Overcoming Anti-Vaccine Rhetoric With the recent announcement of an impending COVID-19 vaccine, former CDC director Tom Frieden commented on the effect of misinformation and vaccine hesitancy. He argues that critical components of effective public health risk messaging has been conspicuously Read More
This community-based cohort study of 387,109 adults in UK found that unhealthy behaviors accounted for up to 51% of the population attributable fraction of severe COVID-19. Participants were 387,109 men and women (56.4 ± 8.8 yr; 55.1% women) residing in Read More
Following the emergence of a novel coronavirus and its spread outside of China, many European countries have implemented unprecedented non-pharmaceutical interventions such as closure of schools and national lockdowns. This study examines the impact of major interventions across 11 European Read More
A new analysis estimates that at least 6,270 additional deaths could occur in England over the next 12 months in patients with new cancer diagnoses—a 20% increase—as a result of the covid-19 pandemic. This number could rise to an estimated Read More
This research article reports that Google Trends data strongly correlates with COVID-19 cases and deaths. Previous outbreaks and epidemics have been tracked and forecasted by using infodemiology metrics and approaches, particularly through Twitter and Google. The data from this study Read More
This commentary highlights the need to review evidence from effective public health interventions in other countries and to be transparent with why public health decisions are being implemented to gain trust and action of citizens. The WHO-China Joint Mission on Read More
This research article identifies five critical dimensions that must be addressed for health systems to be able to successfully adapt and respond to crises. Three primary and two secondary dimensions must be attended to for a health care system faced Read More
This study evaluated the distribution of COVID-19-related fatalities by age groups in Europe as of April 6, 2020. Their finding that people under 40 years of age represent a small fraction of the total number of COVID-19-related deaths in Europe Read More
This report reveals that the death toll in England and Wales is at its highest level since weekly statistics began 15 years ago, with 16,387 deaths registered in the week ending 3 April – 37% more than expected. Data from Read More
This study reports the epidemiology of the first patients who were admitted to the ICU with confirmed infection by SARS-CoV-2 in Vitoria, Spain. Findings suggests that a strategy of right oxygenation avoiding non-invasive mechanical ventilation was life-saving. After 15 days Read More

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