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August 23, 2021

Weekly review: Indoor dining? Movie theaters? 28 experts on what is (and isn't) safe now.

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    Who Americans believe is underpaid or overpaid in health care, does the delta variant make breakthrough infections worse, and more.

    Is delta making breakthrough infections worse? Here's what the evidence says. (Monday, August 16)

    As Covid-19 cases continue to surge in the United States, scientists are learning more about the delta variant, as well as breakthrough infections, every day. But it can be hard to keep up with the latest findings, Apoorva Mandavilli writes for the New York Times. Here's what you need to know now.

    Who's underpaid (and overpaid) in health care, according to 1,000+ Americans (Tuesday, August 17)

    A new poll assessed how Americans feel about compensation for nurses, health care aids, physicians, and more. Here's who Americans think are underpaid, overpaid, or paid just right. Considering these results, Advisory Board expert Katherine Virkstis discusses how we can best support the nursing workforce.

    Indoor dining? Movie theaters? 28 experts on what is (and isn't) safe now. (Wednesday, August 18)

    Covid-19 cases are surging in many parts of the United States due to the delta variant, so what do experts believe is safe to do this summer? STAT News spoke to 28 infectious disease specialists to see what their plans are.

    How effective are Covid-19 vaccines now? 3 new CDC studies shed light. (Thursday, August 19)

    CDC on Wednesday released three new studies showing the effectiveness of Covid-19 vaccines has waned over time and amid the delta variant's spread. Here's what the studies revealed—including encouraging signs about the vaccines' continued effectiveness against hospitalizations and deaths.

    Charted: Nearly 5,000 nurses' beliefs on vaccines, mandates, and boosters (Friday, August 20)

    A survey of nearly 5,000 nurses in the United States conducted by the American Nurses Association and COVID Vaccine Facts for Nurses identified what percentage of nurses support vaccine mandates—and, among those who don't, what their primary concerns are.

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