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Opinion: COVID-19 Expanded Reporting Systems Should Continue

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1. Boodman B. Covid-19 experts say they warned White House about chance of an Omicron-level event within the next two years. CNN. May 5, 2023.  
2. Callaway E. COVID’s future: mini-waves rather than seasonal surges. Three years after the start of the pandemic, SARS-CoV-2 shows no signs of settling into a seasonal pattern of spread, like influenza has. Nature:
3. Xi Y, Xu PF. Diabetes and gut microbiota. World J Diabetes. 2021 Oct 15;12(10):1693-1703. doi: 10.4239/wjd.v12.i10.1693. PMID: 34754371; PMCID: PMC8554376.    .
4. Tsai F, Coyle WJ. The microbiome and obesity: is obesity linked to our gut flora? Curr Gastroenterol Rep. 2009 Aug;11(4):307-13. doi: 10.1007/s11894-009-0045-z. PMID: 19615307.   
5. Cullin N, Azevedo Antunes C, Straussman R, Stein-Thoeringer CK, Elinav E. Microbiome and cancer. Cancer Cell. 2021 Oct 11;39(10):1317-1341. doi: 10.1016/j.ccell.2021.08.006. Epub 2021 Sep 9. PMID: 34506740.
6. Zhang, F., Lau, R.I., Liu, Q. et al. Gut microbiota in COVID-19: key microbial changes, potential mechanisms and clinical applications. Nat Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol 20, 323–337 (2023).
7. Chen Y, Gu S, Chen Y, et al. Six-month follow-up of gut microbiota richness in patients with COVID-19Gut 2022;71:222-225.
8. Kavanagh, K.T., Cormier, L.E. Success and failures in MRSA infection control during the COVID-19 pandemic. Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 11, 118 (2022).
9. COVID-19 Guidance for Hospital Reporting and FAQs For Hospitals, Hospital Laboratory, and Acute Care Facility Data Reporting. Updated January 12, 2021.
10. COVID-19 Guidance for Hospital Reporting and FAQs For Hospitals, Hospital Laboratory, and Acute Care Facility Data Reporting. Updated: December 15, 2022.
11. CDC to Streamline Hospital COVID-19 Data Reporting Requirements. American Hospital Association. April 27, 2023.
12. Kavanagh K. Industry Voices—Amid a return to normalcy, COVID remains a threat. Fierce Healthcare. Mar. 27, 2023.
13. Rakshit S, McGough M, et al., How does U.S. life expectancy compare to other countries? Peterson-KFF. Dec. 6, 2022.,%201980-2021
14. Goodman B. FIRST ON CNN: CDC set to stop tracking community levels for Covid-19. CNN.   

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