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  1. Antigenic evolution says:

    Public health officials are closely monitoring the mu variant of the coronavirus now circulating in Los Angeles County, though they say the delta variant remains the greatest cause for concern.
    Labeled as a “variant of interest” on Aug. 30 by the World Health Organization, the mu variant has been identified in 167 cases to date in L.A. County, the county Department of Public Health said in a news release Friday. https://ktla.com/news/public-health-officials-closely-monitor-mu-variant-of-covid-19/

  2. Cost of Living says:

    Larger bills may await covid-19 patients. Insurers have reinstated deductibles and co-pays, no longer waiving those costs for Americans with covid – which means they could face hospital stays costing thousands, or tens of thousands, of dollars. A survey by the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation found few states require 100 percent coverage of treatment. Costs of vaccines and testing continue to be waived, as required by the federal government. https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2021/09/18/covid-hospital-bills-insurance-deductible/
    However, if you’re fortunate enough to live in Vermont or New Mexico, state mandates require insurance companies to cover 100 percent of treatment. But most Americans with covid are now exposed to the uncertainty, confusion and expense of business-as-usual medical billing and insurance practices — joining those with cancer, diabetes and other serious, costly illnesses.
    Kaiser Family Foundation survey https://www.healthsystemtracker.org/brief/most-private-insurers-are-no-longer-waiving-cost-sharing-for-covid-19-treatment/

    p/s: In public health, a “breakthrough case” is when a fully vaccinated person later gets the disease they were vaccinated for. No vaccine provides 100 percent protection against infection, so breakthrough cases are not new, and not unique, to COVID-19.

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