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COVID-19 Vaccines Do Not Interfere With Male Fertility

No significant decreases seen in any sperm parameters following two doses of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine

Untreated Sleep Apnea Tied to COVID-19 Infections, More Severe Cases

However, positive airway pressure therapy tied to lower rates of infection

Clinical Benefit of Epic Sepsis Model in Question

External validation study shows poor performance for proprietary sepsis prediction model in hospitalized patients

Respiratory Virus Detections Decreased During COVID-19

Monthly antibiotic prescriptions for respiratory tract infections decreased 79 percent during pandemic period

Convalescent Plasma May Cut Deaths in Hematologic Cancer and COVID-19

Lower 30-day mortality seen in hospitalized adults, including those admitted to ICU, requiring mechanical ventilation

Distinct Molecular Subtypes of RSV Bronchiolitis Identified

Four biologically and clinically meaningful endotypes identified; asthma risk higher for endotype B compared with endotype A

Myocarditis-Like Illness Reported After COVID-19 Vaccination

Case series describes seven cases in males younger than 40 years; all patients' symptoms were resolved by the time of hospital discharge

Underlying Medical Conditions Up Risk for Severe COVID-19 in Children

Risk factors include type 1 diabetes, cardiac and circulatory congenital anomalies, and obesity, as well as prematurity

In 11 States, Seniors’ Low Vaccination Rates a ‘Powder Keg’ for New Cases

In states where vaccination rates are low, seniors who have not gotten a shot pose a public health risk as social-distancing restrictions are stripped away

Investigation Starts in Five States After Imported Dog Develops Rabies

At least 12 people were exposed to the dog, which was among 33 dogs and one cat that arrived in Chicago from Azerbaijan