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This JAMA Insights Clinical Update discusses herd immunity in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and explains the herd immunity threshold as a function of transmissibility (R0), the role of an effective vaccine and vaccination program in sustaining herd immunity, and the risks of an infection-based herd immunity approach.
This JAMA Patient Page describes what herd immunity is, how it limits disease spread, and how it is achieved in a population either by vaccination or by infection and recovery from a disease.
This cross-sectional study examines the travel patterns from home residences to locations of fatal drug overdoses in Cook County, Illinois, from August 1, 2014, to December 31, 2018.
This study used an online survey to assess how psychological distress has changed over the course of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic from April to July 2020.
This cohort study uses electronic health record data from PEDSnet to describe testing for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 and the epidemiology of infected patients.
This Viewpoint proposes that Medicare claims data could inform the rollout of a COVID-19 vaccination program in the US, including notifying beneficiaries of their risk and prioritization and supporting efforts to allocate the vaccine and monitor its uptake, immunogenicity, and safety.
This Medical News feature examines the debate about the value of frequent testing for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).
This Viewpoint from CDC officials discusses late summer and early fall increases in COVID-19 cases among college-age students when they were returning to campus, and reiterates public health measures that could reduce outbreaks and the need for university-community partnership to reduce SARS-CoV-2 transmission.
This Viewpoint explores challenges in research strategies for preventing depression.
This matched case-control study of a national Canadian cohort uses tax data to evaluate the association of severe traumatic injury with subsequent employment and earnings in survivors of trauma vs control participants without injuries.
This study describes changes in blood donor demographics and seroreactivity after testing of blood donations for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) antibodies began and was publicized in the US in mid-June 2020.
This study updates a previous report of the estimated number of excess deaths in the US during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic through August 1, 2020, and describes causes of those deaths and temporal relationships with state lifting of coronavirus restrictions.
This Viewpoint discusses ways the COVID-19 pandemic has compounded existing health, human rights, and economic disparities in communities of color and proposes a program of restorative justice in response, comprising investments in education and housing, reforms in lending practices and criminal justice, and more.
In this Medical News article, science communications expert Dominique Brossard, PhD, discusses research-based strategies to encourage COVID-19-mitigating behaviors.
This cross-sectional study analyzes trends in internet searches for mental health issues in New York during the coronavirus disease 2019 lockdown.
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