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Meta-analysis finds that 51% of patients with milder cases, 67% of hospitalized patients, and 74% of ICU patients had long COVID.
Cases are up in all world regions, especially the Americas and Southeast Asia, leading to the pandemic's highest daily totals.
Researchers detail a 9,000% increase in mask litter over 14 months in 11 countries, with hospitals using an extra 89 million masks a month.
In another development, the WHO announced the next phase of a treatment trial, which will test three repurposed drugs across 52 countries.
Cases are surging in central and eastern Europe, as well as in the west, where new illness numbers are already high.
In US developments, cases are rising in 36 states, including a large swath of the Midwest and Northeast.
Also today, 79 more Diamond Princess infections were reported—raising cruise ship totals to 621— and the WHO details stepped-up response measures regarding the Westerdam ship in Cambodia.
The strategy is geared toward using newer data tools and focusing on higher-risk foods.
Flu vaccination during pregnancy may cut a woman's chance of hospitalization by 40%.
More states are reporting their first cases and even deaths, but at the national level, flu levels remained low last week.
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