Tag Archives: COVID19

Bacterial predator could help reduce COVID-19 deaths

A type of virus that preys on bacteria could be harnessed to combat bacterial infections in patients whose immune systems have been weakened by the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes the COVID-19 disease, according to an expert at the University of Birmingham and the Cancer Registry of Norway. Called bacteriophages, these viruses are harmless to humans and… Read More »

New studies are estimating spending on COVID-19

In a new report published by the Brookings Institution, Matthew Fiedler, Ph.D. ’13 , a fellow in economic studies at the USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy, and Zirui Song, M.D. ’10, Ph.D. ’12, assistant professor of health care policy in the Blavatnik Institute at Harvard Medical School, estimate national health care spending for COVID-19 care and… Read More »

More Canadians wearing masks as fear of second wave of COVID-19 mounts: Poll

OTTAWA — Canadians are increasingly wearing protective face masks as they emerge from months of isolating at home to curb the spread of COVID-19, a new poll suggests. And it suggests that fear of a second wave of infections as bad as or worse than the first wave may behind their increased caution. Fifty-one per… Read More »