The CDC is undertaking a major program to immunize staff and patients at dialysis centers against COVID-19. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices considered dialysis healthcare personnel a priority population for vaccination.
Healthcare workers are experiencing a collective grief experience during the pandemic. The inability to participate in grief and farewell rituals could lead to cases of prolonged grief disorder, a clinically diagnosable condition of unresolved grief that is impairing.
A bill to provide resources and programs to improve mental health and prevent healthcare worker suicide has been introduced in Congress with bipartisan support. The Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act addresses longstanding mental health woes in healthcare that have been compounded by the coronavirus pandemic.
Mitigation in response to COVID-19 has been associated with decreases in common childhood respiratory infections. The incidence of Kawasaki disease from April to December 2020 was significantly decreased from the same period during the previous eight years.
The apparent immunogenicity of available SARS-CoV-2 messenger ribonucleic acid vaccines is markedly reduced in solid organ transplant recipients, providing concern that they may not provide protection from symptomatic COVID-19 in many.