The Perfect Enemy | Best of COVID-19 Coverage in 2022
December 6, 2022
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Did you miss the top COVID-19 stories on Drug Topics® for 2022? Catch up on these noteworthy stories today.

10. COVID-19 Incubation Period Varies by SARS-CoV-2 Strain

With the evolution of different COVID-19 variants, finding the mean incubation period has become more complex.

9. Why the COVID-19 Bivalent Vaccine Booster Uptake is Slow

COVID-19 bivalent booster uptake has been very sluggish, even though the booster provides better protection against newer variants. What can pharmacists and their teams do to improve booster rates?

8. Diabetes and Poorer COVID-19 Outcomes in Minority Communities

Studies tie disease to higher risk of COVID-related hospitalizations and deaths.

7. COVID-19: An Attack on the Brain

What are the long term psychiatric and neuropsychiatric complications of COVID-19?

6. Self-Tests for COVID-19 Are Accurate and Tolerable for Children

A comparison of COVID-19 PCR tests and rapid self-tests found self-tests to be highly accurate and user-friendly for children.

5. Antibiotics Overprescribed to Hospitalized Children with COVID-19

Although few cultures showed bacterial coinfections, many children were given antibiotics.

4. Maternal Vaccination Cut the Risk of COVID-19 Hospitalization for Infants

Infants of fully vaccinated mothers had fewer cases of hospitalization from COVID-19 than those unvaccinated.

3. Waste Problem Shows COVID-19 Vaccines Aren’t Just a Dime a Dozen

When it comes to the COVID-19 vaccine, independent pharmacies are being set up to fail by federal health partners.

2. Identifying Patient Barriers to Monoclonal Antibody Therapy for COVID-19

Monoclonal antibodies have been helpful in preventing severe illness in patients at increased risk, but barriers to receiving this therapy exist.

1. Breaking Down the Benefits and Risk of Co-Administration of COVID-19 and Flu Vaccines

Help protect patients by giving them the facts about getting both shots at once to save them a trip and increase rates of vaccination.