Public Health

The Plot to Keep Meatpacking Plants Open During COVID-19

Newly released documents reveal that the meatpacking industry’s callousness toward the health of its workers and its influence over the Trump administration were far greater than previously known.

Here Are Some Lessons from Homeland Security’s Early COVID-19 Vaccine Campaign 

Issues early on hampered DHS meeting its vaccination goals, but then vaccinations became widely available. 

Wanted: New Vaccine Advisory Committee Members

HHS is looking for candidates with diverse areas of expertise. 

National Addiction Treatment Locator Has Outdated Data and Other Critical Flaws

Three years after a government site launched to connect Americans to treatment, finding addiction care is still a struggle.

Coronavirus Roundup: The FDA Limits Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Authorization 

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: A Watchdog Highlights Concerns of Payment Integrity in COVID 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.

A Top Lawmaker Wants a Briefing on COVID-19 Vaccines for Young Kids

Separately, the FDA approved the first COVID-19 treatment for kids under 12 on Monday.

Mask Rules for TSA Officers Have Been Relaxed  

TSA was one of the federal agencies particularly impacted by the pandemic. 

Coronavirus Roundup: A New CDC Center Is Focused on Disease Forecasting 

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

Judge’s Ruling on the CDC Mask Mandate Highlights the Limits of the Agency’s Power

A recent court decision that overturns one of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s few pandemic rules — masks required on public transportation — spotlights how little power remains in federal hands to enforce public health protections.

How Federal Agencies Can Improve Americans’ Health and Well-Being

Federal agencies have the opportunity and responsibility to integrate the social determinants of health into their missions and their work. 

Coronavirus Roundup: The Latest on the Federal Contractors Vaccine Mandate Challenge

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: $60 Million Grants Awarded for Public Health AmeriCorps; DOD Consolidates COVID Guidance

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

The White House is Expanding its ‘Whole-of-Government’ Approach to Long COVID

In the United States, 7.7 million to 23 million people could have developed long COVID as of February 2022.

Coronavirus Roundup: A New Calculator Helps You Figure Out What to Do After a COVID-19 Exposure

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