Whatever else can be said about China’s closed-loop system, designed to keep tens of thousands of athletes, officials, journalists and volunteers preserved in a COVID-free bubble, there is this: It’s worked. It’s joyless, it’s agonizing, it’s numbing … but it’s worked.
Now, hang on. Before you start singing the “Star-Spangled Banner” as you pound out a furious patriotic comment, allow me to add some context. I’m in Beijing — I’ve been here since before Tom Brady retired, but it feels like I’ve been here since Brady was at Michigan — and I’ve spent the entire time living in the most thorough, rigid, regulated COVID containment system in the world.
Source: Yahoo News
Antibiotic Prescriptions Associated With COVID-19 Outpatient Visits Among Medicare Beneficiaries, April 2020 to April 2021
Outpatient Visits for COVID-19 and Associated Antibiotic Prescriptions Among Medicare Beneficiaries Aged 65 Years or Older, by Setting, US, April 2020 to April 2021. The volume of COVID-19 visits differed by setting: emergency department, 525 608 (45.8% of all visits); office, 295 983 (25.3%); telehealth, 260 261 (22.3%); and urgent care, 77 268 (6.6%).
Source: Journal of American Medical Association Network