This Week in MMWR - Vol. 71, July 8, 2022

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July 8, 2022


The figure is a graphic on a teal background with text describing how emergency department visits for firearm injuries are highest in counties experiencing unemployment, lower incomes, and lower education. Each of these experiences is represented by an orange icon. The graphic reads, “Violence, and the inequities driving it, are preventable – not inevitable.”

County-Level Social Vulnerability and Emergency Department Visits for Firearm Injuries — 10 U.S. Jurisdictions, January 1, 2018–December 31, 2021

During 2018–2021, among 10 jurisdictions participating in CDC’s Firearm Injury Surveillance Through Emergency Rooms program, counties with higher overall social vulnerability experienced higher proportions of emergency department visits for firearm injuries.



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MMWR Weekly COVID-19 Briefing Podcast: Week of June 27

The latest MMWR Weekly COVID-19 Briefing is live. This episode covers three reports, including reports highlighting motor vehicle crash deaths in the United States compared with other high-income countries, COVID-19 vaccine recommendations for children ages 6 months to 5 years and more. Listen and subscribe on: Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, and Google Play.

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