This weekly podcast series summarizes content from the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) related to COVID-19.
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.
Week of August 9, 2021
This episode discusses two MMWR COVID-19 reports. The first report highlights the benefits of all three FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccines in preventing COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations. The second report explores alternative methods for analyzing race and ethnicity data for COVID-19 cases and vaccinations.
Week of August 2, 2021
This episode discuses three MMWR COVID-19 reports. The first report describes how vaccination provides better protection from reinfection than does natural immunity among people who were previously infected with COVID-19. The second report highlights the rapid increase in Delta variant cases in Mesa County, Colorado, including breakthrough cases for people who have been vaccinated. The last report emphasizes how all COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective in preventing COVID-19 related hospitalizations in older adults.
Well written and very well articulated. Any bias is explained in the article and not hidden. This is greatly appreciated! This Weekly Briefing is highly recommended!
Accurate and appreciated
Science based, factual information. Thank you CDC for making this available!
sounds like an infomercial
it's neither up to date nor particularly informative. for being the authoritative source on so many PH issues, this podcast seems more like the canned info you hear when you are on endless hold for the doctor's office