Tag Archives: Deaths

COVID Cases, Deaths Plummet in Nursing Homes After Vaccine Rollout

THURSDAY, Feb. 25, 2021 — In a hopeful turnaround during a long pandemic, U.S. nursing homes that were once the epicenter of coronavirus infections are now seeing both cases and deaths fall steeply as the country’s vaccination rollout starts to take hold. From late December to early February, new cases among U.S. nursing home residents… Read More »

AOC demands investigation into alleged Andrew Cuomo cover-up of nursing home deaths

New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has called for a bipartisan investigation into Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s handling of nursing homes early in the pandemic amid allegations he covered up the number of deaths. “I support our state’s return to co-equal governance and stand with our local officials calling for a full investigation of the Cuomo administration’s… Read More »

Rising temperatures: How to avoid heat-related illnesses and deaths

In Boston, we believe warmer is better. Our cravings for warmth are formed in the cold, dark winter nights when the prospect of summer seems impossibly remote. But with July temperatures reaching near 100° F, our winter dreams are becoming a summertime nightmare. Dangerous heat exposures in Boston and other cities across the US aren’t… Read More »

As US passes 150,000 coronavirus deaths, experts at Johns Hopkins call for reset in national response

The first death in the US was reported on February 29. The country reached 50,000 deaths 54 days later on April 23, and 34 days later, on May 27, crossed 100,000 deaths. It has taken 63 days to add another 50,000 to reach the 150,000 mark. The country’s coronavirus death toll was 150,676 as of… Read More »

Thailand reports 4 new coronavirus cases, no new deaths

FILE PHOTO: A woman wearing a protective face mask waits for customers in a mobile shop inside a shopping mall, after the Thai government eased isolation measures, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Bangkok, Thailand May 29, 2020. REUTERS/Jorge Silva BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand reported four new coronavirus cases on Sunday and no new… 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 »

Analysis shows outside of Chicago area, most COVID-19 deaths are in nursing homes

An independent analysis of the state’s COVID-19 data found a significant difference in the numbers of COVID-19-related deaths in the Chicago area compared with the rest of the state. The analysis also showed more deaths in nursing homes than elsewhere. Public finance watchdogs at Wirepoints analyzed the state’s data and found that much of the… Read More »