Acta Scientific Dental Sciences (ASDS)(ISSN: 2581-4893)

Mini Review Volume 5 Issue 12

Teen Vaping and the Delta Variant of COVID-19

Kiersten Geary1 and Allen Fred Fielding2*

1Third Year Dental Student at Kornberg School of Dentistry, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
2Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Kornberg School of Dentistry, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

*Corresponding Author: Allen Fred Fielding, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Temple University Hospitals, Philadelphia, USA.

Received: September 20, 2021; Published: November 10, 2021

Abstract

The emerging delta variant of COVID-19 has shown different disease tropism from the previous alpha variant and is infecting young adults and teens at higher proportions. Additionally, teens today are utilizing e-cigarettes at alarmingly high rates. This is leading to EVALI (e-cigarette associated lung injury) in this population, which puts them at a higher risk if infected COVID-19. This study seeks to explore previous COVID-19 infections of patients with a history of cigarette use as a framework for prospective COVID-19 infections in patients with history of e-cigarette use and EVALI.

Keywords: COVID-19; EVALI; Delta Variant

References

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Citation

Citation: Kiersten Geary and Allen Fred Fielding. “Teen Vaping and the Delta Variant of COVID-19". Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 5.12 (2021): 21-22.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2021 Kiersten Geary and Allen Fred Fielding. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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