Innovations Our health system is like a ‘worn pair of shorts’. This latest COVID wave will stretch it even thinner By November 17, 202213 views ShareTweet 0 Scientist researcher chemist doctor working with transparent glassware mixing liquid solution during microbiology experiment in hospital laboratory. Medical equipment on table. Medicine concept The latest COVID wave is with us, with its viral subvariants BQ.1 and XBB. Once again, our health system will be stretched.