September 11, 2023
Public Health/Prevention | Tea Leaves
  • New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that adolescent COVID-related emergency room visits have nearly doubled over the past week, reaching levels not seen in a year. The increase comes as schools and businesses are now weighing a return to masks and other precautions to curb the virus amid a weeks-long rise in new COVID-19 hospitalizations nationwide that is projected to continue. Officials are also now tracking a new, highly mutated COVID-19 variant called BA.2.86 that experts think might fuel further spread. (Article here)