Building Confidence in the COVID-19 Vaccine in India: Insights for Impact
In 2021, the Yale Institute for Global Health, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), and Facebook worked together develop a series of social media campaigns whose goal was to increase adult Indians' confidence in the COVID-19 vaccine.Source: The Communication Initiative Network
Measles vaccinations plunged across the world during COVID. What it could mean for US
After the coronavirus pandemic caused dozens of countries to put off measles prevention campaigns and 22 million babies went without their vaccinations, experts are now saying measles may be the next vaccine crisis that affects the world, including in the United States.Source: The State
Responding to Omicron: Aggressively Increasing Booster Vaccinations Now Could Prevent Many Hospitalizations and Deaths
Immediately doubling the December pace of boosters to 1.5 million per day could prevent approximately 41,000 deaths and more than 400,000 hospitalizations by the end of April.Source: The Commonwealth Fund
Can You Get the Flu and Covid at the Same Time?
Reports about dual infection with the flu virus and the coronavirus have been making sensational headlines recently. Last week Israel confirmed its first case of “flurona,” in an unvaccinated woman, followed by a growing number of cases in children in the United States. None were seriously ill, but the name “flurona” stuck.Source: New York Times
Yahoo Finance Africa's struggle to get COVID vaccine doses: 'We feel forgotten'
The pandemic is entering its third year with a significant percentage of the world's vulnerable population still unvaccinated. The discrepancy is stark, with 66% of the eligible population fully vaccinated in the U.S., while on the African continent, less than 10% are fully vaccinated.Source: Yahoo News
Skeptics challenge CDC isolation guidance as COVID cases rise in CT
In the week since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new guidance shortening the isolation period for asymptomatic people with COVID-19, public health officials in Connecticut have expressed concern that the move could lead people to return to work or socializing when they are still contagious.Source: CT Insider
Another vaccine crisis: Rise in missed doses may portend return of measles
More than 22 million children worldwide missed their first dose of the measles vaccine in 2020, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).Source: YaleNews