Public Health

Dr. Fauci to Young Scientists: Follow the Science and ‘Stay out of Politics’

After nearly six decades of civil service, Dr. Anthony Fauci hopes his post-government life will focus on inspiring the next generation of public servants.

Dr. Fauci Will Leave Government, But Isn’t Retiring

“The United States of America is stronger, more resilient, and healthier because of him,” said President Biden. 

The Federal Government Plans to ‘Step Up Our Work’ on Monkeypox After WHO Declaration 

The Biden administration has faced pressure from lawmakers and others to do more on the outbreak.

The Federal Response to Monkeypox: Empathy, Equity, Science and Transparency

Mitigating the virus comes down to “testing, tracing and timely vaccines and treatments,” a senior health official says.

There are Vaccine Possibilities for Monkeypox, CDC Says

Though there is “strong scientific concern” that monkeypox is spreading differently than in the past, the current case count is low and there’s not a huge risk to the general community, a CDC official says.

Is It Time to Change the Definition of ‘Fully Vaccinated’?

Experts weigh in as the federal government urges everyone to get boosted amid concerns over omicron, a new COVID variant.

Team Links Sitting During COVID to Depression Symptoms

A lot of people suddenly became more sedentary during the onset of the pandemic.

5 Ways to Turn Your Anxiety into Something Useful

Anxiety isn’t pleasant, but it isn’t meant to be, a researcher said.

Survey: Majority of Federal Employees Disagree With Biden’s Vaccine Mandate

Comments submitted as part of the survey show a diversity of thought on the requirement. 

Eleven States Challenge Federal Contractor Vaccine Mandate

The Justice Department and EEOC “have already determined that COVID vaccines can be mandated by employers,” said an OMB spokesperson. 

Survey: 46% of U.S. Organizations Will Institute Vaccine Mandates

Tech companies are among those taking the lead following federal guidance on vaccine mandates.

Most Vaccine-Hesitant People Remain Willing to Change Their Minds

A new study shows people's views are not set in stone. The director of the National Institutes of Health explains.

The Latest on Agencies’ Return-to-Office Plans

A look at agencies’ various approaches to getting employees back to their worksites; this list will be updated periodically.

The Pandemic Has People Stuck in a Bad Mental/Physical Loop

Participants talked about how caregiving, exhaustion, and mental health stressors kept them from being active, perpetuating the cycle.

Biden Administration Details Who Is Covered By the Federal Employee Vaccine Mandate, Exemptions and Discipline

Update released Thursday notes that the requirement holds for all federal employees regardless of whether they are working in the office. 

Survey: More than 40% of Employees Support Higher Insurance Rates for Unvaccinated

The responses indicate vaccinated working Americans are calling for more punitive measures against the unvaccinated.