Public Health

HHS to Open Mass Vaccination Site for Federal Critical Infrastructure Workers

The site will be in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Eligibility will be based on job duties.

The Fourth Surge Is Upon Us. This Time, It’s Different.

A deadlier and more transmissible variant has taken root, but now we have the tools to stop it if we want.

Infections with ‘U.K. Variant’ B.1.1.7 Have Greater Risk of Mortality

Now is not the time to get complacent, says NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins. This devastating pandemic isn’t over yet.

Stop Blaming Tuskegee, Critics Say. It’s Not an ‘Excuse’ for Current Medical Racism.

When it comes to vaccine hesitancy, it's mainly academics and officials who are preoccupied with the history of the Tuskegee medical experiments.

GovExec Daily: The NIH Director Talks Pandemic and Workforce Morale

Dr. Francis Collins speaks to GovExec's Courtney Bublé about his agency's role in fighting COVID-19.

Dr. Rachel Levine Makes Transgender History in Confirmation as Assistant Secretary of HHS

Levine is the first ever Senate-confirmed trans official in U.S. history, but she faced anti-trans sentiments on her road to the historic confirmation.

Birx Joins Air-Cleaning Industry Amid Land Grab for Billions in Federal COVID Relief

Air-cleaning companies with limited oversight are targeting a growing market of schools desperate for COVID-19 protection. Donald Trump’s former adviser lands with one that built its business, in part, on ozone-emitting technology.

One Year into the Pandemic, Defense Department Data Remains Incomplete

Outstanding questions include: why are civilians dying at higher rates than troops?

Coronavirus Roundup: More Feds Are Eligible for Vaccines; Calls to Review FOIA During Pandemic 

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