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MMWR  Weekly COVID-19 Briefing

MMWR Weekly COVID-19 Briefing Podcast

MMWR Weekly COVID-19 Briefing is a weekly podcast to update readers on the latest scientific information from CDC’s COVID-19 response. In each episode, MMWR’s Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Charlotte Kent provides an overview of the latest scientific information published in MMWR. New episodes are posted every Monday.



In this week’s episode, Dr. Charlotte Kent highlighted two MMWR reports looked at aspects of COVID-19’s impact on workplaces, including food production and worker absenteeism. Another report assessed pediatricians’ capacity to provide vaccines to children, and a fourth report suggests ways to improve outcomes and reduce strain on the health care system from COVID-19.

Listen (5:15)

In this week’s episode, Dr. Charlotte Kent provided an overview of important insights published in this week’s MMWR on testing and infection control practices in congregate settings as well as sources of exposure during the early phases of the pandemic.

Listen (4:59)

This week the MMWR released an article about the Potential Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Use of Emergency Departments in the United States, an article looking at a COVID-19 Outbreak Among College Students After a Spring Break Trip to Mexico, an article looking at characteristics Associated with Hospitalization Among Patients with COVID-19 based on data from Metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia during March-April 2020, and article that looked at the relationship between laboratory confirmed SARS CoV-2 infection among women of Reproductive Age by their Pregnancy Status.

Listen (5:43)


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