COVID Vax Skeptics to Run Hospital? ‘Nuclear Annihilation’ Warning; Polio in Sewage

COVID Vax Skeptics to Run Hospital? ‘Nuclear Annihilation’ Warning; Polio in Sewage

August 2, 2022 0 By Jennifer Walker

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In Florida, a group of conservatives skeptical of COVID vaccines is fighting to lead Sarasota Memorial Hospital. (Washington Post)

Poliovirus genetically linked to the Rockland County case has been detected in New York wastewater samples, the state’s department of health announced.

In monkeypox news, California declared a state of emergency over the outbreak, following New York and Illinois. (CNBC)

Meanwhile, the White House named Robert Fenton as national monkeypox coordinator. (CNN)

Can the FDA stop the public health threat from illegal online abortion pills likely to flourish after the end of Roe v. Wade? (Politico)

The U.N.’s secretary general issued a stark warning that humanity is “one miscalculation away from nuclear annihilation.” (New York Times)

As of Tuesday at 8:00 a.m. EDT, the unofficial U.S. COVID-19 toll reached 91,473,410 cases and 1,030,502 deaths, increases of 156,762 and 576, respectively, since this time yesterday.

The Federal Trade Commission announced victories in two lawsuits against companies that failed to deliver on orders of personal protective equipment in the early stages of the pandemic.

When it comes to ending COVID isolation, here’s how to know you’re no longer contagious. (Washington Post)

A randomized phase IIa trial of an investigational long COVID treatment failed to meet its primary endpoint, said Axcella Therapeutics, but the company highlighted patient improvements in mental and physical fatigue versus the placebo group.

The FDA expanded the approval of ustekinumab (Stelara) to include treatment of children 6 years and up with active psoriatic arthritis, Johnson & Johnson announced.

And Novo Nordisk said the agency expanded the approval of its recombinant, glycopegylated coagulation factor IX (Rebinyn), which now includes routine prophylaxis for hemophilia B-related bleeding events in adults and kids.

FDA announced voluntary recalls for Oatly, Glucerna, and Premier Protein beverage products, among others, due to possible contamination with Cronobacter sakazakii.

Meanwhile, Salmonella will be declared an adulterant in breaded and stuffed raw chicken products, which will help crack down on tainted products, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced

Inpatient hospital payments will increase by 4.3% under a final rule issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; the rule also includes provisions addressing health equity and maternity care.

Algorithms for detecting sepsis slashed deaths by 20%. (Scientific American)

Startups are seeking to fill Big Pharma’s gap when it comes to male contraception. (Endpoints News)

How people can protect their health amid raging wildfires. (New York Times)

West Virginia’s cities and counties reached a $400 million settlement with drug distributors McKesson, AmerisourceBergen, and Cardinal Health that resolved allegations the companies fueled an opioid crisis in the state. (Reuters)

California pain doctor Gerald Sacks, MD, will pay more than $270,000 to resolve allegations of taking kickbacks. (ProPublica)

Is space the final frontier for drug manufacturing? (Endpoints News)

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    Jennifer Henderson joined MedPage Today as an enterprise and investigative writer in Jan. 2021. She has covered the healthcare industry in NYC, life sciences and the business of law, among other areas.