A new book argues lockdowns during the pandemic were “a failure.” But in response CNN published an opinion piece disagreeing — written by physician/infectious disease expert Kent Sepkowitz from the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York — who argues “You bet it was worth it.” [Authors Joe Nocera and Bethany McLean] consider the […]

Study design and setting This retrospective cohort study took place from May to November 2022 at Montefiore Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Group (hereafter referred to as “Montefiore”), an academic medical center comprising three hospitals and a group of primary and specialty care clinics serving Bronx and Westchester Counties, New York. The majority of Montefiore […]

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As COVID-19 remains a threat to public health, faculty members from the School of Public and International Affairs have continued research efforts to determine how the virus has left a lasting impact on individuals and populations worldwide. Noreen Goldman, the Hughes-Rogers Professor of Demography and Public Affairs, examined the impact of COVID-19 on life expectancy […]

Two studies today in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report highlight COVID-19 among older adults, with one finding that this age-group made up 63% of all COVID-related hospitalizations and nearly 90% of deaths in 2023 in the United States, and the other showing lower up-to-date vaccination among Black and multiracial nursing home residents and those in […]

Katalin Kariko and Drew Weissman, who together identified a chemical tweak to messenger RNA, were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine on Monday. Their work enabled potent Covid vaccines to be made in less than a year, averting tens of millions of deaths and helping the world recover from the worst pandemic in […]

Millions of Americans say they’ve had long COVID, and some say they’re still battling it, according to new federal data. Two new reports, published early Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics, looked at data from the 2022 National Health Interview Survey. They found that, in 2022, 6.9% […]

Rates of new-onset type 2 diabetes climbed 62%—and type 1 diabetes increased 17%—among US youth after the COVID-19 pandemic began, especially in Black and Hispanic children, according to a study published yesterday in JAMA Network Open. For the study, Kaiser Permanente researchers tracked rates of type 1 and type 2 diabetes among health system members […]

Medical staff treat a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patient in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S., January 7, 2022. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/File Photo Acquire Licensing Rights

Well, it finally happened. After 3 1/2 years of ducking the spiky balls of the novel coronavirus, I got COVID-19. I woke up the first day with the sniffles and an upset stomach, and went to work because the symptoms were barely noticeable and not what we think of when we think of when we […]

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