Public Health

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.

Hackers Strike Another Hospital System

Cybercriminals struck Memorial Health System, a nonprofit that runs three hospitals, outpatient service sites and clinics spread across southeastern Ohio and northwestern West Virginia.

You’ve Been Vaccinated. Now Prove It.

Proponents of vaccine passports say the credentials give vaccinated people more assurance as they resume going out and could spur the reluctant to get vaccinated.

Agencies Must Set Up COVID-19 Testing for Unvaccinated Feds In-House or Through a Contractor

Employees must receive their test through agency-sanctioned means and may face punishment if they refuse.

The Coronavirus Is Here Forever. This Is How We Live With It.

We can’t avoid the virus for the rest of our lives but we can minimize its impact.

Naps Don't Actually Relieve Sleep Deprivation

Study participants who got a full night's sleep performed better on tasks.

HHS’ ‘Frequent and Significant Changes’ to COVID Data Reporting Left Hospitals Behind

Multiple updates to the rules and avenues for reporting critical pandemic-related capacity information left hospitals confused, overwhelmed and unable to comply.

Anxiety Is a 'Double-Edged Sword' for Job Seeking

Anxiety can help channel efforts—but it can also undermine applicants.

Text Messages Get Young People to Avoid Sunburn

The researchers set out to establish the optimal text messaging intervention to achieve behavior change in young adults at risk of skin cancer.

4 Ways that Volunteering Can Be Good for You

Volunteering, especially when it’s done on a regular basis, can help you make new acquaintances.

What Is a Breakthrough Infection? 6 Questions Answered about Catching COVID-19

Vaccines don’t ward off every single infection but they do massively lower the risk.

OMB Reinstitutes Mask Mandate in ‘High Transmission’ Regions, Including D.C.

The return of masking requirements at federal facilities comes amid concerns about the COVID-19 Delta variant.

Institutional Authority Has Vanished. Wikipedia Points to the Answer.

The crowdsourced reference site can teach the CDC how to communicate in an era of rumors and shifting information.

Low- and Middle-Income Countries Lack Access to Big Data Analysis – Here’s How to Fill the Gap

Statistical infrastructure can help improve everything from health care to politics.

Why Your Leisure Time Is in Danger

Stop treating your time off as a productivity hack.