The CDC has spent $16,000 on Walensky’s media training

The CDC has spent ,000 on Walensky’s media training

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has spent $16,000 on training sessions for Director Rochelle Walensky to improve her ability to speak to the media and communicate crucial public health messages during the coronavirus pandemic. The CDC confirmed to The Hill that the $16,000 went to media training sessions with political consultant and … Read more

Healthcare – Formula shortage could last until July

Healthcare – Formula shortage could last until July

Welcome to Thursday’s Overnight Health Care, where we’re following the latest moves on policy and news affecting your health. Subscribe here: K-pop superstars BTS are heading to the White House next week to help spotlight anti-Asian hate crimes and discrimination, as well as discuss “the importance of diversity and inclusion.” Food and Drug Administration commissioner … Read more

Health Care – Second booster shots get the go-ahead

Health Care – Second booster shots get the go-ahead

Welcome to Tuesday’s Overnight Health Care, where we’re following the latest moves on policy and news affecting your health. Subscribe here and view the full edition here. Ghana will be heading to the World Cup for the first time since 2014 after a draw with Nigeria at the FIFA World Cup qualifiers on Tuesday, earning … Read more

FDA authorizes second booster shot for people age 50 and up

FDA authorizes second booster shot for people age 50 and up

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave the green light on Tuesday to a second coronavirus vaccine booster shot for people aged 50 and older in an effort to ward off another potential spike in infections due to a subvariant of omicron. The agency granted emergency use authorization to the vaccines from Pfizer as well … Read more

Omicron subvariant BA.2 now dominant strain in the US: CDC

Omicron subvariant BA.2 now dominant strain in the US: CDC

A subvariant of omicron known as BA.2 is now the dominant strain in the United States, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The variant has been steadily rising in proportion because of its increased transmissibility compared to the original omicron strain, and it represented 54.9 percent of new … Read more

WHO: Omicron BA.2 sub variant now prevalent globally

WHO: Omicron BA.2 sub variant now prevalent globally

The World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday that Omicron sub variant BA.2 is the predominant COVID-19 variant driving infections around the world. The WHO said in its weekly epidemiological report that “in the last 30 days, BA.2 has become the predominant variant, with 251,645 sequences reported.” It added that it made up about 85.9 percent … Read more

Officials wary of new COVID-19 surge as country relaxes

Officials wary of new COVID-19 surge as country relaxes

A new surge in COVID-19 infections in Europe has public health experts concerned the US is not prepared to respond to a similar wave. Much of the country has lifted the few remaining precautions after a sharp decline in cases. US infections are at an eight-month low, but administration officials and health experts are keeping … Read more

Overnight Health Care – Scalise wants Fauci to testify

Overnight Health Care – Scalise wants Fauci to testify

Welcome to Wednesday’s Overnight Health Carewhere we’re following the latest moves on policy and news affecting your health. Subscribe here: thehill.com/newsletter-signup Major League Baseball’s lockout may be over, but some players remain unvaccinated, including Yankees star Aaron Judge. Unless something changes, he may not be allowed to play any of the team’s 82 home games. … Read more

Scalise calls for Fauci to testify at upcoming hearing

Scalise calls for Fauci to testify at upcoming hearing

House Minority Whip Steve ScaliseStephen (Steve) Joseph ScaliseCapitol marks two years since closing to public from COVID-19 The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Emergent – Russia widens offensive; US, allies to add trade sanctions The Memo: GOP tussles with Biden as gas prices soar MORE (R-La.) Invited top infectious diseases doctor Anthony FauciAnthony FauciSenate … Read more