Management

Vaccine and Testing Delays for Monkeypox Echo Failures in Early COVID Response

Public health officials say monkeypox is not as dangerous as covid and can be handled well with current treatments and if those at risk use caution. But the rollout of vaccines has been slow and led to angst among some at-risk people.

Management

Coronavirus Roundup: OMB Director Tests Positive for COVID-19

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

Oversight

The SBA Gave 'Shuttered Venues' COVID Relief Funds They Didn't Ask For

Poor oversight riddled the emergency program, leading to $1.5 billion in questioned awards.

Management

How Pfizer Won the Pandemic, Reaping Outsize Profit and Influence

The drugmaker has the best-selling vaccine to prevent covid and the most effective drug to treat it. Its success has overshadowed the government’s covid-fighting strategy.

Management

Trump’s Dismissiveness of COVID Led to a ‘Lack of Action’ Across Federal Agencies, His Former Pandemic Response Leader Says

Deborah Birx details how she attempted to sidestep promotion of debunked science and potential political interference with scientific work.

Management

Six Big Government Success Stories of the Last Two Decades

Often, it’s not what government has accomplished that’s significant, but what it has prevented from happening.

Workforce

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.

Workforce

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.

Management

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.

Management

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.

Tech

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.

Workforce

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.

Workforce

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.

Management

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.

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