Though many experts are relieved to see public health measures working against flu spread, they said the numbers speak volumes about the transmissibility of COVID-19.
The discovery of more contagious variants of SARS-CoV-2 in the US sparks a push for a long-overdue national genomic surveillance network.
“We need to acknowledge that it’s not working,” Dr. Scott Gottlieb, former commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration said Sunday of the vaccination plan. “We need to hit the reset and adopt a new strategy in trying to get that out to patients.”
The United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, India and Australia are among the many nations where this year’s New Year festivities will be a muted affair.
Scientists have learned a lot this year about the coronavirus and how it’s transmitted, and it turns out all that scrubbing and disinfecting might not be necessary.
Long Covid “is a phenomenon that is really quite real and quite extensive,” Anthony Fauci said earlier this month.