Public Health

COVID-19 and How the CDC Can Change Before the Next Pandemic

Courtney Bublé joins the podcast to discuss a new report with recommendations.

Report: The CDC is in ‘Peril,’ But Here’s How to Fix it

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention should rethink its D.C. presence and reform hiring, the report suggests. 

Coronavirus Roundup: House Republicans Take Aim At COVID Policies

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

Long COVID Stemmed from Mild Cases of COVID-19 in Most People, According to a New Multicountry Study

While there are still far more questions than answers about long COVID-19, researchers are beginning to get a clearer picture of the health and economic consequences of the condition.

CDC Wants Real-time Data on COVID, Flu Vaccine Effectiveness

The public health agency aims to increase its use of real-time data to track the effectiveness of respiratory vaccines and is looking for possible vendor solutions.

Fauci: Federal Service is 'Something That all Government Workers Should Be Proud Of'

As Dr. Anthony Fauci leaves government service, the podcast and Fauci himself look back on his legacy.

The Year in Review: The Federal Government’s Response to the Pandemic

A look back at some of the biggest stories of the year, and a look ahead for 2023.

Coronavirus Roundup: Omnibus Updates and Post-Pandemic Challenges for DOJ

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

Holiday Activity Likely Caused a Spike in COVID-19 Infections

Travel and gatherings during Thanksgiving, plus the possible lack of at-home tests, may be responsible for a large increase in COVID-19 infections, according to a public-health researcher.

GovExec Daily: Is the Pandemic Over? This Year in COVID-19

Courtney Bublé joins the podcast to discuss how coronavirus shaped 2022.

Coronavirus Roundup: You Can Get More Free COVID Tests Now

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

Coronavirus Roundup: Updated Boosters for Youngsters and More Time to Get Your Real ID

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

Much of the CDC Is Working Remotely. That Could Make Changing the Agency Difficult.

Like many U.S. workplaces, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention went remote during the pandemic. Most of the agency’s staff members haven’t returned to the office full time, raising concerns about the CDC’s ability to reform itself after recent stumbles.

More Republicans Died Than Democrats after COVID-19 Vaccines Came Out

The sharp divergence in excess death rates that emerged in the post-vaccine period "is pretty striking… and the magnitudes are quite large."

Thousands of Veterans Deluge VA with Claims for Toxic Exposure Benefits, Health Care

The VA is processing claims at its fastest rate ever, as hundreds of thousands of veterans apply for health care under a toxic exposure law.

Treating Long COVID Is Rife With Guesswork

With a dearth of evidence on effective treatments for long covid, patients and doctors in 400 clinics around the country still rely on trial and error.