The omicron surge threatens to be one of the pandemic's most difficult moments for capacity, as a massive surge in patients—combined with widespread staff shortages—overwhelms many health systems. We've curated our most important resources that can help you right now.
On Monday, the United States reported 1,082,549 new Covid-19 cases—more than double the daily case count officially reported in any other country at any point in the pandemic. Here's how hospitals in omicron hot spots, including New York, Maryland, and Ohio, are dealing with surging hospitalizations.
A recent preprint study found that rapid Covid-19 tests often returned false negatives in the early days of an infection—including in four cases where individuals actually transmitted the virus while testing negative. But as one virologist emphasized, "The message is not that we should stop using [rapid] tests."
Advisory Board's Olivia Koscso contracted a mild case of Covid-19 in early December—and although she suspects she was an early victim of the omicron variant, she'll never know for sure. Here's why so few infected people ever learn what variant they have, and why that uncertainty can have big consequences for treating Covid-19.
From the stands of a hockey game, a fan was able to spot a potentially cancerous mole on the back of a staff member's neck. Concerned, she wrote him a note encouraging him to get it looked at by a doctor—an action that ultimately saved the man's life.
Covid-19 has disrupted most people's workout routines over the past two years, leading many people to feel like they've "forgotten how to be fit"—but new research suggests that our muscles have a lasting "memory" that helps us bounce back, even after long periods of inactivity, Gretchen Reynolds writes for the New York Times.
A testing site in Los Angeles has reported its first known case of "flurona," or a patient co-infected with both the coronavirus and influenza, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, Texas, the District of Columbia, and Tennessee.
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