New in MMWR: Bivalent Booster Effectiveness; Paxlovid and Decreased Hospitalizations

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November 22, 2022


This figure is a photo of a COVID-19 vaccine drive-thru sign with text that reads, “An updated (bivalent) COVID-19 booster provides additional protection against symptomatic COVID-19 illness. COVID-19 spread has increased during the last two winters; stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccination”
This figure is a photo of an ambulance next to the title, “Real-world data shows early treatment for COVID-19 helps prevent hospitalization.” On the left column is “Adults prescribed Paxlovid for mild-to-moderate COVID-19 were 51% less likely to be hospitalized than those who weren’t.” On the right column states “If you have COVID-19 symptoms: TEST, Use a self-test, locate a test site or find a Test to Treat location; TALK, If you test positive talk to a health care professional about treatment; TREAT, Start treatment within 5 days.”
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MMWR Weekly Briefing Podcast: Week of November 7


The latest MMWR Weekly Briefing is live. This episode covers four reports, including reports highlighting tobacco product use among middle school and high school students, COVID-19–associated hospitalizations among U.S. infants and more. Listen and subscribe on: Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, and Google Play.

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