Fears of Paxlovid Resistance; Senate’s King Has COVID; Presidents’ Hidden Illnesses

Fears of Paxlovid Resistance; Senate’s King Has COVID; Presidents’ Hidden Illnesses

July 26, 2022 0 By Jennifer Walker

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Given the widespread use of nirmatrelvir-ritonavir (Paxlovid) for COVID-19, experts are warning on the risk of resistance to the antiviral as Pfizer considers its options. (Endpoints News)

The over a challenge from Texans to the law’s requirements on insurance coverage for preventive care: cancer screening, drugs for HIV prevention, the annual flu shot, etc. (Politico)

The Biden administration is weighing whether to declare the monkeypox outbreak a national public health emergency, and plans to appoint a coordinator to lead the federal response. (Washington Post)

Epidemiologists say the U.S. is running out of time to control the outbreak, as cases of monkeypox approach 3,500. (NPR)

Not helping the matter, officials apparently waited on importing 300,000 doses of monkeypox vaccine as cases in New York City surged. (New York Times)

Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) announced that they tested positive for COVID-19. (CNN)

Meanwhile, 14 Senators are demanding an explanation from the Federal Bureau of Prisons on the scant use of COVID-19 therapies for inmates. (STAT)

As of Tuesday at 8:00 a.m. EDT, the unofficial U.S. COVID-19 toll reached 90,567,440 cases and 1,027,369 deaths, increases of 156,595 and 778, respectively, since this time yesterday.

A survey suggests that U.K. doctors are less likely to resuscitate the most seriously ill patients following the COVID pandemic. (The Guardian)

Telehealth for maternity care during the pandemic earned high marks compared with exclusively in-person care, according to a rapid review in Annals of Internal Medicine.

What is corporate America’s role in the state of U.S. reproductive rights? (NPR)

People with disabilities have been forced to consider the legal risks of pregnancy in a post-Roe world, given that some take medicine that could cause harm to a developing fetus and ultimately implicate the patients in criminal behavior. (Washington Post)

Protestors flocked to the Indiana Statehouse as a special session convened to discuss a bill that would ban all abortions, except for pregnancies resulting from rape, incest, or that put the mother’s life in danger. (Politico)

The single polio case in New York states highlights the need for children to get vaccinated, especially in a time of vaccine skepticism and misinformation. (Time)

Read how an Associated Press reporter exposed the Tuskegee syphilis study 50 years ago. (AP)

In light of President Biden’s publicized COVID-19 infection, Fox News highlighted former presidents’ health conditions that occurred outside of the public eye.

FDA announced a Class I recall on Baxter Healthcare’s Abacus Order Entry and Calculation Software, which may be incorrectly labeling compounded medication doses.

New federal monetary policy will create financial troubles for people who have been maxing out their credit cards to cover healthcare bills, locking them in at higher interest rates and imposing tighter credit limits. (STAT)

  • Amanda D’Ambrosio is a reporter on MedPage Today‚Äôs enterprise & investigative team. She covers obstetrics-gynecology and other clinical news, and writes features about the U.S. healthcare system. Follow