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August 22, 2022

Weekly review: Are your workers 'quiet quitting'?

Daily Briefing

    The best and worst states to have a baby in 2022, why the polio outbreak may be worse than known, and more.

    'Hundreds' of undetected polio cases? Why the outbreak may be worse than known. (Monday, August 15)

    After the first U.S. case of polio in nearly a decade was confirmed last month, the virus is now circulating in New York City wastewater, suggesting there may be "hundreds" of undetected cases. Here's what health officials are saying.

    Are your workers 'quiet quitting'? (Tuesday, August 16)

    Many young workers are "quiet quitting," meaning they don't leave their jobs, but instead reject the idea of "going above and beyond" in the workplace so they can focus on life beyond the office. Writing for the Wall Street Journal, Lindsay Ellis and Angela Yang explain why some younger workers aren't going the extra mile.

    The best (and worst) states to have a baby in 2022, according to WalletHub (Wednesday, August 17)

    WalletHub last week released its 2022 list of the "Best & Worst States to Have a Baby," ranking Massachusetts as No. 1. See the full rankings on our interactive map.

    'Paxlovid mouth': What it is—and how to treat it (Thursday, August 18)

    Some individuals have reported a bad taste that has been described "as sun-baked trash-bag liquid, a mouthful of dirty pennies and rotten soymilk" after taking Pfizer's Covid-19 antiviral drug Paxlovid. Writing for the Wall Street Journal, Alex Janin explains why "Paxlovid mouth" occurs and suggests ways to address the unpleasant side effect.

    How Rochelle Walensky plans to 'reset' CDC (Friday, August 19)

    After acknowledging that CDC's Covid-19 response "did not reliably meet expectations," CDC Director Rochelle Walensky on Wednesday called for an "ambitious" overhaul of the agency.

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