Month: April 2021

COVID-19: Mental Health and Substance Use

The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic recession have negatively affected many people’s mental health and created new barriers for people already suffering from mental illness and substance use disorders. During the pandemic, about 4 in 10 adults in the U.S. have reported symptoms of anxiety or depressive disorder, a share that has been largely consistent, up …

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COVID-19 hospitalizations tumble among U.S. seniors

COVID-19 hospitalizations among older Americans have plunged 80% since the start of the year. The drop-off in severe cases among people age 65 and older is so dramatic that the hospitalization rate among this highly vaccinated group is now down to around the level of the next-youngest category, Americans ages 50 to 64. That slide …

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