Mask Mandates Return; Gay Men Advised Fewer Partners; Bursting Travel Nurse BubbleJuly 28, 2022
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School mask mandates are coming back due to the current surge of coronavirus. (Washington Post)
Senator Joe Manchin (D.-W.Va) is now on board a climate and tax plan that contains a Medicare drug price negotiation provision. (New York Times)
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is expected to follow in the footsteps of the WHO in declaring monkeypox a public health emergency. (Politico)
HHS has scrounged together 786,000 additional doses of the Jynneos monkeypox vaccine for distribution in the U.S. (CNN)
Starting August 1, monkeypox becomes a nationally notifiable condition such that each case will need to be reported by states to the CDC within 24 hours. (Politico)
WHO officials are advising men who have sex with men to limit their number of partners to lower their risk of monkeypox infection. (CNBC)
A device that uses microneedle fractional radiofrequency waves won FDA approval for treating scars after monkeypox, manufacturer ilooda said.
Two more people are said to have cleared their HIV infections, providing hope for a cure one day. (Wall Street Journal)
As of Thursday at 8:00 a.m. EDT, the unofficial U.S. COVID-19 toll reached 90,977,517 cases and 1,028,819 deaths, increases of 241,705 and 907, respectively, since this time yesterday.
Wuhan, China, has one district in another shutdown due to COVID. (CNN)
In the U.S., travel nurses are no longer commanding the high salaries they once had during the pandemic. (Wall Street Journal)
FDA is proposing more informative labeling for LASIK surgery, including a new patient decision checklist. Comments on the draft guidance are being accepted until late October.
A 10-year-old girl was raped and had to leave Ohio to get an abortion. Now her doctor in Indiana is being investigated by the state’s attorney general. (CNN)
Pfizer loses a legal battle against the government to establish a drug copay assistance program for the pricey heart drug tafamidis (Vyndamax). (MarketWatch)
A Florida pain management clinic is on the hook for $600,000 in civil penalties related to unlawful prescribing of opioids, the Department of Justice says.
Advocates want to make the medical profession more inclusive of doctors and patients with disabilities. (TIME)
A bill to continue expanded telehealth services beyond the pandemic has passed the House. (The Hill)