On Wednesday of this week, the CDC announced that individuals with mood disorders would be added to the list of those eligible for a COVID-19 booster vaccine. This comes after recommendations from experts in the field who have argued that the mind-body connection makes those with mental illness at higher risk for severe cases of COVID-19. Many mental health advocates are thrilled by the decision. They note that having mood disorders among the list of mainly physical ailments that qualify someone for a booster is the right step in recognizing the impact of mental health. The hope is that adding these disorders will alert millions of Americans that their struggles with mood disorders are both valid and potentially put them at higher risk of a severe case. Read more here and here.