The Covid-19 national and public health emergencies are ending May 11, which means temporary guidance for industry that allowed 503As and 503Bs to prepare 13 COVID drugs for hospitals during the PHE will expire as well. read more →
In what, honestly, isn’t all that surprising, Covid-19 cases are surging across the country just a couple of weeks after states began reopening.
Per Reuters: “Alabama reported a record number of new cases for the fourth day in a row on Sunday. Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, North Carolina, Oklahoma and South Carolina all had record numbers of new cases in the past three days, according to a Reuters tally.” (https://fllw.me/3fq2aUD)
What *is* surprising: “Per capita, Arizona’s infection rate is now more than three times higher than New York state.” (https://fllw.me/2YEhJkL)
And this probably counts as irony: Total cases in the US are going *down* … because cases in the New York area are going down. (https://fllw.me/3fs1nCQ)
Patients afraid to shake? They’re not alone. Read a survey (full of charts!) of 511 infectious disease specialists to see when they “Expect to Fly, Hug and Do 18 Other Everyday Activities Again”: https://nyti.ms/2AfC7R7 (Spoiler: The handshake is dead.)