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ED Visits Down Dec. 2020 to Jan. 2021 Versus Prepandemic

Emergency department visits were 25 percent lower during December 2020 to January 2021 versus one year earlier

U.S. Overdose Deaths Have Soared During COVID-19 Pandemic

Increase largely driven by illicitly manufactured fentanyl and other synthetic opioids

Thousands of Vaccinated People in U.S. Infected With COVID-19

New data are the first to indicate how effective COVID-19 vaccines are in real life

CDC Panel Says It Needs More Time to Study J&J Vaccine Clotting Cases

Advisers to the CDC say they do not have enough information or time to recommend how to proceed and they will meet again within 10 days

AAN: Neurological Manifestations Common in Children With PIMS-TS

Children with neurological involvement have higher peak inflammatory markers, are more likely to be ventilated

Asthma Exacerbations, ED Admissions Decreased During Lockdown

Nonpharmaceutical interventions to reduce COVID-19 associated with reduction in admissions for COPD, asthma

Firearm Injuries Up in Children Under 12 During COVID-19 Pandemic

Compared with prepandemic period, increases seen in risk for firearm injuries in young children and injuries inflicted by young children

Head Injury Linked to Long-Term Risk for Dementia

Head injury linked to dementia risk in dose-dependent manner, with stronger associations for women, Whites

Physician’s Briefing Weekly Coronavirus Roundup

Here is what the editors at Physician's Briefing chose as the most important COVID-19 developments for you and your practice for the week of...

Greater Disability Tied to Worse COVID-19 Severity in MS Patients

Risk for hospitalization, ICU admission/ventilator support, death increased in multiple sclerosis patients with ambulatory disability, older age