COVID-19 Vaccination and Non–COVID-19 Mortality Risk — Seven Integrated Health Care Organizations, United States, December 14, 2020–July 31, 2021

Summary What is already known about this topic? Although deaths after COVID-19 vaccination have been reported to the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System, few studies have been conducted to evaluate mortality not associated with COVID-19 among vaccinated and unvaccinated groups. What is added by this report? During December 2020–July 2021, […]

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COVID-19-induced Vascular Inflammation Behind Mortality Risk

COVID-19 infection is associated with a unique vascular inflammation ‘signature’ that, when present in at-risk individuals, increases the risk of in-hospital mortality around three-fold, shows an innovative data analysis of thousands of UK angiography patients. The results, presented at the British Cardiovascular Society 2021 Annual Conference on June 10, may also explain […]

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Health and Institutional Risk Factors of COVID-19 Mortality in Mexico, 2020

Introduction Several studies in developed and developing countries have analyzed the health risk factors associated with COVID-19 mortality. Comorbid diseases are a key explanatory factor behind COVID-19 mortality, but current studies treat comorbidities in isolation, at average-population values, and rarely assess how death risk varies for different health profiles across […]

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Death Certificate–Based ICD-10 Diagnosis Codes for COVID-19 Mortality Surveillance — United States, January–December 2020

Summary What is already known about this topic? During 2020, approximately 375,000 U.S. deaths were attributed to COVID-19. What is added by this report? Among 378,048 death certificates from 2020 listing COVID-19, 5.5% listed COVID-19 without codes for any other conditions. Among 357,133 death certificates with at least one other […]

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