Mayo Clinic Q & amp;A podcast: Digital tools help Mayo Clinic with contact tracing
As positive cases of COVID-19 continue to spike across much of the country, the role of contact tracing to prevent further spread becomes more important. Contact tracing is the process of notifying people who have had close contact with people newly infected with COVID-19, to let them know they may have been exposed. When it [...]
The efficacy of COVID-19 mRNA vaccines is high, but breakthrough infections still occur. We compared the SARS-CoV-2 genomes of 76 breakthrough cases after full vaccination with BNT162b2 (Pfizer/BioNTech), mRNA-1273 (Moderna), or JNJ-78436735 (Janssen) to unvaccinated controls (February–April 2021) in metropolitan New York, including their phylogenetic relationship, distribution of variants, and full spike mutation profiles. The median age of patients in the study was 48 years; 7 required hospitalization and 1 died. Most breakthrough infections (57/76) occurred with B.1.1.7 (Alpha) or B.1.526 (Iota). Among the 7 hospi...
This study evaluated epidemiological trends and care among injured patients pre...
This study aimed to analyze the impact of COVID-19 on oral and maxillofacial fracture in Daegu by comparing the demographic data in 2019 and 2020, retrospectively. We collected data from all patients having trauma who visited the emergency room...
Allegheny County in August required unvaccinated workers to wear masks and take weekly Covid-19 tests, and also announced that any new hires would have to be vaccinated against the coronavirus.
About 3000 Los Angeles Police Department employees are citing religious objections to try to get out of the required COVID-19 vaccination.Associated Press
Public health officials in Los Angeles County will begin requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination for patrons and workers at indoor bars, wineries, breweries and nightclubs next month
Religious objections were once used only sparingly around the country to get exempted from various required vaccines
Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon and Syracuse Mayor James Walsh receive the President's Award for Distinguished Service for their work on the COVID-19 pandemic.
Data comes as US regulator weighs approval for booster shot to bolster immunity