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The increase in new daily Covid-19 cases has hit its lowest point since June—leading some epidemiologists to speculate that, because Covid-19 surges tend to follow a "mysterious" two-month cycle, the United States' delta-driven surge may have peaked, David Leonhardt and Ashley Wu report for the New York Times.
Even though more than 80% of the workers at the University of California San Diego Health were fully vaccinated, the system saw a significant jump in Covid-19 cases among staff—prompting concerns about waning vaccine efficacy, according to a new research letter published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Initially diagnosed with a urinary-tract infection, a 75-year-old man sought emergency treatment for increasingly severe symptoms, including kidney failure—ultimately leading doctors to a far more unusual diagnosis, Lisa Sanders writes for the New York Times Magazine.
A judge approved Purdue Pharma's bankruptcy settlement terms, dissolving the company and requiring its owners to pay billions in compensation, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Connecticut, the District of Columbia, and Massachusetts.