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Physical distancing interventions and incidence of coronavirus disease 2019: natural experiment in 149 countries

By |2020-07-28T18:22:22+00:00July 28th, 2020|

Abstract Objective To evaluate the association between physical distancing interventions and incidence of coronavirus disease 2019 (covid-19) globally. Design Natural experiment using interrupted time series analysis, with results ynthesised using meta-analysis. Setting 149 countries or regions, with data on daily reported cases of covid-19 from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control and data on [...]

Virginia Adopts First-in-the-Nation Workplace Safety Standards for COVID-19 Pandemic

By |2020-07-28T18:22:20+00:00July 28th, 2020|

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced the adoption of statewide emergency workplace safety standards in response to the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. These first-in-the-nation safety rules will protect Virginia workers by mandating appropriate personal protective equipment, sanitation, social distancing, infectious disease preparedness and response plans, record keeping, training, and hazard communications in workplaces across the Commonwealth. [...]

NCAA releases list of COVID-19 prevention recommendations

By |2020-07-28T18:22:18+00:00July 28th, 2020|

The NCAA Sport Science Institute released an updated report to help provide guidance to schools to help protect student-athletes and prevent the spread of COVID-19 Thursday. Per the NCAA.org release, “the guidelines are designed to inform schools in responding appropriately based on their specific circumstances and in the best interest of returning college athletes’ health and [...]

NAS report urges school districts to prioritize reopening

By |2020-07-28T18:22:17+00:00July 28th, 2020|

Weighing the public health risks posed by the coronavirus against the educational risks of not having in-person instruction, and the impact that closed schools could have on existing racial and social inequities, a new report from the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NAS) is urging school districts to prioritize reopening, with an emphasis on [...]

Three studies detail risk factors for COVID-19 death

By |2020-07-28T18:22:15+00:00July 28th, 2020|

JAMA Internal Medicine published two studies yesterday on factors tied to death in COVID-19 patients, one involving US patients and one highlighting Italian data, and a Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness study described the clinical features of 100 coronavirus patients who died in China. The first study, the largest known multicenter cohort analysis of critically ill coronavirus patients [...]

US COVID-19 case counts rise in 39 states, decline in only 2

By |2020-07-28T18:22:12+00:00July 28th, 2020|

Only Delaware and Maine reported declining COVID-19 cases in the past 2 weeks, while 39 states have seen the number of confirmed infections rise. With more than 67,000 new cases reported yesterday, the United States has more than 3.5 million cases now, and 138,040 deaths, according to a tracker maintained by Johns Hopkins University. Both Texas and Florida, home [...]

Surges and resurgences push global COVID-19 total higher

By |2020-07-28T18:22:08+00:00July 28th, 2020|

Countries — such as India — battling their first waves of COVID-19 activity pushed the global COVID-19 total past 13.5 million, as countries that successfully contained the virus, including Japan and Hong Kong, took aim at new flare-ups. The world’s total grew to 13,666,118, along with 586,369 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins online dashboard.   microgen [...]

Democratic Republic of the Congo Ebola cases rise, surpass previous outbreak

By |2020-07-28T18:22:04+00:00July 28th, 2020|

Brazzaville – The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) Equateur Province continues to grow, causing major concern as the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners face critical funding gaps. Confirmed cases have now surpassed the total number recorded during the province’s last outbreak in 2018. The latest outbreak, DRC’s 11th, was declared on [...]

Fertility, mortality, migration, and population scenarios for 195 countries and territories from 2017 to 2100: a forecasting analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study

By |2020-07-28T18:22:02+00:00July 28th, 2020|

Background Understanding potential patterns in future population levels is crucial for anticipating and planning for changing age structures, resource and health-care needs, and environmental and economic landscapes. Future fertility patterns are a key input to estimation of future population size, but they are surrounded by substantial uncertainty and diverging methodologies of estimation and forecasting, leading to [...]

22 High-Fiber Foods You Should Eat

By |2020-07-28T18:21:59+00:00July 28th, 2020|

Fiber is incredibly important. It leaves your stomach undigested and ends up in your colon, where it feeds friendly gut bacteria, leading to various health benefits (1, 2). Certain types of fiber may also promote weight loss, lower blood sugar levels and fight constipation (3, 4, 5). The recommended daily intake is 25 grams for women and 38 grams for men [...]