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The new U.S. monkeypox vaccine strategy offers more doses — and uncertainty

Friday, August 19, 2022

Missteps and delays have hampered the U.S. effort to vaccinate people against monkeypox. Now state health officials and community members are trying to adapt to a controversial "dose sparing" plan.


Facing a monkeypox vaccines shortage, the U.S. is pursuing a new dosing strategy

Thursday, August 18, 2022

The U.S. is facing a shortage of the monkeypox vaccine as the outbreak grows rapidly. The White House is pursuing a controversial strategy where each person only gets a fraction of the full dose.


CDC's new guidance ends test-to-stay for schools and relaxes COVID rules

Friday, August 12, 2022

The CDC stopped recommending quarantines or test-to-stay in schools. It's part of a relaxation of COVID guidance that acknowledges the virus is here to stay, and that many people have prior immunity.


With new guidance, CDC ends test-to-stay for schools and relaxes COVID rules

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Revised guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention looks to minimize COVID-19's disruption of daily life while conceding that the pandemic isn't over.


With supplies low, FDA authorizes plan to stretch limited monkeypox vaccine doses

Tuesday, August 09, 2022

The Biden administration is allowing the shot to be given between layers of skin — a method that only requires a fifth of the full dose — in order to increase vaccinations and slow the outbreak.


Clearing up some of the myths that have popped up about monkeypox

Friday, August 05, 2022

As the monkeypox outbreak grows, there's a lot of confusion about how the disease spreads. Who is most at risk and how worried should you be?


The Biden administration has declared monkeypox a public health emergency

Thursday, August 04, 2022

The White House has declared monkeypox to be a public health emergency. This could be a turning point in the lackluster monkeypox response.


Getting monkeypox treatment is easier, but still daunting and confusing

Saturday, July 30, 2022

Though doctors and advocates have helped speed up access to the antiviral pills – of which the U.S. has enough to treat 1.7 million people – health providers are few and forms are still required.


Can the monkeypox outbreak be stopped? Some experts say its too late

Friday, July 29, 2022

There's increasing concern that the window of opportunity to contain the monkeypox outbreak in the U.S. has closed. Some experts say it's already too late.


Monkeypox cases are rising in the U.S. What's being done to stop the outbreak?

Friday, July 29, 2022

San Francisco has declared a state of emergency and New York City called the virus an imminent threat. What is the White House's strategy to curb the monkeypox outbreak?


Biden is being treated with the COVID drug Paxlovid to speed his recovery

Friday, July 22, 2022

President Biden is taking Paxlovid, a course of antiviral pills, to treat his COVID-19 infection. How is the drug holding up against new variants?


Monkeypox treatments are difficult to get despite the nation's large stockpile

Monday, July 18, 2022

There are enough antiviral pills in the nation's strategic stockpile to treat 1.7 million people with monkeypox. But doctors, patients and advocates say getting the treatment is very hard.


There has been a shortage of testing and vaccines for Monkeypox

Saturday, July 09, 2022

The campaign to vaccinate gay and bisexual men against monkeypox is hampered by low supply.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.