COVID-19: Expert Reviews of Relevant and Emerging Literature2021-04-28T15:30:24-04:00

Vaccine Effectiveness

Adolescent Vaccination

Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approved the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination for use by those those 12 and up. This has raised several legal and ethical questions related to adolescent vaccine policies. [To find a place to get the Covid-19 vaccine near you, you can go to, text your ZIP code to 438829, or call 1-800-232-0233.]

Can/will schools mandate Covid-19 vaccinations?

Can an Indiana employer require Covid-19 vaccination as a condition of employment?

New onset heart failure related to COVID-19

This week, two new studies focus on COVID-19 spread in and around schools, new polling results provide updates on parent perspectives on schooling, and research coalesces around a few promising approaches to learning recovery.

Mitigation Measures and In-Person Schooling

This week’s review focuses on understanding vaccine hesitancy, particularly addressing who is likely to be hesitant, where they get information, and what can be done to overcome hesitancy.

When Can We Declare the Pandemic Over?

Back in January, the Biden Administration released the first parts of its plan to “beat” Covid-19. What, exactly does “beat” mean? While this sounds like the beginning of a graduate seminar discussion, as our own Dr. Aaron Carroll discusses in the New York Times piece linked above: we should have a more concrete answer to this question.

This week, the focus is on remediating student learning setbacks due to the COVID-19 pandemic, especially in light of states’ planning for use of American Rescue Plan funding for schools. In addition, the CDC updated guidance on safely operating summer camps for youth.

Making Up Ground on Student Learning

Acute kidney injury in COVID-19

Data is continually emerging on how students are faring academically as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. From the near-universal school closures in March 2020 through widespread disruptions and shifting instructional modes throughout the 2020–21 school year, students’ educational progress has been affected, but researchers continue to study how and how much.

Documenting Learning in the Time of COVID-19

Risk of mortality in patients with COVID-19 with use of NSAID’s

Maternal Outcomes

With every person in the U.S. aged 16 and older now eligible to be vaccinated against Covid-19, there is increased focus on steps being taken to encourage or require vaccination. Below are a few updates on employer policies and University mandates:

Vaccination – Employer Paid Sick Leave & Incentives to Get Shots

To maximize the number of people who get protected against Covid-19 through vaccination will require identifying and knocking down obstacles to their access.

Machine Learning

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