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Thousands of deaths likely if COVID-19 'left to run' in Victoria

Thousands of deaths likely if COVID-19 ‘left to run’ in Victoria

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain New modeling, developed by Burnet Institute, highlights the need to preserve public health measures as a key line of defense against COVID-19 even with high vaccination coverage. It estimates more than 4800 Victorians could die from the virus within 12 months if it were to spread or ‘left to run’ without …

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COVID-19 cases, deaths down in seniors after vaccine introduction

COVID-19 cases, deaths down in seniors after vaccine introduction

(HealthDay)—Following the introduction of the COVID-19 vaccine, decreases in COVID-19 cases, emergency department visits, hospital admission, and deaths were seen among older adults, according to research published in the June 8 early-release issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Noting that the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices …

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India posts record new COVID deaths after data revision

India posts record new COVID deaths after data revision

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain India on Thursday recorded a global record of more than 6,000 coronavirus deaths in 24 hours after one state dramatically revised upwards its data, stoking suspicions that the country’s toll is much higher than reported. According to health ministry figures, 6,148 people died in the previous 24 hours, taking total fatalities …

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US deaths from heart disease and diabetes climbed amid COVID

US deaths from heart disease and diabetes climbed amid COVID

In this Monday, March 30, 2020 file photo, a worker moves items at a Federal Medical Station for hospital surge capacity set up at Temple University’s Liacouras Center in Philadelphia. According to data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in early June 2021, the U.S. saw remarkable increases in the death rates …

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Excess deaths estimated for ESRD patients during COVID-19

Excess deaths estimated for ESRD patients during COVID-19

(HealthDay)—A total of 8.7 to 12.9 excess deaths were estimated per 1,000 end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients during the early stage of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to research published in the June 4 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Robert Ziemba, Ph.D., from the Health Services …

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UK reports zero daily COVID deaths for the first time since July

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Britain on Tuesday reported zero daily deaths from COVID-19 for the first time since last July, despite a recent rise in cases linked to the Delta variant. According to the latest government figures, 127,782 people in the UK have died within 28 days of a positive test since the start of …

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Study blames climate change for 37% of global heat deaths

Study blames climate change for 37% of global heat deaths

In this Friday, June 26, 2015 file photo, mourners attend a funeral for unclaimed people who died of extreme weather, in Karachi, Pakistan, after a devastating heat wave that struck southern Pakistan the previous weekend, with over 800 confirmed deaths according to a senior health official. A study published in Nature Climate Change on Monday, …

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Covid cuts Italy life expectancy by almost one year

Italy’s daily COVID deaths at seven-month low

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Italy on Sunday recorded 44 deaths from COVID-19, the lowest daily tally in more than seven months as the country continues to make progress with its coronavirus vaccinations. The last time Italy so few deaths was on October 14, with 43 fatalities. Italy’s total death toll from the pandemic now stands …

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China makes remarkable progress in reducing number of maternal and infant deaths

China makes remarkable progress in reducing number of maternal and infant deaths

China has made remarkable gains in reducing the number of women who die during childbirth and boosting child survival rates over the past 70 years, according to new review. The Lancet report brought together China’s health research institutions alongside its international colleagues from Australia, the UK and the US to review the country’s progress in …

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New reports say COVID-19 deaths have been undercounted

Credit: CC0 Public Domain As public health officials around the world reshape policy in reaction to COVID-19, it is clear that those moves need to be based on a more accurate accounting of the pandemic’s toll, says Neil Maniar, professor of the practice and director of the Master of Public Health program at Northeastern. “It’s …

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