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COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations, and Deaths Among American Indian or Alaska Native Persons — Alaska, 2020–2021

Summary What is already known about this topic? American Indian or Alaska Native (AI/AN) persons across the United States face substantial health disparities, including a disproportionate incidence of COVID-19 illness. What is added by this report? AI/AN persons living in Alaska are at increased risk for COVID-19 illness, COVID-19–associated hospitalization, […]

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CDC Says COVID Hospitalizations to Rise in Most States

As U.S. COVID-19 cases reach the highest levels since mid-February, hospital admissions and deaths are projected to increase during the next four weeks, according to a new update from the CDC. The forecast, which includes 32 different models across the country, predicts that nearly every U.S. state and territory will see increases […]

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CDC Predicts a Rise in COVID Hospitalizations and Deaths in Coming Weeks

Coronavirus-related hospital admissions and deaths in the U.S. are projected to increase over the next four weeks, according to a national forecast used by the CDC. The national model also predicts that about 5,000 deaths will occur over the next two weeks, with Ohio, New Jersey, and New York projected to see the largest […]

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Hospitalizations of Children Aged 5–11 Years with Laboratory-Confirmed COVID-19 — COVID-NET, 14 States, March 2020–February 2022

Summary What is already known about this topic? COVID-19 can cause severe illness in children. Children aged 5–11 years became eligible for COVID-19 vaccination on November 2, 2021. What is added by this report? During the period of Omicron predominance (December 19, 2021–February 28, 2022), COVID-19–associated hospitalization rates in children […]

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Ivermectin Did Not Reduce COVID Hospitalizations, Study Shows

The anti-parasitic drug ivermectin does not reduce hospitalizations of people infected with COVID-19, according to a large study conducted in Canada. Researchers at McMaster University in Ontario studied around 1,358 COVID patients who were at risk for severe disease because they had diabetes or other conditions, The Wall Street Journal reported. Half the patients […]

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Hospitalizations of Children and Adolescents with Laboratory-Confirmed COVID-19 — COVID-NET, 14 States, July 2021–January 2022

What is already known about this topic? COVID-19 can cause severe illness in children and adolescents. What is added by this report? Coinciding with increased circulation of the Omicron variant, COVID-19–associated hospitalization rates among children and adolescents aged 0–17 years increased rapidly in late December 2021, especially among children aged […]

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US COVID-19 Cases Falling, Hospitalizations Peaking

The average number of daily COVID-19 cases is falling nationwide in the U.S., and hospitalizations seem to be nearing a peak. The daily average on Thursday was about 590,000 cases, according to the data tracker by The New York Times, marking a 27% decline from two weeks ago. Although the number is still […]

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J&J Booster Reduced Hospitalizations in South Africa, Study Shows

A booster dose of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine helped reduce hospitalizations and serious illness among South African medical workers as the Omicron variant swept the nation, a new study says About 69,000 health care workers were given a booster dose of the J&J vaccine between Nov. 15 and […]

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Lives saved and hospitalizations averted by COVID-19 vaccination in New York City: a modeling study

Summary Background Following the start of COVID-19 vaccination in New York City (NYC), cases have declined over 10-fold from the outbreak peak in January 2020, despite the emergence of highly transmissible variants. We evaluated the impact of NYC’s vaccination campaign on saving lives as well as averting hospitalizations and cases. […]

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