Coronavirus

Fixing The Fraud Problem is Going to be a Heavy Lift

Natalie Alms joins the podcast to discuss two new GAO reports.

Coronavirus Roundup: Changes at the CDC; the Republicans on the COVID Panel

There’s a lot to keep track of. Here’s a list of this week’s news updates and stories you may have missed.

Even Bivalent Updated COVID-19 Boosters Struggle to Prevent Omicron Subvariant Transmission – An Immunologist Discusses Why New Approaches Are Necessary

The new bivalent boosters against COVID-19 have failed to halt omicron infections. However, new technologies are being developed that pave a way forward.

Couch, Private Meeting Booth or Desk? Feds Can Come Try Out New Office Digs in D.C.

This is part of GSA’s “workplace 2030” initiative as federal agencies work on their post-pandemic plans.   

To Mask or Not to Mask? CDC's Mixed Messages During the Pandemic

GovExec Daily staff examines the pandemic response from the most-visible federal health agency.

Coronavirus Roundup: Two Years of the Biden Administration

There's a lot to keep track of. Here’s this week's list of news updates and stories you may have missed.

COVID-19 and How the CDC Can Change Before the Next Pandemic

Courtney Bublé joins the podcast to discuss a new report with recommendations.

Report: The CDC is in ‘Peril,’ But Here’s How to Fix it

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention should rethink its D.C. presence and reform hiring, the report suggests. 

Coronavirus Roundup: House Republicans Take Aim At COVID Policies

There's a lot to keep track of. Here’s a list of this week’s news updates and stories you may have missed.

Pentagon Rescinds COVID-Vaccine Mandate

The move was required by the 2023 defense policy bill. Troops who were ejected for refusing the vaccine may petition for a change in their discharge status.

Coronavirus Roundup: A New Year Brings New Priorities, Including Another COVID Oversight Panel

There's a lot to keep track of. Here’s this week's list of news updates and stories you may have missed.

Long COVID Stemmed from Mild Cases of COVID-19 in Most People, According to a New Multicountry Study

While there are still far more questions than answers about long COVID-19, researchers are beginning to get a clearer picture of the health and economic consequences of the condition.

Pentagon Scrambles to Prep New COVID Rules as Vaccine Mandate Nears End

Vaccine-refusal separations are on hold as DOD develops “further guidance.”

The D.C. Mayor Wants ‘Decisive Action’ on the Federal Government’s Return to Office Plans

There has been movement to get some employees back in person and assess real estate needs, but the mayor would like more specifics.  

House Republicans are Ready for More (And Different) COVID Oversight

They’re looking to maintain a panel investigating the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, but its mission will be different from that of the previous session of Congress.

CDC Wants Real-time Data on COVID, Flu Vaccine Effectiveness

The public health agency aims to increase its use of real-time data to track the effectiveness of respiratory vaccines and is looking for possible vendor solutions.

Fauci: Federal Service is 'Something That all Government Workers Should Be Proud Of'

As Dr. Anthony Fauci leaves government service, the podcast and Fauci himself look back on his legacy.