Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb has argued the surge of cases associated with the delta variant likely will be the last major Covid-19 surge in the United States—but other experts emphasize that the coronavirus has defied expectations before.
Although some people may think looking at memes is a "frivolous endeavor," a new study published in Psychology of Popular Media suggests that doing so may actually increase positive emotions and improve people's ability to cope with the pandemic.
The delta coronavirus variant was not associated with an increased risk of severe Covid-19, according to a relatively small study published by CDC in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. But some experts are questioning the study's findings, which appear to contradict other research.
Coordinated protests from Covid-19 skeptics have pushed many public health professionals out of their jobs, Kirk Siegler reports for NPR—and these skeptics may soon begin targeting these vacated positions for themselves.