Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

Vaccination

Partial Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination 63 percent effective

Partial vaccination with the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is estimated to be 63 percent effective for preventing new severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infections among residents from skilled ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New study finds COVID-19 vaccines highly effective in nursing homes

In what is believed to be the first published study of COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness in long-term care facilities such as nursing homes, a research team co-led by the Yale School of Public Health found a widely used vaccine ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

In under 25s, racial, ethnic disparities in COVID-19 incidence varied

Among persons younger than 25 years old, racial and ethnic differences in COVID-19 incidence varied through 2020, according to research published in the March 10 early-release issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control ...

Health

3.4 percent of U.S. workers are current e-cigarette users

About 3.4 percent of U.S. workers are current electronic cigarette users, and about half also currently use combustible tobacco products, according to research published in the March 5 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

CDC: 21,869 west nile virus cases identified in U.S. in 2009 to 2018

From 2009 to 2018, there were 21,869 confirmed or probable cases of West Nile virus (WNV) disease, 59 percent of which were neuroinvasive disease cases, according to a surveillance summary published in the March 5 issue of ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New coronavirus variant out of Brazil now in 5 U.S. states

(HealthDay)—The first U.S. case of a Brazilian COVID-19 variant that doctors fear can re-infect the previously sick surfaced in Minnesota in early January 2021, and the more infectious variant has since been found in four ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Decline in U.S. suicide rates from 2018 to 2019 not uniform

(HealthDay)—The rate of suicide declined overall from 2018 to 2019 in the United States, with significant declines observed in five states and among certain subgroups; however, these declines were not uniform, according ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Possible SARS-CoV-2 reinfection described at skilled nursing facility

(HealthDay)—Possible reinfection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has been observed at a skilled nursing facility (SNF) in Kentucky, according to research published in the Feb. 26 issue ...

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