Covid: The impact of 150,000 deaths

150,000 people in the UK have now died with Covid-19. It is a bleak, sobering figure after nearly two years of daily coronavirus statistics. But the problem with statistics, is that a person can forget that behind every number is a person. Here, Health and Science Reporter Laura Foster tries to help us understand the … Read more

Deaths Linked to High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy Are Soaring

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 5, 2022 (HealthDay News) — The number of American women with chronic high blood pressure who are dying during and after pregnancy is up sharply, a new study warns. Of 155 million births in the United States between 1979 and 2018, more than 3,200 mothers died of high blood pressure-related causes— … Read more

WHO Warns of 700,000 More COVID-19 Deaths in Europe by March

Nov. 24, 2021 — Countries across Europe are facing another surge in coronavirus cases, which could lead to another 700,000 deaths by March 1 if current trends continue, the WHO announced on Tuesday. More than 1.5 million people have already died from COVID-19 in the 53 countries that make up the World Health Organization’s European … Read more

Change to sepsis advice after mums’ herpes deaths

Edward Morris, President of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, which set standards in maternity care, said routine investigation and management of maternal sepsis “should always consider viral sources of infection, and appropriate changes should be instituted to support earlier diagnosis and treatment”. Source link

U.S. COVID-19 Deaths in 2021 Surpass 2020 Total

Nov. 22, 2021 — The number of COVID-19 deaths recorded so far in 2021 has surpassed the total for 2020, according to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University. Overall, more than 771,000 COVID-19 deaths have been reported in the U.S. during the pandemic. About 385,000 were reported in 2020, according to CDC data, and … Read more