PANDEMIC REPORT: Vaccines and nursing mothers; how care has changed; COVID-19 monitoring

Why are people not getting the vaccine?

Jennifer Trueblood, an associate professor of psychology at Vanderbilt University, worked with researchers out of the University of Chicago in a study to better understand people’s thought processes behind their decisions to get the COVID-19 vaccine or not.

Vaccines and nursing mothers

A new study at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis indicates that nursing mothers pass on antibodies through their breast milk, giving their children a “huge boost” against COVID-19.

How care has changed because of COVID-19

A pair of physician leaders at Cincinnati-based UC Health recently spoke with HealthLeaders to discuss how the health system has grappled with COVID-19, which includes adopting new modalities of care and improved communication.

COVID-19 monitoring

Pittsburgh-based TeleTracking Technologies Inc. has received a new $13 million contract from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to continue monitoring hospital capacity and other measures during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Allergic reactions

Michigan Medicine will lead the first study on allergic reactions to the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines.