Vaccination, Quarantine & Travel The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently updated its Interim Clinical Considerations to address what those who have been fully vaccinated should do in cases when they have been exposed to the virus. According to Read More
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
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
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
Vaccine Rollout – New Vaccine, Outreach Efforts Addressing Equity Johnson & Johnson submitted an Emergency Use Authorization application for its one-dose COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday. The application, which will be reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration at its February Read More
Health Care Workers This study by Yang et al. assesses whether health care workers (HCWs) are at risk of worse outcomes associated with COVID-19 (mechanical ventilation or death) compared to patients who are not HCWs. The target of the study Read More
Resource Allocation This preprint article by Sarkar et al. assesses the performance of three severity scoring systems (SOFA, OASIS, and APACHE IVa) across race/ethnicity. While developed for other purposes, such scoring systems (in particular SOFA) are also used in many Read More
Equity and the Vaccine Rollout “We don’t want equity and speed at odds with one another,” said California’s Health Secretary Mark Ghaly at a recent news conference. As the COVID-19 vaccine rollout approaches its third month, more information is now Read More
Biden White House Establishes National Covid-19 Response Priorities In an effort to better coordinate efforts to respond to a pandemic that has now resulted in more than 400,000 deaths, President Biden, within 24 hours of taking office, set out a Read More

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