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The discovery of effective drugs and experience treating COVID-19 gives patients a much better chance at recovery today than early on in the pandemic. AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, pool

Death rates have fallen by 18% for hospitalized COVID–19 patients as treatments improve

Death rates for hospitalized COVID-19 patients fell from 25.6% in March to 7.6% in August, according to a new study on three hospitals in New York. A study in the UK found similar results.
A visitor sanitises hands before entering a state hospital at Yaba, Lagos. Hospitals like this are likely to suffer power cuts as lock down force Nigerians to stay at home and consume more power. Photo by Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP via Getty Images

COVID-19: Nigeria should prioritise power supply to health care facilities

Effective public health response to a pandemic, depends on the availability of a stable power supply system.
A healing garden at Mayo Clinic in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Mayo Clinic Health System

How to build a better, safer, more welcoming hospital

Hospitals have been designed throughout the years to be functional. But for patients, that often means cold and scary. Two experts share findings that more pleasing environments could be good for patients.

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