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The SARS-CoV-2 Omicron Variant

December 18, 2021

On November 26, 2021, the World Health Organization designated a new variant of concern – B.1.1.529.  Keeping with the Greek alphabet naming, this variant is now called the Omicron variant. What were the Primary Triggers for the Omicron Designation? The primary triggers for the WHO designation of VOC for Omicron were as follows. After its…

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It’s Not Too Late to Get a Flu Vaccine

December 11, 2021

The holidays are upon us, and that means that the season of giving and receiving gifts of all sorts, including respiratory viruses, is here. While the COVID-19 pandemic has overshadowed many other respiratory diseases, these concerns – like the flu – haven’t gone anywhere. But, it’s not too late to get your flu vaccine. Flu…

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COVID-19 Vaccination for Children Ages 5 to 11 Years

November 14, 2021

TeamHealth’s Emerging Infectious Disease Taskforce reinforces the FDA’s emergency use authorization of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccination for children ages 5 to 11 years.  After extensive research and review, the FDA has authorized emergency use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 through 11 years for the prevention of COVID-19. This is in addition…

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How Do We Protect Children from COVID-19? - Dr. Michael Holder

November 2, 2021

How do we protect children from COVID-19 before the vaccines are ready for all ages? In our latest video, Dr. Michael Holder, Facility Medical Director, TeamHealth Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women, shares tips and recommendations for keeping children safe. Access more COVID-19 resources. How do we keep children safe? Get vaccinated if…

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COVID-19 Patient Story: Mr. Rich Nicholls

October 18, 2021

Thank you to clinicians everywhere for your continued compassion during your patients’ worst days. As hospitalizations for COVID-19 remain high, we’re sharing a COVID-19 patient story of hope, compassion and kindness. Watch Rich Nicholls’ story and hear his heartfelt appreciation for the medical team who cared for him during his hospitalization. Find more stories from…

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The SARS-CoV-2 Mu Variant

October 2, 2021

What you need to know about the impact of the SARS-CoV-2 Mu Variant. On behalf of the Emerging Infectious Disease Task Force    The SARS-CoV-2 Mu variant (B.1.621) as designated by the WHO was first detected in January 2021 in Columbia, South America. Mu was elevated to a “Variant of Interest” by the WHO on…