Tag Archives: covid19

‘This is NOT a blip’: COVID-19 cases are accelerating in Canada. Should we be worried?

Article content continued With schools starting back up again and businesses largely open, the challenges are more difficult than in March or April, because we’re starting at a baseline of greater exposure risk, he said. “And I think people really need to recognize that.” In March, there was a “captive sense of fear” and dread,… Read More »

How COVID-19 Set the World Back 25 Years in 25 Weeks

“Progress has now stopped.” “We’ve regressed.” “We’ve been set back about 25 years in about 25 weeks.” These dire statements stand out in the introduction of the Gates Foundation’s Goalkeepers Report, titled COVID-19: A Global Perspective. Released this week, the fourth annual report tracks progress on 18 global goals, ranging from ending poverty to fighting… Read More »

50 Days Before the U.S. Elections, Voters Say Health Care Costs and Access Top Their Health Concerns — More than COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has revealed deep cracks and inequities in U.S. health care in terms of exposure to COVID-19 and subsequent outcomes, with access to medical care and mortality rates negatively impacting people of color to a greater extent than White Americans. The pandemic has also led to economic decline that, seven weeks before the… Read More »

Repurposing a cancer drug to reduce COVID-19 lung inflammation

Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University (Winship) and Emory investigators are testing whether an anticancer drug can reduce lung inflammation in hospitalized COVID-19 patients, possibly preventing the need for intubation and lowering mortality. The drug is called duvelisib, and it was FDA-approved in 2018 for the treatment of relapsed or refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia or… Read More »