Medical Health Cluster


Children Aged 5-11 Have the Highest Rate of Infection: REACT Study

Cases of COVID-19 in England underwent a steep rise in the first half of December when the Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2 began to spread rapidly, according to a new preliminary analysis. However, large reductions in infection were seen in secondary school children and older adults between 23 November and 14 […]

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Children and COVID: Weekly Cases Resume Their Climb

After a brief lull in activity, weekly COVID-19 cases in children returned to the upward trend that began in early November, based on data from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association. Vaccinations in children, however, continued to do the opposite by falling for the fourth consecutive […]

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Covid-19 in Brazil and New Evidence for Vaccinating Younger Children

Eric Rubin is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal. Lindsey Baden is a Deputy Editor of the Journal. Beatriz Grinsztejn is head of the STD/AIDS Clinical Research Laboratory at the Evandro Chagas National Institute of Infectious Diseases-Fiocruz in Brazil. Stephen Morrissey, the interviewer, is the Executive Managing Editor of the Journal. Créditos: Comité científico […]

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Children and COVID: New Cases Up Again After Dropping for 8 Weeks

As children aged 5-11 years began to receive the first officially approved doses of COVID-19 vaccine, new pediatric cases increased after 8 consecutive weeks of declines, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association. Reported cases of COVID-19 in children totaled over 107,000 for the week […]

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CDC Recommends Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine for Children 5 to 11 Years

Today, CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., M.P.H., endorsed the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendation that children 5 to 11 years old be vaccinated against COVID-19 with the Pfizer-BioNTech pediatric vaccine. CDC now expands vaccine recommendations to about 28 million children in the United States in this age group and allows providers to begin vaccinating them as soon as possible.  COVID-19 […]

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