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…
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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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Fall COVID-19 boosters will be available soon. This is a notable shift in the pandemic response, as we’ve been using the same vaccine formula throughout…
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Well, we currently have three public health emergencies across the globe and in the United States: COVID-19, monkeypox, and polio. Here is a State of…
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Age is the strongest predictor of COVID-19 severe disease and death. Even though those aged 65+ are the leaders in vaccination rates, they continue to…
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Monkeypox (MPX) cases continue to increase in the United States and across the globe. Concurrently, the availability of the best vaccine option…
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