Medical economics

New vaccine allocation model focuses on fairness and diversity

Lulu Kang, associate professor of applied mathematics at Illinois Institute of Technology, and a team of researchers from the University of Illinois Chicago have put a new twist on traditional resource allocation models to ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Suicides fall during pandemic

While suicide levels in the USA fell during the first year of the pandemic, Australian researchers warn the lower suicide rate now faces the challenge of dealing with the COVID-19 health and socio-economic gap in society.   ...

Health

Tobacco marketing exposure linked to community vulnerability

A recent University of Kentucky College of Medicine study found that young adults from vulnerable communities are more likely to be exposed to tobacco marketing in their daily lives than are young adults outside these communities.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Your neighborhood may influence your COVID-19 risk

Markers of the pandemic's impact—testing rates, positivity ratio (cases among total tests), case rates by overall population and deaths—are clustered in neighborhoods, with low-income and predominantly minority communities ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Communities of color struggling to get vaccines to those in need

(HealthDay)—The greatest threat from COVID-19 has been for Black and Hispanic Americans, who are three times more likely to be hospitalized and about twice as likely to die from an infection with the novel coronavirus, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

We can win the war on Covid: WHO

Humanity is not losing the war against the COVID-19 pandemic and will eventually conquer the virus, the World Health Organization said Wednesday.

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