Disparities in Hispanic and black death rates much worse than previously reported
CT Mirror: After reporting for weeks that Connecticut Hispanics are only half as likely to die from COVID-19 as non-Hispanic whites, state officials now say that Hispanics here are substantially more likely to die from the disease.
Strong Public Health Response in China Slowed Coronavirus Transmission, YSPH Study Finds
Swift isolation and quarantine policies as well as city lockdowns imposed by the Chinese government in late January 2020 significantly decreased the transmission rate of COVID-19, new research led by the Yale School of Public Health finds.
Brazil Government Aide Says COVID-19's Toll on Elderly Will Reduce Pension Deficit As Country's Outbreak Escalates
Prompt action taken by Brazil's health officials at the start of the coronavirus was reportedly overturned at the intervention of President Jair Bolsanaro's chief-of-staff's office, which is facing growing criticism over the response to the disease.
Local health officials say Connecticut coronavirus contact tracing plan —touted by Gov. Lamont as a key piece of the reopening process —is hobbled by inadequate staffing and training
The state met Gov. Ned Lamont’s ambitious deadline for launching a contact tracing program designed to prevent recurring coronavirus outbreaks, but health directors on the front lines of the pandemic said it could be weeks before the program is effective because of delays associated with software, training and recruitment of volunteer workers.
Daily Coronavirus Update: Hospitalizations down again after uptick Monday; 27 more deaths reported
Hospitalizations dropped again Tuesday after a slight uptick Monday, while Connecticut officials announced 27 additional coronavirus-related deaths and 430 new cases following the first weekend since a limited reopening of the state’s economy.
Bullying is common factor in LGBTQ youth suicides, Yale study finds
Researchers at the Yale School of Public Health have found that death records of LGBTQ youth who died by suicide were substantially more likely to mention bullying as a factor than their non-LGBTQ peers. The researchers reviewed nearly 10,000 death records of youth ages 10 to 19 who died by suicide in the United States from 2003 to 2017.
How China managed to test almost 1.5m people for coronavirus in a single day
Chinese health authorities in the city of Wuhan claimed last week to have tested an incredible 1.47 million people for COVID-19 on Friday alone. Some 1 million tests had been completed the previous day, authorities said, as part of a drive to test all 11 million of the city's residents.
Special Report: Bolsonaro brought in his generals to fight coronavirus. Brazil is losing the battle
In mid-March, Brazil took what seemed to be a forceful early strike against the coronavirus pandemic.The Health Ministry mandated that cruises be canceled. It advised local authorities to scrap large-scale events.