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Guillain-Barré Syndrome May Be Triggered by SARS-CoV-2 Infection

During study period, 22 percent with GBS had confirmed or probable SARS-CoV-2 infection; patients had uniform neurologic features

From 1999 to 2019, Death Rates Higher in Rural Versus Urban Areas

Death rates higher in rural areas for both males and females; difference in rates widened during study period

Emergency Help for Suicide-Related Issues Up During Pandemic for Some Youth

Rates higher for female youth, those with no psychiatric history, and individuals with existing psychiatric diagnoses at time of encounter

Uptake Low for Monoclonal Antibodies for COVID-19

Use peaked in January and declined in early 2021, at the time of the vaccine rollout

COVID-19 Has Killed More Americans Than the Spanish Flu Did in 1918

This happened despite vast gains in scientific knowledge during the past century

Suicide Rates Rising Among Black Youth

Largest annual percentage change seen among Black girls

Animal Sedative Driving Rise in Fatal Drug ODs

In 2019, xylazine contributed to death in 64 percent of cases and almost always also involved fentanyl

Pandemic Tied to Fewer Concussion Visits

However, those seeking care delayed care and were less likely to be from sports

Delta Variant Now Fueling 99 Percent of U.S. COVID-19 Cases

The delta variant is driving the increase in hospitalizations

Allergic Reactions to mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines Characterized

20 of 22 patients with suspected allergic reactions were women; 17 met Brighton anaphylaxis criteria