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Trends in ER visits during the COVID-19 pandemic related to mental health and violence In this Journal of the American Medical Association Psychiatry publication, the authors discuss a cross-sectional study of nearly 190 million emergency department visits and found that Read More
Effectiveness of Baricitinib and Remdesivir in COVID-19 Treatment An early release, peer-reviewed clinical trial published by the National Institute of Health investigates the combination of baricitinib and remdesivir when used in people hospitalized with confirmed COVID-19 infection and shows promise Read More
Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 Vaccine Receives Emergency Use Authorization & ACIP Use Recommendation for People age 16 and older On Friday, December 11, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued its first Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for a Covid-19 Vaccine 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
State policies mandating public or community use of face masks or covers in mitigating novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) spread are hotly contested. This study uses a natural experiment to examine whether statewide mandates to wear face masks in public affect Read More
This report describes nonpharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) that limited COVID-19 incidence among basic trainees in Texas. Substantial COVID-19 transmission has been documented in some congregate living settings. This report examines the first 7 weeks (March 1–April 18) of implementation of NPIs Read More
It is urgent to understand the future of severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) transmission. This study used estimates of seasonality, immunity, and cross-immunity for human coronavirus OC43 (HCoV-OC43) and HCoV-HKU1 using time-series data from the United States to inform Read More
This study uses state public health department data to describe trends in COVID-19 hospitalizations before and after state executive stay-at-home orders issued in March and April 2020 in Colorado, Minnesota, Ohio, and Virginia, and compares projected vs observed admissions to Read More
Findings from this small study suggested that a qualitative fit test alone is unable to fully assess mask integrity and that at the doses required for sterilization, gamma radiation degrades the filtration efficiency of N95 masks. A set of 3M 8210, Read More
Large gatherings pose a risk for SARS-CoV-2 transmission. High transmission rates have been reported from hospitals, long-term care facilities, family gatherings, and a choir practice. This public health investigation focused on the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 among persons who attended church Read More

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