More than 150 million Americans – 46% of the country – has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 36% of the country’s population is fully vaccinated. Despite very rare side effects, public health officials consider vaccines to be effective at preventing severe illness and be the ticket to something resembling pre-pandemic life.haryha
Many scientists believe that SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, will become “endemic.” It will seasonally circulate in a similar fashion to the other common respiratory viruses, such as those that cause the common cold or flu. If this bears out, there will not be a true end to the pandemic (with accompanying ticker tape parade down Broad Street), but a gradual transition, to an illness that we will have to live with.
Transplant programs and potential donors have faced hard questions about risk tolerance due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These are some of the questions that researchers from Drexel University’s College of Medicine and Dornsife School of Public Health posed to prior and prospective organ donors across the United States.
If you’re frequently trying to make sense of the number of local and national COVID-19 cases and deaths from the CDC’s tracker or other places, but are unsure what it all means, you’re not alone.
Three recent papers from researchers in Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health, discuss continued inequalities and growing challenges faced by many immigrants in the U.S. They also offer opportunities for a creative refocus of present efforts to help close these gaps.
As the world continues to grapple with the ongoing pandemic, Drexel University’s College of Medicine and Dornsife School of Public Health experts sorted out what the research community has learned thus far and what questions […]
Six and a half million Americans suffer with chronic wounds each year, with $25 billion spent annually to treat them. That number is expected to rise, as chronic wound risk increases with age. One in […]
Re-entering medicine isn’t easy, as such candidates face credentialing, regulatory guidelines, financial hurdles, and other obstacles. Perhaps the biggest obstacle is finding and acceptance into one of the few re-entry programs operating in the United States, such as Drexel College of Medicine’s Physician Refresher/Re-Entry program.
Researchers at Drexel University’s College of Medicine and Tower Health are among 10 leading medical institutions nationwide embarking on a study funded by the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to uncover insights that may help answer these questions and others about the immune responses to COVID-19.
A paper in Journal of the American Heart Association explores the geographic hotspots of racial disparities in cardiovascular health among blacks and whites across the United States.