Since the outbreak in 2020 of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, our nation has settled into a “new normal”. Although the coronavirus has continued to spread, including through various variants, the world is in a much better place than it was during the early stages of the pandemic when the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced an unprecedented public health emergency of worldwide concern, the highest level of alarm under international law. However, challenges remain.
Current infection rates may be lower overall, but the U.S. now faces new challenges, including how to recognize and treat those previously infected but now suffer from mysterious ailments classified as “long COVID”. The pandemic has been severely disruptive to our healthcare system and our economy, and historically underserved communities still face higher infection rates, access to testing, and adequate medical treatment.
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