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By Jeff Levin-Scherz, MD | July 20, 2021

A weekly update by Dr. Jeff Levin-Scherz covering the latest developments related to COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S.

Dr. Jeff Levin-Scherz provides his thoughts on key changes relating to the current COVID-19 crisis in the U.S. Stay up-to-date with the latest COVID-19 developments by checking this page regularly.


Table of Contents


  1. U.S. cases of COVID-19 rising despite success of vaccines

    July 20, 2021

    From issues relating to a mental health crisis to vaccine mandates, employers are faced with new concerns in the wake of COVID-19.


  2. Research estimates COVID-19 vaccine may have saved more than a quarter million lives in U.S. alone

    July 12, 2021

    Underlying what appears to be a flat trend in the U.S. are worrisome signs. How can employers encourage vaccination and help employees feel safe?


  3. Should we worry about Delta variant, life expectancy drops and vaccine for adolescents?

    June 29, 2021

    We should not say, “The Delta variant represents a huge danger.” We should say, “A large number of unvaccinated individuals represents a huge danger.”


  4. OSHA issues COVID-19 guidelines for employers’ reopening, more contagious variant to become dominant

    June 22, 2021

    Although U.S. COVID-19 numbers are headed in the right direction, the more contagious and deadly Delta variant concerns health authorities.

    View all the blogs in this series


Author

Population Health Leader, Health and Benefits, North America

Jeff is a practicing physician and has led Willis Towers Watson’s clinical response to COVID-19. He has served in leadership roles in provider organizations and a health plan, and is an Assistant Professor at Harvard Chan School of Public Health.


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