The U.S. may be “vastly underestimating” the spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant, former Food and Drug Administration leader Dr. Scott Gottlieb said. Cases and deaths in the U.S. are on the rise again, with the seven-day average of new infections increasing by 67% in the last week. (CNBC Weekly)

U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy is calling on Americans to fight health misinformation. “COVID has really brought into sharp focus the full extent of damage that health misinformation is doing,” Murthy told NPR. (NPR)

Most hospitals in the U.S. are not complying with a new federal rule requiring them to be transparent with their prices. A report found that, out of 500 hospitals surveyed, 471 failed to post their rates online. (The Washington Post)

Researchers are working on a 3D-printed graft to treat ruptured eardrums, with the goal of shortening tympanoplasty procedures. The PhonoGraft breaks down in the patient’s body after the eardrum is repaired. (STAT)
Regeneron will invest $1.8 billion in a new plan to expand its Tarrytown, New York manufacturing campus. That includes eight new buildings and a 900,000-square-foot utility plant. (Endpoints News)