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How to Avoid Drug Side Effects

How likely are you to experience side effects? In the U.S., about 750 people 65 and older are hospitalized each day because of them, according to a 2019 report from the Lown Institute, a nonpartisan think tank. Other research has found that almost 80 percent of people 70 and older experience at least one drug side effect in a six-month period. More

Coronavirus UK: Could deaths be lower than feared?

New research shows that if Britain follows the same trajectory as China then 5,700 people, not 20,000, are expected to die – and the peak with be a week on Sunday. A new paper by Tom Pike, from Imperial College London, compares deaths for confirmed Covid-19 cases in China with eight other countries – all of which have implemented some form of social distancing measures. More

These Charts Help Explain Why The Coronavirus Has Been More Deadly In Certain Countries

Two leading theories of the differences seen so far have to do with the ages of people who are getting infected, and the fact that the US health care system — for all its failings and inefficiencies — has more critical care beds for the seriously ill. But there is no room for complacency: If the number of new cases builds up too quickly, even US intensive care units will be unable to cope. If there are not enough critical care beds to handle the demand, said Vikas Saini, president of the Lown Institute, a health care think tank in Brookline, Massachusetts, “the best critical care in the world is not going to move the needle.” More