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Vaccine Effectiveness Against Symptomatic COVID-19 Wanes

But protection against COVID-19 hospitalization, death after two doses of BNT162b2 or CHAdOx1-S is more durable

COVID-19 Proning Teams Benefit From Wound Care Specialist Nurse

Findings show inclusion significantly cuts odds of pressure injuries in patients hospitalized with severe COVID-19

Significant Health Benefits Seen With Meeting ATS Air Quality Standard

Compared with meeting EPA standards alone, this would prevent 11,850 more deaths, 25,400 more morbidities

Racial, Ethnic Disparities Seen in mAb Treatment for COVID-19

Monoclonal antibody treatment used infrequently among all racial, ethnic groups; Hispanics received mAbs less often than non-Hispanics

Cardiac Outcomes Good for Children With COVID-19-Related MIS-C

All deformation parameters on echocardiogram recovered within first week, including LV global longitudinal strain, peak left atrial strain

Ethnic Disparities Seen in Enrollment for a Clinical Trial​

29 percent of patients deemed appropriate for intervention were Hispanic compared with 52 percent of those deemed not appropriate

2021 USPSTF Lung Cancer Screening Criteria Expand Eligibility

Compared with 2013 USPSTF criteria, more patients eligible for lung cancer screening with less racial disparity in access

BNT162b2 Vaccine Effective Against Severe COVID-19 in Adolescents

Two doses highly effective against COVID-19-related hospitalization and critical illness for those aged 12 to 18 years

Biden Plans to Send 400 Million N95 Masks to Americans for Free

Move follows updated mask guidance issued by the CDC late last week

Disparities Seen in Air Pollution Exposure Across the U.S.

Exposure to air pollution greater for certain racial/ethnic groups, low-income groups