Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study provides new insights into COVID-19 pandemic death rates

A multi-institutional team of researchers led by the White River Junction Veterans Administration (VA), and including the West Haven VA and Palo Alto VA, has analyzed electronic health record data from more than 5.9 million ...

Overweight & Obesity

Excess weight, obesity more deadly than previously believed

Excess weight or obesity boosts risk of death by anywhere from 22% to 91%—significantly more than previously believed—while the mortality risk of being slightly underweight has likely been overestimated, according to ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Morgue data reveal Africa's high COVID-19 death toll

A new study led by Boston University School of Public Health found that nearly 90 percent of deceased individuals at a Zambian morgue were infected with COVID-19, but only 10 percent tested positive while alive.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What was the true human cost of the pandemic in Russia?

A new study assesses the number of lives lost to the COVID-19 pandemic in Russia and introduces a novel methodology that will help to get a clearer view of pandemics in the future.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Estimation of R0 for the spread of SARS-CoV-2, a difficult key factor

In 2020, at the beginning of the pandemic, the whole of Germany was fascinated by the so-called R-value, which was published daily in the media. If it was above 1, it was clear that the pandemic would continue to spread. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

India wrangles with WHO over COVID-19 death figures

A WHO report, claiming that nearly a third of 15 million estimated global deaths from COVID-19 in 2020 and 2021 occurred in India, is being hotly contested by the Indian government for its reliance on so-called "excess deaths" ...

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