COVID-19 Rush Journal Club

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August 2022 update: 15 new reviews

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For a list of all journal posts, please visit our Journal Club Archives sorted by topic.


Reviews prior to August 2022 can be found through the links at the bottom of this page.


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. Please contact or for any inquiries or journal review requests. 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)


  • 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)


  • 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 new edition here.


For reviews published before August 2022 separated by topic, please follow the links below.

Treatment >

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Public Health >

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Pathogenesis >

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