The two new studies in the Morbidity and Mortality Report compared data from July and August 2021 – when delta was dominant to the earlier period in the pandemic – and found that about 1.4 of every 100,000 children/adolescents were hospitalized for COVID-19, nearly 5x the weekly rate in late June and close to the […]
As the influenza season will coincide with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it’s perfect timing for the release of the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) influenza vaccination updated guidance. The comprehensive report indicates that COVID-19 vaccines can be co-administered with other vaccines, including influenza vaccines like egg-based flu vaccines and cell culture-based inactivated and […]
The data was presented to the FDA, which reported 789 cases of myocarditis/pericarditis – predominantly in males – after receiving the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna vaccines, most commonly after the second dose. Symptoms included chest pain, elevated cardiac enzymes, ST or T wave changes, dyspnea, and abnormal echocardiography/imaging for those ages 30 years and younger.
Since April 2021, there have been reports of myocarditis and/or pericarditis after receipt of an m-RNA COVID-19 vaccine, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) . Most cases have been among male adolescents and young adults ages 16 and older, typically occurring within several days after the second dose of m-RNA COVID-19 […]
This article from the American College of Physicians (ACP) provides a deeper dive into the pause of the J&J vaccine, which was recommended by the FDA and CDC on April 13, 2021, after six cases of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) among patients who had received the vaccine was reported. The pause is being done […]
The numbers are staggering when it comes to heart disease, and it’s still the No. 1 killer in the US, according to the CDC. With 30.3 million American adults—12.1% of the adult population—diagnosed with heart disease, it’s certainly a struggle to keep it at bay, but there are preventive measures your patients can take. Here […]
As of February 8, 2021, more than 31 million people in the U.S. had received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine, with 36 cases of immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) reported to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System by the end of January. Is the onset of the condition related to the vaccines? The vaccines […]
Everything in moderation, right? Well, when it comes to watching our weight, eating the right foods in moderate quantities is key. But what are those “right” foods? How can we satiate ourselves when we’re hungry and not overeat? The answer, according to the CDC, is eating more low-energy-dense foods such as fruits, veggies, and lean […]
The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) stated goal for deploying a COVID-19 vaccine is “to decrease death and serious disease as much as possible.” According to José Romero, MD, Chair of the ACIP, the decision to vaccinate health care workers first is based on the actions that will help control the pandemic fastest.
Anthony Fauci, MD, director of the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), joined Lungcast, a respiratory health podcast series from HCPLive and the American Lung Association (ALA), to discuss the CDC’s varying take on SARS-CoV-2 transmission and testing parameters. Fauci also shared suggestions for college campus to mitigate community-based spread while classes continue.