MRCS Weekly Recap 20 (6.12.2022 - 6.18.2022)

Updated: Aug 19

1. COVID

An FDA panel unanimously voted to recommend the authorization of the Moderna vaccine for children aged 6-17 years old. The experts voted that the vaccine should be authorized but also expressed concerns about the frequency of doses children would need to get. According to a new review, three doses of the Pfizer covid vaccine works safely and effectively in young children. The FDA also claimed no further concerns were about using the vaccine for young children compared to older children.

According to a new report from the Washington Post, it is believed that Covid is making the flu and other common viruses act in unfamiliar ways. Rhinovirus and respiratory syncytial virus rarely send patients to the hospital as they are often causes of the common cold. However, last month, many children were admitted to Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital with seven respiratory viruses. The most unusual part, these viruses usually attack in the winter months, not May and June. The covid pandemic could have altered the timelines or effects of these other viruses shortly.

2. Key Trends

A recent report found that over 100 million Americans are drowning in debt from the healthcare system. This includes roughly 41% of adults suffering from health care debt.

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