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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 »

As Deaths Mount, Coronavirus Testing Remains Wildly Inconsistent In Long-Term Care

This story also ran on USA Today. This story can be republished for free (details). Mary Lanham’s assisted living complex in Florida tested all residents for COVID-19 — once in March and again in April — even though no one showed symptoms. The preventive measure put her daughter’s mind at ease, since testing can detect… Read More »

US coronavirus deaths highest in the world even as hospitalizations slow in New York epicenter

Medical workers in a Monut Sinai ambulance respond to a call in the Financial District of New York, on Monday, March 30, 2020. Michael Nagle/Bloomberg via Getty Images The United States surpassed Italy on Saturday as the country with the most coronavirus deaths in the world, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.  At least… Read More »