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Will the COVID-19 Pandemic Transform Health Care?

Arundhati Roy observed: “Historically, pandemics have forced humans to break with the past and imagine their world anew.” I however, have set my expectation lower for COVID-19, hoping that this pandemic will provide the motivation to make the changes we always knew needed to happen, but lacked the political will and motivation to implement them. The United States’ failed response to the COVID-19 pandemic is multifaceted and started with a lack of infectious disease infrastructure and the fa

M. Konwar

M. Konwar in Coronavirus

World Heart Day 2020: Use Your Heart to fight COVID-19

People with heart disease and its risk factors are more vulnerable to severe forms of COVID-19, and up to 1 in 5 patients hospitalised by COVID-19 have evidence of heart muscle injury. In our blog for World Heart Day 2020 we look at a selection of studies registered at the ISRCTN registry that are investigating heart health and COVID-19. Heart complications from COVID-19 are a major cause of death, but the underlying mechanism for this is currently unclear. Severe bacterial infections can a

M. Konwar

M. Konwar in Coronavirus

Suicide in the Era of COVID-19

As part of Springer Nature’s commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we are endeavoring to help raise awareness of SDG 3.4.2 – reduce suicide mortality rate. In this blog, Stephen Platt examines the effects of COVID-19 on mental health, and its impact on suicide prevention. Plus, check out more content we recently made available in support of World Suicide Prevention Day. The potential impact of typical government responses to COVID-19 on population mental health has been re

M. Konwar

M. Konwar in Coronavirus

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