Strong Link Found Between Abnormal Liver Tests and Poor COVID-19 Outcomes
Researchers at the Yale Liver Center found that patients with COVID-19 presented with abnormal liver tests at much higher rates than suggested by earlier studies. They also discovered that higher levels of liver enzymes — proteins released when the liver is damaged — were associated with poorer outcomes for these patients, including ICU admission, mechanical ventilation, and death.Source: YaleNews
Will COVID-19 Worsen Inequality in the United States?
The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare profound inequalities of class, ethnicity, and race. Exposure to the virus and the health protections that families enjoy are both deeply bound up with where they are on the economic ladder.Source: Yale School of Management
Emergency department visits plunged as COVID-19 cases climbed, Yale study finds
A new study from researchers at Yale and the Mayo Clinic found that emergency department (ED) visits dropped significantly in March as the public responded to messages about staying home as a result of the pandemic.Source: YaleNews
Vlahov Partners with NYU for COVID-19 Research on Transit Workers
David Vlahov, PhD, RN, FAAN is contributing his expertise as a nurse, an epidemiologist, and infectious disease authority to a team with the NYU School of Global Public Health to study the impact of COVID-19 on New York City’s transit workers.Source: Yale School of Nursing website