This weekly podcast series summarizes content from the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) related to COVID-19.
Week of October 13, 2021
The first report looks at the safety of an additional dose of COVID-19 vaccine. The next two highlight the association between K-12 school mask policies and pediatric COVID-19 cases. The fourth describes COVID-19-related school closures and disruptions. And the last report looks at trends in anxiety and depression among adults during the pandemic.
Week of September 20, 2021
This episode discusses four MMWR COVID-19 reports. The first looks at the rate of BMI increase in children during the pandemic. The next report highlights the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines by vaccine type. The third examines detailed race data from Hawaii to better understand COVID-19 cases and deaths among the population. The last report looks at COVID symptoms months after a positive test.
Week of September 13, 2021
This episode discusses six MMWR COVID-19 reports. TThe first three reports look at the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines, including during the rise of the Delta variant. The fourth report highlights how untreated wastewater is being used to detect community infection trends. The next report describes the frequency of long-term symptoms of COVID-19, and the last report looks at a modified quarantine policy at a private university in St. Louis.
Week of September 6, 2021
This episode discusses six MMWR COVID-19 reports. The first report looks at a heart complication that COVID-19 patients are at higher risk of developing. The next two highlight the increase in emergency department visits and hospitalizations among children and adolescents. The next two reports describe a testing program at the University of Texas at Austin and an outbreak following Spring Break 2021 at a university in Chicago. And the last report highlights two linked outbreaks among attendees, staff, and close contacts of a youth camp and a men's conference in Illinois.
Week of August 23, 2021
This episode discusses six MMWR COVID-19 reports. The first three highlight how easily Delta can spread among people who are unvaccinated and the next two describe how COVID-19 rates remain low when vaccination coverage is high and prevention measures are followed. The last report shows that adults with disabilities were far more likely than adults without disabilities to report serious mental health concerns and substance use during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Week of August 16, 2021
This episode discusses five MMWR COVID-19 reports. The first three reports highlight the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines against infection and hospitalization among adults and nursing home residents. The fourth report describes how there were many more deaths than usual in 2020 and how people from racial and ethnic minority groups were disproportionately affected. The last report shows how rapid antigen testing has been a valuable tool in helping control the spread of COVID-19 in remote areas of Alaska.