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‘Catastrophic’: Unexplained deaths at home in UK nearly nine times more than those from coronavirus

Data out of the United Kingdom show that unexplained deaths occurring at home are nearly nine times higher than COVID-19 deaths, stoking fears that people are not seeking treatments in hospitals. “This is what concerns me so much. Excess deaths are below average in hospitals, but well above average in homes. Are people seeking the… Read More »

Shelter-in-place orders prevented as many as 370K deaths, Health Affairs finds

Dive Brief: Shelter-in-place orders saved as many as 250,000 to 370,000 lives, according to a new study in the journal Health Affairs, and may have helped 840,000 hospitalizations be avoided. The study analyzed data from March to mid-May, when 42 states and the District of Columbia had shelter-in-place orders in effect. The orders caused the daily… Read More »

Dramatic drops in ER visits likely led to uncounted deaths

This is part of our Coronavirus Update series in which Harvard specialists in epidemiology, infectious disease, economics, politics, and other disciplines offer insights into what the latest developments in the COVID-19 outbreak may bring. Hospital officials, anticipating a surge of COVID-19 cases, urged deferring routine, nonemergency care so doctors, nurses, and other personnel could focus… Read More »

Cytokine Storms May Be Fueling Some COVID Deaths

Another doctor, Jeff Brown, MD, in Richmond, VA, also recovered from a serious COVID-19 infection after several doses of Actemra. His story was reported by the Richmond Times-Dispatch. While stories like these are encouraging, researchers caution the drugs were experimental, and the cases don’t really provide solid scientific information about whether the drugs work the… Read More »