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Top headlines:

  1. Over 75% of long COVID patients in the U.S. not hospitalized for initial illness, study finds
  2. Zoom CIO predicts hybrid work will last due to young employees’ emphasis on work-life balance
  3. Air Canada projects business travel rebound as early as September, executive says

In the past seven days, there were 337 deaths from COVID-19 nationally, down 31 per cent over the same period. At least 5,254 people are being treated in hospitals and 351 are in the ICU.

Canada’s inoculation rate is 15th among countries with a population of one million or more people.

Sources: Canada data is compiled from government websites, Johns Hopkins and COVID-19 Canada Open Data Working Group; international data is from Johns Hopkins University.

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Long COVID’s serious and ongoing impact on people’s health and the American health care system were illustrated in the results of a new study analyzing data from private insurance claims in the United States.

  • For 76 per cent of the patients, the initial coronavirus infection did not make them sick enough to require hospitalization, according to a study conducted by FAIR Health, a non-profit organization that focuses on health care costs and insurance issues. Yet months later, they were experiencing symptoms that were diagnosed as post-COVID conditions.
  • Long COVID, a complex constellation of lingering or newly emerging symptoms that can last for months or longer after the initial infection, has become one of the most daunting legacies of the pandemic.

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