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. 10 to 14, 2022. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal studies and other trusted sources that is most likely to affect clinical practice.
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FRIDAY, Jan. 14, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The Biden administration cannot enforce a vaccine-or-testing mandate for large employers, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday. The 6-3 decision was driven by the conservative majority on the court.
FRIDAY, Jan. 14, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Unvaccinated pregnant women are putting themselves and their baby at risk for serious complications of COVID-19, according to new research out of Scotland.
FRIDAY, Jan. 14, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Full COVID-19 vaccination, including third doses and/or boosters, is recommended for all patients with cancer, with a strong preference for mRNA vaccines, according to expert consensus recommendations published by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN).
By PATRICK BLAIS
(The Center Square) – Massachusetts residents who are vaccinated against COVID-19 will have a new tool to keep track of their vaccination history, Gov. Charlie Baker said.
TUESDAY, Jan. 11, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Receipt of two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is associated with a high level of protection against multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) among children aged 12 to 18 years, according to research published in the Jan. 7 early-release issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
Some have misinterpreted that study as an indication anyone without specific risk factors can "get back to our normal lives," but only fully vaccinated patients' cases were evaluated for severity.
MONDAY, Jan. 10, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- COVID-19 vaccination is associated with a small change in menstrual cycle length, but not in menses length, according to a study published online Jan. 5 in Obstetrics & Gynecology.
MONDAY, Jan. 10, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Vaccination is still the best way to protect someone from COVID-19, but new research suggests that immune system activation of T-cells by common colds may offer some cross-protection.