State vaccination data: This weekend, I updated my annotations on state and national vaccination data sources in the U.S. A few more states are now reporting information on booster shots, and several states have adjusted their vaccine coverage metrics to reflect vaccine eligibility for children in the 5 to 11 age group. Notably, since my last update, Alaska, D.C., Utah, and Vermont’s health agencies have all started reporting some demographic information regarding booster shot recipients in their states.
Moral injury among healthcare workers during COVID-19: There have been a lot of headlines recently about burnout among healthcare workers. This study, based on a survey of 1,300 healthcare workers and published this week in JAMA Network Open, provides some statistics to underlie the trend. See the supplemental materials for sample quotations from the survey respondents, demonstrating their feelings of fatigue, isolation, and betrayal.