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The delta variant of the coronavirus roared into California midsummer, striking hard even in places where many people were vaccinated. Cases spiked. Hospitals again began to swell with patients. The daily death toll climbed into the triple digits for the first time in months.
- September 14, 2021
Victoria Perez, Ph.D., recently joined the Yale School of Public Health as an assistant professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management.
- September 12, 2021Source: Orlando Sentinel
Gov. Ron DeSantis didn't anticipate how devastating Florida's summer COVID-19 surge would be.
- September 10, 2021Source: The American Journal of Psychiatry
A new observational study examined the effects of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) on suicide and all-cause mortality risk in older psychiatric patients.
- September 10, 2021Source: AARP
As the pandemic rages on, you may be finding comfort in a glass (or three) of wine at the end of a stressful day. If that’s the case, you’re not alone. About 1 in 4 (23 percent) people said they drank more during the pandemic to deal with stress, according to a new poll from the American Psychological Association. And in a 2020 survey, 1 in 10 adults age 55 and older reported that their drinking increased since the pandemic began.
- September 09, 2021
New Center in Implementation Science Launches with Summer Boot Camp
- September 09, 2021Source: Rolling Stone
Facing an increasing number of new Covid-19 cases and deaths, President Joe Biden Thursday unveiled a more aggressive strategy in his war on the novel coronavirus — most notably, expansive federal vaccine requirements estimated to impact as many as 100 million Americans. In a speech, Biden outlined other details of his new six-step plan aimed directly at stopping the rapid spread of the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 — while calling out those who have refused inoculation.
- September 08, 2021Source: The Washington Post
College students across the nation are back on campus, bracing for another tumultuous semester amid the spread of the highly contagious delta variant of the coronavirus.
- September 08, 2021Source: Orlando Sentinel
Florida’s COVID cases and hospitalizations are declining but it could take weeks before a drop-off in deaths from the virus occurs.
- September 07, 2021Source: The Nu Herald
Although kid COVID-19 instances were on the decrease in the summertime, the university reports that they have lately “grown dramatically,” with greater than a five-fold rise in the last month.