Tag Archives: Pandemic

Demand for mental health and suicide prevention services soars during Covid-19 pandemic

Demand for mental health supports and suicide prevention services have soared across Ireland during the 13-month Covid-19 pandemic.  he revelation from Ireland’s first Professor of Public Mental Health, Prof Ella Arensman, has verified mounting anecdotal concerns that the pandemic is having a significant mental health impact through extended isolation, lack of social interaction, financial stress… Read More »

CDC director cites sense of ‘impending doom’ over pandemic trajectory

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky cited a sense of “impending doom” Monday as rates of new cases and hospitalizations due to the coronavirus climb again. “I’m going to pause here. I’m going to lose the script, and I’m going to reflect on the recurring feeling I have of impending doom,” Walensky… Read More »

Hospital margins hit hard by pandemic, but CARES Act provided huge relief, Moody’s finds

Dive Brief: A new report from Moody’s Investors Service concluded that non-profit and public hospital margins have declined but liquidity has improved during the COVID-19 pandemic, primarily due to advanced Medicare payments under the relief provisions of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. However, overall cash flow slumped. The acuity of inpatients also… Read More »

The NHS hospitals that have suffered the most Covid-19 deaths since the pandemic began

Revealed: The NHS hospitals that have suffered the most Covid-19 deaths since the pandemic began University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust had highest death toll, recording 2,578 fatalities It was followed by Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust (2,353), according to NHS England data The trusts, which are two of the largest in England,… Read More »

Lessons from Katrina on how pandemic may affect kids

GAZETTE: Were those more general results reflected in the Katrina study? McLAUGHLIN: For the study of children exposed to Hurricane Katrina, we used a fairly stringent definition of mental health problems. “Serious emotional disturbance” essentially reflects that not only are these kids having symptoms and mental health problems that we would consider severe enough to… Read More »

The Remarkable Rise of Pharma’s Reputation in the Pandemic

The reputation of the pharmaceutical industry gained a “whopping” 30 points between January 2020 and February 2021, based on the latest Harris Poll in their research into industries’ reputations. The study was written up by Beth Snyder Bulik in FiercePharma. Beth writes that, “a whopping two-thirds of Americans now offer a thumbs-up on pharma” as… Read More »