COVID’s Catastrophic Impact on Human Health Ignites Historic Era of Illness, Chronic Disease and Premature Death

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ —¬†A groundbreaking white paper released today by Revel, a Minneapolis-based next gen technology company, maintains that the COVID-19 pandemic has dealt catastrophic effects on human health far beyond the disease itself and should be tracked independently. The author, Sara Ratner, Revel senior vice president of government programs and strategic initiatives, writes that “educational gaps, mental health issues, layoffs, loss of health care coverage and delayed health care utilization will have a sustained and perpetual impact on preventing and managing diseases ultimately contributing to an increase in chronic conditions, magnifying comorbidities, a spiked death rate and persistent healthcare cost increases and spending.”

Ratner leads an initiative within Revel Health that is tracking the full health impact and magnitude of the pandemic. The initiative is referred to as COVID-19 Determinants of Health (CDoH). “Revel recently launched our CDoH tracking effort because COVID-19 has

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New OH Center Looks at COVID’s Effect on First Responders Thanks to $10M Grant

Allen, TX, firefighter and paramedic Tony Cooper (left) and Division Chief Daniel Williams administer a COVID-19 test in May 22.

Allen, TX, firefighter and paramedic Tony Cooper (left) and Division Chief Daniel Williams administer a COVID-19 test in May 22.

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Ohio State has been awarded a $10 million grant to look at the long-term impact of COVID-19 on first responders, health care workers and the general public.

The five-year grant is from the National Cancer Institute in the National Institutes of Health and will fund the Center for Serological Testing to Improve Outcomes from Pandemic COVID-19 (STOP-COVID) at Ohio State, according to a university news release.

The center will be integrated with the broader national Serological Sciences Network (SeroNet), which is working to better understand the immune response to COVID-19. Serological testing measures a person’s immune response to an infection in the form of antibodies in the blood.

Congressional legislation included an emergency appropriation of $306 million

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