According to new data, South Africa's omicron wave may have already peaked—a development that occurred much sooner than expected. However, several health experts caution against using South Africa's experience to gauge how the United States will fare with its own omicron wave.
CDC's "Nowcast" estimates that omicron likely became the dominant variant in the United States late last week. But experts say that America's understanding of the variant's spread is limited and comes with considerable uncertainty, underscoring the shortcomings of the United States' Covid-19 surveillance.
Writing for the International Travel & Health Insurance Journal, Lauren Haigh talks to frontline experts about how the health care industry "significantly contributes to environmental damage"—a fact that, as Advisory Board's Miles Cottier and Alex Polyak write, "goes against the very principles that health care is grounded on."