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
New onset heart failure related to COVID-19 In this article, authors aim to described the point-prevalence and outcomes of new heart failure diagnoses among patients hospitalized with COVID-19. Research was conducted using retrospective analysis of patients whom were admitted with Read More
Risk of mortality in patients with COVID-19 with use of NSAID’s In this meta-analysis, authors discuss how the use of NSAID’s have been thought to contribute to adverse outcomes in patients who acquire COVID-19 and aim to review evidence to 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
COVID-19 Vaccines & Distribution Strategies As the nation prepare for the Phase 1a of the COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan, there is much conversation regarding who, when, and how this will be accomplished. In this early release article, the CDC states Read More
The prevalence of mental health issues usually increases during times of crises and uncertainty and the current pandemic hasn’t proved otherwise.   This article states that a Medline literature search was conducted in late September and this search resulted in over 23,000 Read More
Mitigation Measures in Delaware Lead to Decline in New COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalization, and Deaths In this Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, lab and case investigation studies investigated mitigation measures such as stay-at-home orders, public mask mandates, contact tracing and investigation, Read More
Cardiac Injury Prediction In COVID-19 Patients In this article from the International Journal of Cardiology, data from 124 consecutive hospitalized patients with COVID-19 were collected. The authors attempt to determine risk factors and predictive markers of cardiac injury in COVID-19 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

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