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Monkeypox cases are increasing, but it isn't easy to spread

Saturday, July 02, 2022

It's hard to get tested. Vaccines are in short supply. The monkeypox outbreak may resemble the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, but it's not the same.

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In the coming weeks, the U.S. will offer nearly 300,000 doses of monkeypox vaccine

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

The Biden administration has announced a new vaccine strategy to control the growing monkeypox outbreak in the U.S.

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The Midwest and South could see larger abortion deserts if Roe v. Wade is overturned

Friday, June 17, 2022

About a quarter of clinics that offer abortions would shut down if Roe v. Wade is overturned. Those closures would be concentrated in the Midwest and South where abortion services are already scarce.

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COVID testing requirement to fly to the U.S. will be dropped

Friday, June 10, 2022

The Biden administration announced that it will drop the requirement for travelers coming to the United States by air to test negative for COVID-19 before departure.

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White House prepares to provide COVID-19 vaccines to children under 5

Thursday, June 09, 2022

The White House is announcing its plan to roll out COVID vaccines for children under 5. If the FDA and CDC give the go ahead next week, the administration says it has 10 million doses ready to go.

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Biden visits Uvalde seeking to comfort the community after last week's shooting

Monday, May 30, 2022

While President Biden honored the 19 children and two teachers killed in the massacre at Robb Elementary School, residents want to know why the police were slow to respond to the shooting.

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Questions around police response time add to Uvalde families pain

Sunday, May 29, 2022

Residents of Uvalde, Texas, continue to mourn the death of 21 people, including 19 children, in a mass school shooting. They're also asking why law enforcement didn't act faster.

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Parents in Uvalde left with agonizing what ifs about police response

Saturday, May 28, 2022

Some parents in Uvalde, Texas, say children's lives could have been saved if police had confronted the gunman at Robb Elementary School more quickly.

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Telehealth abortion demand is soaring. But access may come down to where you live

Friday, May 20, 2022

Recent rule changes made it easier for patients to get abortion pills through the mail, using telehealth services. Now there is growing demand for these services – and new legal battles brewing.

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3 ways to get COVID pills, if you've just tested positive

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Some people have had trouble getting Paxlovid pills quickly, despite the administration's effort to ease access after a COVID test confirms infection.

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A new puberty guide for kids aims to replace anxiety with self-confidence

Saturday, April 23, 2022

Talking about testes and menses can be super awkward for any kid. A new book tries to take the embarrassment out of growing up – and be inclusive of every body.

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Battle over CDC's powers goes far beyond travel mask mandate

Thursday, April 21, 2022

A federal judge's decision to strike down the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's mask mandate for travelers is only the latest in a series of challenges that seek to rein in the agency.

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A look at how much authority the CDC actually has

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

In public health circles, there's growing concern that the CDC is being hamstrung in ways that are hurting the pandemic response and that could limit the agency's tools in the future.

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The federal transportation mask mandate has been extended

Thursday, April 14, 2022

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will require travelers to mask up in airports, planes, buses, trains and at transit hubs until May 3. That mandate had been set to expire next week.

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CDC extends transportation mask mandate until May 3

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

The Biden administration will continue to require travelers to wear masks on planes and other forms of public transport,.

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U.K. COVID cases are rising. Health officials are watching to see if the U.S. is next

Saturday, March 19, 2022

The rise of the more infectious BA.2 variant in the U.S. — plus signals in the sewage — also point to a possible uptick in cases, and have health officials on alert.

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Lifesaving COVID drugs are sitting unused on pharmacy shelves, HHS data shows

Friday, March 18, 2022

States and health providers report they've dispensed less than half their supply from the government, raising fears that the drugs may go to waste while people who could benefit get sicker.

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'Test to Treat' gets COVID pills to at-risk patients fast but its reach is limited

Tuesday, March 08, 2022

The Biden administration's new program enables high-risk patients who test positive to get antiviral pills on the spot in some pharmacies. But many pharmacies won't be able to participate.

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How Biden's new 'test to treat' COVID plan works — and why it might not be enough

Monday, March 07, 2022

A new program will pair tests and COVID pills in pharmacies, solving some of the timing issues with the pills. This is currently limited to pharmacies that have an on-site prescribing clinician.

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It's safe to unmask in many places, says the CDC. These experts aren't quite ready

Saturday, February 26, 2022

Doctors and health researchers are looking to testing rates, case rates – and intuition – to determine when they'll feel comfortable mingling maskless indoors.

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