Public Health

Appeals Court: Where Does POTUS' Power to Force Feds to Vax End?

The fate of President Biden's vaccine mandate once again hangs in the balance.

New Fight Opens in Congress Over VA Policy that Sidesteps State Abortion Bans

Sharp GOP criticism of new abortion policy is expected to lead to court challenges

Coronavirus Roundup: The Biden Administration Releases its Plan for Updated COVID Shots

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

States Build on COVID Lessons for Monkeypox Tracking

As case levels rise, states are reporting more demographic data.

GovExec Daily: 'Public Service Is a Very, Very High Calling,' Fauci Says

Anthony Fauci speaks to Courtney Bublé about his career, his advice for young scientists and NIAID's monkeypox strategy.

A Bipartisan Bill Would Boost NIH’s Research on Menopause

The bill would also authorize additional funding for the agency. 

The COVID-19 Vaccine May Become Annual, like Flu Shot

Move could provide clarity for people who have been trying to keep track of if and when they should get a booster

Dr. Fauci to Young Scientists: Follow the Science and ‘Stay out of Politics’

After nearly six decades of civil service, Dr. Anthony Fauci hopes his post-government life will focus on inspiring the next generation of public servants.

Thousands of FDA Employees Could Face Furloughs or RIFs if Congress Doesn't Act Soon

Congressional inaction would leave FDA's drug and biologics evaluation with limited capacity to function.

Meet Mary Wakefield, the Nurse Administrator Tasked with Revamping the CDC

Dr. Rochelle Walensky, head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has tapped Mary Wakefield to help “reset” the agency after its public failures handling the covid pandemic. Those who know Wakefield say her high standards and problem-solving skills make her a good fit for the job.

Coronavirus Roundup: Updated Boosters Will Be Available 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.

Low Vaccine Booster Rates Are Now a Key Factor in COVID-19 Deaths – and Racial Disparities in Booster Rates Persist

Early on, public health messaging focused on the need for vaccines to combat COVID-19. But far less attention has been given to the role of boosters in preventing deaths and reducing inequities.

Do Some 9/11 Responders Have a New Kind of Dementia?

World Trade Center responders who have PTSD may have a new, specific form of dementia, a new study suggests.

Coronavirus Roundup: The Secret Service Returned $286 Million in Fraudulently Obtained Pandemic Funds 

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

At Least One Major Agency Is Still Testing Unvaxxed Feds, Defying White House Policy

The Defense Department says it is still trying to figure out how to implement the new policy within its unique workforce.

Kids Are at Low Risk for Monkeypox, but Schools Can Take Precautions, CDC Says

Schools should clean and disinfect classrooms as usual and monitor students for symptoms if they’ve been exposed.