Coronavirus

Biden Said the ‘Pandemic is Over,’ Now Republicans Want the Administration to Act

According to the White House press secretary, the president said we must keep fighting the pandemic, but “we can acknowledge the massive amount of progress that we have made.”

A House Panel Overwhelmingly Advanced Legislation to Protect Federal Workers During Pandemics

The Chai Suthammanont Healthy Federal Workplaces Act would require federal agencies to develop and publish workplace safety plans to prepare for future pandemics.

Coronavirus Roundup: New COVID Datasets and Strike Teams Are Targeting Fraud

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

GovExec Daily: Agencies' Office Space Plans Going Forward

Courtney Bublé joins the podcast to discuss a new GAO report.

Appeals Court: Where Does POTUS' Power to Force Feds to Vax End?

The fate of President Biden's vaccine mandate once again hangs in the balance.

Did the U.S. Jump the Gun With the New Omicron-Targeted Vaccines?

With fears of a winter surge looming, government agencies have authorized and encouraged vaccination with a newly formulated booster. But the science to support that decision remains inconclusive.

Coronavirus Roundup: The Biden Administration Releases its Plan for Updated COVID Shots

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

States Build on COVID Lessons for Monkeypox Tracking

As case levels rise, states are reporting more demographic data.

GovExec Daily: 'Public Service Is a Very, Very High Calling,' Fauci Says

Anthony Fauci speaks to Courtney Bublé about his career, his advice for young scientists and NIAID's monkeypox strategy.

The COVID-19 Vaccine May Become Annual, like Flu Shot

Move could provide clarity for people who have been trying to keep track of if and when they should get a booster

Women Are Reentering the Workforce, but Black Women Face Continued Hurdles

Women may be reentering the workforce, but the numbers are uneven, with more Black women leaving.

Meet Mary Wakefield, the Nurse Administrator Tasked with Revamping the CDC

Dr. Rochelle Walensky, head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has tapped Mary Wakefield to help “reset” the agency after its public failures handling the covid pandemic. Those who know Wakefield say her high standards and problem-solving skills make her a good fit for the job.

Coronavirus Roundup: Updated Boosters Will Be Available Soon

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

COVID-19 Distress Upped Vax Rates, but not Distancing

People more distressed during the COVID-19 pandemic were less likely to follow distancing guidelines, but more likely to get vaccinated.

GovExec Daily: How the Revised CDC Guidelines Will Affect Feds

Federal employment attorney Stephanie Rapp-Tully joins the podcast to how the new guidance will affect feds and contractors.

GovExec Daily: The Contractor Vaccine Mandate Confusion

Courtney Bublé joins the podcast to discuss the court decision that will affect contractors.

Low Vaccine Booster Rates Are Now a Key Factor in COVID-19 Deaths – and Racial Disparities in Booster Rates Persist

Early on, public health messaging focused on the need for vaccines to combat COVID-19. But far less attention has been given to the role of boosters in preventing deaths and reducing inequities.