Communication by Key Leaders With so many changes happening with COVID-19 protocols, it is not surprising that many people are confused or uninformed. This is especially true for individuals with school-aged children as each school is often tasked with coming Read More
The American Medical Association (AMA) strongly endorses COVID-19 vaccination and in an attempt to help improve vaccination rates, they are providing important information about the dangerous Delta variant. AMA Chief Health and Science Officer Mira Irons, MD, and AMA Board Read More
COVID-19 Vaccination Mandates NOTE: Because this is now a once-a-month post, I’m including lots of links to other pieces of interest in the text. I strongly encourage you to explore the issues raised in these articles. The largely unchecked spread Read More
On July 15, Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy issued his first public health advisory warning that misinformation about COVID-19 is an “urgent threat” to public health. He called for individuals, particularly social media users, and tech companies to fight against Read More
The foci of communication about COVID-19 and its vaccine from different areas and groups has been diverse, with some communication leading to positive outcomes and others leading to less desirable outcomes. In this analysis of the World Health Organization’s communication Read More
Determining what is keeping people from being vaccinated against COVID-19, and how to communicate more persuasively to encourage more people to get vaccinated, is essential to getting the pandemic under control. This is true among all groups of people. In Read More
Because large percentages of people avoid vaccination because of hesitancy, studies are trying to better understand vaccine intention so that communities can reach herd immunity. This is not just  a local concern but a global problem. In this analysis of Read More
Health professionals around the world are encouraging people to get vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine once available and eligible. However, communities are faced with increased rates of vaccine hesitancy, which may deter goals to get a certain percentage of the Read More
Prevalence of post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection In this article authors discuss the persistent symptoms after acute COVID-19 illness and attempt to estimate the prevalence and correlates of post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection (PASC). Research involved a population-based probability survey Read More
This week’s review focuses on the strategies, channels, and messengers to use for effective COVID-19 prevention messages. This study found that the channel from which people get their information about COVID-19 and vaccinations likely influences their level of vaccine hesitancy. Read More

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