Fast blood test flags patients at risk for severe COVID-19

A blood test can predict—within a day of a hospital admission—which patients with COVID-19 are at highest risk of severe complications or death.

Julia Evangelou Strait-WUSTL • futurity
Jan. 22, 2021 ~8 min

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What do we know about the new coronavirus strains?

A pediatric infectious disease expert explains the new coronavirus strains being detected around the world. In short, "don't let your guard down."

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Jan. 22, 2021 ~5 min

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Hyperimmune response model could clarify severe COVID-19

Replication of a hyperimmune response in nonhuman primates could one day lead to treatments for people with severe cases of COVID-19.

Leslie Tate-Tulane • futurity
Jan. 22, 2021 ~5 min

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Low-income families struggled to pay energy bills in 2020

Low-income families, Black and Hispanic households, and people with children, have been especially vulnerable to energy insecurity in the COVID pandemic.

Mary Keck-Indiana • futurity
Jan. 22, 2021 ~5 min

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Hyperimmune response model could clarify severe COVID-19

Replication of a hyperimmune response in nonhuman primates could one day lead to treatments for people with severe cases of COVID-19.

Leslie Tate-Tulane • futurity
Jan. 22, 2021 ~5 min

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Drinking is up for people with depression during COVID

Both young people and older adults with anxiety or depression report drinking more during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rachel Harrison-NYU • futurity
Jan. 21, 2021 ~5 min

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COVID-19 vaccine: 1 dose for many or 2 doses for some?

Until the COVID-19 vaccine supply increases, "we are better off vaccinating twice as many people" with a first dose only, says Christopher Gill.

Michelle Samuels-Boston U. • futurity
Jan. 21, 2021 ~9 min

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COVID-19 safeguards are easier if you make more money

People who earn more money are more likely to wear a mask, social distance, and work from home. For people with lower incomes, that may not be feasible.

Jill Rosen-Johns Hopkins • futurity
Jan. 20, 2021 ~6 min

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45% of adults over 65 lack account for COVID vaccine sign-up

Patient portals offer an easy way to sign up for COVID-19 vaccines as they become available. But many older adults have yet to set up an account.

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan • futurity
Jan. 20, 2021 ~8 min

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Pandemic loneliness hits people under 30 harder

The loneliness that comes with the COVID-19 pandemic is particularly hard on people under 30 and those with previous mental health issues, research finds.

Amanda Nybroe Rohde-Copenhagen • futurity
Jan. 19, 2021 ~5 min

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