• Deaths from fungal infections increased during COVID-19 pandemic

    1 month ago - By Healio

    Deaths from fungal infections increased in the United States in 2020 and 2021 compared with previous years, with Aspergillus and Candida infections driving COVID-19-associated fungal deaths, researchers found.
    “We performed this study because we wanted to provide more comprehensive data about the burden of fungal infections in the United States,” Jeremy A.W. Gold, MD, MS, a medical epidemiologist at the CDC and former Epidemic Intelligence Service officer in the CDC's Mycotic Diseases Branch, told Healio.
    “We know that COVID-19-associated fungal infections cause severe
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  • With hospitalizations up, France weighs return to masks

    With hospitalizations up, France weighs return to masks

    1 month ago - By ABC News

    Tourism is booming again in France, and so is COVID-19
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  • For now, wary US treads water with transformed COVID-19

    1 month ago - By ABC News

    The fast-changing coronavirus has kicked off summer in the U.S. with lots of infections but relatively few deaths compared to its prior incarnations
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  • Statin use for CVD may lower risk for COVID-19 hospitalizations, deaths

    Statin use for CVD may lower risk for COVID-19 hospitalizations, deaths

    1 month ago - By Healio

    Statin use for primary prevention of CVD was associated with lower risk for COVID-19 hospitalizations and in-hospital deaths, according to findings from a cohort study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.
    “Statins are now known to be beneficial in primary prevention, decreasing all-cause mortality, cardiovascular disease, coronary heart disease and stroke,” Kim Bouillon, MD, PhD, of the department of epidemiology and public health at the University College London, and colleagues wrote. “Furthermore, there is no evidence of any serious harm caused by
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