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July 8, 2022

Mild respiratory COVID can cause multi-lineage neural cell and myelin dysregulation | Health Impairments in Children and Adolescents After Hospitalization for Acute COVID-19 or MIS-C | Duration of Shedding of Culturable Virus in SARS-CoV-2 Omicron (BA.1) Infection | Children and COVID-19: State level Data Report | COVID-19 rebound after Paxlovid and Molnupiravir during January-June 2022 | Comparative Effectiveness of the SARS-CoV-2 Vaccines During Delta | In adults hospitalized with COVID-19, high- vs low-dose venous thromboprophylaxis reduces venous thromboembolism but increases major bleeding
A young child getting a shot in the arm

June 30, 2022

Children and COVID-19: State level Data Report | Effect of a 2-week interruption in methotrexate treatment versus continued treatment on COVID-19 booster vaccine immunity in adults with inflammatory conditions (VROOM study): a randomized, open label, superiority trial | Pediatric SARS-CoV-2 Seroprevalence in Arkansas Over the First Year of the COVID-19 Pandemic and Antibody Responses to SARS-CoV-2 in Children With COVID-19 | All-Cause Maternal Mortality in the US Before vs During the COVID-19 Pandemic
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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
Young woman gets vaccinated at clinic or health center.

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
A man looking at himself in the miirror

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
Man getting a covid test

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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