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COVID-19 Update | April 23, 2021
Technical Guidance, Standards and Resources
Variants
 
J&J Vaccines
 
Vaccines
 
MMWRs
 
Infection Prevention and Control
 
Long-Term Care
 
Special Settings and Populations
 
Clinical Care
 
Occupational Health
 
PPE 
 
Research
Information for Patients, Visitiors, and the General Public
 
 
Answers to Tough Questions about Public Health (Public Health Communications Collaborative)
 
Event Announcements
CDC COVID-19 Partner Update: Keeping up With Critical Diabetes Care and Prevention During COVID-19 (CDC)
Mon., Apr. 26, 3 PM
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Dr. Kyle Bernstein will share updates on CDC’s COVID-19 response, including the latest scientific information and what everyone should know about protecting themselves and others. Dr. Beth Bigman will discuss how to maintain critical diabetes care and prevention during the pandemic.
 
COVID-19 Communications: Real-World Insights to Promote Vaccine Acceptance (National Foundation for Infectious Diseases)
Thu., Apr .29, 12 PM 
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A panel discussion with experts sharing practical strategies and real-world insights to reach key audiences, including communities of color, employees, and college students.
 
Improving the Resilience of U.S. Health Care Systems for Future Pandemics (The Capitol Hill Steering Committee on Pandemic Preparedness & Health Security)
Wed., Apr. 28, 11 AM
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How can the federal government assist in tackling the problems experienced by these institutions during the COVID-19 pandemic to help them prepare for future pandemics and other health emergencies?

 
Trade Press, Journal Articles, and White Papers
Preliminary Findings of MRNA Covid-19 Vaccine Safety in Pregnant Persons. Shimabukuro, TomT., et al. “New England Journal of Medicine, 2021, doi:10.1056/nejmoa2104983
News Highlights
Federal Policy Updates
House Energy and Commerce Committee Announces Health Hearing on the Lingering Effects of COVID-19
The Health Subcommittee will hold a hearing on Wednesday, April 28, at 11 a.m. ET entitled, “The Long Haul: Forging a Path through the Lingering Effects of COVID-19.” Watch the hearing here.
SHEA Education and Events
New this week:
  1. Podcast: COVID-29 Impact on Antimicrobial Resistance (Launched 4/8)
    Note: The podcast will resume 4/29
  2. Town Hall:
    Round 46 | Sunday, April 25, 2021 | 3:00 pm ET 
    REGISTER HERE or watch live on Facebook
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