This weekly podcast series summarizes content from the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) related to COVID-19.
Weeks of June 7 and 14, 2021
This episode discusses six MMWR COVID-19 reports. The first report highlights how COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths declined among older adults, likely due to higher vaccination in this age group. The second report describes declines in routine child and adolescent vaccinations during the COVID-19 pandemic. The third report describes COVID-19 vaccination coverage among pregnant people. Another report describes the rapid expansion of national genomic surveillance to monitor COVID-19 variants in the U.S. The fifth report brings to light how emergency department visits for suspected suicide attempts among adolescents, especially girls, have increased during the pandemic. The last report describes how the mental health of parents and unpaid caregiver of adults has been adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Week of May 31, 2021
This episode discusses four MMWR COVID-19 reports. The first report details the importance of COVID-19 vaccination for adolescents and mask use for those not yet vaccinated. Another report describes excess deaths in patients with end-stage renal disease during the early months of COVID-19. The third report focuses on how people living with severe HIV disease in sub-Saharan Africa were more likely to have severe outcomes from COVID-19. And the final report highlights how COVID-19 surveillance data in South Sudan and other countries are likely to have been affected by changes in strategy, funding, and policy.
Week of May 24, 2021
This episode discusses three MMWR COVID-19 reports. The first report describes COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough cases reported to CDC. Another report shows that disparities in vaccination coverage increased as more people became eligible for COVID-19 vaccines. The third examines innovative approaches to the routine care of HIV patients during the COVID-19 pandemic through PEPFAR and CDC.
Week of May 17, 2021
This episode discusses four MMWR COVID-19 reports. The first report describes how COVID-19 vaccination rates in rural counties were lower compared with urban counties. The second report highlights how child care facilities in Washington, DC, were able to reduce COVID-19 spread by using a combination of prevention measures. A third report underscores how elementary schools with improved ventilation and mask requirements for teachers and staff helped slow the spread of COVID-19. And the final report describes how COVID-19 testing in Utah high schools helped them continue in-person instruction and extracurricular activities.
Week of May 10, 2021
This episode discusses five MMWR COVID-19 reports. The first report provides more evidence that mRNA COVID-19 vaccines are effective in real-world conditions. The second report describes how nearly 80% of people 65 years and older received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. The third report describes the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices' recommendation for use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine among adolescents. The fourth report reiterates that people with COVID-19 symptoms and a negative antigen test should get a confirmatory polymerase chain reaction, or PCR, test. Finally, the last report highlights how a free community-based COVID-19 testing initiative in Chicago was effective at reaching people in areas with less access to testing.
Week of May 3, 2021
This episode discusses three MMWR COVID-19 reports. The first report projects how increasing vaccination coverage and the use of preventive measures will affect new COVID-19 cases. Two other reports describe the identification of COVID-19 variants in the United States.
Accurate and appreciated
Science based, factual information. Thank you CDC for making this available!
Good info condescending voice
I have to agree with other reviewer’s that this podcast is very valuable and contains very good information. But the delivery voice is so condescending. It’s like you can hear the disgusting her voice when she says for the 500,000 the time “like handwashing Ike she wants to add duh!” But can’t. Please get a new reader.
Mr Rodger's wife reads MMWR
"Can you say COVID? I knew you could. But I'm going to read my script slower and slower anyway, and overly exagerate words that I think are important. There . . wasn't that special?" Seriously, we don't neccesarily need Seth Meyers reading these podcasts, but her style of delivery makes me cringe.