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By Jeff Levin-Scherz, MD | October 12, 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. Will we now see a sustained decline in COVID-19 or is this just another down cycle?

    October 11, 2021

    New cases, hospitalizations and deaths related to COVID-19 have fallen, but the U.S. might remain at a high plateau.

  2. 7 business risk associated with unvaccinated employees

    October 6, 2021

    As COVID-19 rates begin to decline and mandates increase, employers recognize that unvaccinated workers represent a business risk.

  3. Pfizer booster approved for those age 65+ and at high risk, including health care workers

    September 28, 2021

    As the CDC specified eligibility for the Pfizer booster, COVID-19 cases declined slightly overall, but pediatric cases are on the rise.

  4. Debate over vaccine mandates continue as employers await OSHA rule

    September 22, 2021

    As U.S. vaccination rates lag those of other developed countries, about one in five employers already have a vaccine mandate in place.

    View all the blogs in this series


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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