Medical Health Cluster


Greater Excess Mortality in 2020 for People With Dementia

Arecent study found that older adults with Alzheimer disease and related dementias (ADRD) had a greater risk of dying during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic than those without dementia, even in areas where community infection was low. The authors attributed the higher excess mortality among patients with ADRD to sudden […]

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People, Not Science, Decide When a Pandemic Is Over

All pandemics end eventually. But how, exactly, will we know when the COVID-19 pandemic is really “over”? It turns out the answer to that question may lie more in sociology than epidemiology. As the world passes the second anniversary of the World Health Organization’s declaration of the COVID pandemic, things seem […]

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COVID-19 Vaccination for Pregnant People to Prevent Serious Illness, Deaths, and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes from COVID-19

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends urgent action to increase Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination among people who are pregnant, recently pregnant (including those who are lactating), who are trying to become pregnant now, or who might become pregnant in the future. CDC strongly recommends COVID-19 vaccination […]

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