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Biden to Lift COVID-19 Emergencies in May

After that, COVID-19 would be treated as an endemic threat managed by more typical public health authorities

Booster Cuts COVID-19-Related Mortality in Adults With Chronic Conditions

For adults with two or more chronic conditions, booster dose of BNT162b2 or CoronaVac linked to reduction in mortality

Long COVID Explored in University Settings

Higher prevalence seen among those with underlying conditions, not fully vaccinated, former/current smokers

COVID-19 Pandemic at a Tipping Point: WHO

Organization's International Health Regulations Emergency Committee met last week to discuss COVID-19

Odds of Severe COVID-19 Disease Lower for Children During Omicron Predominance

Omicron cases had the highest hospital admission frequency; however, odds of severe illness lower than with delta and alpha variants

Few Staff Receive Formal Training on CLABSI Surveillance for Home Infusion

Many surveillance staff receive no formal training on central line-associated bloodstream infection surveillance

Updated Booster Shots, Not Original COVID-19 Vaccines, Should Be Standard: FDA Panel

Committee members also weighed a proposal to streamline the dosing schedule for COVID-19 vaccines by turning them into annual shots

Few Staff Receive Formal Training on CLABSI Surveillance for Home Infusion

Many surveillance staff receive no formal training on central line-associated bloodstream infection surveillance

Bivalent Vaccine Provides Added Protection Against BA.5, XBB/XBB.1.5

Additional protection against symptomatic infection provided for people who had previously received monovalent vaccine doses

Pediatric SARS-CoV-2, MIS-C Differed in Delta, Omicron Waves

Clinical severity was lower during omicron wave, and rate of incidental diagnoses was higher than during delta