Covid vaccines may have helped fuel rise in excess deaths

Story by Sarah Knapton, The Telegraph, 2024 Covid vaccines could be partly to blame for the rise in excess deaths since the pandemic, scientists have suggested. Researchers from The Netherlands analysed data from 47 Western countries and discovered there had been more than three million excess deaths since 2020, with the trend continuing despite the rollout […]

Three-year outcomes of post-acute sequelae of COVID-19

Miao Cai, Yan Xie, Eric J. Topol & Ziyad Al-Aly Nature Medicine (2024) Abstract Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection causes post-acute sequelae of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) (PASC) in many organ systems. Risks of these sequelae have been characterized up to 2 years after infection, but longer-term follow-up is limited. Here we built a cohort of 135,161 people with […]

Risk of COVID-19 death in adults who received booster COVID-19 vaccinations in England

Isobel L. Ward, Chris Robertson, Utkarsh Agrawal, et. al. Nature Communications 2024 Abstract The emergence of the COVID-19 vaccination has been critical in changing the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. To ensure protection remains high in vulnerable groups booster vaccinations in the UK have been targeted based on age and clinical vulnerabilities. We undertook a national retrospective cohort […]

Overreporting COVID-19 As An Underlying Cause Of Death Inflated Mortality Numbers During Pandemic: Analysis

MAY 24, 2024 – Authored by Megan Redshaw, J.D. The Epoch Times  A new analysis suggests COVID-19 was reported more frequently than it should have been as an underlying cause of death, inflating COVID-19 mortality numbers and attributing deaths from other causes to the virus. In a preprint paper published in Research Gate, researchers aimed to identify […]

Covid-19 remains a worse killer than the flu, US study finds

Story by Bloomberg May 2024 Covid-19 remained a bigger killer than the flu last winter, despite hopes the pandemic virus would eventually blend into the background with other respiratory germs that cause seasonal epidemics, a US study showed. Patients hospitalised for Covid-19 had a 35 per cent higher risk of dying within 30 days than […]

Evolving Patterns of COVID-19 Mortality in US Counties: A Longitudinal Study of Healthcare, Socioeconomic, and Vaccination Associations

Fardin Ganjkhanloo, Farzin Ahmadi, Ensheng Dong, Felix Parker, Lauren Gardner, Kimia Ghobadidoi: Abstract The COVID-19 pandemic emphasized the need for pandemic preparedness strategies to mitigate its impacts, particularly in the United States, which experienced multiple waves with varying policies, population response, and vaccination effects. This study explores the relationships between county-level factors and COVID-19 mortality outcomes in the U.S. from 2020 to 2023, focusing on […]

Facing the New Covid-19 Reality

Authored by, Wafaa M. El-Sadr, M.D., M.P.H., M.P.A., , Ashwin Vasan, M.D., Ph.D., , Ayman El-Mohandes, M.B., B.C.H., M.D., M.P.H. Audio Interview Interview with Dr. Wafaa El-Sadr on navigating the current moment in the Covid-19 pandemic and learning lessons from past successes and missteps. (09:54)Download We’ve come a long way. From the early, terrifying days of a rapidly […]

Review Shows COVID-19 Vaccines “Significantly” More Deadly Than Flu Shots:

JAN 03, 2024 –Authored by Samantha Flom The Epoch Times, An analysis of Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) data indicates that the COVID-19 vaccines are “significantly” more deadly than the flu vaccine, according to Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.). The review was conducted by the senator’s staff and involved a certain level of assumption given […]

New CDC life expectancy data shows painfully slow rebound from covid

Story by Joel Achenbach, Dan Keating, The Washington Post Newly published data on life expectancy in the United States shows a partial rebound from the worst phase of the coronavirus pandemic, but drug overdoses, homicides and chronic illnesses such as heart disease continue to drive a long-term mortality crisis that has made this country an […]

Nosocomial SARS-CoV-2 Infections and Mortality During Unique COVID-19 Epidemic Waves

Nishi Dave, MSc; Daniel Sjöholm, MSc;  Pontus Hedberg, MD, PhD; et al, JAMA Netw Open.  2023;6(11):e2341936. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2023.41936 Question  What is the incidence of nosocomial SARS-CoV-2 infections and associated 30-day mortality among patients admitted to hospitals in Region Stockholm, Sweden? Findings  In this cohort study, 2203 hospital admissions in 2193 patients were identified with nosocomial SARS-CoV-2 infection between March 1, 2020, and September 15, 2022. Thirty-day […]