The authors of this article examine whether social and behavioral risk factors were associated with mortality related to COVID-19 among US veterans.  Specific risk factors examined in the study include housing problems, financial hardship, and tobacco, alcohol, and substance use.  Read More
Maternal Outcomes The authors of this meta-analysis examine endocrine disorders in pregnant women with COVID-19 and without and its impact on maternal outcomes.  A total of 141 articles met the research criteria and were included in the meta-analyses.  Key findings Read More
Risk Factors This meta-analysis aims to provide an overview of the major predictors of SARS-CoV-2 related mortality rates (MR).    All prospective and retrospective observational studies reporting crude overall COVID-19-related MR in hospitalized patients were included in the study.  There were Read More
Viral Load and COVID-19 Few studies have examined the association between upper respiratory tract (URT) viral load and symptomatic COVID-19 disease severity .  This study, however, examined URT viral load of patients with symptomatic or asymptomatic COVID-19 infection and their Read More
Obesity has been found to be a risk factor for hospitalization with COVID‐19. This cross-sectional study analyzed whether patients hospitalized with COVID‐19 differed in BMI at older versus younger ages, and determined whether trends were independent of diabetes and hypertension. Read More

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