Viewpoints: Long Covid Still A Battle; Why Aren’t More People Getting Their Covid Booster?
Opinion writers examine these covid related issues.
What Did We Learn From COVID?
I set out to discuss what COVID-era lessons we should—and shouldn’t—apply to other illnesses with the professor, epidemiologist, and physician Jay K. Varma, who formerly worked for the CDC. Our conversation ended up veering toward a much more fundamental question: Have we actually learned from COVID? And does that even matter? (Caroline Mimbs Nyce, 10/17)
Food Insecurity And The End Of The Public Health Emergency
Expansions to social safety net programs during Covid-19 have been essential for low-income Americans hit hard by the pandemic. But the stabilizing impact of these expansions will be at risk when the federal Covid-19 Public Health Emergency, which was initially declared on January 31, 2020, comes to an end, possibly by Jan. 11, 2023. (Allison Maria Lacko, Allison Bovell-Ammon and Richard Sheward, 10/18)
Why Are Some Global Health Efforts Failing?
The worldwide death toll officially attributed to COVID-19 stands at more than 6.5 million. And when researchers include deaths that are likely due to the pandemic as well, the toll stands much higher. (Harald Nusser, 10/17)