The partnership will allow international manufacturers to use the technologies for the potential development of COVID-19 vaccines, treatments and diagnostics to benefit people living in low- and middle-income countries.
It is a statistical model not actual data. But calculations by Brown University School of Public Health and Microsoft researchers show that 318,000 of the 641,305 deaths from COVID-19 between Jan. 1, 2021, and April 30, 2022, might have been prevented if vaccination coverage among U.S. adults had reached 100%.
As of early this year, as many as 23 million Americans may have developed long COVID, in which symptoms persist four or more weeks after first being infected with the virus. The condition is likely to have additional long-term effects that are not yet clear. However, the U.S. has begun to obtain a glimpse of long COVID’s far-reaching impact on those who suffer from it - and the picture is rather disturbing.
Findings published in the April issue of Health Affairs show a huge jump in telehealth visits, but the researchers also detected that a pattern that suggests that people with conditions such as schizophrenia did not make the switch to telehealth as readily as people with anxiety and some other disorders.
“The most remarkable change in patterns of health during the (past) century has been the largely successful conquest of infectious diseases,” wrote Allan Brandt, Harvard medical historian, in “No Magic Bullet: A Social History of Venereal Disease in the United States Since 1880."
William Dietz, MD, PhD, Professor and Director of Sumner M. Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness at George Washington University, addressed to MHE the degree obesity is a risk factor at for severe COVID-19 and what those reasons are for obesity increasing the risk. This video is in correlation to Managed Healthcare Executive's March Issue cover story highlighting the dangerous pairing of COVID-19 and Obesity.