CDC’s Turtle Warning; How Biden’s COVID Differs From Trump’s; Putin ‘Too Healthy’?

CDC’s Turtle Warning; How Biden’s COVID Differs From Trump’s; Putin ‘Too Healthy’?

July 22, 2022 0 By Jennifer Walker

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Reacting to an 11-state Salmonella outbreak, CDC warned people not to buy turtles with shells less than 4 inches long.

How President Biden’s case of COVID-19 differs from former President Trump’s. (Politico)

In an all-cash deal amounting to about $3.9 billion, Amazon bought out One Medical, a chain of primary care practices. (CNBC)

Concerned over what the Supreme Court might overturn next, the House passed a bill protecting access to birth control. (Axios)

CVS pharmacists are being probed to verify that methotrexate and misoprostol won’t be used for abortions in Alabama, Arkansas, Idaho, Oklahoma, and Texas. (AP)

A Louisiana judge said the state’s abortion clinics can keep their doors open while a lawsuit challenging the state’s law banning abortions is reviewed. (AP)

In Georgia, appointments for abortion were canceled after the state’s new ban quickly went into effect earlier this week. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

As more and more states are implementing abortion bans, women are flocking to Mexico for care. (CNN)

Meanwhile, YouTube said it will start axing videos that spread falsehoods about abortion. (AP)

As of Friday at 8:00 a.m. EDT, the unofficial U.S. COVID-19 toll reached 90,200,438 cases and 1,026,294 deaths, increases of 152,604 and 553, respectively, since this time Thursday.

The Biden administration is boosting the role of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response in hopes of better responding to pandemics. (New York Times)

Oncologist and scientist Monica Bertagnolli, MD, has been tapped to succeed Ned Sharpless, MD, as the new director of the National Cancer Institute. (Endpoints News)

Rollout of the world’s first malaria vaccine in Africa is already hitting some snags after the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation pulled direct financial backing, in part over concerns related to the vaccine’s level of efficacy. (Washington Post)

For a second time, the World Health Organization has convened to decide if monkeypox should be deemed a global health emergency.

Amid sky-high temperatures gripping the globe, a street sweeper in Spain died from heat stroke. (Chicago Sun Times)

CIA Director William Burns recently referred to Vladimir Putin as “entirely too healthy” after rumors have swirled about the Russian president’s possible ill health. (Politico)

Psychiatrist and neuroscientist Thomas Insel, MD, weighs in on exactly where the U.S. went wrong with mental health. (New York Times)

FDA cleared Rapid Hyperdensity for assessing the severity of traumatic brain injuries, brain hemorrhages, and other acute neurologic conditions, RapidAI announced.

Are drugmakers granted accelerated approvals fulfilling their promises? (NPR)

A Miami school board rejected the adoption of a sexual education textbook for middle and high school students, potentially leaving city schools unable to meet state education requirements. (Miami Herald)

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    Kristen Monaco is a staff writer, focusing on endocrinology, psychiatry, and nephrology news. Based out of the New York City office, she’s worked at the company since 2015.