Public Health

For US Troops, Getting COVID Vaccine Is Now a Matter of 'How and When'

President tells Pentagon to add COVID to list of required vaccinations. He also imposed requirements on federal employees and contractors who decline to get vaccinated.

Coronavirus Roundup: Agencies Update Mask Guidelines; Watchdogs Examine VA and IRS Facilities During COVID 

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

6 Things to Know about the Slow COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

Experts explain the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, what's going wrong (particularly in low-income countries), and what needs to change.

Why Isn’t the Military Mandating COVID-19 Vaccines?

Service members need to be protected against the coronavirus. This isn’t a close call.

GovExec Daily: Vaccine Hesitancy and Public Messaging

Dr. Stephen Neely, PhD, of the University of South Florida’s School of Public Affairs joins the podcast to discuss how health officials can break through to those are wary of the COVID-9 immunization efforts.

Democrats Seek Interviews to Better Understand Possible Political Interference in Early Coronavirus Response

The lawmakers are looking to speak with 11 current and former health officials, including some career employees.

Lawmakers Seek Answers on Drug Inspection Delays During the Pandemic 

The FDA said earlier this week that domestic inspections are getting back to normal. 

Coronavirus Roundup: Biden Administration Hits Six-Month Mark

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Analysis: Necessary or Not, COVID-19 Booster Shots Are Probably on the Horizon

In today’s pharmaceutical universe, a simple “safe and effective” determination by the Food and Drug Administration to approve a drug can be manipulated to sell products of questionable value. And drugmakers can profit handsomely.

To Overcome Vaccine Hesitancy, Public Officials Need to Get Creative

To achieve herd immunity, a new survey shows a need to address specific misinformation themes.

Coronavirus Roundup: Smithsonian and National Archives Advance Reopenings; Court Sides with CDC on Cruises 

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New COVID-19 Vaccine Warnings Don’t Mean It’s Unsafe – They Mean the System to Report Side Effects Is Working

Ongoing tracking is meant to spot very rare risks – like the connection between the Johnson & Johnson shot and Guillain-Barré syndrome. And it relies on public reporting.

Coronavirus Roundup: Surgeon General Advises on Health Misinformation; New Group Watches for Identity Theft 

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Analysis: The FDA Is a Melting Iceberg

For decades, scientists have been crying out for action. Will they finally be heard?