Einstein In The News: COVID-19

  • Could the COVID Vaccine (and Others) Prevent Alzheimer's? (subscription required)

    The Wall Street Journal -

    Research led by Alexander Sankin, M.D., and Einstein medical student Joseph Kim, found that a type of immunotherapy given to patients with non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer was associated with a reduced risk for developing Alzheimer's disease compared to those who did not receive the drug. The Wall Street Journal cited the study in an article exploring a possible connection between vaccines and Alzheimer's. Dr. Sankin is associate professor of urology at Einstein and a surgeon at Montefiore.

  • Millions of Kids Have Missed Routine Vaccines Thanks to COVID-19

    Science News -

    Suzette Olu Bousola Oyeku, M.D., M.P.H., comments on the significant increase in the number of children worldwide who have missed vaccinations for preventable diseases like measles, diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis, and warns that clusters of outbreaks could occur as a result. Dr. Oyeku is professor of pediatrics at Einstein and chief of the division of academic general pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM).

  • CDC and Pfizer at Odds Over Need for COVID-19 Booster Shots

    Medscape -

    Priya Nori, M.D., discusses the disagreement between Pfizer and the Centers for Disease Control about COVID-19 booster shots, and says a more important issue is vaccine equity and the need to provide initial shots for healthcare workers in low- and middle-income countries. Dr. Nori is associate professor of medicine and of orthopaedic surgery at Einstein and Montefiore.

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