Andrea Garcia, JD, on supporting vaccination during pregnancy | COVID-19 Update for Feb. 23, 2022

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AMA CXO Todd Unger reviews COVID-19 vaccine numbers and trending topics related to the pandemic over the past week with AMA Director of Science, Medicine and Public Health Andrea Garcia. Also covering the latest on coronavirus treatments, including Merk’s COVID pill, as well as research outlining the positive effects of getting vaccinated during pregnancy.

0:00 AMA COVID-19 Update for February 23, 2022
0:38 On Friday, President Biden extended the pandemic emergency first declared in March 2020—what exactly does that mean?
1:57 Why extend the emergency with cases declining so rapidly and states easing restrictions?
2:40 This week’s numbers in terms of new COVID-19 cases and related deaths
3:32 How many people are vaccinated against COVID-19 in the U.S.?
4:06 What is the newest data released from the CDC on getting vaccinated during pregnancy telling us?
5:43 Share details emerging from new statistics that show the number of children hospitalized during the Omicron surge increased, especially among children who were too young to be vaccinated
6:46 What is the latest on COVID treatments?
7:51 What about Eli Lilly’s monoclonal antibody treatment that was granted emergency use authorization?
9:09 Is access to these treatments more widely available than before?
9:45 Update on what’s happening with mask mandates at the state level
10:50 Has the CDC weighed in on or changed its mask guidance?
12:11 Share details on the AMA’s statement congratulating Congress for passing the Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act

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