• Opinion: Signals from monkeypox: Create an external advisory group to start preparing for the next pandemic

    8 days ago - By STAT

    As the U.S. reels from a more than 1 million reported deaths due directly to the Covid-19 pandemic, another infectious disease - monkeypox - is beginning to percolate. Cases of monkeypox, which scientists have been warning about for years, continue to rise worldwide.
    Covid-19 followed by monkeypox offers an opportunity to reflect on what can be done to reduce the impact of this and future pandemics.
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  • 1 in 5 U.S. Adults Who Got COVID-19 Now Have Long COVID, Data Find

    8 days ago - By Time

    About 7.5% of U.S. adults-roughly 20 million people-are currently living with Long COVID symptoms, according to new federal data from the National Center for Health Statistics .
    That finding, drawn from the Household Pulse Survey run in partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau, is based on self-reported data from about 62,000 U.S. adults surveyed in June. More than 40% of respondents said they'd previously had COVID-19. And about one in five of those individuals said they still had Long COVID symptoms, defined as new health issues-like fatigue, cognitive issues, difficulty breathing, chest...
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