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A Pandemic and Pediatrics Update: Vaccines, Variants and MIS-C (S4:E20)

The numbers of COVID-19 cases, deaths and hospitalizations in the U.S. are steadily declining, signaling we may have turned a corner in the pandemic. After a challenging start to the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine, about 31.6 million people in the U.S. have now received at least one dose, including about 9.1 million people who are fully vaccinated. 

Listen to pediatric experts discuss the latest pandemic update

In this episode, Sam Dominguez, MD, joins us for an update on the COVID-19 pandemic. We discuss the latest in the journey to end the pandemic — and what it means for pediatrics. 

Dr. Dominguez is a pediatric infectious disease physician at Children’s Hospital Colorado and Professor of Pediatrics and Infectious Diseases at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

In this episode, our experts discuss:

  • Current epidemiology of COVID-19 and MIS-C
  • Predictions for herd immunity and slowing transmission
  • Update on new COVID-19 variants
  • Variations in vaccine efficacy by country and what they suggest about variant resistance
  • Equity considerations for vaccine distribution
  • Likely timeline for vaccinations in children
  • Science behind double masking

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