals have built up their reserves of other resources Read More
Resource Allocation This article by Buckwalter and Peterson examines U.S. public attitudes toward scarce resource allocation strategies using a set of three studies involving a combined 1,868 participants through online platforms. The research questions targeted attitudes about specific principles used Read More
Overcoming Anti-Vaccine Rhetoric With the recent announcement of an impending COVID-19 vaccine, former CDC director Tom Frieden commented on the effect of misinformation and vaccine hesitancy. He argues that critical components of effective public health risk messaging has been conspicuously Read More
As the COVID-19 pandemic rages and many government officials and school administrators are making tough decisions about in-person schooling, some new summaries characterize the risk of COVID spread in schools, and new evidence on the early childhood care and education Read More
Infection Control Policies – Think Dials, Not Switches COVID-19 case numbers are skyrocketing, threatening to overwhelm not only local bed capacity but also, more dangerously, our health care workforce. Without enough workers to care for the ill, hospitals will face 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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