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Meet the “People’s CDC,” an advocacy group that supports mask mandates. (New Yorker)
The real CDC announced a new rule requiring travelers from China to present a negative COVID-19 test or documentation of recovery before entering the U.S.
After almost half the people on two flights from China to Milan tested positive for COVID, Italy is testing all arrivals from China and will sequence samples for new variants. (Bloomberg)
Meanwhile, Chinese hospitals and funeral homes continue to be overwhelmed by the current coronavirus surge. (Reuters)
On Wednesday, a maternity hospital was among the targets shelled in Kherson, a city retaken by Ukraine but still attacked regularly by Russian forces. (The Guardian)
An attempted ransomware attack on Louisiana’s Lake Charles Memorial Health System was thwarted, but patient data were nevertheless compromised. (CNN)
With such cyberattacks on the rise, the Biden administration is reportedly planning to make hospital cybersecurity a priority in 2023, an anonymous official says. (Politico)
Mpox isolates from 12 patients indicate the circulating viruses are likely to remain sensitive to the available antiviral drugs. (New England Journal of Medicine)
More than 500 rural hospitals are at risk of closing around the country. (Becker’s Hospital Review)
A look at the U.S. states potentially expanding their paid family and medical leave laws in 2023. (Bloomberg Law)
Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) says he has been newly diagnosed with diffuse large B cell lymphoma. He survived colorectal cancer previously.
In France, a nationwide strike by general practitioners is sending patients to hospitals en masse. (RFI)
A study suggests that Africa’s COVID death toll is much higher than official records indicate. (Forbes)
Pope emeritus Benedict XVI is under medical care due to a sudden decline in his health. (New York Times)
Wilson Chin, BMedSci, BMBS, the doctor previously subject to death threats for running a COVID vaccination clinic in Australia, died suddenly. (Daily Mail)
How did Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa land back in concussion protocol for the second time this season, when medical and training staff did not spot concussion symptoms during his last game? (NBC Sports)
Legendary Brazilian soccer player Pelé has been hospitalized for nearly a month and now is receiving treatment for kidney and heart problems on top of cancer. (AP)
St. Francis Hospital in Colorado Springs briefly went under security lockdown because of an inaccurate report of an armed person. (The Gazette)