Day: January 8, 2022

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Hospitalizations skyrocket in kids too young for COVID shots

Hospitalizations of U.S. children under 5 with COVID-19 soared in recent weeks to their highest level since the pandemic began, according to government data released Friday on the only age group not yet eligible for the vaccine.

The worrisome trend in children too young to be vaccinated underscores the need for older kids and adults to get their shots to protect those around them, said Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Since mid-December, as the highly contagious omicron variant has spread furiously around the country, the hospitalization rate in these youngest children has surged to more than 4 in 100,000 youngsters, up from 2.5 per 100,000.

That compares with a current rate of about 1 per 100,000 for children ages 5 to 17, according to CDC data.

In a statement, Walensky said that while children still have the lowest rate of hospitalization of any

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Research could help veterans transition to civilian life

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A UTSA management professor and his students have partnered with a Marine Corps combat veteran to shed light on the need for new veterans programs in the post-9/11 world, especially those that create a strong sense of community for vets.

Bruce Stanfill, an associate professor in the UTSA Carlos Alvarez College of Business’ Department of Management, met Chris Hoffmann, a Marine Corps combat veteran and founder of the Ambitious VET Network, and knew immediately that there was an opportunity for his students to have a bold impact on a significant, real-world problem while gaining valuable career experience.

Together, Stanfill and Hoffman sketched a study framework to examine where and how veterans transitioning from to were thriving, threading water or struggling. What the researchers found was a strong link between and a fulfilling life after military service.

“Humans are social creatures.

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