Health Policy

Imagination and remembrance: what role should historical epidemiology play in a world bewitched by mathematical modelling of COVID‑19 and other epidemics?

April, 2021

Abstract

Although every emerging infectious disease occurs in a unique context, the behaviour of previous pandemics ofers an insight into the medium- and long-term outcomes of the current threat. Where an informative historical analogue exists, epidemiologists and policymakers should consider how the insights of the past can inform current forecasts and responses.

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Physical inactivity is associated with a higher risk for severe COVID-19 outcomes: a study in 48 440 adult patients

March 30, 2021

Abstract

Objectives To compare hospitalisation rates, intensive care unit (ICU) admissions and mortality for patients with COVID-19 who were consistently inactive, doing some activity or consistently meeting physical activity guidelines.

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