The fall booster roll-out is well on its way. As of last Thursday, 4.35 million Americans have received their Pfizer/Moderna bivalent booster in the first three weeks of availability. (CDC numbers are updated every Thursday.) The new booster recommendation created an obvious…
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Emerging infectious diseases like monkeypox and polio capture many headlines, but parents of young children know it’s the “normal” viruses (now…
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Abortion has been severely restricted or altogether banned in 28 states, with more to come. A national ban was proposed last week in the Senate. This…
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Here’s an update on our three, global public health emergencies. I’ve included an update on flu, too. COVID-19 Globally, deaths from COVID-19 are on the…
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We are losing ~400 Americans a day. In the last 7 days, we have lost 2,299 people. During August 2022 alone, we lost 15,284 Americans to COVID-19. This…
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Yesterday, the White House announced a new plan: one COVID-19 shot per year. The idea is this will decrease public confusion and increase booster uptake…
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This fall, everyone should get a bivalent COVID-19 booster. And, really, that’s all you need to know: Get a vaccine. Any bivalent vaccine. This fall…
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Today ACIP— the external advisory committee to the CDC— met to discuss the bivalent fall boosters in the United States. This committee’s main purpose is…
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