Briefings Archive

Period:

(Week in Review)
POLICY
  • The US Capitol insurrection was a "superspreader" event
  • Behavior changes only work if you do them. New data shows we are slipping in our efforts
  • Provider Relief Fund registration now open

(Week in Review)
RESEARCH
  • Covid-19 mutations: do our antibodies provide enough resistance?
  • New data gives insight on how long patients can spread coronavirus
  • Blood thinners in non-severe covid-19 shows promise despite prior shortcomings

RESEARCH
  • Covid-19 mutations: do our antibodies provide enough resistance?
POLICY
  • The difficulties of epidemiologic data

RESEARCH
  • New data gives insight on how long patients can spread coronavirus
POLICY
  • The US Capitol insurrection was a "superspreader" event

RESEARCH
  • Blood thinners in non-severe covid-19 show promise despite prior shortcomings
POLICY
  • Behavior changes only work if you do them. New data shows we are slipping in our efforts

RESEARCH
  • Monoclonal antibodies yet to show important clinical benefit in patients with covid-19. A review of what we know, including the latest clinical trial data
POLICY
  • Provider Relief Fund registration now open

RESEARCH
  • Smoking found to increase covid-19 risk
  • Does colchicine save lives or reduce hospitalizations in covid-19? (And yes, we purposely buried the lede on this one)

(Week in Review)
POLICY
  • Executive orders a-plenty to support new national pandemic strategy
  • President Biden takes aim at coronavirus policies on day one
  • New details of national vaccine rollout plan

(Week in Review)
RESEARCH
  • BinaxNOW antigen testing can be used in asymptomatic individuals. Is it ready for prime time?
  • How are the children doing during the pandemic? A brewing mental health crisis

RESEARCH
  • Emerging from the pandemic "well" with vaccines and risk reduction
POLICY
  • Executive orders a-plenty to support new national pandemic strategy

RESEARCH
  • BinaxNOW antigen testing can be used in asymptomatic individuals. Is it ready for prime time?
POLICY
  • President Biden takes aim at coronavirus policies on day one

RESEARCH
  • Can home testing become a reality? New data sheds light
POLICY
  • New details of national vaccine rollout plan

RESEARCH
  • How are the children doing during the pandemic? A brewing mental health crisis
POLICY
  • Biden administration confident it will administer 100 million vaccines in first 100 days

RESEARCH
  • Covid-19 risks to pregnant patients. New data shows risk of serious complications are increased but remain rare
POLICY
  • Empty words spell real consequences for vaccination rollout plans

(Week in Review)
POLICY
  • Supreme court limits abortion pill access during covid-19 pandemic
  • Next phase of vaccination exacerbates disparities
  • An in-depth analysis of Biden's proposed stimulus package

(Week in Review)
RESEARCH
  • Johnson & Johnson publishes early data for its covid-19 vaccine candidate. The vaccine is a few months behind the mRNA options but may eventually offer advantages
  • Covid-19 symptoms at 6 months. New research on what we've learned about the long-haul
  • Covid-19 associated with major increase in hospitalizations for pediatric patients

RESEARCH
  • Convalescent plasma not so promising for the critically ill
POLICY
  • Next phase of vaccination exacerbates disparities

RESEARCH
  • Johnson & Johnson publishes early data for its covid-19 vaccine candidate. The vaccine is a few months behind the mRNA options but may eventually offer advantages
POLICY
  • Supreme court limits abortion pill access during covid-19 pandemic

RESEARCH
  • Preterm births were said to have decreased during "lockdowns." Better data now suggests that didn't happen
POLICY
  • New pandemic funding for state agencies
  • New testing requirement for travelers to US

RESEARCH
  • Covid-19 symptoms at 6 months. New research on what we've learned about the long-haul
POLICY
  • Vaccinations expand. New York opens the gates to the next wave

RESEARCH
  • Covid-19 associated with major increase in hospitalizations for pediatric patients
POLICY
  • Biden announces federal vaccination plan

(Week in Review)
POLICY
  • Maximizing vaccine uptake
  • Abortion and other care in the time of covid-19. What's the legal status?
  • Shawnee Tribe prevails in DC circuit challenge to CARES act allocation
  • Moving the wrong direction on decarceration. De facto death sentences adding up

(Week in Review)
RESEARCH
  • Modeling the most effective vaccine rollout strategy. Should second doses be reserved? Or should more people get vaccinated now and play catch-up on the booster later?
  • Abortions plummeted during Texas' policy to postpone most surgeries and medical procedures during March and April, 2020
  • Convalescent plasma: a rare win, if you squint hard enough

RESEARCH
  • Anaphylactic allergic reactions rare after the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine. And unlike severe covid-19, they are almost always treatable
POLICY
  • Maximizing vaccine uptake

RESEARCH
  • Convalescent plasma: a rare win, if you squint hard enough
POLICY
  • States call in National Guard to help speed vaccination efforts
  • A whole new world of possibilities for Biden. A flipped Senate has pandemic implications

RESEARCH
  • Modeling the most effective vaccine rollout strategy. Should second doses be reserved? Or should more people get vaccinated now and play catch-up on the booster later?
POLICY
  • Feds emphasize sticking to the existing vaccine timeline and dosing strategy
  • Are researchers and the FDA at odds on a vaccine rollout? Not necessarily
  • Shawnee Tribe prevails in DC circuit challenge to CARES act allocation

RESEARCH
  • Vaccine confidence declines. Inequality stands to worsen, given new data
POLICY
  • Moving the wrong direction on decarceration. De facto death sentences adding up

RESEARCH
  • Abortions plummeted during Texas' policy to postpone most surgeries and medical procedures during March and April, 2020
POLICY
  • Abortion and other care in the time of covid-19. What's the legal status?
  • Stay-at-home orders saved lives and changed many others

(Week in Review)
POLICY
  • The new coronavirus strain and vaccine effectiveness
  • New vaccine guidance for people with weakened immune systems and those with a history of Guillan-Barr√© Syndrome or Bell's Palsy
  • Stimulus bill signed into law. Pandemic emergency unemployment compensation had expired over the weekend.

(Week in Review)
RESEARCH
  • Moderna vaccine phase III trial results released in New England Journal of Medicine
POLICY
  • B.1.1.7, A new variant of covid-19, isn't kidding around. What we know about a fast-spreading mutant and its effect on children

RESEARCH
  • Shorter quarantines can eliminate most contagion. Is most enough? New data
POLICY
  • The new coronavirus strain and vaccine effectiveness