COVID-19 Cases and Hospitalizations by COVID-19 Vaccination Status andPrevious COVID-19 Diagnosis — California and New York, May–November 2021

During the study period, COVID-19 incidence inboth states was highest among unvaccinated persons without aprevious COVID-19 diagnosis compared with that among theother three groups. During the week beginning May 30, 2021,compared with COVID-19 case rates among unvaccinated persons without a previous COVID-19 diagnosis, COVID-19case rates were 19.9-fold (California) and 18.4-fold (New York)lower among vaccinated persons …

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Short- vs Standard-Course Outpatient Antibiotic Therapy for Community-Acquired Pneumonia in ChildrenThe SCOUT-CAP Randomized Clinical Trial

Childhood community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is usually treated with 10 days of antibiotics. Shorter courses may be effective with fewer adverse effects and decreased potential for antibiotic resistance. Objective To compare a short (5-day) vs standard (10-day) antibiotic treatment strategy for CAP in young children. Design, Setting, and Participants Randomized double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial in outpatient …

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