This weekly podcast series summarizes content from the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) related to COVID-19.
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.
Week of April 26, 2021
This episode discusses seven MMWR COVID-19 reports. The first report provides an update on the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommendations for Johnson & Johnson's Janssen COVID-19 vaccine. The next two reports are about safety monitoring of the Janssen vaccine. Next is a report on an evaluation of the benefits of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines against hospitalization. Two reports detail COVID-19 outbreaks in workplace settings. The last report examines linked clusters of a variant of the virus that causes COVID-19.
Week of April 19, 2021
This episode discusses five MMWR COVID-19 reports. Two reports show that COVID-19 vaccination was effective in preventing illness among residents and staff in skilled nursing facilities. Another is about post-COVID conditions among adults with COVID-19 who did not require a hospital stay. The fourth highlights how Alaska's testing and quarantine requirements for air travelers may have reduced COVID-19 spread. The last report describes COVID-19 cases among incarcerated people in work-release programs.
Week of April 12, 2021
This episode discusses six MMWR COVID-19 reports. One describes how leaving the middle seat vacant on airplanes could reduce exposure to COVID-19. Two describe higher proportions of emergency department visits and hospitalizations among people from racial and ethnic minority groups. The fourth report shows that U.S. emergency department visits during the pandemic included a larger proportion of patients seeking care for mental and behavioral health concerns. Another report underscores that over half a million more people than expected died in the U.S. during the past year. The last report shows that the during the COVID pandemic, there were almost no emergency department visits in the United States for influenza.
Week of April 5, 2021
This episode discusses six MMWR COVID-19 reports. One report describes an indoor bar opening event that led to a COVID-19 outbreak in a rural Illinois community. Another details how participation in a free, in-school testing program at a Utah elementary school was higher among students identifying as Hispanic or Latino, or as from a racial minority group. The third report highlights how testing protocols in colleges and universities differed by class instruction type. Three reports describe the impact of COVID-19 on American Indian or Alaska Native people in the United States.
Week of March 29, 2021
This episode discusses six MMWR COVID-19 reports. One report highlights the effectiveness of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines in preventing COVID-19 among health care and other essential workers. Two reports spotlight COVID-19 mortality in the United States. Three reports detail the impact of COVID-19 on U.S. prisons and detention facilities.
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.