Coronavirus

Long COVID Is More Likely for 9/11 Responders with Chronic Disease

Many 9/11 first responders have chronic conditions from Ground Zero exposure. Now, researchers say they're more likely to get long COVID, too.

GovExec Daily: The Value Shift in the Workplace

Author Dr. Jessica Grossmeier joins the podcast to discuss how Americans are reevaluating their relationships with their jobs.

COVID Oversight Officials Request More Time and Money to Ferret Out Fraud

Democrats allege more mismanagement of pandemic funds by the Trump administration.

Coronavirus Roundup: The Federal Government Plans for Young Kids’ Vaccines Amid Funding Crunch

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

CDC and AmeriCorps Team Up to Bolster the Public Health Workforce

“We saw throughout the COVID pandemic that there was a real need to support local communities, not only in responding to COVID, but also in their broader public health needs,” the new director says.

How Long Does COVID-19 Vaccine Protection Last?

COVID vaccines provide protection, but immunity wanes over time. Researchers found a drop from 83% after the first month to 22% after five or more months.

The EEOC Is Proceeding With Office Reentry Plans Despite COVID-19 Spikes. Its Union Wants More Communication

Bargaining unit employees are expected to double their amount of in-office work next week, despite increasing numbers of agency offices located in high transmission regions.

Most of the COVID-19 Workforce Were Women of Color. What Happens Now as Those Jobs End?

Women of color took on the majority of new jobs created during the pandemic to do contact tracing, and to test and vaccinate Americans, experts said. But as sites ramp down, the future of that workforce is now uncertain.

Coronavirus Roundup: Vaccines for Little Kids Could Be Coming 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.

Future COVID-19 Booster Shots Will Likely Need Fresh Formulations as New Coronavirus Variants of Concern Continue to Emerge

A new generation of vaccines and boosters against SARS-CoV-2 may take a page from the anti-influenza playbook, with shots periodically tailored to target the most commonly circulating virus strains.

The Challenges of Calculating a Lab Leak Risk

The odds of a dangerous pathogen escaping a lab are uncertain, and have implications for COVID-19 and more.

Yes, Even Vaccinated People Can Get Long COVID

Getting vaccinated doesn't offer complete protection against long COVID, according to a new study that suggests the need for new tools to combat the virus.

Feds' Vaccine Mandate Enforcement Could Be Days Away, but Agencies Are Not Yet Prepping

The clock is ticking on a federal court to either hear another appeal on Biden's mandate or allow the administration to resume suspensions and firings.

Coronavirus Roundup: VA Resumes Public Memorial Day Services; Surgeon General Warns of Health Workforce Burnout

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