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Vaccinated With Prior Infection Most Protected During Delta Wave
https://www.medpagetoday.com/infectiousdisease/covid19vaccine/96759

Jan 19th, 2022 - Following the emergence of the Delta variant, individuals who had a prior COVID-19 infection with or without vaccination had lower case rates than those who were vaccinated alone, data from California and New York found. "Infection-derived protection was higher after the Delta variant became predominant, a time when vaccine-induced immunity for many persons declined because of immune evasion an...

Cardiac function normalizes by 3 months in MIS-C in study
https://www.mdedge.com/pediatrics/article/250904/cardiology/cardiac-function-normalizes-3-months-mis-c-study
Bianca Nogrady

Jan 19th, 2022 - Most children with multisystem inflammatory syndrome related to COVID-19 infection show recovery of cardiac function by 3 months, but longer term follow-up is still needed, suggests a new retrospective longitudinal cohort study. While 80%-85% of children with multisystem inflammatory syndrome have cardiovascular involvement, “lack of knowledge about the short-term consequences of MIS-C has led.

Mental health problems in kids linked with school closures
https://www.mdedge.com/familymedicine/article/250900/mental-health/mental-health-problems-kids-linked-school-closures
Heidi Splete

Jan 19th, 2022 - Behavior problems, anxiety, and depression in youths were associated with these individuals participating in remote schooling during broader social lockdowns in a new study. The systematic review, which was published in JAMA Pediatrics on Jan.

Multiple sclerosis: Interferon therapy boosts humoral response following SARS-CoV-2 vaccination
https://www.mdedge.com/neurology/msresourcecenter/article/250888/multiple-sclerosis/multiple-sclerosis-interferon-therapy

Jan 19th, 2022 - Key clinical point: Treatment with interferon (IFN)-beta 1A improved the SARS-CoV-2-mRNA vaccine-specific humoral response in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), which was significantly reduced in patients treated with cladribine, fingolimod, or ocrelizumab. Major finding: Antispike immunoglobulin (Ig)G levels were significantly higher in IFN-treated patients with MS vs healthy controls (med.

COVID-19 vaccination safe and effective in patients with multiple sclerosis
https://www.mdedge.com/neurology/msresourcecenter/article/250886/multiple-sclerosis/covid-19-vaccination-safe-and-effective

Jan 19th, 2022 - Key clinical point: COVID-19 vaccines are safe and elicit a protective humoral response in most patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) who were treated with disease-modifying treatments (DMTs) or remained untreated, except for some patients treated with fingolimod or ocrelizumab. Major finding: Overall, 86.

What Caused RSV to Roar Back During COVID?
https://www.medpagetoday.com/infectiousdisease/uritheflu/96757

Jan 19th, 2022 - Reopening schools likely played a critical role in the rebound of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infections since late 2020, researchers found. Full reopening of schools across multiple countries was associated with a 23 times higher risk in the rebound of RSV infections, albeit with a wide confidence interval (HR 23.29, 95% CI 1.09-495.84), reported You Li, PhD, of Nanjing Medical Universit...

Disease of the Week
https://tools.cdc.gov/medialibrary/index.aspx#/media/id/408035

COVID-19 is a respiratory disease caused by SARS-CoV-2, a new coronavirus. It is thought to spread mainly from person to person. Symptoms can range from mild to severe, and certain groups of people are at higher risk for severe illness.

Uneven Responses to Extra COVID Vax Doses in Autoimmune Patients
https://www.medpagetoday.com/rheumatology/generalrheumatology/96752

Jan 19th, 2022 - Don't count on getting a substantial SARS-CoV-2 antibody boost from additional COVID-19 vaccine doses beyond the recommended boosters in patients with autoimmune diseases. Sixteen of a group of 18 such patients showed no effective anti-spike protein antibodies a median of 84 days after completing the initial two-dose series of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines, or the single dose of the ...

Children and COVID: U.S. sees almost 1 million new cases
https://www.mdedge.com/pediatrics/article/250839/covid-19-updates/children-and-covid-us-sees-almost-1-million-new-cases
Richard Franki

Jan 19th, 2022 - Another record week for COVID-19 brought almost 1 million new cases to the children of the United States, according to new data from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association. The pre-Omicron high for new cases in a week – 252,000 during the Delta surge of the late summer and early fall – has been surpassed each of the last 3 weeks and now stands at 981,000 (Jan.

Free COVID Tests, N95 Masks; Omicron vs Pfizer Pill; Do Kids Need Boosters?
https://www.medpagetoday.com/infectiousdisease/covid19/96739

Jan 19th, 2022 - Note that some links may require registration or subscription. The federal government launched a beta phase of its website for free COVID-19 tests Tuesday, allowing people to order four tests shipped directly to their household. The official launch is scheduled for today. (USA Today) The Biden administration announced a plan today to distribute hundreds of millions of free N95 masks from the St...

ASL Video Series: I wear a mask because (1:43)
https://tools.cdc.gov/medialibrary/index.aspx#/media/id/422135

CDC staff give their reasons for wearing a mask. More COVID-19 information in ASL: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvrp9iOILTQatwnqm61jqFrsfUB4RKh6J More COVID-19 information in English text: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/ This video can also be viewed at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/videos/ASL-I-wear-a-mask-because/319830_I-Wear-A-Mask-ASL-143-low-res.wmv

ASL Video Series: When to Get Medical Care for COVID-19
https://tools.cdc.gov/medialibrary/index.aspx#/media/id/407803

When to Get Medical Care for COVID-19 in American Sign Language Comments on this video are allowed in accordance with our comment policy: http://www.cdc.gov/SocialMedia/Tools/CommentPolicy.html This video can also be viewed at https://www.cdc.gov/video/socialmedia/316132-D_ParentsSupportingChildren_COVID19_ASL.mp4

ASL Video Series: Different COVID-19 Vaccines
https://tools.cdc.gov/medialibrary/index.aspx#/media/id/426411

COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective at reducing your risk of severe illness from COVID-19. CDC does not recommend one vaccine over another. In general, you should get the first COVID-19 vaccine that is available to you. More COVID-19 information in ASL: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvrp9iOILTQatwnqm61jqFrsfUB4RKh6J More COVID-19 information in English text: https://www.cdc....

ASL Video Series: COVID-19 Vaccines Work
https://tools.cdc.gov/medialibrary/index.aspx#/media/id/426364

Research studies show that the COVID-19 vaccines currently authorized and recommended for use in the United States work well at preventing COVID-19. More COVID-19 information in ASL: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvrp9iOILTQatwnqm61jqFrsfUB4RKh6J More COVID-19 information in English text: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/ Development of these materials was supported by a grant ...

ASL Video Series: V-safe After Vaccination Health Checker
https://tools.cdc.gov/medialibrary/index.aspx#/media/id/426365

The v-safe health checker is a tool that is available to you after you receive a COVID-19 vaccination More COVID-19 information in ASL: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvrp9iOILTQatwnqm61jqFrsfUB4RKh6J More COVID-19 information in English text: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/ Development of these materials was supported by a grant from the CDC Foundation, using funding provided...

ASL Video Series: How to Talk About COVID-19 Vaccines with Friends and Family
https://tools.cdc.gov/medialibrary/index.aspx#/media/id/426366

COVID-19 vaccines help prevent COVID-19, especially severe illness and death. Getting vaccinated will help protect you and may also help protect people around you, including people at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19. COVID-19 vaccination is an important tool to help stop the pandemic. More COVID-19 information in ASL: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvrp9iOILTQatwnqm61...

ASL Video Series: COVID-19 Variants
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A number of COVID-19 variant viruses are spreading in the United States and throughout the world. Variants are versions of the virus that have changed or mutated. So far, current information shows that COVID-19 vaccines currently available in the United States provide protection against most variant viruses. More COVID-19 information in ASL: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvrp9iOILTQ...

ASL Video Series: Test for Current Infection
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Tests that check to see if you have the virus that causes COVID-19 are called viral tests, and they are available in most communities. More COVID-19 information in ASL: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvrp9iOILTQatwnqm61jqFrsfUB4RKh6J More COVID-19 information in English text: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/ Development of these materials was supported by a grant from the CDC F...

ASL Video Series: General Travel Precautions
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Travel increases your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19. CDC recommends that you do not travel until you are fully vaccinated. More COVID-19 information in ASL: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvrp9iOILTQatwnqm61jqFrsfUB4RKh6J More COVID-19 information in English text: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/ Development of these materials was supported by a grant from the CDC Fo...