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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 Jan. 17 to 21, 2022. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal studies and other trusted sources that is most likely to affect clinical practice. Read more

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COVID-19 Boosters Keep Older Americans Out of Hospitals: CDC

FRIDAY, Jan. 21, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The risk for hospitalization for COVID-19 among older Americans is far higher for those who are unvaccinated than for those who are fully vaccinated and have had a booster shot, new government data show. Read more

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Three New Studies Confirm Power of Booster Shots Against Omicron

FRIDAY, Jan. 21, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Booster shots are keeping the Omicron variant from landing millions of Americans in hospitals, emergency rooms and urgent care clinics across the country, three new government studies show. Read more

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Delay to Admission From ED Tied to Increase in 30-Day Mortality

FRIDAY, Jan. 21, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- A delay of five or more hours to admission from the emergency department is associated with increased all-cause 30-day mortality, according to a study published online Jan. 19 in the Emergency Medicine Journal. Read more

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Myopia Progressed Faster in Children Under COVID-19 Lockdowns

FRIDAY, Jan. 21, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Myopia progressed more rapidly in schoolchildren exposed to more COVID-19-related lockdown measures, according to a study published online Jan. 14 in JAMA Network Open. Read more

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COVID Boosters Keep Older Americans Out of Hospitals: CDC

FRIDAY, Jan. 21, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The risk of hospitalization for COVID-19 among older Americans is far higher for those who are unvaccinated than for those who are fully vaccinated and have had a booster shot, new government data shows. Read more

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Meat Loaf 'seriously ill with COVID-19' before death

Meat Loaf was reportedly "seriously ill" with COVID-19 before he died. Read more

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L.A. County Scenario Suggests COVID 'Herd Immunity' Is Unlikely

FRIDAY, Jan. 21, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Herd immunity against COVID-19 is unlikely, and coping with the disease will likely hinge on vaccination, treatment and ensuring adequate hospital capacity, a new study conducted in Los Angeles County claims. Read more

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