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June 23, 2022

Outcomes of SARS-CoV-2 Reinfection | Children and COVID-19: State level Data Report | CDC Recommends COVID-19 Vaccines for Young Children | Evaluating clinical effectiveness of SARS-CoV-2 vaccine in solid organ transplant recipients: A propensity score matched analysis | Therapeutic efficacy of monoclonal antibodies and antivirals against SARS-CoV-2 Omicron BA.1 in Syrian hamsters | Rebound Phenomenon after Nirmatrelvir/Ritonavir Treatment of Coronavirus Disease-2019 in High-Risk Persons | Hospitalization and Emergency Department Encounters for COVID-19 After Paxlovid Treatment — California, December 2021–May 2022
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June 16, 2022

Ivermectin for Treatment of Mild-to-Moderate COVID-19 in the Outpatient Setting: A Decentralized, Placebo-controlled, Randomized, Platform Clinical Trial | Persistence of residual SARS-CoV-2 viral antigen and RNA in tissues of patients with long COVID-19 | Intramuscular AZD7442 (Tixagevimab–Cilgavimab) for Prevention of Covid-19 | Rebound Phenomenon after Nirmatrelvir/Ritonavir Treatment of Coronavirus Disease-2019 in High-Risk Persons | The anti-SARS-CoV-2 monoclonal antibody, bamlanivimab, minimally impacts the endogenous immune response to COVID-19 vaccination
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June 9, 2022

Management of hair loss after severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 infection: Insight into the pathophysiology with implication for better management | Children and COVID-19: State level Data Report | FDA Announces Tentative Advisory Committee Meeting Schedule Regarding COVID- 19 Vaccines | FDA Advisory Committee Recommends Emergency Use Authorization of Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine for People Aged 18 Years and Older | Moderna announces omicron-containing bivalent booster candidate MRNA-1273.214 demonstrates superior antibody response against Omicron
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June 2, 2021

IDSA Guideline on the Treatment and Management of COVID-19 with Famotidine | Children and COVID-19: State level Data Report | Duration of viable virus shedding in SARS-CoV-2 omicron variant infection | The association between pre-exposure to glucocorticoids and other immunosuppressant drugs with severe COVID-19 outcomes | Generalizable Long COVID Subtypes: Findings from the NIH N3C and RECOVER Programs | Rehabilitation Interventions for Post-Acute COVID-19 Syndrome: A Systematic | Tixagevimab/Cilgavimab for Prevention of COVID-19 during the Omicron Surge: Retrospective Analysis of National VA Electronic Data
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May 26, 2022

Croup Associated With SARS-CoV-2: Pediatric Laryngotracheitis During the Omicron Surge | Rhinovirus as the main co-circulating virus during the COVID-19 pandemic in children | Children and COVID-19: State-Level Data Report | Infectious viral shedding of SARS-CoV-2 Delta following vaccination: a longitudinal cohort study | Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Demonstrates Strong Immune Response, High Efficacy and Favorable Safety in Children 6 Months to Under 5 Years of Age Following Third Dose | Protection of mRNA vaccines against hospitalized COVID-19 in adults over the first year following authorization in the United States
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May 19, 2022

Gastrointestinal symptoms and fecal shedding of SARS-CoV-2 RNA suggest prolonged gastrointestinal infection | The Importance of Understanding the Stages of COVID-19 in Treatment and Trials | Supratherapeutic tacrolimus concentrations with Nirmatrelvir/ritonavir in solid organ transplant recipients requiring hospitalization: A case series using rifampin for | Inflammasome activation in infected macrophages drives COVID-19 pathology | Post-acute COVID-19 is characterized by gut viral antigen persistence in inflammatory bowel diseases | Limited cross-variant immunity from SARS-CoV-2 Omicron without vaccination

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