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New ‘Mu’ Covid Variant Now Found In 49 US States

Since being discovered in Colombia in January, the mu variant of COVID-19 has spread to nearly four dozen countries and has made its presence known in Hawaii and Alaska. It has so far been found in 49 states with Nebraska being the only state to not have a mu variant case detected.

The Vaccine Is Not The Enemy. Covid Is.

I’m confused and disillusioned. When we were in the throes of the COVID pandemic at the beginning of this year, the talk revolved around when life-saving vaccines would become available for the general public.

Painless, Silent Organ Damage Seen In Covid ‘Long Hauler’ Study

Covid survivors are at increased risk for acute kidney injury. Pandemic may stoke demand for dialysis and organ transplants.

How Medical Training Teaches Doctors To Be Financially Unhealthy

I recently unearthed all my pay stubs from residency, including the first one — all $89.14 of it. When I received that check, I had just moved across the country after a grueling internship in Philadelphia, which left me physically and emotionally exhausted.

Ivermectin Prescriptions Soar Despite Federal Warnings

Prescriptions for the anti-parasite drug ivermectin have soared to more than 88,000 per week as of mid-August, up from the pre-pandemic average of 3,600 per week, according to CDC data.

Florida Hospital Removes Physician Who Charged $50 For Mask Opt-Out Letters

Capital Regional Medical Center in Tallahassee, Fla., removed an emergency room physician who was selling parents mask opt-out letters for their school children.

'Prebunking’ Health Misinformation Tropes Can Stop Their Spread

Preemptively familiarizing people with centuries-old anti-vaccine narratives may be more effective than retroactive fact-checking. The scene comes into focus: A car is driving down a winding mountain road at night.

Swell Of Covid-19 Cases Likely To Pressure Hospital Margins

COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to rise as coronavirus cases surge across the U.S. This once again puts pressure on hospital operations and will likely put downward pressure on nonprofit hospital margins. In some areas, hospitalizations are higher than they were during previous surges.