• ‘A global wake-up call': In shadow of COVID-19, TB deaths rise for first time in 15 years

    1 day ago - By Healio

    Disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have reversed years of global progress in the fight against tuberculosis, leading to an increase in deaths from TB for the first time in over a decade, according to WHO's 2021 Global TB report.
    Deaths from TB returned to 2017 levels, with more than 1.5 million people dying of the disease last year - an increase from the more than 1.4 million who died from TB in 2019. It was the first time since 2005 that there was a year-on-year increase in TB deaths, according to the report.
    “This report confirms our fears that the disruption of
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  • Number of VHA in-person doctor visits for veterans fell by 50% during the COVID-19 pandemic

    Number of VHA in-person doctor visits for veterans fell by 50% during the COVID-19 pandemic

    1 day ago - By Daily Mail

    Researchers from the VA and Stanford University found that use of in-person medical care slashed in half during Covid pandemic, but virtual care's usage increased by over 300 percent.
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