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COVID-19 RUSH Journal Club

Latest News: 22 August 2022

We have updates in multiple research topics today: Vaccines, Pathogenesis, Public Health, and more with 15 new articles!  Check out the details below and as always check our social media @rmc_covidjournal on Instagram for recent posts about topics. Stay safe!


  • Homologous and Heterologous Covid-19 Booster Vaccinations (Natalie Maltby, MS4)
  • Safety and Efficacy of a Third Dose of BNT162b2 Covid-19 Vaccine (Carter Do, MS3)
  • Associated of COVID-19 Vaccination with Risk of COVID-19 Infection, Hospitalization, and Death in Heart Transplant Recipients (Alex Hodakowski, MS3)

Public Health

  • Alcohol-Related Deaths During the COVID-19 Pandemic (Sonia Mehra, MS4)
  • Analysis of Firearm Violence During the COVID-19 Pandemic in the US (Carter Do, MS3)
  • Association of Social Determinants of Health and Vaccinations With Child Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic in the US (Sarala Prabhu, MS2)
  • Association of COVID-19 Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome With Symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Family Member After ICU Discharge (Alex Hodakowski, MS3)


  • Association of SARS-CoV-2 Infection With Serious Maternal Morbidity and Mortality From Obstetric Complications (Natalie Maltby, MS4)
  • Association of Child Masking With COVID-19-Related Closures in US Childcare Programs (Natalie Maltby, MS4)
  • Myocarditis Cases Reported After mRNA-Based COVID-19 Vaccination in the US From December 2020 to August 2021 (Timothy Kuzel, MS4)
  • Health Outcomes in People 2 Years After Surviving Hospitalisation with COVID-19: A Longitudinal Cohort Study (Melissa Porterhouse, MS3)

Assorted Topics

  • Efficacy of a Fourth Dose of Covid-19 mRNA Vaccine against Omicron (Katie Sincheck, MS4)
  • Comparison of Home Antigen Testing with RT-PCR and Viral Culture During the Course of SARS-CoV-2 Infection (Amy Le, MS2)
  • Correlation Between Mask Compliance and COVID-19 Outcomes in Europe (Timothy Kuzel, MS4)
  • Post-COVID Conditions Among Adult COVID-19 Survivors Aged 18-64 and ≥65 Years - United States, March 2020 - November 2021 (Katie Sinchek, MS4)

Read the August 2022 edition here.


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