January 20, 2023

A New Report Outlines a Vision for National Wastewater Surveillance

(New York Times) – Wastewater surveillance provided valuable public health information during the Covid-19 pandemic and merits “further development and continued investment,” according to a new report released by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine on Thursday. Although … Read More

January 17, 2023

In China, Doctors Say They Are Discouraged from Citing COVID on Death Certificates

(Reuters) – During a busy shift at the height of Beijing’s COVID wave, a physician at a private hospital saw a printed notice in the emergency department: doctors should “try not to” write COVID-induced respiratory failure on death certificates. Instead, … Read More