August 9, 2021

Weekly review: How did the UK overcome its delta surge? Experts point to 3 key factors.

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    Experts predict how bad the "delta surge" will get, how Americans feel about vaccine mandates, and more.

    How did the UK overcome its delta surge? Experts point to 3 key factors. (Monday, August 2)

    The U.K. has recently reversed a surge in Covid-19 cases caused by the delta variant—and while experts don't fully understand why the British surge has faded, they point to three potential explanations that may have implications for the United States, David Wallace-Wells reports for New York Magazine's "Intelligencer."

    Just how bad will the 'delta surge' get? Here's what experts predict. (Tuesday, August 3)

    Although scientists are concerned about the increased transmissibility of the delta variant, as well as its potential to lead to more dangerous mutations, many are cautiously optimistic that it won't lead to a "doomsday" Covid-19 scenario. Here's what several top experts predict for the delta variant's future—including Anthony Fauci, Rochelle Walensky, and more.

    How Americans feel about vaccine mandates, charted (Wednesday, August 4)

    Almost two-thirds of Americans said they support federal, state, or local governments implementing a Covid-19 vaccine mandate, according to a survey from The COVID States Project. Explore our interactive charts to learn more.

    'There for the world when it needed us': A conversation with Jason Gorevic, CEO of Teladoc (Thursday, August 5)

    In this edition of "Lessons from the C-suite," Jason Gorevic, CEO of Teladoc Health, talks with Advisory Board President Eric Larsen about completing a mega-merger during a pandemic, barriers to entry versus barriers to success at scale, and how pulling an all-nighter jumpstarted his career in telehealth.

    When will the delta surge end? It depends on which expert you ask. (Friday, August 6)

    As the delta variant spreads through the United States and Covid-19 cases spike, health policy officials and public health experts—including Anthony Fauci, Scott Gottlieb, and more—are split on when they believe the surge will start to decline, with some predicting it could wind down this month and others hypothesizing it won't peak until October.

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