An analysis of the omicron surge found that unvaccinated people were 23 times more likely to be hospitalized than those who got a booster. Two studies assessed how the pandemic delayed primary care, and an international study tied lower infection rates to trust in government.
8 Feb 2022
Based on reports of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis with the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine, federal officials recommended a pause in its use, which will be reconsidered on April 23. The NIH updated its recommendations on monoclonal antibody treatments for outpatients.
20 Apr 2021
A report warned that a few health care workers developed COVID-19 shortly after vaccination, and studies showed that strokes were rare in COVID-19 patients but readmissions could not be predicted easily.
9 Feb 2021
A case series described delayed skin reactions to vaccination, and randomized trials indicated that ivermectin, azithromycin, and convalescent plasma didn't help mildly ill patients. Several studies focused on the increase in alcohol use during the pandemic.
9 Mar 2021
During National Immunization Awareness Month, ACP urges internists to discuss vaccinations with their patients
ACP advises adults to get an annual flu vaccine and to use that opportunity to discuss with their internist other vaccinations they might need, including Tdap, pneumococcal, human papillomavirus, hepatitis B, and herpes zoster.
31 Jul 2018
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices chose clinicians and long-term care residents for priority vaccination, while ACP offered additional input on the topic. The NIH said that casirivimab plus imdevimab should not be standard of care, and the CDC offered recommendations on shortening quarantine.
8 Dec 2020
Updated recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) affect vaccinations for influenza and human papillomavirus, among others.
4 Feb 2020
COVID-19 outcomes in health care workers and over the long term, vaccine evidence and uptake among the latest research
A study found that health care workers hospitalized with COVID-19 had shorter stays, while a survey showed high uncertainty about vaccination. Johnson & Johnson released efficacy data on a one-shot vaccine, and a study identified long-term decreases in function among COVID-19 survivors.
2 Feb 2021
Infectious diseases experts offered guidance on the use of antibody tests in practice, a remdesivir trial showed disappointing results, the CDC recommended flu vaccination for people six months and up, and a study reported post-ICU outcomes of patients with COVID-19.
25 Aug 2020
Bamlanivimab reduced viral load in mild to moderate cases when combined with etesevimab, new vaccine recommendations, research, and educational resources were released, and two studies provided longer-term data on patients who had COVID-19.
26 Jan 2021