COVID-19 Daily Digest2021-04-15T11:50:29-04:00
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FOR INDIANA’S FRONTLINE RESPONDERS

The COVID-19 Daily Digest is made possible by WISE Indiana (Wellbeing Informed by Science and Evidence in Indiana) – a partnership between the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute’s Monon Collaborative and the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration to engage Indiana’s nationally-recognized academic experts to evaluate and inform Indiana practices, programs and policies.

Indiana
Confirmed Cases Deaths
703,345 12,789
Updated 4-14-2021 @ 11:59 pm
USA
Confirmed Cases Deaths
32,159,704 578,223
Updated 4-15-2021 @ 11:48 am
World
Confirmed Cases Deaths
138,450,452 2,976,229
Updated 4-15-2021 @ 11:20 am

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EXPERT REVIEWS OF RELEVANT AND EMERGING LITERATURE

Published on  :  | By Daniel Orenstein

Weekly Review: Ethics, Law & Policy – Staff, Stuff, Space & Systems – April 12, 2021

Resource Allocation and Crisis Standards of Care

This forthcoming article by Ne’eman

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Published on  :  | By Chloe Gibbs

Weekly Review: Schools, Students, and COVID-19 – April 12, 2021

This week’s summary highlights a few burning questions that have persisted throughout the pandemic –

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Published on  :  | By Casey Cummins

Weekly Review: What’s new in the COVID-19 clinical world? – April 21, 2021

Impact of cardiovascular disease on COVID-19

In this systematic review, the association

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Published on  :  | By Ross Silverman

Weekly Review: COVID-19 Legal and Ethics Issues – April 12, 2021

Ethics and Law of Requiring Proof of Immunity to Access Public Places

Notre Dame, Rutgers,

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STATE UPDATES

Indiana COVID-19 Vaccination Dashboard (IDOH)
IDOH’s Vaccination Dashboard provides updates on Indiana’s progress to vaccinate Hoosiers against COVID-19. Data is updated at 12:00 PM EST.

IDOH COVID-19 Page
Indiana FSSA COVID-19 Page

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL UPDATES

World Health Organization Weekly Epidemiological Update (WHO)
Globally, new COVID-19 cases rose for a seventh consecutive week, with over 4.5 million new cases reported in the last week. The number of new deaths increased for the fourth consecutive week, increasing by 7% compared to last week, with over 76,000 new deaths reported.

Joint CDC and FDA Statement on Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine (CDC)
CDC and FDA are reviewing data involving six reported U.S. cases of a rare and severe type of blood clot in individuals after receiving the J&J vaccine. CDC will convene a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) on Wednesday, April 13 and FDA will review the cases. Until the process is complete, CDC is recommending a pause in the use of this vaccine out of an abundance of caution.

COVID-19 Forecasts: Hospitalizations
This week’s national ensemble predicts that the number of new daily confirmed COVID-19 hospital admissions will remain stable or have an uncertain trend over the next 4 weeks, with 2,500 to 9,300 new confirmed COVID-19 hospital admissions likely reported on May 10, 2021.

COVID-19 Forecasts: Deaths
This week’s national ensemble predicts that the number of newly reported COVID-19 deaths will remain stable or have an uncertain trend over the next 4 weeks, with 2,500 to 10,500 new deaths likely reported in the week ending May 8, 2021. The national ensemble predicts that a total of 574,000 to 598,000 COVID-19 deaths will be reported by this date.

WHO COVID-19 Page
CDC COVID-19 Page

EXPERT RESPONSES TO KEY QUESTIONS

These documents were prepared by teams of research librarians and faculty experts in response to specific questions posed by individuals involved in Indiana’s frontline COVID-19 response. They summarize information that frontline responders may find useful. Please note that information is current for the dates specified. New studies, priorities and literature are being published daily, and best practices are rapidly evolving. These documents do not represent clinical guidelines, standard operating procedures, or the opinions or positions of FSSA.

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