Public Health

Conspiracy-Minded People Were More Likely to Hesitate on COVID Vax

New research shows that people who had a conspiracy mindset before the pandemic were more likely to believe fake info about COVID.

Thousands of Experts Hired to Aid Public Health Departments Are Losing Their Jobs

As the COVID-19 pandemic raged, an independent nonprofit tied to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hired an army of seasoned professionals to fill the gaps in the country’s public health system. Now, the money has largely run out, and state and local health departments are again without their expertise.

Coronavirus Roundup: White House Asks for More COVID Funding, Again

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GovExec Daily: How To Stay Healthy During the Holiday Season

The Virginia Department of Health's Dr. Laurie Forlano joins the podcast to discuss how to gather for the upcoming holidays and stay safe from respiratory illness like COVID-19.

The High Toll of Work on Mental Health and Its Hit to Productivity

New survey findings show that more than a third of workers say their jobs are a drag on their mental health, with government employees topping a list of those reporting ill effects.

Coronavirus Roundup: Biden Says the Pandemic ‘No Longer Controls Our Lives’

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Defense Department Health Plan Cuts Its Pharmacy Network by Nearly 15,000 Outlets

Many of the pharmacies were small, independent operations that had decided not to participate next year because of the lowered reimbursement being offered. But they were surprised by an early dismissal, and some patients with specialized drug needs could face difficulties in the transition.

Coronavirus Roundup: Future Emergency Response Teams Can Learn From Early CDC Mishaps, Says Watchdog

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GovExec Daily: Countdown to Open Season

Kevin Moss joins the podcast to discuss what feds and annuitants need to know before Open Season starts.

Coronavirus Roundup: HHS Awards $21 Million to Get Ready for New and Emerging Pathogens 

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A Watchdog Dings the Indian Health Service’s Early COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

The agency described the steps it has taken over the months to rectify these issues. 

Coronavirus Roundup: A Watchdog Raises More Concerns With the Strategic National Stockpile

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U.S. Military Will Pay for Troops to Travel for Abortions

Post-Roe abortion restrictions are hurting recruiting and retention, defense officials say.

USDA Plans Major Reforms to Curb Salmonella in Poultry

An earlier ProPublica investigation showed that weak food safety protections have done little to stop Americans from getting sick from salmonella poisoning.

Coronavirus Roundup: The Biden Administration Renews the Public Health Emergency for COVID-19 

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Coronavirus Roundup: Current and Former IRS Employees Face COVID Fraud Charges 

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