Top 5 Infectious Disease Stories of the Week-April 8, 2022

Here is a rundown of the most popular stories we covered this past week.


Another week has gone by and here is an opportunity to catch-up with some of the important stories we have been covering this week.

Contagion compiles 5 highlights of our coverage in infectious disease including video interviews, podcasts, and significant stories from the week ending April 8, 2022.

Here are Contagion’s highlights from the week:

1.
FDA Vaccine Committee Discusses the Future of COVID-19 Boosters
The FDA’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) met today to discuss how to proceed with informing future COVID-19 vaccine strain composition and booster decisions.

2. How Rapidly Did Hospitals Adopt COVID-19 Recommended Procedures?
 Notoriously slow to implement new practices, most hospitals rapidly updated their standard treatment procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic.

3. Vaccine-Adverse People Commonly Faced Childhood Adversity
A new study found people who staunchly oppose COVID-19 vaccines were more likely to have experienced adverse childhoods, making them distrustful from a young age.

4. Second Booster Dose Demonstrates Limited Protection Against Infection
New data coming from Israel shows the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine did offer some protection initially, but waning immunity occurs rapidly.

5. The HealthCare-Associated Infection Risk Hiding in Plain Sight
A recent study showed that 25% of mattresses within 4 hospitals required complete replacement, underlying a serious health risk that could lead to unnecessary infections.