September 7, 2021

Weekly review: How long does 'long Covid' last? Here's what a new study suggests.

Daily Briefing

    How long does 'long Covid' last, how consuming any alcohol may affect the heart, and more.

    How long does 'long Covid' last? Here's what a new study suggests. (Monday, August 30)

    Many patients previously hospitalized with Covid-19 have experienced lingering symptoms for months—and for nearly half of them, at least one symptom has persisted past the one-year mark, according to a new study in The Lancet.

    Calibration of risk and reward: General Atlantic’s Robb Vorhoff on growth investing in health care (Tuesday, August 31)

    In this edition of "Lessons from the C-suite" series, Robb Vorhoff, General Atlantic's Managing Director and Global Head of Healthcare, talks with Advisory Board President Eric Larsen about his overarching health care investment hypotheses, the origin stories around Oak Street Health and Alignment Healthcare, and the type of business he would start if given the chance.

    How consuming (any) alcohol may affect the heart, according to new research (Wednesday, September 1)

    Consuming any alcohol can exacerbate the risk of atrial fibrillation, a common type of cardiac arrhythmia, among people with a history of the condition, according to a new study in the Annals of Internal Medicine—and the findings may have implications for those with no history of the disorder.

    Has the delta variant hit its peak? Here's what experts think. (Thursday, September 2)

    The increase in new daily Covid-19 cases has hit its lowest point since June—leading some epidemiologists to speculate that, because Covid-19 surges tend to follow a "mysterious" two-month cycle, the United States' delta-driven surge may have peaked, David Leonhardt and Ashley Wu report for the New York Times.

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