US traffic deaths spike even as pandemic cuts miles traveled

Pandemic lockdowns and stay-at-home orders kept many drivers off U.S. roads and highways last year. But those who did venture out found open lanes that only invited reckless driving, leading to a sharp increase in traffic-crash deaths across the country. The nonprofit National Safety Council estimates in a report issued Thursday that 42,060 people died in vehicle crashes in 2020, […]

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U.S. COVID-19 deaths hit another one-day high at over 4,300

Coronavirus deaths in the U.S. hit another one-day high at over 4,300 with the country’s attention focused largely on the fallout from the deadly uprising at the Capitol. The nation’s overall death toll from COVID-19 has eclipsed 380,000, according to Johns Hopkins University, and is closing in fast on the number of Americans killed in World War II, or about […]

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Brazil’s pandemic deaths top 200,000 amid a return to fun

The night before New Year’s Eve in Rio de Janeiro, thousands of revelers clad in their bathing suits crowded onto the iconic Ipanema beach to have some seaside drinks. It was one of many open-air parties occurring along Brazil’s vast coastline since the summer heat set in, and as the COVID-19 death toll climbed higher. “It was so packed, you […]

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California virus deaths rocket higher as ICU space tightens

California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration and the state’s hospital association are at odds over how best to create space for critically ill coronavirus patients at already strained medical facilities that soon could be overwhelmed by the expected surge of new cases from holiday gatherings. A surge following Halloween and Thanksgiving produced record hospitalizations and now the most seriously ill of […]

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Colorado’s COVID-19 deaths starting to decrease after fall spike

Those looking for hope heading into Christmas got a few glimmers Wednesday, as Colorado health officials reported that deaths from the fall COVID-19 surge finally are starting to decline, outbreaks are down and next week’s vaccine shipments appear to be on schedule. Coronavirus-related deaths peaked late last week, and have been declining for a few days, state epidemiologist Rachel Herlihy […]

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Spain virus deaths top 45,000 in March-May: statistics institute

More than 45,000 people died of COVID-19 in Spain between March and May, the National Statistics Institute (INE) said Thursday, giving a figure that exceeds the official toll by 18,000. According to the INE, a total of 45,684 people died within that period, of which 32,652 were certified as having the virus, while another 13,032 died “of suspected (COVID), showing […]

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Live Updates: US sets single day record with more than 3,000 new coronavirus deaths

Pfizer coronavirus vaccine is ‘very, very safe’ despite UK allergy warning: Dr. Marc Siegel Dr. Marc Siegel discusses coronavirus vaccine safety and distribution on ‘America’s Newsroom.’ The U.S. recorded more than 3,000 new coronavirus related deaths Wednesday, a single-day record, according to reports.  New cases per day have increased to more than 200,000 on average. The number of patients hospitalized […]

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AHA: Blacks, Hispanics Make Up 53 Percent of COVID-19 Deaths

MONDAY, Nov. 23, 2020 — Due to disproportionate representation, Black and Hispanic patients bear much of the burden of mortality and morbidity related to COVID-19, according to a study published online Nov. 17 in Circulation to coincide with the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2020, held virtually from Nov. 13 to 17. Fatima Rodriguez, M.D., M.P.H., from Stanford University in […]

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Study of non-COVID-19 deaths shows 2020 increase in several demographics

March through May saw a significant increase in deaths over previous years—and not just from COVID-19, says a new study from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. When deaths attributed to COVID-19 were removed from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention totals, the death rate in several demographics outpaced the same period in 2019, the study found. The timeframe […]

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Coronavirus symptoms: Myaglia is a reported warning sign – what is it?

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Coronavirus was dealt a decisive blow this week after early data from a final stage-trial of a vaccine suggested a 90 percent effectiveness. The news could not come at a more propitious time – much of the […]

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