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Physician’s Briefing Weekly Coronavirus Roundup

Here is what the editors at Physician’s Briefing chose as the most important COVID-19 developments for you and your practice for the week of Nov. 22 to 24, 2021. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal studies and other trusted sources that is most likely to affect clinical practice.

Pandemic Had Greater Effect on Work-Life Balance for Female Physicians

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 24, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Significant gender disparities have been observed in work and family experiences and mental health symptoms between female and male physician parents during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study published online Nov. 12 in JAMA Network Open.

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RSNA: CT Imaging for Cancer Down During COVID-19 Peak in 2020

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 24, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The COVID-19 pandemic had a severe impact on cancer imaging in 2020, and computed tomography for cancer screening and initial workup did not recover to pre-COVID-19 levels through mid-November 2020, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, held from Nov. 28 to Dec. 2 in Chicago.

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Caregivers of Childhood Cancer Survivors Concerned About COVID-19 Vaccines

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 24, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Many caregivers of children with a history of cancer expressed COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy early in the vaccine rollout, according to a study published online Nov. 17 in Pediatric Blood & Cancer.

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U.S. COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations on the Rise Just Before Thanksgiving

TUESDAY, Nov. 23, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Federal health officials are imploring Americans to get vaccinated as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations start to climb just ahead of the holidays.

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As Vaccine Deadline Passes, 95 Percent of Federal Workers Have Gotten Shots

TUESDAY, Nov. 23, 2021 (HealthDay News) — U.S. government worker compliance with the COVID-19 vaccination mandate had reached 95 percent as of Monday, which was the deadline set by the Biden administration.

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COVID-19 Positivity Lower for Some With Psychiatric Disorders

TUESDAY, Nov. 23, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Patients with psychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia and mood disorders, are less likely to test positive for COVID-19, but have increased COVID-19 mortality, according to a study published online Nov. 23 in JAMA Network Open.

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Risk for Stillbirth Elevated for Deliveries With COVID-19

MONDAY, Nov. 22, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The risk for stillbirth is elevated in deliveries with versus without COVID-19, according to research published in the Nov. 19 early-release issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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30 Percent of Hospital-Based Health Care Personnel Unvaccinated

MONDAY, Nov. 22, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A considerable proportion of hospital-based health care personnel remain unvaccinated against COVID-19, according to a study published online Nov. 17 in the American Journal of Infection Control.

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Pfizer Says Its COVID-19 Vaccine Provides Full Protection to Adolescents

MONDAY, Nov. 22, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Pfizer Inc. said Monday that its COVID-19 vaccine provides long-term protection in youth ages 12 to 15 years, according to data from a company clinical trial that included more than 2,000 participants.

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