The 6 Factors That Will Determine the Severity of the COVID-19 Surge in the U.S. This Fall
Here we go again. The United States is now experiencing a fourth wave of COVID-19, with very rapidly rising infections. The surge in new daily cases is driven by the Delta variant, which makes up 83% of sequenced samples in the U.S. and which is estimated to be twice as transmissible as the original strain. One of the reasons that Delta spreads more easily is that a person infected with this variant has a viral load 1,000 times higher than someone infected with the original version of SARS-CoV-2. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] Hospitalizations and deaths are also rising, though more slowly than cases, reflect...
Source: TIME: Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gavin Yamey and Nahid Bhadelia Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

New Issue of Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - July 22, 2021 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

COVID-19 Caused U.S. Life Expectancy to Drop 1.5 Years
Life expectancy in the United States dropped the most in more than seven decades last year as Covid-19 sent hundreds of thousands of Americans to early deaths. The pandemic’s disproportionate toll on communities of color also widened existing gaps in life expectancy between White and Black Americans, according to estimates released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The tally represents an extraordinarily grim accounting of an ongoing catastrophe. The first year of the pandemic delivered a bigger blow to American life expectancy than any year of the Vietnam War, the AIDS crisis or the “deaths of...
Source: TIME: Health - July 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: John Tozzi / Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 overnight wire Source Type: news

Of lives and life years: 1918 influenza vs COVID-19
(Society for Disaster Medicine and Public Health, Inc.) We must not assume that we will be able to replicate a vaccine within 12 months during the next pandemic. Even if this was accomplished, other interventions would be required to control and mitigate well before the availability of a vaccine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Guardian view on Covid and the world: the pandemic ’s impact is growing | Editorial
Cases are soaring in many countries, and the social and political effects are becoming clearer“At the root of every pandemic is an encounter between a disease-causing microorganism and a human being … It is a social phenomenon as much as it is a biological one,” writes Laura Spinney in her book Pale Rider, arguing that Spanish flu “pushed India closer to independence, South Africa cl oser to apartheid, and Switzerland to the brink of civil war”.It will be a long time before we, or our descendants, can fully assess Covid ’s impact. But its social and political effects are emerging more c...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 18, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Editorial Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Science World news South Africa Asia Pacific Source Type: news

COVID en Espa ñol: reflections of a trauma therapist serving Spanish-speaking Latinx survivors of violence - Lombana Y.
In this reflexive essay I share my experiences as a trauma-focused psychotherapist serving Spanish-speaking Latinx survivors of violence in New York City during the COVID-19 pandemic. Successes and challenges of working with this population during the pand... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Spain’s extreme 2020 lockdown ruled unconstitutional by Spanish court
(Natural News) During the height of the coronavirus pandemic last spring, Spain instituted one of the strictest lockdowns in the world, and now the country’s constitutional court has ruled that the restrictions were unconstitutional. Spain’s lockdown was extreme, with people banned from leaving their homes except for unavoidable work commutes, short shopping trips for essential supplies,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Spain's top court rules pandemic lockdown unconstitutional
Spain’s Constitutional Court has ruled a strict stay-at-home lockdown the Spanish government ordered under a coronavirus state of emergency last year was unconstitutional (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Thirty-day suicidal thoughts and behaviours in the Spanish adult general population during the first wave of the Spain COVID-19 pandemic - Mortier P, Vilagut G, Ferrer M, Alayo I, Bruffaerts R, Crist óbal-Narváez P, Del Cura-González I, Domènech-Abella J, Felez-Nobrega M, Olaya B, Pijoan JI, Vieta E, Pérez-Solà V, Kessler RC, Haro JM, Alonso J.
AIMS: To investigate the prevalence of suicidal thoughts and behaviours (STB; i.e. suicidal ideation, plans or attempts) in the Spanish adult general population during the first wave of the Spain coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic (March-July, 20... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Tanzania: Media Should Be Additionally Empowered in Covid-19 Fight
[Daily News] SURELY, the world has seen several outbreaks of natural disasters of earthquakes, tsunami and predicted how to be alerted if another one is on the edge of erupting, but failed on diseases like Ebola virus, Yellow Fever, Zika, Influenza, Cholera, you name it including the Spanish flu that killed more than 50 million people more than the death toll from the First World War. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 24, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

From Climate Change to Covid, Are We Ready to Deal with Disasters?
Credit: Bibbi AbruzziniBy Bibbi AbruzziniPARIS, Jun 10 2021 (IPS) In the last 20 years, disasters affected over 4 billion people. At global level we witness on average one sweeping disaster a day, the majority of which are floods and storms. From the Covid-19 pandemic to climate change, calamities are taking new shapes and sizes, infiltrating every dimension of society. From the emotional to the political, how do we deal with disasters? How can we create a whole-of-society approach to disaster risk reduction? Right through this vortex of intersecting crises, a new toolkit and interactive website by Forus, the Global Netwo...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 10, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Bibbi Abruzzini Tags: Civil Society Climate Change Education Environment Food Security and Nutrition Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Migration & Refugees Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitat Source Type: news

How Cochrane is responding to COVID-19 in 2021
In 2020, Cochrane ’s editorial response to COVID-19 pandemic brought together collaborations across our global organization to publish reviews addressing stakeholder needs as they emerged. Large, highly organized review teams worked together to produce evidence addressing priorities in treatment, prevention, and di agnostics.  In 2021, Cochrane continues to produce new and updated reviews in response to the pandemic.In this interview with Deputy Editor in Chief Toby Lasserson and   Executive Editor of  Cochrane's Central Editorial Service Helen Wakeford, we ask them about Cochrane ’s editorial ap...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 9, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Research aims for best ways to treat COVID-19 at home
While more than 125 million Americans have received full doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, thousands of people in the U.S. are being diagnosed each day with the disease. Reports of severe illnesses, hospitalizations and deaths continue, more than a year after the pandemic began.While researchers around the world have properly prioritized vaccine development and life-saving treatments, less attention has been paid to the experiences of people with COVID-19 who are not hospitalized.Of the 33 million Americans who have tested positive for COVID-19, the vast majority have been instructed to quarantine and recover at home. And hal...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 27, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Pandemics and social cohesion: 1918-1920 influenza pandemic and the reduction in US suicide rates - Bastiampillai T, Allison S, Brailey J, Ma M, Wa SK, Looi JCL.
The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic may increase US suicide rates due to the combined impact of high COVID-19-related mortality, acute recession, income shock, bankruptcy, decline in asset values, loss of savings, rising unemployment, job stre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Spain, in bid to rally economy, wants tourists within weeks
A senior Spanish government official says he expects British and other vacationers to return to Spain within weeks as the country races to revive its tourism industry amid the COVID-9 pandemic (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

100-Year-Old Lungs Yield Genetic Samples of 1918 Flu Viruses
Influenza RNA sequences from three sets of lungs preserved in formalin since 1918 provide new insights into the deadly pandemic. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - May 18, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Depression Is a Pandemic. Let ’s Use the Lessons of COVID-19 to Find Treatments
A version of this article also appeared in theIt’s Not Just You newsletter. Sign up here to receive a new edition every Sunday. This week, we have a special Mental Health Awareness Month edition of It’s Not Just You. In addition to the piece below, you can read a guest essay from Ciara Alyse Harris, one of the stars of the hit musical, Dear Evan Hansen here. My dad, who was always intuitive, told us he saw that my little sister’s depression had returned when he printed photographs he’d taken of her. “I could see it in her eyes, like a ghost,” he said. It was an observation born of love a...
Source: TIME: Health - May 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Susanna Schrobsdorff Tags: Uncategorized It's Not Just You Source Type: news

Depression Is a Pandemic. Let ’s Use the Lessons of COVID-19 to Find Treatments
A version of this article also appeared in theIt’s Not Just You newsletter. Sign up here to receive a new edition every Sunday. This week, we have a special Mental Health Awareness Month edition of It’s Not Just You. In addition to the piece below, you can read a guest essay from Ciara Alyse Harris, one of the stars of the hit musical, Dear Evan Hansen here. My dad, who was always intuitive, told us he saw that my little sister’s depression had returned when he printed photographs he’d taken of her. “I could see it in her eyes, like a ghost,” he said. It was an observation born of love a...
Source: TIME: Science - May 17, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Susanna Schrobsdorff Tags: Uncategorized It's Not Just You Source Type: news

Russia ’s Sputnik Diplomacy
This article was originally published in the community blog Persuasion.   Follow @IPSNewsUNBureau !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs');   Excerpt: The writer is a journalist and managing editor of Armando.info, an investigative journalism site. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Valentina Lares Tags: Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Column One: The pandemic shaped my family for generations. Not COVID — the 1918 flu
"My father died in the 1918 flu," my dad told me. Only later did we learn how the pandemic created enduring family secrets and mysteries. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - May 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mitchell Landsberg Source Type: news

New Resource Helps Kids Manage COVID-19-Related Stresses
Texas physicians have unveiled a new tool to help parents support their children whose behavioral health is suffering due to the COVID-19 pandemic ’s upheaval.The Texas Medical Association ’s (TMA’s) School Reopening Workgroup, the Texas Pediatric Society (TPS), and members of TMA’s Committee on Behavioral Health produced “Your Child’s Feelings Matter,” a resource in English and Spanish to help parents recognize and support their children ’s reactions to school disruptions and other changes the pandemic has forced upon their young lives. (Source: TMA News Room)
Source: TMA News Room - May 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What can we learn from the 1918 flu pandemic? – podcast
On 22 June 1918, the Manchester Guardian reported that a flu epidemic was moving through the British Isles. It was noted to be ‘by any means a common form of influenza’. Eventually, it took the lives of more than 50 million people around the world. In a special episode to mark the Guardian’s 200th anniversary,Nicola Davis looks back on the 1918 flu pandemic and how it was reported at the time. Speaking to science journalistLaura Spinney, and ex-chief reporter at the Observer and science historianDr Mark Honigsbaum, Nicola asks about the similarities and differences to our experiences with Covid-19, and wh...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 5, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Presented by Nicola Davis and produced by Madeleine Finlay Tags: Science Coronavirus Infectious diseases History of science Medical research Health Microbiology Source Type: news

Action Health Partners Technology Improvement Award
Action Health Partners in Wenatchee, Washington received a Technology Improvement Award from the NNLM PNR to improve their website in order to provide greater information on and access to AHP services, and better engage and build relationships with volunteers and donors. Here is a report of their project from Paige Bartholomew, Network Support Services Program Coordinator. Increasing Service Access and Building Relationships Through a Website Update In 2018, Action Health Partners underwent an organizational rebrand process when the current organizational services no longer aligned with the original charter. Since the rebr...
Source: Dragonfly - April 27, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Maddie Romansic Tags: Blog News from Network Members News from NNLM News From NNLM PNR Technology Source Type: news

Action Health Partners Technology Improvement Award
Action Health Partners in Wenatchee, Washington received a Technology Improvement Award from the NNLM PNR to improve their website in order to provide greater information on and access to AHP services, and better engage and build relationships with volunteers and donors. Here is a report of their project from Paige Bartholomew, Network Support Services Program Coordinator. Increasing Service Access and Building Relationships Through a Website Update In 2018, Action Health Partners underwent an organizational rebrand process when the current organizational services no longer aligned with the original charter. Since the rebr...
Source: Dragonfly - April 27, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Maddie Romansic Tags: Blog News from Network Members News from NNLM News From NNLM PNR Technology Source Type: news

How the Human Life Span Doubled in 100 Years
Between 1920 and 2020, the average human life span doubled. How did we do it? Science mattered — but so did activism. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Steven Johnson Tags: Coronavirus Risks and Safety Concerns Epidemics Smallpox Antibiotics Disease Rates Vaccination and Immunization Influenza Epidemic (1918-19) Longevity Population Milk Infant Mortality Statistics Cholera Food and Drug Administrati Source Type: news

'A pillar and stalwart': Hester Ford, the oldest person in US, dies at 115 (or maybe 116)
Hester Ford lived through the Spanish Flu pandemic, two world wars and the beginnings of the civil rights movement. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid-19: The Makings of a Third World War
By Selim JahanApr 16 2021 (IPS-Partners) When we were growing up in the sixties during the time of the Cold War between the USA and the then Soviet Union, we would often hear about a possible Third World War. Sometimes, the situation would get so heated that people would fear the Third World War might not be far away. I still remember the events in 1961, when the threats and counter-threats between President John Kennedy and Prime Minister Nikita Khrushchev over the Bay of Pigs reached such an extreme level that a Third World War seemed imminent. Sixty years have passed since then—and no, there hasn’t been a T...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Selim Jahan Tags: Health Humanitarian Emergencies Source Type: news

Scientists Report Creating the First Embryo With Human and Non-Human Primate Cells
In a ground-breaking experiment, researchers have successfully created the first human-monkey chimera. The work, published in the journal Cell, describes the the first embryo containing both human and monkey cells that was cultured for 20 days. Led by Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte, the study represents the culmination of decades of work in understanding early embryo development in non-human species, which Belmonte hopes will now apply to humans. But it is bound to raise serious ethical questions about the implications of combining human cells with those from a different species (even if it is a closely related one), and the...
Source: TIME: Health - April 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

PNR Weekly Digest: April 13, 2021
Items regarding COVID-19 information are indicated with an * In the Dragonfly: NLM Awards 2021-2026 Regional Medical Library Cooperative Agreements The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has awarded a new five-year cooperative agreement grant to the University of Washington (UW) Health Sciences Library to lead the NNLM Regional Medical Library (RML) Region 5 serving a six-state region including Alaska, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Washington and U.S. Territories and Freely Associated States. Region 5 is part of the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM), which will include 7 Regional Medical Libraries (R...
Source: Dragonfly - April 13, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: PNR Weekly Digest Source Type: news

PNR Weekly Digest: April 13, 2021
Items regarding COVID-19 information are indicated with an * In the Dragonfly: NLM Awards 2021-2026 Regional Medical Library Cooperative Agreements The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has awarded a new five-year cooperative agreement grant to the University of Washington (UW) Health Sciences Library to lead the NNLM Regional Medical Library (RML) Region 5 serving a six-state region including Alaska, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Washington and U.S. Territories and Freely Associated States. Region 5 is part of the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM), which will include 7 Regional Medical Libraries (R...
Source: Dragonfly - April 13, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: PNR Weekly Digest Source Type: news

European Regulators Find Possible Link Between AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine and Rare Clotting Disorder
(LONDON) — The European Union’s drug agency said Wednesday that it found a “possible link” between the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine and a rare clotting disorder but recommended that vaccinations continue in adults, saying the benefits of the shot still outweigh risks. The European Medicines Agency described the clots as “very rare” side effects. It said most of the cases reported have occurred in women under 60 within two weeks of vaccination — but based on the currently available evidence, it was not able to identify specific risk factors. Experts reviewed several dozen cases t...
Source: TIME: Health - April 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MARIA CHENG/AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

South Korea data helps create framework to identify COVID-19 vulnerable areas worldwide
(Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center) The U.S. and South Korea recorded their first official COVID-19 case on the same day, but there were notable differences in how each country addressed the world's most severe pandemic since 1918. A group of researchers recently conducted a study in which they applied data taken from South Korea's response to COVID-19 to develop a methodological framework for identifying pockets of COVID-19-vulnerable populations through the use of socioeconomic status and epidemiological determinants. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 7, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

PNR Weekly Digest: April 6, 2021
Items regarding COVID-19 information are indicated with an * In the Dragonfly: Understanding End-of-Life Matters Whether your focus of concern is on a family member or yourself, this April the NNLM Reading Club suggests three books that may help with your understanding of end-of-life matters and those conversations you probably have been putting off…read the post to see the book selections Professional Development: NNLM CE Opportunities: NNLM offers training on a variety of topics related to health information. A complete listing of NNLM educational opportunities is available. Please note you need to create an NNLM ...
Source: Dragonfly - April 6, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: PNR Weekly Digest Source Type: news

PNR Weekly Digest: April 6, 2021
Items regarding COVID-19 information are indicated with an * In the Dragonfly: Understanding End-of-Life Matters Whether your focus of concern is on a family member or yourself, this April the NNLM Reading Club suggests three books that may help with your understanding of end-of-life matters and those conversations you probably have been putting off…read the post to see the book selections Professional Development: NNLM CE Opportunities: NNLM offers training on a variety of topics related to health information. A complete listing of NNLM educational opportunities is available. Please note you need to create an NNLM ...
Source: Dragonfly - April 6, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: PNR Weekly Digest Source Type: news

AP PHOTOS: Spain's Seville settles for subdued Easter Week
Few Roman Catholics in devout southern Spain would have ever imagined an April without the pomp and ceremony of Holy Week processions. With the coronavirus pandemic unremitting, they will miss them for a second year. The streets of Seville and other Spanish cities again went without Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday and Good Friday celebrations marking the life, death and resurrection of Christ. The infection rate for COVID-19 is still too high for groups to be allowed to gather. For 50-year-old Roberto Ruiz, the extravagant Semana Santa, or Holy Week, processions mark the cycle of time in Seville. Without them, he feels un...
Source: ABC News: Health - April 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

PNR Weekly Digest: March 30, 2021
Items regarding COVID-19 information are indicated with an * In the Dragonfly: *NNLM Covid-19 Symposium. Keynote Speakers Announced. Registration is Open The Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) is excited to announce a new, free virtual symposium focused on addressing the COVID-19 infodemic in our communities. The NNLM Virtual Symposium: Responding to the COVID-19 Infodemic is an opportunity to address misinformation and mistrust, raise awareness about the pandemic, and efforts to combat it. Symposium attendees can expect to come away from the 2-day experience with a better understanding of COVID-19 and shar...
Source: Dragonfly - March 30, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: PNR Weekly Digest Source Type: news

PNR Weekly Digest: March 30, 2021
Items regarding COVID-19 information are indicated with an * In the Dragonfly: *NNLM Covid-19 Symposium. Keynote Speakers Announced. Registration is Open The Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) is excited to announce a new, free virtual symposium focused on addressing the COVID-19 infodemic in our communities. The NNLM Virtual Symposium: Responding to the COVID-19 Infodemic is an opportunity to address misinformation and mistrust, raise awareness about the pandemic, and efforts to combat it. Symposium attendees can expect to come away from the 2-day experience with a better understanding of COVID-19 and shar...
Source: Dragonfly - March 30, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: PNR Weekly Digest Source Type: news

A viral tsunami: How the underestimated coronavirus took over the world
That virus would slowly reveal its secrets — and proceed to shut down much of the planet, killing more than 2.5 million people in the most disruptive global health disaster since the influenza pandemic of 1918. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joel Achenbach Source Type: news

UCLA multilingual COVID-19 website offers vaccine information in more than a dozen languages
TheTranslateCovid.org informational site operated by UCLA recently launched a robust vaccine FAQ section, which to date has information in 17  languages including Spanish, Armenian, Chinese, French, Hindi, Hmong, Japanese, Lai, Thai, Vietnamese and more. UCLA ’s Asian American Studies Center and Fielding School of Public Health created the site in May 2020 and have been updating it regularly as new information about the virus and pandemic emerges. During the past few months, they’ve been publishing vital information on the COVID-19 vaccines.Asian American studies center staff also plan to add at least...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 9, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Pregnant Asylum-Seekers Needed Help at the Border. Inside the Program That Provided Care —and Community
Xiomara was already having labor pains when she presented herself to U.S. Border Patrol officials to make a claim for asylum. She had fled gang violence in El Salvador six months earlier, working under the table in Mexico to afford bus tickets for her and her three young children to make it to the border. When she finally arrived, nine months pregnant and feeling contractions, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) offered to take her to a hospital. But she had heard about family separations and was worried about losing her kids if she were hospitalized, so instead she was sent back to the streets of Ciudad Juárez...
Source: TIME: Health - March 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jasmine Aguilera Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Immigration Magazine Women in Crisis Source Type: news

Demographic Impact of Coronavirus Pandemic: An Overview
One year after the pandemic was officially declared, the enormous demographic impact of the coronavirus is becoming increasingly evident as more data are compiled and analyzed. Credit: United Nations.By Joseph ChamieNEW YORK, Mar 2 2021 (IPS) The demographic impact of the coronavirus one year after being declared a pandemic on 11 March 2020 has been enormous. The picture that emerges is one of significant consequences on the levels and trends of the key components of demographic change: mortality, fertility and migration. In terms of mortality, the reported number of Covid-19 deaths worldwide is approaching 3 million, with...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joseph Chamie Tags: Global Headlines Health Population Source Type: news

Paediatric emergencies during the CoViD-19 pandemic - L ázaro Carreño MI, Barrés Fernández A, Quintero García D, Ferrer Ferrer J, Fernández González I, Monfort Belenguer L, Iniesta González S, Moreno Palomino A, Sahuquillo SC, Cuevas FJS.
The state of alarm decreed by the Spanish Government, due to the Coronavirus Disease-19 (COVID-19) pandemic, has demanded the lockdown of children and has conditioned a new organization of the Emergency Departments (ED). A pre-triage station and 2 independ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

6 Weird Ways People Tried To Cure The 1918 Influenza
It ’s almost impossible to avoid comparing the Covid-19 pandemic to the pandemics of the past, especially the bubonic plague and the 1918 flu pandemic. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 1, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Kiona N. Smith, Contributor Tags: Science /science Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Editors' Pick editors-pick Coronavirus Source Type: news

March 2021
How Long Does Protection Last After COVID-19? Understanding COVID-19 : How To Protect Yourself During the Pandemic Patchy Skin : Vitiligo Explained Dr. Ben Cowling on Super Spreading of COVID-19 Preventing Kidney Disease COVID-19 Spanish Resources Page (Source: NIH News in Health)
Source: NIH News in Health - February 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Social distancing predicts suicide rates: analysis of the 1918 flu pandemic in 43 large cities, research note - Stack S, Rockett IRH.
Social distancing (e.g., school and business closings) has been emphasized in current sociopolitical efforts in controlling COVID-19. Such policies are assumed to increase suicide risk through lowering social integration. While two studies have linked the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Caution: 1918 influenza provides warning for potential future pandemic reemergence
(Michigan State University) New research from Michigan State University used health data from the initial 1918 influenza spike to provide insights to what " pandemic reemergence " may look like for our future. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 10, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Understanding health evidence in COVID-19 times
We all wish we were at least a little scientifically literate, so we can become competent enough to spot what is evidence based.  Whether it's a chat over the fence with a neighbour or something you spot on social media, it's hard to know how to assess the quality of health claims. For many people   accessing health claims isn't something they've  considered to do before or needed to do until now. The World Health Organization defines an infodemic as “overabundance of information – some accurate and some not – that occurs during an epidemic. It can lead to confusion and ultimately...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 8, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

1918 pandemic second wave had fatal consequences
(University of Zurich) In the event of a pandemic, delayed reactions and a decentralized approach by the authorities at the start of a follow-up wave can lead to longer-lasting, more severe and more fatal consequences, researchers from the universities of Zurich and Toronto have found. The interdisciplinary team compared the Spanish flu of 1918 and 1919 in the Canton of Bern with the coronavirus pandemic of 2020. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

2 nurses: Her mom battled 1918 pandemic, she fights this one
Sigrid Stokes is carrying on a life-saving family tradition each time she administers COVID-19 vaccines to her fellow health care workers at at a Northern California’s hospital (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 Has Killed More Than 100,000 in Britain. Why Is the Fatality Rate So High?
The United Kingdom passed the grim milestone of 100,000 COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday, only the fifth country to record a six-figure death toll, and by far the smallest. With the entire country still under a national lockdown to slow the spread of the virus, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Tuesday it was “hard to compute the sorrow” of the statistic in a national address, and offered his “deepest condolences to anyone who has lost a loved one.” Half of the more than 100,000 deaths in the U.K. have come since November, when the virus, which reached low levels in the population over the summer, began s...
Source: TIME: Health - January 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Billy Perrigo Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Londontime United Kingdom Source Type: news