EYECARE: Coronavirus BRIEFING: Crisis Response Tactics 5 Questions for COVID Experts: How Concerned Should We Be? By Staff Thursday, August 31, 2023 7:59 AM COVID-19 hospitalizations have been on the rise for weeks as summer nears its end, but how concerned should you be? SARS-CoV-2, the virus behind COVID, continues to evolve and surprise us. So COVID transmission, hospitalization, and death rates can be difficult to predict. WebMD turned to the experts for their take on the current circulating virus, asking them to predict if we’ll be masking up again anytime soon, and what this fall and winter might look like, especially now that testing and vaccinations are no longer free of charge.Head over to WebMD to read the full story.