COVID Death Toll Tops 5 Million Worldwide

MONDAY, Nov. 1, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The worldwide death toll from COVID-19 surpassed 5 million on Monday, and the more than 740,000 lives lost in the United States is the most of any nation, Johns Hopkins University data show. “This is a defining moment in our lifetime,” Dr. Albert Ko, an infectious… Continue reading COVID Death Toll Tops 5 Million Worldwide

CDC Reports Record High 12-Month Drug Overdose Death Toll

By Robert Preidt and Robin FosterHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 14, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Drug overdose deaths in the United States hit a new record for the 12-month period ending March 2021, new government data shows. A record high 96,779 drug overdose deaths occurred between March 2020 and March 2021, representing a 29.6% rise, new… Continue reading CDC Reports Record High 12-Month Drug Overdose Death Toll

Grieving Family Warns of COVID’s Awful Toll During Pregnancy

Amie Reaux, mother of Keighlie Reaux, Youngsville, LA. Michelle Owens, MD, professor of obstetrics and gynecology, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson. Torri Metz, MD, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City. Emily Adhikari, MD, medical director of perinatal infectious diseases, Parkland Hospital, Dallas. Danielle Jones, MD, obstetrician-gynecologist, Austin, TX.… Continue reading Grieving Family Warns of COVID’s Awful Toll During Pregnancy

Health Care Workers Share Stories of Delta Variant’s Toll

Michael Battistelli, licensed paramedic, emergency medical services instructor, Stratford, CT. Todd Rice, MD, associate professor of medicine, Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care; and medical director COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit, Vanderbilt Medical Center, Nashville. Yvonne Billings, MD, director of cardiopulmonary medicine, Cleveland Clinic Martin Health, Stuart, FL. Gina McNemar, ICU nurse, Baton Rouge General… Continue reading Health Care Workers Share Stories of Delta Variant’s Toll

Heat Is On: Extreme Heat Wave Taking a Deadly Toll

National Weather Service. Steve Mitchell, MD, medical director, Emergency Department, UW Medicine/Harborview Medical Center, Seattle. Lisa Jaffe, freelance journalist, Seattle. Elisa Claassen, office worker and photographer, Noonsack, WA. CDC: “Warning Signs and Symptoms of Heat-Related Illness.” King County Medical Examiner’s Office. Sean McGann, MD, Philadelphia emergency doctor; spokesperson, American College of Emergency Physicians. Delia Hernandez,… Continue reading Heat Is On: Extreme Heat Wave Taking a Deadly Toll

India Posts Highest Death Toll In Pandemic So Far

May 19, 2021 — India reported the coronavirus pandemic’s highest single daily death toll on Wednesday — 4,529 — as the virus raged through the country’s rural regions. The previous deadliest day for a single country was recorded in the United States in January, when 4,468 people died. Many experts believe the true… Continue reading India Posts Highest Death Toll In Pandemic So Far

Pandemic Unemployment Has Taken Its Own Deadly Toll

Unemployment figures have improved since the peak last April. In January, the employment rate stood at 6.3%, according to the BLS. But that is still well above the pre-pandemic level of 3.5%. A body of research has shown that unemployment increases the risk of death, according to Duchowny. Calculating the number of deaths linked… Continue reading Pandemic Unemployment Has Taken Its Own Deadly Toll