Category Archives: health

The COVID-19 Crisis: An Opportunity To Build A Fairer, Healthier Nation – Health Affairs

As Americans struggle with the protracted impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is increasingly difficult to avoid some sobering truths. Although comprehensive data on COVID-19 cases by poverty, race, and ethnicity remain limited, every day new numbers emerge showing the virus’ disproportionate toll on the poor, the marginalized, and communities of color. For example, dramatically […]

COVID-19: Nebraska with 4th lowest fatality rate in US, varies greatly with age – 1011now

LINCOLN, Neb. — The number of COVID-19 deaths continues to rise in Nebraska, jumping by 83 so far in the month of June. However, the State’s 1.4 percent fatality rate among lab-confirmed cases is the fourth lowest in the country. Nebraska had 174 COVID-19 related deaths on May 31, that number has now risen to […]

Cluster of COVID-19 cases in southern Minnesota tied to reopened bars – Minneapolis Star Tribune

A cluster of COVID-19 cases tied to young adults drinking at southern Minnesota bars has raised concerns for state health officials, though it’s unclear whether the infections will cause more hospitalizations and deaths. While young adults are less likely to suffer severe cases, they could be the catalysts for a second wave of COVID-19 in […]

Companies Agonize Over Reopening Timetables as Covid-19 Spreads – The Wall Street Journal

Businesses from factories and offices to salons and bars, once hopeful about a smooth reopening this summer, are now grappling with whether to close, stay open or find some in-between as the number of cases of Covid-19 increases in dozens of states. Apple Inc., which said Friday it would close nearly a dozen stores in […]

Breakthrough Drug for Covid-19 May Be Risky for Mild Cases – The New York Times

Scientists in Britain announced a major breakthrough in the battle against the coronavirus last week, reporting they had found the first drug to reduce deaths among critically ill Covid-19 patients. The results were first made public in a sparsely detailed news release. Now the full study, neither peer reviewed nor published yet, has been posted […]

Newly Diagnosed COVID-19 Patients Needed for Antibiotic Clinical Trial – UCSF News Services

UC San Francisco is recruiting more than 2,500 adults who are newly diagnosed with COVID-19 for a nationwide clinical trial to assess whether the common antibiotic azithromycin can reduce hospitalization stays and death caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Using a contactless approach, researchers will ship the study drug directly to patients’ homes and conduct all […]

With COVID-19 Cases Rising, Some States Slow Their Reopening Plans – NPR

Sally Beauty’s in Salt Lake City is one of many establishments across the country requiring patrons to wear face coverings. Utah Gov. Gary Herbert previously paused the state’s reopening, but tweeted on June 22 that he has “no plans to shut down Utah’s economy.” Rick Bowmer/AP hide caption toggle caption Rick Bowmer/AP Sally Beauty’s in […]

New CDC model predicts up to 150,000 American COVID-19 deaths by mid-July – WITI FOX 6 Milwaukee

LOS ANGELES – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released its latest forecast of expected U.S. coronavirus deaths,  predicting that between 130,000 and 150,000 Americans would die of the novel virus by July 18. The updated forecast put out by the CDC Wednesday consists of a combination of data from over 20 national models, which also predict […]

Partnering with the European Union and Global Regulators on COVID-19 – FDA.gov

Image By: Anna Abram, Deputy Commissioner for Policy, Legislation, and International Affairs and Mark Abdoo, Associate Commissioner for Global Policy and Strategy The European Union (EU) is one of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s most important collaborators in tackling public heath challenges. The FDA and the European Commission (EC) and its European Medicines Agency […]

Coping With Covid-19 – The Wall Street Journal

Fears of a resurgence of the novel coronavirus are dominating the news and spooking financial markets. The flare-ups bear watching, and preparing for, but the original lockdowns were never going to eradicate the virus short of unacceptable economic pain. The unhappy but inevitable truth is that Americans will have to learn to cope with the […]