Tag Archives: pandemic

Demand for mental health and suicide prevention services soars during Covid-19 pandemic

Demand for mental health supports and suicide prevention services have soared across Ireland during the 13-month Covid-19 pandemic.  he revelation from Ireland’s first Professor of Public Mental Health, Prof Ella Arensman, has verified mounting anecdotal concerns that the pandemic is having a significant mental health impact through extended isolation, lack of social interaction, financial stress… Read More »

Hospital margins hit hard by pandemic, but CARES Act provided huge relief, Moody’s finds

Dive Brief: A new report from Moody’s Investors Service concluded that non-profit and public hospital margins have declined but liquidity has improved during the COVID-19 pandemic, primarily due to advanced Medicare payments under the relief provisions of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. However, overall cash flow slumped. The acuity of inpatients also… Read More »

Vaccines should end the pandemic, despite the variants, say experts

A Harvard immunologist said current vaccines appear to be effective enough to end the pandemic, despite growing concerns that more infectious COVID-19 variants would severely blunt the effectiveness of the preventative treatments and set the nation back in its fight against the disease. Galit Alter, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and the Ragon… Read More »

U.S. reports record 126,400 new coronavirus cases as medical experts warn worst days of pandemic are ‘still ahead of us’

The United States reported a record one-day spike of 126,400 new cases of the coronavirus as medical experts warn that the outbreak is worsening across the country and could lead to a devastating winter. The U.S. has now reported a new record one-day spike in cases everyday over the past three days, according to data… Read More »

Election Issue Spotlight: “Junk” Insurance Makes a Pandemic Even Worse

By ROSEMARIE DAY and NIKO LEHMAN-WHITE One of the most important responsibilities of the American government is to protect its citizens from harmful industry practices, from lead poisoning to dangerous pharmaceuticals to financial meltdowns. Its record is far from perfect, but government regulators usually act in good faith and in turn earn the trust of… Read More »

Pregnancy stress during the pandemic? 3 things expectant mums need to know

Pregnancy stress during the pandemic? Midwife Marie Louise offers her advice on how to stay calm in the lead up to labour, despite the current crisis Expectant mums have enough to feel anxious about, without Covid-19 getting them down too. Navigating and adapting to a rapidly changing situation while trying to maintain a relaxed and… Read More »