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Coronavirus Vaccine Update From the CDC With Nancy E. Messonnier, MD

Nancy E. Messonnier, MD is director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and leads the CDC’s efforts on COVID-19 vaccination. She joins JAMA’s Q&A series to discuss the agency’s response to emerging coronavirus variants, the FDA advisory hearings on the new Johnson & Johnson vaccine, and other agency activities and priorities related to COVID-19 control.

incidence of outpatient VTE among symptomatic patients with positive SARS-CoV-2

I’d like to share with you this new retrospective cohort study published in JAMA of 220 588 adults in USA showed that the incidence of outpatient VTE among symptomatic patients with positive SARS-CoV-2 test results was similar to that of patients with negative results, (0.8%) vs (0.5%), P value < .001. Please don’t order D-dimer or Fraxiparin to outpatients with positive COVID-19 Be a leader not a follower or at least follow the science.