Biden Officials Accelerate Monkeypox Vaccine Effort with 1.8 Million More Doses and Other Milestones

CNN — Top Biden administration officials on Thursday announced new measures to accelerate the U.S. response to the spread of monkey pox among high demand for vaccines and treatments. This includes increasing supply with an additional 1.8 million doses of the Jynneos Monkeypox Vaccine, accelerating the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ vaccine distribution … Read more

CDC director Rochelle Walensky announces organizational shakeup, citing COVID mistakes

The head of the country’s top public health agency announced a reshuffle of the organization on Wednesday, saying it had failed to respond to COVID-19 and needed to become more nimble. Planned changes to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — CDC leaders are calling it a “reset” — come amid criticism the agency’s … Read more

CDC drops quarantine and distancing recommendations for COVID

NEW YORK (AP) — The nation’s top public health agency relaxed its COVID-19 guidelines on Thursday, dropping the recommendation that Americans self-quarantine if they come into close contact with an infected person. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also said people no longer need to stay at least 6 feet from others. The changes, … Read more

Polio’s ‘silent’ spread in New York prompts CDC to consider additional vaccinations for some people

CNN — A polio case identified in New York last month is “just the tip of the iceberg” and an indication that “there must be several hundred cases circulating in the community”, a senior government official said. United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CNN Wednesday. The case was discovered in Rockland County, which … Read more

Monkeypox disproportionately affects blacks and Hispanics, according to latest CDC breakdown

CNN — A detailed analysis of monkeypox case records released Friday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers new insight into the epidemic, which disproportionately affects men who have sex with men, particularly those who are black and Hispanic. As of July 22, 2,891 cases of monkeypox have been reported in the … Read more