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

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 vaccine: FDA authorizes change to how vaccine is given, to stretch supply

CNN — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday issued an emergency use authorization that allows healthcare providers to change how the Jynneos monkeypox vaccine is administered, expanding supply amid high demand. . The vaccine can now be given to high-risk adults intradermally, i.e. between the layers of the skin, rather than subcutaneously or … 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

US declares public health emergency over monkeypox outbreak

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government declared a public health emergency on Thursday to bolster the response to the monkeypoxepidemic which has infected more than 7,100 Americans. The announcement will free up money and other resources to fight the virus, which can cause fever, body aches, chills, fatigue and pimple-like bumps on many parts of … Read more