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Young people make up greater proportion of COVID-19 deaths in 2021 compared to 2020

Since March 2020, COVID-19-related deaths claimed over a million lives in the U.S. alone. In the pandemic's early phases, most deaths were among older adults, but in 2021, deaths in younger persons increased while deaths in older persons decreased. A new study by two investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital, a founding member of the Mass General Brigham healthcare system, addresses this unexpected shift in COVID-19 mortality to relatively younger Americans and finds an increase in years of life lost due to COVID-19. Looking at this trend more closely brings to light important questions on the COVID-19 pandemic, mortality trends, and public health. Their results are published in Annals of Internal Medicine.
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COVID-19 vaccinations: ‘It’s about the people we live around,’ expert says

Although experts expect that the United States will see an increase in COVID-19 infections and cases throughout the winter, they are optimistic that vaccines, antiviral medications and natural immunity have the power to tamp down increases in mortality and hospitalizations. Short of a new variant, “we should be in a...
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Updated multistate challenge targets ‘irrational’ COVID vaccine mandate

Opponents of the federal government’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for healthcare workers are pursuing two fresh pathways to defeat it. Both of the challenges cite the pandemic’s current, less critical stage as a rationale to end an alleged imposition on healthcare workers and their employers. Earlier this month, a...

Researchers looking to slow deadly brain tumors find a silver lining from COVID-19

PEORIA (25 News Now) - Scientists looking for ways to slow deadly brain tumors might have found some answers from COVID-19. The Velpula Lab with the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Peoria shut down in May 2020 because of the pandemic. That time was used to study an element of the COVID-19 spike protein, Galectin-3, that looked a lot like Galectin-1, which is often found in huge quantities from patients with glioblastoma.

COVID-19 active cases decline in region

New COVID-19 cases trended downward in five South Arkansas counties on Monday, according to the Arkansas Department of Health. There were no new virus-related deaths in the counties. COVID-19 Metrics for Columbia County. Total Cumulative Cases: 6,434. Total Active Cases: 22. Down two since Sunday. Total Recovered Cases: 6,308. Total...

Providers could miss out on $47 million in COVID-19 relief grants: experts

With a Thursday deadline looming for $47 million in COVID-19 grant dollars, Georgia senior living and care provider advocates are worried that eligible assisted living and personal care home operators will miss out on critical financial relief. The state’s senior living providers have until Dec. 1 to complete the necessary...

PeRT disbanded, COVID policies altered

A program that has been in place at Taylor longer than the current junior class has finally come to an end. On Nov. 1, Taylor students received the last update from the Taylor Pandemic Response Team (PeRT) announcing Taylor’s altered approach to COVID-19. Ron Sutherland, who has been chair...

EasyJet flying high after Covid crisis

After two years of billion-pound losses, Britain’s biggest budget airline has reported a bumper summer as air fares soar.Between July and September, easyJet made a headline profit of £674m – equivalent to more than £20 in average profit from each passenger.The Luton-based carrier has revealed its full-year results for the 12 months ending 30 September 2022.The headline loss will still show a loss for the full financial year of £178m – or £20,000 an hour. But for almost all of the first half, UK travel restrictions were in place.Less than a year ago, fears about the omicron strain led to...

MTA may need to raise fares 29% to regain pre-COVID revenues: DiNapoli

Gov. Kathy Hochul and the MTA would have to increase the cost of a subway or bus trip by 79-cents to recoup pre-pandemic revenue levels, State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli warned Tuesday. With ridership hovering around 60% pre-pandemic levels, fare revenue is expected to rise to just 32% of the MTA’s operating budget by 2026 — compared to 44% before COVID-19, the comptroller’s office concluded in a new report. Without new sources of funding — and in lieu of a sudden uptick in ridership — officials will be forced to enact severe service cuts and fare hikes, DiNapoli said. “No one wants to...

Critical changes in COVID-19 standards of care associated with improved mortality outcomes

An observational study of COVID-19 standard of care (SOC) measures found improvements in recovery and mortality over time in adults hospitalized with COVID-19 and investigated changes in SOC that may explain these improvements. The study is published in Annals of Internal Medicine. The SOC for patients hospitalized with COVID-19 has...

The number of babies hospitalized for COVID-19 went up recently. Here's why

Since its first appearance, the severity of COVID-19 seemed to scale with age: older adults had higher mortality rates and risks, as opposed to the young. That's what makes a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) so alarming, as it notes a surprising spike in COVID-19 hospitalizations for infants under six months old during the omicron variant wave, which spanned from June 2021 to August 2022.

Russell still ‘green’; Casey back to ‘yellow’ on COVID map

Russell County continues to stay in the green category, or low level of spread, on the latest COVID-19 map released by the Kentucky Department of Public Health, which was delayed this week due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Neighboring Casey County is back to yellow this week, indicating a medium level...
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Treasury Yields Slip as Investors Assess Impact of China's Covid Policy

U.S. Treasury yields pulled back on Tuesday as investors closely watched Covid developments in China and digested comments from Federal Reserve officials on monetary policy plans. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury yield was last down by around three basis points to 3.6681% at 4:57 a.m. ET. The 2-year...

Researchers propose the tools and frameworks of EBM+ to help overcome the COVID-19 pandemic

In a recent article published in BMJ, researchers proposed the tools and frameworks of mechanistic evidence, sometimes known as evidence-based medicine (EBM)+ combined with traditional EBM, might help overcome the highly protracted coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. EBM+ encompasses conceptual tools and quality frameworks from various fields, including complexity science,...