Why is the proportion of deaths from COVID-19 in nursing homes far less in Japan than in U.S.?

Head shot of Ichiro Kawachi

Ichiro Kawachi, MBChB, PhD, and his colleague Kazuhiro Abe, MD, PhD have written an op-ed in JAMA Health Forum that suggests that differences in standards of care and financing may be partially responsible for what appears to be differing infection rates between nursing homes in Japan and the U.S.

Why are more women than men dying of coronavirus in Massachusetts? Berkman, Krieger provide some possible reasons…

Boston Globe with Lisa Berkman and Nancy Krieger

Globally and nationally, the gender divide is clear; more men than women are dying of the coronavirus. The Boston Globe spoke with Harvard Pop Center Director Lisa Berkman, PhD, and faculty member Nancy Krieger, PhD, to uncover why Massachusetts is experiencing a different trend.