Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

U.S. nursing home deaths rise as Delta spreads

(HealthDay News)—There has been a significant increase in COVID-related deaths in nursing homes as the highly contagious Delta spreads across the country, a new analysis shows.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Federal data understated COVID-19 cases, deaths in nursing homes

(HealthDay)—Federal National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) data appear to understate total COVID-19 cases and deaths in nursing homes in the United States, according to a study published online Sept. 9 in JAMA Network ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Indonesia surpasses 100,000 deaths amid new virus wave

Indonesia surpassed 100,000 confirmed COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday, a grim milestone in a country struggling with its worst pandemic wave fueled by the delta variant, amid concerns the actual figure could be much higher.


Watchdog: Nursing home deaths up 32% in 2020 amid pandemic

Deaths among Medicare patients in nursing homes soared by 32% last year, with two devastating spikes eight months apart, a government watchdog reported Tuesday in the most comprehensive look yet at the ravages of COVID-19 ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study examines COVID-19 among patients receiving home dialysis

Individuals with kidney failure who receive dialysis treatments in clinics (called in-center dialysis) are especially vulnerable to COVID-19, with death rates reported at over 20% in recent studies; however, there has been ...

Medical research

Study reveals worrying disparity in excess deaths during pandemic

A study led by researchers at the Universities of Manchester and York published in The Lancet Regional Health—Europe today (07/06/21) has revealed strong disparities in rates of excess deaths in England and Wales during ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Qatar reimposes lockdown after coronavirus surge

Qatar announced the reimposition of strict lockdown measures on Wednesday, banning most indoor activities except retail and work in an effort to contain surging coronavirus cases.


Norway says no link between vaccine and post-jab deaths

Norway said Monday no link had been established between Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine and post-vaccination deaths in the country, but recommended doctors consider the overall health of the most frail before giving them ...

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