COVID-19 Resources for CT Pediatricians and their Patients

News and information on the COVID-19 outbreak from sources you can trust.

These are indeed unprecedented times. We are in the midst of a growing pandemic which is impacting all of us to one degree or another.

For many, this is a first experience of a such a wide spread medical emergency in their careers. Even for those of us who have been in practice for many, many years this is the most impactful disease outbreak we have seen.This situation is evolving so ra

pidly that responses today may be different from responses tomorrow or next week.

In order to help you navigate this ever evolving situation, we have gathered the most reliable sources of information on COVID-19 on this page. 

We will keep it updated, so CT-AAP can be your first stop when you search for information for yourself and to share with your patients.

Please take advantage of the important content from official State and Federal government and national medical sources. 

These resource pages will be updated as new information becomes available.  

If you have any suggestions to improve the page please email us.

Federal Government Signs Families First Coronavirus Response Act. PLEASE READ!

On March 18, 2020 the Families First Coronavirus Response Act was signed into law to provide relief to employees and small and midsize businesses affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. The act allows most employers with less than 500 employees to take a payroll tax credit on the newly required leave that must be provided to employees affected by COVID-19.

 

COVID-19 INFORMATION FROM TRUSTED SOURCES

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CT COVID19 TWEETS

Rumor: The COVID-19 vaccine contains polyethylene glycol, an ingredient in antifreeze.

Truth: Polyethylene glycol is NOT an ingredient in antifreeze. The Moderna vaccine contains polyethylene glycol (.5 micrograms), which is the same ingredient found in Miralax.

As the COVID-19 vaccine continues to become available to more people, they should be aware of potential scams related to the vaccine and be on the lookout for certain warning signs that can help them avoid being scammed.

For more tips: https://portal.ct.gov/Office-of-the-Governor/News/Press-Releases/2021/01-2021/Governor-Lamont-Warns-Connecticut-Residents-To-Be-Aware-of-COVID-19-Vaccination-Scams

Rumor: The COVID-19 vaccines contain aborted fetal cells.

Fact: No fetal cell lines were used to manufacture the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, and they are not inside the injections you might receive from your doctor.

For more info, a thread of sources:

https://www.nebraskamed.com/COVID/you-asked-we-answered-do-the-covid-19-vaccines-contain-aborted-fetal-cells

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Rumor: COVID-19 vaccine not recommended for those with allergies.

Fact: People with allergies to any ingredient in a COVID-19 vaccine or other injectable medications should speak to their doctor before getting vaccinated.

Rumor: The COVID-19 vaccine causes infertility.

Fact: There is no evidence in the trials to suggest the vaccine has an effect on fertility. People in the trials got pregnant and the rate of pregnancy in the vaccine group is the same as that in the placebo group in both trials.

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