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Tune in to MMWR’s Weekly Briefing for an overview of the latest scientific information published in MMWR. New episodes are posted every week.

 

This episode discusses four MMWR reports. First, smoking overtakes injection as the primary route of drug use in U.S. overdose deaths. Second, a hepatitis A vaccination campaign helps prevent an outbreak at the Los Angeles County jail. Third, improved reporting for Lyme disease helps track and monitor cases. Finally, the percentage of U.S. adults who experienced Long COVID in 2022 was higher in some U.S. states.

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This episode discusses four MMWR reports. First, teens report that seeking relief from stress, anxiety, and depression are top reasons for substance use. Second, antimicrobial resistance prompts CDC to update guidance on antibiotic selection to prevent meningococcal disease. Third, among workers in the oil and gas extraction industry, well-servicing contractors were found to be at the highest risk of severe injury. Finally, 8 mg naloxone was associated with more withdrawal symptoms when used during an overdose.

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This episode discusses four MMWR reports. First, a new CDC study shows that updated COVID-19 vaccines protect against symptomatic illness, including infections caused by the JN.1 variant. Second, Neptune’s Fix, a flavored tianeptine elixir sold in gas stations, convenience stores, and online, is associated with serious clinical outcomes in 17 patients in New Jersey. Third, Peru reported its largest dengue outbreak in 2023. Finally, deadly Vibrio infections were detected following record-breaking heat waves and warmer coastal waters in the summer of 2023.

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This episode discusses four MMWR reports. First, when trying to understand who gets diabetes and heart disease, looking at traditional categories of race and ethnicity doesn’t tell the whole story. Second, antivirals, which are known to reduce the risk of severe COVID-19, are underused. Third, deaths among U.S. citizens who had cosmetic surgery in the Dominican Republic were mostly due to preventable conditions. Finally, poor infection control at a South Florida cosmetic surgery clinic most likely led to infections in nine states.

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This episode discusses four MMWR reports. First, cannabis use dropped among students, particularly male students, in King County, Washington. Second, inadequate chlorine levels in a hotel pool likely led to a water-associated Pseudomonas outbreak in Maine. Third, wastewater monitoring detects even low levels of mpox in communities. Finally, mpox transmission in Los Angeles County, California, increased during the summer of 2023 compared with previous months.

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This episode discusses four MMWR reports. First, CDC encourages clinicians to confirm fungal diagnoses before prescribing topical antifungals. Next, CDC releases the 2024 immunization schedules for children and adolescents, as well as adults. Finally, staying up to date with COVID-19 vaccines helps prevent COVID-19-related strokes, blood clots, and heart attacks in adults aged 65 years and older and adults on dialysis.

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This episode discusses three MMWR reports. First, an outbreak of tuberculosis caused by contaminated bone product shows additional interventions are needed to address gaps in transplant tissue safety in the U.S. Next, drug shortages create additional challenges for tuberculosis patients and programs in California. Finally, young adults in Chicago hospitalized after taking counterfeit pills disguised as alprazolam.

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This episode discusses four MMWR reports. First, researchers found no increased risk of hospitalizations or deaths due to COVID-19 rebound. Viral rebound rates were similar between COVID-19 patients who had or had not received antiviral treatment. Next, most nursing home residents have not received an updated COVID-19 vaccine or the RSV vaccine. Finally, new research finds low COVID-19, flu, and RSV vaccination coverage for eligible adults.

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This episode discusses four MMWR reports. First, firearms used in unintentional firearm injury deaths among children and adolescents were often stored both loaded and unlocked. Overall, children were most often fatally injured when the shooter was playing with or showing the firearm to others. Second, a CDC study finds suicide rates vary by industry, occupation, and sex. Employers can play a vital role in preventing suicide by integrating suicide prevention strategies and training into the workplace. Third, although sexual contact was the primary mode of transmission in the 2022 multinational mpox outbreak, limited, nonsexual transmission also occurred. Finally, lead screening in young children in Chicago is not back to prepandemic levels.

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This episode discusses four MMWR reports. First, prenatal care clinicians and fertility specialists should consider tuberculosis evaluations if their patients are from a country where tuberculosis is common. Second, CDC published updated recommendations for the use of inactivated polio vaccine for adults who are known to be unvaccinated or incompletely vaccinated. Third, antimicrobial-resistant bacteria are a leading global public health threat. They are spreading in Ukraine and surrounding countries, highlighting the need for rapid action. Finally, coordinated public health response leads to timely identification and interruption of a Legionnaires disease outbreak in California.

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This episode discusses four MMWR reports. First, a new study finds at least 2 doses of COVID-19 vaccine are effective at reducing emergency department visits and hospitalizations in young children. Second, wastewater monitoring helps experts better prepare for and respond to respiratory virus season. Third, the 2022 U.S. firearm suicide rate reached the highest level documented. Finally, a greater percentage of young children with HIV on antiretroviral treatment die compared to older individuals receiving similar HIV treatment.

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This episode discusses four MMWR reports. First, lack of timely testing and inadequate treatment contributed to almost 90% of congenital syphilis cases in the U.S. in 2022. Second, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease trends are stable, but disparities persist by age, sex, education, and rural residence. Third, the first occupational asthma death in a U.S. cannabis production worker has been reported. Finally, invasive pneumococcal disease was identified among people experiencing homelessness in Colorado.

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This episode discusses four MMWR reports. First, vaccination rates among kindergartners are still lower than before the COVID-19 pandemic. Second, 1 in 3 U.S. veterans has arthritis. Diagnosed arthritis is much more common among the youngest veterans compared with people of the same age. Finally, health care personnel were less likely to get a flu shot during the pandemic. Most were not up to date with COVID-19 vaccination during the last respiratory virus season.

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This episode discusses four MMWR reports. First, routine vaccination coverage increased globally in 2022 but has yet to return to 2019 pre-pandemic levels. Second, CDC used early-warning surveillance systems to track the emergence of COVID-19 variant BA.2.86. Third, CDC’s Traveler-Based Genomic Surveillance program identified the BA.2.86 variant in a traveler within days of its first identification globally. Finally, health workers continued to face a mental health crisis in 2022. Resources are available to improve their mental health.

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This episode discusses four MMWR reports. First, hepatitis A vaccines prevent deaths, but they are still not reaching adults at highest risk. Second, the U.S. firearm homicide rate decreased in 2022, but remained higher than before the COVID-19 pandemic. Third, a Mycobacterium abscessus outbreak is linked to contaminated water and improper infection prevention and control practices. Finally, severe cases of Bartonella quintana infection were detected among people experiencing unsheltered homelessness in New York City.

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This episode discusses four MMWR reports. First, the flu hit children and teens hard last season. Second, CDC recommends the RSV vaccine during weeks 32 through 36 of pregnancy to protect young infants. Third, CDC recommends everyone aged 6 months and older get an updated COVID-19 vaccine this fall. Finally, 1 in 5 U.S. adults have arthritis.

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This episode discusses four MMWR reports. First, two CDC studies confirm RSV causes serious illness in older adults and highlight the potential benefit of RSV vaccines in preventing severe illness in this population. Next, adults 65 and older accounted for 63% of all COVID-19–associated hospitalizations in the first half of 2023, yet more than 75% of those hospitalized had not received the recommended bivalent COVID-19 vaccine. Finally, a CDC study of long-term care facility residents found bivalent COVID-19 vaccine coverage was lowest among residents in the South and Southeast and among Black and Multiracial residents.

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This week, MMWR published four reports that add to evidence that COVID-19 vaccinations during pregnancy help protect patients and newborns from serious illness and hospitalization. However, pregnancy vaccination coverage has been low and has varied by vaccine type and patients’ race and ethnicity.

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This episode discusses four MMWR reports. First, despite the very low risk of getting malaria in the U.S., locally acquired malaria cases reported in Florida and Texas highlight the importance of quick diagnosis, treatment, and malaria prevention methods. Second, more than 33 million children in Africa are missing a measles vaccine, highlighting the urgent need to increase immunization efforts to prevent outbreaks and deaths. Third, the JYNNEOS vaccine offers protection against hospitalization among people with mpox, including people with HIV. Finally, norovirus was the main cause of illness among more than two dozen hikers on Washington’s Pacific Crest Trail.

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This episode discusses four MMWR reports. First, approximately 100 older adults died each day in 2021 due to a fall. Second, counterfeit pill use is increasingly identified in drug overdose deaths in the U.S. Third, a multidrug-resistant tuberculosis outbreak in Kansas highlights the importance of proactive TB testing and treatment. Finally, mpox spread mainly through sexual contact or other close skin-to-skin contact during the 2022 mpox outbreak, regardless of sexual or gender identity.

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This episode discusses four MMWR reports. First, West Nile virus continues to be the most common mosquito-borne disease in the U.S., with almost 3,000 cases reported in 2021. Second, CDC releases its first-ever ‘Sepsis Core Elements’ to help hospitals strengthen their sepsis programs. Third, CDC publishes its 2023-24 influenza vaccination recommendations. Everyone 6 months and older should get their annual flu shot, ideally in September or October. Finally, CDC recommends a new preventive tool for severe respiratory syncytial virus, the leading cause of infant hospitalizations.

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This episode discusses four MMWR reports. First, a norovirus outbreak with more than 300 cases in Illinois is linked to an ill worker who continued working while sick. Second, COVID-19 vaccines protect young children against COVID-19-associated emergency department and urgent care visits. Third, adults older than 50 who received the JYNNEOS vaccine had lower rates of hospitalization with mpox. For the best protection, all eligible adults should receive 2 doses of JYNNEOS vaccine, regardless of childhood smallpox vaccination status. Finally, increased vaccination and prompt virus detection are needed to eradicate polio in Pakistan.

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This episode discusses four MMWR reports. First, the percentage of adults reporting long COVID has decreased. However, 1 in 4 with long COVID reported significant impact to daily activities. Next, patients on dialysis had higher rates of SARS-CoV-2 infection and COVID-19-related death compared to the general U.S. population during the Delta and early Omicron waves. Finally, tofu is identified as the source of a Salmonella outbreak in Ontario, Canada.

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This episode discusses four MMWR reports. First, recent increases in fleaborne typhus cases and deaths in Los Angeles County highlight the importance of avoiding fleas found on rodents, opossums, and feral cats. Patients with suspected illness should be treated as soon as possible. Second, multifaceted interventions are critical to limiting multidrug-resistant organism spread in health care settings. Third, nearly all children who tested positive for measles in a recent outbreak had not received their measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine. Finally, a new CDC review further supports the safety of the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine among people 12 and older.

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First, a tick bite-associated allergy known as alpha-gal syndrome has become an emerging clinical and public health concern; however, many clinicians are unaware of the condition, how to diagnose it, and how to manage it. Next, travel-associated dengue cases continue to be reported in the U.S.; mosquito bite prevention is important when traveling to areas with dengue risk. Finally, a new study finds route of mpox vaccine administration had no negative impact on vaccine series completion across racial and ethnic groups.

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First, cannabis-involved emergency department visits among children, teens, and young adults increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. Second, ongoing testing at a large school district in Missouri found respiratory viruses common among students and staff. Third, a new report describes recommendations for respiratory syncytial virus vaccination in adults 60 years and older, using shared clinical decision-making. Finally, cases of soft tick relapsing fever, a rare but serious tickborne disease, continue to occur in the western U.S.

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This episode discusses four MMWR reports. First, the cost of birth defect-associated hospitalizations among patients younger than 65 totaled $22 billion in 2019. Second, increased international effort is urgently needed to accelerate the use of new and underused lifesaving vaccines worldwide. Third, an increase in gastrointestinal illnesses in Florida in 2022 was linked to salad kits. Finally, scrub typhus, typically only seen in the Asia-Pacific region, causes a recent outbreak in southern Chile.

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This episode discusses four MMWR reports. First, breakthrough cures for hepatitis C still fail to reach most Americans who need them. A transformative national response is needed. Second, xylazine mixed with fentanyl emerges as a public health threat, increasingly detected in overdose deaths. Third, targeted vaccination in LA County had a greater impact on COVID-19 infections in lower-income communities than in higher-income communities. Finally, many international travelers returning to the United States with travel-related health conditions did not seek health care before travel.

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This episode discusses four MMWR reports. First, e-cigarette sales in the United States climbed during 2020-2022, with increases in the number of brands and sales of disposable devices and flavors popular among youth. Second, new data show thousands of e-cigarette-associated cases were reported to U.S. poison centers in the past year, most involving kids under 5. Third, the World Health Organization South-East Asia Region has made remarkable progress toward ending rubella, the leading cause of vaccine-preventable birth defects. Finally, nursing home residents who were up to date with COVID-19 vaccines had 30% more protection against infection.

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This episode discusses four MMWR reports. First, estimates of adults ever diagnosed with depression highlight key geographic disparities. Second, people with HIV experienced an increase in rare, deadly meningococcal infections in 2022. Third, Omicron lineages emerged and expanded across the U.S. in 2022 and early 2023. Finally, the updated COVID-19 vaccine protects older adults against death for at least 6 months.

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This episode discusses four MMWR reports. First, data show a third dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine is safe for young children. Second, a new study finds continued disparities in mpox vaccination, especially among Black people and American Indian and Alaska Native people. Third, early diagnosis of caregivers and household contacts will help reduce the spread of mpox to children. Finally, global polio detection is improving, but gaps remain in rapidly detecting spread.

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This episode discusses four MMWR reports. First, a new report highlights the success of a public health program in protecting American Indian and Alaska Native people from hepatitis C. Second, an analysis of U.S. water systems during 2016–2021 shows most provided optimal fluoride levels to improve oral health in their communities Third, most U.S. adults have some form of immunity against COVID-19. Finally, data from select restaurant-related foodborne outbreaks during 2017-2019 show a sick worker was often involved. Policies for sick workers are key to preventing these types of outbreaks.

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This episode discusses four MMWR reports. First, simulation models show that increasing mpox vaccination coverage among men who have sex with men can help reduce the risk for and size of future mpox outbreaks. Second, mpox prevention efforts should use equity-based strategies to reach gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men in urban areas. Third, updated COVID-19 vaccines help protect adults against COVID-19-associated hospitalization and critical illness. Finally, 2020 data show 6 in 10 violent deaths were suicides and 3 in 10 were homicides.

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This episode discusses four MMWR reports. First, although the number of mpox cases has decreased since the peak of the U.S. outbreak in August 2022, the risk for future outbreaks remains. Clinicians need to be alert for new cases and people at risk should continue to take prevention measures. Second, a new report looking at data from 12 U.S. jurisdictions shows the JYNNEOS vaccine is effective at preventing mpox in people at high risk for mpox. Third, a study of mpox patients in New York provides additional evidence showing the JYNNEOS vaccine is highly effective against mpox. Finally, a new report looks at which occupations had the highest, or lowest, percentages of workers with disability.

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This episode discusses four MMWR reports. First, emergency department visits among adolescents related to mental health, suicide-related behaviors, and drug overdoses decreased as of late 2022 compared to a similar period in 2021. However, concerns remain, particularly for teenage girls. Second, CDC warns of a recently emerged drug-resistant fungus causing severe ringworm infections in New York City. Third, an increase in worldwide polio cases highlights the urgent need to vaccinate every child. Finally, a multistate Salmonella outbreak in 2021 was linked to eating seafood.

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This episode discusses four MMWR reports. First, a new report describes updates to CDC’s tracking of COVID-19 data. Second, early death data show COVID-19 fell from the third to fourth leading cause of death in 2022. Third, most COVID-19 deaths occurred in hospitals, but an increasing percentage occurred in the decedent’s home or in a nursing home or long-term care facility. Finally, cigarette smoking declined from 12.5% in 2020 to 11.5% in 2021, the lowest level recorded since 1965. However, the use of smoked tobacco products remains high.

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This episode discusses a series of reports on the state of teen health in the U.S. First, there are shifts in youth demographics from previous years. About half of students surveyed represented racial and ethnic minority groups and 1 in 4 identified as LGBQ+. Second, substance use among U.S. high school students has declined, while use of inhalants has increased. Third, 1 in 5 U.S. high school students witnessed violence in their community. Last, reports of suicide-related outcomes among teen girls increased in 2021.

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This episode discusses four MMWR reports. The first report describes postpartum substance use and associated mental health conditions, adverse childhood experiences, or stressful life events. The second report looks at suicide attempts by self-poisoning among children. The third report examines disparities in stroke deaths between Black and White adults in the U.S. And the last report highlights the success of the COVIDTests.gov program.

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This episode MMWR reports. The first report looks at chronic pain among U.S. adults. The second report highlights the disproportionate number of mpox cases among Black and Hispanic men, despite having higher rates of vaccination. The third report examines mpox-associated deaths among Black men or people living with advanced HIV. And the last report looks at a bacterial outbreak in Montana resulting from drinking raw water from a freshwater source.

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This episode discusses four MMWR reports. The first report examines ventilation improvements in school indoor air quality. The second report highlights RSV epidemics during the past 2 years. The third report looks at a hepatitis A outbreak in Virginia. And the last report describes routine immunization and outbreak control for polio.

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This episode discusses four MMWR reports. The first report highlights mpox vaccination among the at-risk population. The second report describes emergency department visits for firearm injuries before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. The third report examines stimulant prescriptions for adults during the COVID-19 pandemic. And the last report looks at a cluster of blastomycosis cases in Wisconsin.

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This episode discusses four MMWR reports. The first report looks at 8-year-olds with autism from 11 U.S. communities. The second report highlights the disruption in progress in early detection of children with autism caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The third report looks at video directly observed therapy for tuberculosis. And the last report looks at a U.S.-led global effort to increase the number of people receiving lifesaving HIV treatment.

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This episode discusses four MMWR reports. The first report looks at CDC’s recommendation for hepatitis B testing among U.S. adults. The second report examines racial and ethnic groups more likely to experience worsening memory loss than others. The third report highlights CDC guidance on how to prevent Cronobacter illnesses in infants. And the last report looks at mpox risk during the outbreak among people experiencing homelessness.

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This episode discusses four MMWR reports. The first report looks at the effectiveness of the flu vaccine among U.S. children and adults. The second report examines testing for COVID-19 prior to departure among international travelers. The third report examines the use of aircraft wastewater for early detection of COVID-19 variants. And the last report highlights the characteristics of the Omicron subvariant XBB.1.5.

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This episode discusses four MMWR reports. The first report looks at fruit, vegetable, and sugar-sweetened beverage intake among U.S. children. The second report highlights the effectiveness of the original mRNA vaccines in preventing COVID-19 illness among young children. The third report looks at how many young children in the U.S. are getting their COVID-19 vaccines. And the last report looks at how many U.S. teens and adults have gotten, or plan to get, an updated COVID-19 vaccine.

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This episode discusses four MMWR reports. The first report looks at COVID-19–related deaths and vaccination rates worldwide. The second report compared protection against infection and death among those who received no COVID-19 vaccine, those who only received the original vaccine, and those who received an updated vaccine in addition to the original vaccine. The third report looks at health disparities in Staph infections among dialysis patients. The last report highlights recent changes in suicide rates in the United States by race and ethnicity and age group.

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This episode discusses four MMWR reports. The first report describes flu activity among children in Tennessee. The second report examines alcohol screening and brief behavioral counseling among pregnant people in the United States. The third report looks at substance use among pregnant people with syphilis. And the last report looks at the reasons why U.S. adults did or didn’t get the updated COVID-19 vaccine.

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This episode discusses four MMWR reports. The first report describes vaccination coverage by age 2 among U.S. children born during 2018–2019. The second report describes vaccination coverage among kindergartners during the 2021-22 school year. The third report looks at the safety of the updated bivalent COVID-19 booster among children aged 5–11 years. And the last report examines the cholera outbreak in Haiti.

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This episode discusses two MMWR reports. The first report describes racial and ethnic differences in COVID-19 vaccination coverage among children and teens and parental intent to vaccinate their children. The second report describes mpox cases among cisgender women and pregnant people.

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This episode discusses three MMWR reports. The first report describes how well the bivalent COVID-19 vaccine has worked in preventing COVID-19–associated emergency department or urgent care visits and COVID-19–associated hospitalization. The second report examines children and teens who had both COVID-19 and flu at the same time. The third report looks at overdose deaths among adolescents aged 10–19 years. And the last two reports look at the safety and impact of the mpox vaccine in preventing mpox.

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This episode discusses three MMWR reports. The first report describes HIV services and outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic. The second report looks at appliances used by consumers to prepare frozen stuffed chicken products. The last report looks at self-reported COVID-19 infection among U.S. adults.

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This episode discusses four MMWR reports. The first report describes the effectiveness of the updated bivalent booster in preventing COVID-19 illness. The second report examines the hospitalization rate among adults with COVID-19 who were prescribed Paxlovid. The third report describes progress toward regional measles elimination. And the last report highlights progress toward global eradication of Guinea worm disease.

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This episode discusses four MMWR reports. The first report looks at tobacco product use among middle school and high school students. The second report examines COVID-19–associated hospitalizations among U.S. infants younger than 6 months old. The third report describes the characteristics of monkeypox in the United States and the public health response to the U.S. monkeypox outbreak. And the last report looks at the current Ebola virus outbreak in Uganda.

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This episode discusses five MMWR reports. The first report looks at CDC’s updated Clinical Practice Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Pain. The second report examines the prevalence and characteristics of arthritis among caregivers. The third report describes vaccination coverage among children worldwide. The fourth report examines the safety of the updated bivalent COVID-19 mRNA vaccine booster doses. And the last report looks at the clinical features of monkeypox in children and teens.

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This episode discusses six MMWR reports. The first report examines wastewater testing and detection of poliovirus in New York. The second report describes severe monkeypox in hospitalized patients in the United States. The third report looks at flu-related hospitalizations and vaccination coverage by race and ethnicity in the United States. The fourth report looks at the timing and severity of Chile’s most recent flu season and the effectiveness of the flu vaccine against hospitalization with influenza A(H3N2) viruses. And the last two reports examine disparities in the outpatient treatment of COVID-19 in the United States.

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This episode discusses seven MMWR reports. The first three reports highlight the progress that’s been made toward improving access to the monkeypox vaccine for those who are most affected. The fourth report looks at Monkeypox virus infection of the eye. The fifth report examines a case of monkeypox in a health care provider resulting from an occupational needlestick injury. The sixth report examines influenza and COVID-19 vaccination coverage among health care personnel. And the last report looked at vaccine effectiveness with the original monovalent COVID-19 vaccine during Omicron against COVID-19-associated hospitalization.

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This episode discusses five MMWR reports. The first report looks at adverse childhood experiences among high school students during the COVID-19 pandemic. The second report highlights e-cigarette use among middle and high school students in the United States. The third report examines firearm homicide and suicide rates in the United States. The fourth report examines antihistamine positivity and involvement in drug overdose deaths. And the last report describes the rates and trends of foodborne diseases.

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This episode discusses five MMWR reports. The first report provides early evidence of protection from monkeypox after a single dose of the JYNNEOS vaccine. The second report describes the low monkeypox transmission risk among residents of Cook County Jail in Chicago. The third report examines acute respiratory illnesses among children and teens associated with enterovirus D68. The fourth report highlights the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ recommendations for the cholera vaccine. And the last report examines the effectiveness of a second COVID-19 booster dose against hospitalization and death among nursing home residents.

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This episode discusses four MMWR reports. The first report describes monkeypox in a young infant. The second report looks at the use of recommended health care measures to prevent sickle cell anemia complications in children and teens. And the last two reports look at norovirus outbreaks: the first looks at an outbreak that occurred among rafters and backpackers in Grand Canyon National Park and the second focuses on national data on norovirus outbreaks.

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This episode discusses three MMWR reports. The first report looks at monkeypox exposures among health care personnel. The second report describes two U.S. cases of monkeypox with neurologic complications. The third report examines pediatric intracranial infections in the United States. And the last report looks at suicides among American Indian or Alaska Native people during 2015–2020.

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This episode discusses three MMWR reports. The first report describes strategies adopted by men who have sex with men to prevent monkeypox transmission. The second report uses a simulated model to examine monkeypox spread among men who have sex with men The third report details HIV and sexually transmitted infections among people with monkeypox. The fourth report highlights the use of tecovirimat (also known as Tpoxx) for the treatment of monkeypox in the United States. The fifth report looks at monkeypox testing challenges in low-risk populations. And the last report looks at detection of vaccine-derived polioviruses in children with weakened immune systems.

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This episode discusses three MMWR reports. The first report highlights the public health response to a case of paralytic polio in an unvaccinated person in New York and detection of poliovirus in wastewater. The second report looks at contamination of high-contact objects and surfaces among a household of people infected with Monkeypox virus. And the last report highlights the safety of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine booster doses among children aged 5–11 years.

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This episode discusses five MMWR reports. The first report highlights updated CDC guidance for the prevention of severe COVID-19 illness. The second report looks at post-COVID conditions in children. The third report examines hepatitis C treatment among insured adults in the United States. And the last two reports highlight the characteristics of U.S. monkeypox cases and provide interim guidance for the prevention and treatment of monkeypox in people with advanced HIV infection.

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This episode discusses six MMWR reports. The first report looks at gun carrying among youths by demographic characteristics, violent experiences, and risk behaviors. The second report highlights the safety of a second COVID-19 booster dose among adults aged 50 years and older. The third report examines influenza activity and the composition of the 2022–23 influenza vaccine. The fourth report looks at drug overdose deaths by sociodemographic and social determinants of health characteristics. The fifth report looks at a cluster of parechovirus infections in young infants in Tennessee. And the last report highlights chronic conditions among adults aged 18–34 years.

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This episode discusses five MMWR reports. The first report highlights the effectiveness of the mRNA vaccine during Omicron predominance. The second report looks at COVID-19 vaccine booster doses among people with weakened immune systems. The third report examines factors associated with severe outcomes among adults with weakened immune systems hospitalized for COVID-19. The fourth report examines county-level social vulnerability and emergency department visits for firearm injuries. And the last report highlights rapid diagnostic testing for monkeypox.

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This episode discusses three MMWR reports. The first report examines motor vehicle crash deaths in the United States compared with other high-income countries. The second report highlights COVID-19 vaccine recommendations for children ages 6 months to 5 years. And the last report looks at COVID-19 vaccine provider availability and vaccination coverage among children aged 5–11 years.

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This episode discusses five MMWR reports. The first two reports provide insights on acute hepatitis of unknown causes in children. The third report describes extreme heat exposure in Maricopa and Yuma Counties, Arizona. The fourth report examines COVID-19 death risk among long-term care facility residents. And the last report highlights COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations among Medicare beneficiaries with and without disabilities.

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This episode discusses three MMWR reports. The first report examines ventilation improvement strategies in K-12 public schools. The second report describes racial and ethnic disparities in COVID-19 vaccination coverage. And the last report highlights the characteristics of adults evaluated for substance use and treatment planning.

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This episode discusses three MMWR reports. The first report examines CDC’s emergency response to a multistate monkeypox outbreak. The second report describes COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths among Alaska Native people. And the last report highlights pediatric melatonin poisonings in the United States over the last decade.

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This episode discusses four MMWR  reports. The first report examines ACIP’s recommendation for use of the JYNNEOS vaccine in people aged 18 years and older at risk for occupational exposure to orthopoxviruses such as monkeypox. The second report describes post-COVID conditions among adult COVID-19 survivors aged 18 years and older. The third report highlights barriers to and disparities in access to health care among adults aged 18 years and older with epilepsy. And the last report looks at seizure- or epilepsy-related emergency department visits before and during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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In this episode, I’ll discuss findings from four MMWR reports. The first report highlights the effectiveness of a COVID-19 additional primary or booster dose among nursing home residents. The second report examines modifiable risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias among adults aged 45 years and older. The third report highlights changes in firearm homicide and suicide rates in the United States from 2019 to 2020. And the last report looks at factors associated with HIV prevention and health care use among transgender women.

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In this episode, I’ll discuss findings from four MMWR reports. The first report highlights children ages 5–11 years hospitalized with COVID-19. The second report examines vaccination coverage among children in kindergarten. The third report highlights mortality data in the United States in 2021. And the last report looks at the COVID-19 death rates by race and ethnicity.

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In this episode, I’ll discuss findings from three MMWR reports. The first report highlights COVID-19 death rates and vaccine coverage in Hong Kong during the ongoing Omicron COVID-19 outbreak. The second report examines 10 people infected with the Omicron variant within 90 days of being infected with Delta. And the last report looks at the effectiveness of mRNA vaccination after previous infection in preventing COVID-19-associated hospitalization with a reinfection.

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In this episode, I’ll discuss findings from eight MMWR reports. This week, MMWR released a supplement of five reports looking at adolescent behaviors and experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. The sixth report highlights the increased use of at-home COVID-19 testing in the United States. The seventh report examines heart complications after COVID-19 infection and mRNA COVID-19 vaccination. And the last report looks at the effectiveness of COVID-19 boosters following one dose of Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine.

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This episode discusses four MMWR reports. The first report looks at hospitalizations of infants and children ages 4 and younger with COVID-19. The second report highlights the effectiveness of the mRNA vaccination in preventing COVID-19-associated mechanical ventilation and death. The third report examines COVID-19-associated hospitalizations among adults during Omicron by race and ethnicity. And the last report looks at ACIP’s recommendation for the use of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in adults and intervals for administration of the primary series.

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This episode discusses three MMWR reports. The first report looks at the impact of universal masking policies in K-12 school districts on COVID-19 incidence. The second report highlights the effectiveness of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in preventing COVID-19 among children and teens. And the last report examines access to COVID-19 vaccine providers and vaccination coverage among children aged 5–11 years.

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This episode discusses three MMWR reports. The first report looks at safety monitoring of COVID-19 vaccine booster doses among people aged 12–17 years. The second report examines the effectiveness of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in preventing COVID-19-associated emergency department and urgent care encounters and hospitalizations among children and teens. And the last report highlights the increasing disparities in COVID-19 vaccination coverage between urban and rural counties.

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This episode discusses nine MMWR reports. The first report looks at the effectiveness of mRNA COVID-19 vaccination among pregnant people against hospitalizations in infants younger than 6 months. The second report examines hospitalizations of children and teens with confirmed COVID-19. The next two reports look at changes in pediatric emergency department visits before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. The fifth report looks at safety monitoring of COVID-19 booster doses among adults. The sixth report examines waning effectiveness of two-dose and three-dose mRNA vaccines against emergency department and urgent care visits and hospitalizations during periods of Delta and Omicron predominance. The seventh report describes household spread of the Omicron variant. And the last two reports highlight the importance of following CDC’s recommendations for wearing a well-fitting mask for 10 full days after showing symptoms or testing positive.

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This episode discusses five MMWR reports. The first report looks at the effectiveness of masks in indoor settings for the prevention of COVID-19. The next report looks at the clinical characteristics and outcomes of adults hospitalized with COVID-19 during Omicron and Delta predominance. The third report examines COVID-19 infection and hospitalizations by vaccination status before and during Omicron. The fourth report describes vaccination coverage and vaccine confidence by sexual orientation and gender identity. And the last report looks at COVID-19 vaccination among New York adults living with diagnosed HIV.

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This episode discusses two MMWR reports. The first report looks at trends in disease severity and health care utilization during the early Omicron variant period. And the second report looks at the effectiveness of a third dose of an mRNA vaccine in preventing COVID-19 hospitalization among adults with and without weakened immune systems.

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This episode discusses six MMWR reports. The first report looks at racial and ethnic disparities in receipt of monoclonal antibodies for the treatment of COVID-19. The next three reports examine the protection provided by COVID-19 vaccines, including booster doses, during periods of Delta and Omicron variant emergence. The fifth report examines updated ACIP guidance for the use of Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine. And the last report looks at early evidence of the Omicron variant in community wastewater.

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This episode discusses five MMWR reports. The first report looks at the effectiveness of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine against multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children ages 12–17 years. The next report looks at the risk for newly diagnosed diabetes after COVID-19 infection among children. The third report examines COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy and its association with preterm or small-for-gestational-age at birth. And the last report describes severe COVID-19 outcomes among people ages 18 years and older who have completed their primary vaccination series.

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This episode discusses five MMWR reports. This first report looks at an Omicron variant cluster among a single household in Nebraska. The next report looks at vaccine safety in children ages 5–11 years. The third report examines the effectiveness of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in preventing infection among adolescents ages 12–17 years. And the last report describes the characteristics and clinical outcomes in children and adolescents hospitalized with COVID-19.

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This episode discusses five MMWR reports. This first report looks at the impact of a health care provider recommendation on vaccination status and attitudes among adults. The next two reports explore a testing strategy among k–12 schools in Los Angeles County, California and Lake County, Illinois. And the last two describe cases of a rare fungal infection reported by clinicians in Honduras and Arkansas during surges in Delta variant cases.

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This episode discusses four MMWR reports. The first report looks at the U.S. response to the Omicron variant. The second highlights receipt of booster doses among adults ages 65 years and older. The third looks at the effectiveness of Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna mRNA vaccines in preventing COVID-19-associated hospitalizations among older veterans. And the last report highlights vaccination rates among people experiencing homelessness.

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This episode discusses six MMWR reports. The first two emphasize the risks associated with COVID-19 during pregnancy. The third report looks at infection rates, hospitalizations, and deaths among members of a large heath system. The fourth looks at health care access and use among adults with diabetes during COVID-19. The fifth report explores the impact surges in COVID-19 cases have on hospital systems. And the sixth report looks at the use of digital notification to provide timely outreach to people with COVID-19.

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This episode discusses four MMWR COVID-19 reports: two about COVID-19 and two related to lead and other metal exposures in honor of National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week. The first report looks at infection-induced immunity versus vaccine-induced immunity. The second describes ACIP recommendations for additional primary doses and booster doses of COVID-19 vaccine. The third report examines blood lead levels in children. And the last report explores toxic metals found in some decorative luster dusts used in baking.

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This episode discusses four MMWR  COVID-19 reports: two about COVID-19 and two related to lead and other metal exposures in honor of National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week. The first report looks at infection-induced immunity versus vaccine-induced immunity. The second describes ACIP recommendations for additional primary doses and booster doses of COVID-19 vaccine. The third report examines blood lead levels in children. And the last report explores toxic metals found in some decorative luster dusts used in baking.

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This episode discusses three MMWR  COVID-19 reports. The first report highlights the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccination against hospitalization in adolescents. The next report evaluated COVID-19 vaccine safety and found no increased risk of death among vaccine recipients. And the last report describes the proportion of COVID-19 hospitalizations and severe outcomes during the period when Delta became the most common variant.

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This episode discusses five MMWR  COVID-19 reports. The first report looks at the safety of an additional dose of COVID-19 vaccine. The next two highlight the association between K-12 school mask policies and pediatric COVID-19 cases. The fourth describes COVID-19-related school closures and disruptions. And the last report looks at trends in anxiety and depression among adults during the pandemic.

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This episode discusses four MMWR COVID-19 reports. The first looks at the rate of body mass index, or BMI, increase in children during the pandemic. The next report highlights the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines by vaccine type. The third examines detailed race data from Hawaii to better understand COVID-19 cases and deaths among the population. The last report looks at COVID-19 symptoms months after a positive test.

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This episode discusses six MMWR COVID-19 reports. The first three reports look at the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines, including during the rise of the Delta variant. The fourth report highlights how untreated wastewater is being used to detect community infection trends. The next report describes the frequency of long-term symptoms of COVID-19, and the last report looks at a modified quarantine policy at a private university.

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This episode discusses six MMWR COVID-19 reports. The first report looks at a heart complication that COVID-19 patients are at higher risk of developing. The next two highlight the increase in emergency department visits and hospitalizations among children and adolescents. The next two reports describe a testing program at the University of Texas at Austin and an outbreak following Spring Break 2021 at a university in Chicago. And the last report highlights two linked outbreaks among attendees, staff, and close contacts of a youth camp and a men’s conference in Illinois. Myocarditis is inflammation of the part of the heart muscle that can result in hospitalization, heart failure, and death.

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This episode discusses six MMWR COVID-19 reports. The first three highlight how easily Delta can spread among people who are unvaccinated and the next two describe how COVID-19 rates remain low when vaccination coverage is high and prevention measures are followed. The last report shows that adults with disabilities were far more likely than adults without disabilities to report serious mental health concerns and substance use during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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This episode discusses five MMWR COVID-19 reports. The first three reports highlight the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines against infection and hospitalization among adults and nursing home residents. The fourth report describes how there were many more deaths than usual in 2020 and how people from racial and ethnic minority groups were disproportionately affected. The last report shows how rapid antigen testing has been a valuable tool in helping control the spread of COVID-19 in remote areas of Alaska.

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This episode discusses two MMWR COVID-19 reports. The first report highlights the benefits of all three FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccines in preventing COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations. The second report explores alternative methods for analyzing race and ethnicity data for COVID-19 cases and vaccinations.

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This episode discuses three MMWR COVID-19 reports. The first report describes how vaccination provides better protection from reinfection than does natural immunity among people who were previously infected with COVID-19. The second report highlights the rapid increase in Delta variant cases in Mesa County, Colorado, including breakthrough cases for people who have been vaccinated. The last report emphasizes how all COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective in preventing COVID-19 related hospitalizations in older adults.

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This episode discusses four MMWR COVID-19 reports. The first report presents five factors CDC recommends that communities and organizations consider when deciding how to best prevent COVID-19. The second report describes a COVID-19 outbreak after multiday gatherings in Massachusetts where most cases were breakthrough infections caused by the Delta variant among fully vaccinated people. The third describes that serious adverse reactions are rare after COVID-19 vaccination among 8.9 million adolescents. The last report describes lower COVID-19 vaccination rates among some health care staff in long-term care facilities.

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This episode discusses two MMWR COVID-19 reports. The first report describes differences in access to full-time, in-person instruction across racial and ethnic groups in K-12 schools during the COVID-19 pandemic. The second highlights how portable, high-efficiency particulate air cleaners may help reduce exposure to COVID-19 in indoor environments.

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This episode discusses four MMWR COVID-19 reports. The first two reports describe vaccination coverage and intent among adults. Another report shows that workplace investigations of COVID-19 outbreaks can help identify employee cases and contacts. The last report highlights that over half of surveyed public health workers reported depression, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress disorder.

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This episode discusses six MMWR COVID-19 reports. The first report highlights how COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths declined among older adults, likely due to higher vaccination in this age group. The second report describes declines in routine child and adolescent vaccinations during the COVID-19 pandemic. The third report describes COVID-19 vaccination coverage among pregnant people. Another report describes the rapid expansion of national genomic surveillance to monitor COVID-19 variants in the U.S. The fifth report brings to light how emergency department visits for suspected suicide attempts among adolescents, especially girls, have increased during the pandemic. The last report describes how the mental health of parents and unpaid caregiver of adults has been adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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This episode discusses four MMWR COVID-19 reports. The first report details the importance of COVID-19 vaccination for adolescents and mask use for those not yet vaccinated. Another report describes excess deaths in patients with end-stage renal disease during the early months of COVID-19. The third report focuses on how people living with severe HIV disease in sub-Saharan Africa were more likely to have severe outcomes from COVID-19. And the final report highlights how COVID-19 surveillance data in South Sudan and other countries are likely to have been affected by changes in strategy, funding, and policy.

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This episode discusses three MMWR COVID-19 reports. The first report describes COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough cases reported to CDC. Another report shows that disparities in vaccination coverage increased as more people became eligible for COVID-19 vaccines. The third examines innovative approaches to the routine care of HIV patients during the COVID-19 pandemic through PEPFAR and CDC.

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This episode discusses four MMWR COVID-19 reports. The first report describes how COVID-19 vaccination rates in rural counties were lower compared with urban counties. The second report highlights how child care facilities in Washington, DC, were able to reduce COVID-19 spread by using a combination of prevention measures. A third report underscores how elementary schools with improved ventilation and mask requirements for teachers and staff helped slow the spread of COVID-19. And the final report describes how COVID-19 testing in Utah high schools helped them continue in-person instruction and extracurricular activities.

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This episode discusses five MMWR COVID-19 reports. The first report provides more evidence that mRNA COVID-19 vaccines are effective in real-world conditions. The second report describes how nearly 80% of people 65 years and older received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. The third report describes the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ recommendation for use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine among adolescents. The fourth report reiterates that people with COVID-19 symptoms and a negative antigen test should get a confirmatory polymerase chain reaction, or PCR, test. Finally, the last report highlights how a free community-based COVID-19 testing initiative in Chicago was effective at reaching people in areas with less access to testing.

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This episode discusses three MMWR COVID-19 reports. The first report projects how increasing vaccination coverage and the use of preventive measures will affect new COVID-19 cases. Two other reports describe the identification of COVID-19 variants in the United States.

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This episode discusses seven MMWR COVID-19 reports. The first report provides an update on the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommendations for Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine. The next two reports are about safety monitoring of the Janssen vaccine. Next is a report on an evaluation of the benefits of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines against hospitalization. Two reports detail COVID-19 outbreaks in workplace settings. The last report examines linked clusters of a variant of the virus that causes COVID-19.

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This episode discusses five MMWR COVID-19 reports. Two reports show that COVID-19 vaccination was effective in preventing illness among residents and staff in skilled nursing facilities. Another is about post-COVID conditions among adults with COVID-19 who did not require a hospital stay. The fourth highlights how Alaska’s testing and quarantine requirements for air travelers may have reduced COVID-19 spread. The last report describes COVID-19 cases among incarcerated people in work-release programs.

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This episode discusses six MMWR COVID-19 reports. One describes how leaving the middle seat vacant on airplanes could reduce exposure to COVID-19. Two describe higher proportions of emergency department visits and hospitalizations among people from racial and ethnic minority groups. The fourth report shows that U.S. emergency department visits during the pandemic included a larger proportion of patients seeking care for mental and behavioral health concerns. Another report underscores that over half a million more people than expected died in the U.S. during the past year. The last report shows that the during the COVID pandemic, there were almost no emergency department visits in the United States for influenza.

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This episode discusses six MMWR COVID-19 reports. One report describes an indoor bar opening event that led to a COVID-19 outbreak in a rural Illinois community. Another details how participation in a free, in-school testing program at a Utah elementary school was higher among students identifying as Hispanic or Latino, or as from a racial minority group. The third report highlights how testing protocols in colleges and universities differed by class instruction type. Three reports describe the impact of COVID-19 on American Indian or Alaska Native people in the United States.

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This episode discusses six MMWR COVID-19 reports. One report highlights the effectiveness of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines in preventing COVID-19 among health care and other essential workers. Two reports spotlight COVID-19 mortality in the United States. Three reports detail the impact of COVID-19 on U.S. prisons and detention facilities.

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This episode discusses four MMWR COVID-19 reports. One report describes how the impact of COVID-19 on communities of color changed during the pandemic. The second report highlights a CDC HIV program in Nigeria that increased the number people living with HIV who began receiving treatment. Another report describes the current status of the Global TB epidemic and explains how the pandemic has slowed global tuberculosis progress. The final report looks at the increasing number of adults reporting symptoms of anxiety and depression during the pandemic.

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This episode discusses nine MMWR COVID-19 reports. Three reports look at COVID-19 vaccination, including real-world effectiveness of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, vaccine series completion, and vaccination coverage in communities with high levels of social vulnerability. Three reports show how the pandemic has affected schools’ operations, as well as, the mental health of students and their parents. The last three reports provide further evidence that schools can resume in-person learning without resulting in rapid spread of COVID-19 among students and staff.

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This episode discusses three MMWR COVID-19 reports. The first one presents the link between elevated body mass index and the risk for severe COVID-19 illness, especially for people younger than 65. Another report describes how the COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected racial and ethnic minority groups in the United States. The last report shows how the number of fatal opioid overdoses in an Illinois county increased during a stay-at-home order.

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This episode discusses six MMWR COVID-19 reports. The first one describes recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices for Johnson and Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine. Two reports detail how two new variants of the virus that causes COVID-19 were discovered in the United States. The fourth report underscores how proper resources and infection control measures can keep infection rates low among healthcare personnel. Another report found that the actual number of children in Mississippi with COVID-19 might have been much higher than the number of cases reported. The last report describes changes in rates of COVID-19 cases and deaths in counties with statewide mask mandates and counties where states allowed on-site dining at restaurants.

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This episode discusses five MMWR COVID-19 reports. The first one describes the early success of a national COVID-19 vaccine campaign in Israel. Two reports detail COVID-19 outbreak investigations in gyms. The fourth shows how some skilled nursing facility residents may have been reinfected after being infected in a previous outbreak. The last report looks at clusters of COVID-19 in Georgia elementary schools and illustrates how the virus spreads.

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This episode discusses six MMWR COVID-19 reports. The first two describe the detection and spread of COVID-19 variants in the United States and internationally. The third looks at data from the first month of COVID-19 vaccine safety monitoring. The fourth describes declines in routine vaccination rates among Medicare beneficiaries during the pandemic. The fifth report emphasizes how telehealth helps ensure access to care while limiting exposure to COVID-19. The last report discusses how employers can protect workers against COVID-19 by requiring and providing protective equipment such as face masks and physical barriers.

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This episode discusses five MMWR COVID-19 reports. The first highlights how wearing a tighter-fitting mask can help slow the spread of COVID-19. Two reports detail mask use among students at schools and universities and another indicates how mask mandates impact COVID-19 hospitalization rates in the community. The last report shows that, although many Americans intend to be vaccinated against COVID-19, fewer people in certain at-risk groups plan to get the shot.

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This episode discusses five MMWR COVID-19 reports. The first describes the demographics of people who have received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. The second report describes the percentage of residents and staff of skilled nursing facilities who have been vaccinated. Two reports spotlight disparities in health outcomes among certain minority groups. The last report presents the reduced number of children receiving testing for elevated blood lead levels during the first part of 2020.

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This week’s episode covers seven MMWR COVID-19 reports. The first describes the small number of severe allergic reactions after people received the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. The second report presents strategies the National Football League used to prevent COVID-19 spread during the most recent season. The third report highlights how K through 12 schools used preventive measures to limit spread, even with high rates of COVID-19 in the community. Three reports detail how COVID-19 outbreaks continue to impact different settings in the United States, such as colleges and universities, athletics, and correctional facilities. The final report describes how a state COVID-19 stay-at-home order affected cervical cancer screening among women in a large health system in Southern California.

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This week’s episode covers four MMWR COVID-19 reports. The first describes the rise of new variants of the virus that causes COVID-19. The second report highlights U.S. vaccination coverage data among kindergarteners during the 2019‒2020 school year. The third report evaluates the performance of an antigen test and highlights how antigen tests can be an important tool in an overall community testing strategy. The last report describes baseline health department data metrics for assessing case investigation and contact tracing efforts.

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This week’s episode covers four MMWR COVID-19 reports. The first describes how lapses in infection control likely led to an outbreak of a multidrug resistant threat in a hospital’s COVID-19 unit. The second report details how COVID-19 cases among nursing home residents and staff followed similar trends to those in surrounding communities. The third report demonstrates how European countries that implemented stricter mitigation policies earlier in the pandemic tended to report fewer COVID-19 deaths. Finally, the last report describes trends in COVID-19 incidence among children, adolescents, and young adults.

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This week’s episode covers five MMWR COVID-19 reports. The first describes that severe reactions following Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccination appear to be very rare. Another report describes how U.S. counties with large colleges and universities saw a substantial increase in cases after starting in-person classes this fall. A third report shows how an increase in COVID-19 cases at an Arkansas university was linked to Greek Life activities. The last two reports provide data supporting options for health department to shorten quarantine periods.

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This week’s episode covers six MMWR COVID-19 reports. In the first, I’ll discuss interim recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices or ACIP the second COVID-19 vaccine available under Emergency Use Authorization in the U.S. The second report focuses on ACIP’s recommendations for the next phases of who should receive COVID-19 vaccines. The first report describes how antigen tests can be fast and inexpensive but sometimes require a second test to confirm the result. The second report is a joint CDC-WHO report that details how innovations in testing and sampling, transportation and data visualization allowed the Global Polio Eradication Initiative to keep investigating and detecting polio despite unprecedented challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. The third report looks into the household spread of COVID-19 and implications of shortening the quarantine period. The last report is a COVID-19 Stats that illustrates how COVID-19 rates changed over time by age group and highlights crucial data to drive public health action.

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This week’s episode covers six MMWR COVID-19 reports. In the first, ACIP issued an interim recommendation for use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in people 16 years and older. The second report estimates the added costs of adopting recommended prevention and control measures to reduce the risk for spread of COVID-19 in schools. The third report compares the differences in school and community close contacts exposures in children testing positive for SARS-CoV-2 and those testing negative. Another report investigated factors that might affect spread of COVID-19 among workers at 2 poultry processing facilities in Maryland. The fifth report discusses how health centers funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration, or HRSA, have provided access to COVID-19 tests for racial and ethnic minority populations. The final report shows how telehealth is a promising approach to promoting and expanding access to care.

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This week’s episode covers five MMWR COVID-19 reports. One report outlines a combination of ten actions that individuals, families, and communities can take to save lives, and speed up community and economic recovery. The second report describes how Head Start programs successfully implemented CDC COVID-19 guidance for childcare programs that offer in-person learning as well as other ancillary measures.  The third report details data from July 2020 surveys on parental attitudes about school reopening. The fourth report looks at trends in emergency department visits related to child abuse and neglect. The final report shows how the COVID-19-associated death rate among adults who are American Indian or Alaska Native are higher than that of non-Hispanic White adults.

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This week, MMWR published four reports. One report describes ACIP recommendations for the priority populations for the initial phase of the COVID-19 vaccination program in the United States. Another report describes multiple cases of drug-resistant bacteria in a New Jersey Hospital while the facility was experiencing a surge of COVID-19 cases. A third and fourth report describe the disproportionate rates of COVID-19 in Marshallese and Hispanic and Latino persons and how we can reduce these disparities.

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This week, MMWR published five reports. One describes four ethical principles that will guide decision-making on how COVID-19 vaccines will be allocated once vaccines are authorized or approved. The second report describes trends in new cases of COVID-19 in Kansas counties with and without mask mandates. The third report details a COVID-19 outbreak investigation in Minnesota following a motorcycle rally in South Dakota. The fourth report highlights how the COVID-19 pandemic might be negatively affecting hospital maternity care practices supporting breastfeeding. The last report looks at how health care workers with antibodies against COVID-19 had a decline in antibody levels over time.

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This week, MMWR published three reports and a new feature called COVID-19 Stats. One report demonstrates how frequent testing combined with preventive behaviors limited the spread of COVID-19 on a university campus. The second report describes the rapid spread of COVID-19 in New York City in early spring. The last report details how COVID-19 impacts residents and staff in assisted living facilities in the United States. Lastly, COVID-19 Stats, our new feature, showcases recent data in a figure to inform public health action. This week’s COVID-19 Stats highlights increases in rates of COVID-19 in rural areas and small cities compared to urban areas.

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This week, MMWR published five reports. Two reports show how social gatherings likely contributed to the rapid spread of COVID-19 in rural communities. The third report looks at hospital readmissions after COVID-19 hospitalizations. The fourth report describes the evaluation of a symptom-based COVID-19 screening program at U.S. airports. The last report highlights how the COVID-19 pandemic might be negatively impacting children’s mental health.

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This week, MMWR published seven reports. One looks at how COVID-19 spreads within households. Two reports underscore the importance of counseling pregnant women about their risk for severe COVID-19 illness and the potential risk for preterm birth. Another report looked at possible workplace exposures to COVID-19 and found that among employed people, those with infection were less likely to report teleworking. Two reports published this week focus on the Hopi Tribe in Arizona – one report detailed an outbreak among the tribe and another report described the development of a community surveillance program. The last report highlights the success of a county jail in using network science to identify points of high transmission in the jail.

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This week, MMWR published seven reports. Two reports examine the impact of COVID-19 on healthcare workers. Another report focuses on the increasing role of telehealth in delivering healthcare during the pandemic. One report describes how COVID-19 spread rapidly during an overnight high school retreat in Wisconsin among people who had recently tested negative. A report details a COVID-19 outbreak among a university’s men’s and women’s soccer teams. Another report describes how behaviors to prevent the spread of COVID-19, while reported by the majority of all adults, are least common among young adults. The final report describes the successful adoption of mitigation strategies by election officials, poll workers and voters to minimize COVID-19 spread during a statewide primary in Delaware.

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This week, MMWR published seven reports. One report compares adverse outcomes from patients hospitalized with COVID-19 versus influenza. Two reports examine deaths during the pandemic including COVID-19–associated deaths and excess deaths. Another report finds that socially vulnerable communities are more likely to become COVID-19 hotspots. A theme that runs through these first four reports is the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 among racial and ethnic minority groups. Another two reports highlight COVID-19 public health strategies in two countries in Africa. Lastly, a report looked at how new protocols put in place by Major League Baseball might have prevented a COVID-19 outbreak.

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This week, MMWR published four reports. Two looked at factors influencing the risk of exposure to COVID-19 among young adults in a Wisconsin county, and how younger adults may be spreading the virus to older people. A third report describes a COVID-19 outbreak after a recreational hockey game in Florida. The fourth report looked at hand hygiene experiences and beliefs among adults during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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This week, MMWR published a total of four reports. Reports in this week’s issue looked at a COVID-19 outbreak linked to a three-week family gathering, successful efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Arizona, and how hand washing practices among adults have changed since the pandemic. Another report detailed how adults with COVID-19 can develop a condition called multisystem inflammatory syndrome.

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This week, MMWR published a series of reports describing the role that young adults have played in the spread of COVID-19. The issue also looked at COVID-19 among school-aged children and CDC deployments to work with health agencies in state, tribal, local, and territorial areas.

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This week, MMWR published four reports. One describes the likely role of younger adults in the spread of COVID-19 and another describes characteristics of approximately 100,000 health care workers in the United States with COVID-19. This week’s issue also looked at contact tracing efforts in North Carolina and how Utah residents in more disadvantaged areas were more likely to be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted Americans of all stages of life from babies and young children, to pregnant women, to older adults. This week, MMWR published a total of eight COVID-19 reports. They describe the role of children in spreading COVID-19, COVID-19 deaths among the pediatric, adolescent, and young adult populations, and two reports about health outcomes among pregnant women. MMWR also published three reports about COVID-19 in high-risk congregate settings for older adults. Finally, MMWR published a report about decreased influenza activity levels in the United States and southern hemisphere countries during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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This week, Dr. Kent highlights published reports about how adults with COVID-19 were more likely to have dined at a restaurant before getting sick, the number of adults delaying or avoiding medical care due to COVID-19 concerns, and how many essential workers were found to have underlying medical conditions.

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This week, Dr. Kent highlights published reports about COVID-19 cases going undetected among frontline U.S. health care workers, how stay-at-home orders influenced behaviors in communities, and prescribing patterns for hydroxychloroquine during the pandemic.

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This week, MMWR published three success stories about efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19. Two reports describe successes in settings serving groups of children, and one report is about successes in nursing homes in West Virginia. MMWR also published a report about a monitoring system that aided health officials with decision making and reopening in Kentucky.

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In this week’s episode, Dr. Kent highlights reports about COVID-19 hotspot counties in the United States, workplace outbreaks in Utah, the rate of COVID-19 infection among American Indian and Alaska Natives, and strategies to slow the spread of COVID-19 in correctional facilities. A theme woven throughout these reports is that long-standing health and social inequities have resulted in increased risk for infection, severe illness, and death from COVID-19 among communities of color.

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In this week’s episode, Dr. Kent highlights reports about the impact of COVID-19 on children, nursing homes, and the mental health of Americans.

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In this week’s episode, Dr. Charlotte Kent highlights reports about an outbreak of COVID-19 at an overnight youth camp, use of a novel automated technology to monitor contacts of COVID-19 patients, health outcomes among individuals who swallowed hand sanitizer containing methanol, and COVID-19 in meat processing facilities in two midwestern states.

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In this week’s episode, Dr. Charlotte Kent highlighted reports about how long COVID-19 symptoms last in adults who haven’t been hospitalized, efforts to keep voters safe during an election in Milwaukee, and good news about rebounds in vaccination among children in New York City.

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In this week’s episode, Dr. Charlotte Kent highlighted two reports on the seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 infection as well as another report looking at underlying conditions associated with severe illness from COVID-19 at the county level.

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In this week’s episode, Dr. Charlotte Kent highlighted two important MMWR reports related to the use of cloth face coverings to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Reports in this week’s issue also looked at characteristics of people who died with COVID-19, symptom profiles of people with COVID-19, and results of a sentinel surveillance project in New York City.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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