The ESG Initiative at the Wharton School


Needed: A COVID course correction

(Outlet: The Boston Globe)

President Biden’s rebound case of COVID-19 has highlighted the continued public health threat posed by the rapidly spreading BA.5 variant. COVID infections are becoming more common, with cases spiking in most states just when population immunity is dropping. Many infected people are being laid low for several days by serious flu-like symptoms. Hospitals are filling up again with COVID admissions, rising over 41,000 on any given day. Consequently, public health experts are issuing warnings that BA.5 portends the continued evoluto ion of more serious variants and the need for caution and behavior changes.