Bill Gates: We Must Fight Pandemics the Way We Fight Fires 
Bill Gates - The New York Times
The world must take action now to make sure COVID-19 becomes the last pandemic, and one of the biggest moves we can make is to support the world's health experts and invest in the Global Health Emergency Corps so it can live up to its full potential. Read more...

Jalisco Reports Significant Drop in Covid-19 Infections 
Michael Brown - Vallarta Today
In the eighth week of 2023, a decrease in COVID-19 infections in Jalisco is reported. When comparing this period with the first week of this year, the decrease in cases is 67.5 percent; and although the pandemic continues to be active, the downward trend has been maintained, coinciding with the end of winter and better weather conditions. Read more...

Will Covid Boosters Prevent Another Wave? Scientists Aren't So Sure. 
Apoorva Mandavilli - The New York Times
The shots may help the vulnerable dodge serious illness or death. But some experts believe boosters must be improved and are calling for a new strategy. Read more...

COVID Cases in Mexico Continue to Increase 
Vallarta Daily News
According to the Ministry of Health, as of November 22, Mexico reports 7,125,098 positive cases and 330,495 deaths due to the virus since the beginning of the pandemic. Read more...

For Those Still Trying to Duck COVID, the Isolation Is Worse Than Ever 
Ellen McCarthy - The Washington Post
While there's no reliable tally of the people who are "Still COVIDing," some members of the masked minority have reorganized their lives indefinitely. Read more...

The Masks We'll Wear in the Next Pandemic 
Jacob Stern - The Atlantic
To guard against future pandemics, what we should focus on, some experts say, is attacking viruses where they're most vulnerable. Specifically, they argue, we should be focusing on the air we breathe. Read more...

Another Covid Wave Could be Coming. Here's How to Make Your Holiday Plans. 
Dani Blum - The New York Times
As our third pandemic winter approaches, some doctors are fearing a seasonal surge in COVID. But you can mitigate risk without missing out. Read more...

After the Pandemic, Heavy Burdens for a COVID Generation 
Washington Post
Ask anyone who has experienced the lingering maladies of the pandemic, and they'll tell you long COVID is no figment of the imagination. Tiredness, breathlessness, body aches and "brain fog" hang around for millions of people. Read more...

COVID Cases Are Rising Again - Do We Need to Worry? 
Tom Clarke - Sky News
Another wave is on the way as the temperature drops and new variants emerge, as we approach the first winter without restrictions since 2019, how well are we set to cope? Read more...

Nearly Half of COVID Patients Haven't Fully Recovered Months Later, Study Finds 
Benjamin Mueller - The New York Times
A study of tens of thousands of people in Scotland found that one in 20 people who had been sick with Covid reported not recovering at all, and another four in 10 said they had not fully recovered from their infections many months later. Read more...

Puerto Vallarta Airport Says Goodbye to Mandatory Facemask Usage 
Vallarta Daily News
The Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico confirms that the use of face masks at its air terminals in Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta will be optional, not mandatory, as established by the Federal Civil Aviation Agency. Read more...

Five Things About COVID We Still Don't Understand at Our Peril 
Mark Johnson - Washington Post
Unlocking these secrets might arm us with strategies to protect ourselves and stop the next pandemic. Read more...

How Many Times Will You Get COVID? 
Dhruv Khullar - The New Yorker
The original Omicron variant had at least thirty-two mutations on its spike protein and its subvariants have many more. COVID is mutating even faster than the world's dominant flu strain. Read more...

Mexico Eliminates Mandatory Use of Face Masks in Closed Spaces From Its Recent Guidelines 
The Government of Mexico presented a document this week that suggests the "non-mandatory" use of face masks in closed spaces in Mexico. Read more...

10 Tips for Co-existing With COVID (And Living a Normal-Ish Life) 
Tara Parker-Pope - Washington Post
Getting on with life doesn't have to mean throwing caution to the wind. COVID is still here, and case counts are on the rise in some communities. We all have to learn to live with COVID. Read more...

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