Is SARS-CoV-2 a seasonal virus?

In a recent study published on medRxiv* preprint server, Pfizer Inc scientists determined whether the rates of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in the United States (US) and Europe (EU) follow a seasonal pattern at the using a time series model. Study: Is COVID-19 seasonal? A time series modeling approach. Image Credit: CKA/Shutterstock Background Severe … Read more

The economic impact of COVID-19 on health systems, societies and people

In a recent study review published on medRxiv* preprint server, researchers assessed the economic and medical costs incurred due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. They also assessed the cost-effectiveness of COVID-19 surveillance, response measures and preparedness. Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infections have caused economic disruption, loss of life and social … Read more

Growing health care burden related to COVID-19

In a recent study published on medRxiv*preprint server, researchers assessed the health care burden of the long-running coronavirus disease (COVID) in Ontario, Canada. The post-acute period of COVID 2019 (COVID-19) has resulted in a substantial increase in the utilization of healthcare facilities. However, the magnitude of the increase is unknown. Study: Post-acute healthcare burden after … Read more

Breastfeeding associated with better maternal mental health outcomes

Scientists from the University of Massachusetts in the United States recently found that breastfeeding is associated with an overall improvement in maternal mental health. However, difficulties experienced while breastfeeding, or a mismatch between feeding expectations and reality, can negatively impact mothers’ mental health outcomes. The review was recently published in the Journal of Women’s Health. … Read more

The relationship between household type, COVID-19 and mental health

Study: Built environment’s impact on COVID-19 transmission and mental health revealed by COVID-19 Participant Experience data from the All of Us Research Program. Image Credit: BABAROGA / Shutterstock

In a recent study posted to the medRxiv* preprint server, researchers demonstrated the relationship between the built environment with a common element and coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) transmission and mental health conditions. Background The ongoing severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic has led to over six million deaths worldwide. SARS-CoV-2 transmission occurs via … Read more