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It all hints that this virus could be going in the right way, that it’s slowly turning into a common cold-causing coronavirus, like we’re all hoping for. But right now, it’s really just hints.”
Stanley Perlman, MD, PhD, a coronavirus expert and UI professor of microbiology and immunology, tells STAT News in a story about the rise of the omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2. 
We must keep in focus that every day we're making progress. Over 200 million Americans have received a COVID-19 vaccine. Four billion (people) worldwide have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Just think about how those millions and millions of doses have saved thousands and thousands of lives.”
Mike Brownlee, PharmD, chief pharmacy officer, tells the Des Moines Register in a story about the one-year anniversary of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. 
"The combination of COVID-19 and cardiac arrest is lethal." ”
Saket Girotra, MBBS, MS (11F, 12F), tells United Press International about a study he co-authored that found COVID-19 patients who have a cardiac arrest while in the hospital are more likely to die.

Paper trail

Castellucci GA, Kovach CK, Howard MA 3rd, Greenlee JDW, Long MA. A speech planning network for interactive language use. Nature. 2022 Feb;602(7895):117-122. doi: 10.1038/s41586-021-04270-z. Epub 2022 Jan 5. 

Rasmussen M, Reddy M, Nolan R, Camunas-Soler J, Khodursky A, Scheller NM, Cantonwine DE, Engelbrechtsen L, Mi JD, Dutta A, Brundage T, Siddiqui F, Thao M, Gee EPS, La J, Baruch-Gravett C, Santillan MK, Deb S, Ame SM, Ali SM, Adkins M, DePristo MA, Lee M, Namsaraev E, Gybel-Brask DJ, Skibsted L, Litch JA, Santillan DA, Sazawal S, Tribe RM, Roberts JM, Jain M, Høgdall E, Holzman C, Quake SR, Elovitz MA, McElrath TF. RNA profiles reveal signatures of future health and disease in pregnancy. Nature. 2022 Jan;601(7893):422-427. doi: 10.1038/s41586-021-04249-w. Epub 2022 Jan 5. 

Bell EF, Hintz SR, Hansen NI, Bann CM, Wyckoff MH, DeMauro SB, Walsh MC, Vohr BR, Stoll BJ, Carlo WA, Van Meurs KP, Rysavy MA, Patel RM, Merhar SL, Sánchez PJ, Laptook AR, Hibbs AM, Cotten CM, D'Angio CT, Winter S, Fuller J, Das A; Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Neonatal Research Network. Mortality, In-Hospital Morbidity, Care Practices, and 2-Year Outcomes for Extremely Preterm Infants in the US, 2013-2018. JAMA. 2022 Jan 18;327(3):248-263. doi: 10.1001/jama.2021.23580.