April 12, 2021

Weekly review: How likely are you to catch Covid-19 from a surface? Here's what CDC now says

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    The best medical schools, according to U.S. News; whether the United States is in a fourth wave of Covid-19; and more.

    Is America in a fourth wave of Covid-19? Here are the best arguments for 'yes' and 'no.' (Monday, April 5)

    Coronavirus cases are rising yet again across the United States, but leading health experts are sharply divided over what to expect next. Here's why some experts argue America is "just at the beginning of this surge"—while others say they don't expect a "true fourth wave."

    The best medical schools, according to US News (Tuesday, April 6)

    U.S. News & World Report last week released its annual Best Medical Schools rankings, which include separate lists recognizing leading schools for research, primary care, and each of eight specialties.

    How likely are you to catch Covid-19 from a surface? Here's what CDC now says. (Wednesday, April 7)

    CDC has updated its guidance on the risk of contracting Covid-19 from contaminated surfaces or objects in non-hospital indoor settings, such as homes and schools—and some experts say the new guidance may strike a blow against so-called "hygiene theater."

    Covid-19 hospitalizations are climbing again—and more patients are in their 30s and 40s (Thursday, April 8)

    Even as Covid-19 cases spiked nationwide in recent weeks, hospitalizations and deaths continued to decline. But now hospitalizations are rising, and CDC Director Rochelle Walensky warned that "more and more younger adults—those in their 30s and 40s—[are being] admitted with severe disease."

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