A slightly mutated version of the delta coronavirus variant, which some observers have nicknamed "delta plus," is gaining prominence in the United Kingdom—but several infectious disease experts suggest it's unlikely to drive case surges as severe as those associated with the original delta variant.
Amazon Pharmacy launched in 2020 to predictions that it could transform the pharmaceutical industry. But after its first year, some experts say it's indistinguishable from other mail order pharmacies—though Amazon could be making moves to change that, Erin Brodwin reports for STAT+.
Cognitive dysfunction, or "brain fog," can last for many months and impair thinking in a variety of ways—even in patients who had relatively minor cases of Covid-19, according to a recent study published in JAMA Network Open.
Experts agree that Covid-19 will likely transition from a "pandemic" phase to an "endemic" phase—but they are less sure about when that shift will happen. Writing for Vox, Sigal Samuel outlines the many factors that determine endemicity, as well as what might happen as Covid-19 becomes endemic.
While some have criticized the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force's revised guidance for daily aspirin use as "flip-flopping," medical experts say reviewing and updating guidance are important parts of keeping up with new scientific research, Tara Parker-Pope writes for the New York Times.
The Florida Hospital Association announced the end of the state's summer Covid-19 surge, following a significant reduction in hospitalizations, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Florida, Georgia, and Illinois.
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