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May 31, 2022

Weekly review: CDC issues monkeypox alert

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    How big the threat from monkeypox is, why health care worker burnout has reached "crisis levels," and more.

    How big is the threat from monkeypox? Here's what experts say. (Monday, May 23)

    While public health experts have voiced concern over the recent monkeypox outbreak, many say the public does not need to worry about the virus becoming an epidemic that mirrors the Covid-19 pandemic, Keren Landman writes for Vox.

    CDC issues monkeypox alert (Tuesday, May 24)

    As monkeypox cases continue to rise around the world, U.S. health officials have urged clinicians to stay vigilant for potential monkeypox cases—a call echoed by President Joe Biden last week.

    Health care worker burnout at 'crisis levels,' warns Surgeon General (Wednesday, May 25)

    Surgeon General Vivek Murthy last week released a new advisory about the growing crisis of health care worker burnout—offering several recommendations for organizations to better support and retain health care workers going forward.

    CDC now has guidance for those who experience Paxlovid 'viral rebound' (Thursday, May 26)

    CDC last week issued a warning saying that patients who complete a five-day course of Paxlovid and experience a return of Covid-19 symptoms should isolate for an additional five days, marking the first guidance the agency has issued on what patients should do if they test positive for Covid-19 days after testing negative.

    Why great managers both 'push' and 'pull' their teams (Friday, May 27)

    Writing for the Harvard Business Review, Joseph Folkman, president of leadership development consultancy Zenger/Folkman, explains how managers can leverage two opposing leadership behaviors to reach their end goals.

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