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CDC Announces More Cities That Will Begin Testing for Polio in Wastewater

December 1, 2022

Via: Waste360

After a man tested positive for polio outside of New York City earlier this year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention began testing for the disease in several wastewater treatment facilities across New York. Studying wastewater systems will allow […]


Health & Insurance, Social Services

California and Texas Took Different Routes to Vaccination. Who’s Ahead?

April 22, 2021

Via: Kaiser Health News

California and Texas, the country’s two most populous states, have taken radically different approaches to the pandemic and the vaccination campaign to end it. California has trumpeted its reliance on science and policies it says are aimed at improving social […]


Health & Insurance, Social Services

California Counties a Hodgepodge of Highs and Lows in Vaccinating Vulnerable Seniors

April 7, 2021

Via: Kaiser Health News

Even as California prepares to expand vaccine eligibility on April 15 to all residents age 16 and up, the state has managed to inoculate only about half its senior population — the 65-and-older target group deemed most vulnerable to death […]


Health & Insurance, Social Services

Montana Sticks to Its Patchwork Covid Vaccine Rollout as Eligibility Expands

April 5, 2021

Via: Kaiser Health News

MISSOULA, Mont. — Montana’s covid-19 vaccine distribution is among the most efficient in the nation, but closer examination reveals a patchwork of systems among counties and tribal governments that will be put to the test as the state opens vaccine […]


Health & Insurance, Social Services

Many US Health Experts Underestimated the Coronavirus … Until It Was Too Late

December 21, 2020

Via: Kaiser Health News

A year ago, while many Americans were finishing their holiday shopping and finalizing travel plans, doctors in Wuhan, China, were battling a mysterious outbreak of pneumonia with no known cause. Chinese doctors began to fear they were witnessing the return […]


Basic Services, Civil Service, Health & Insurance, Social Services

Montana’s Mask Mandate in Doubt With Incoming Governor

December 21, 2020

Via: Kaiser Health News

Incoming Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte signaled he won’t continue a statewide mask mandate in place since July, though he said he plans to wear a mask himself and get vaccinated against COVID-19. If Gianforte, a Republican, reverses outgoing Democratic Gov. […]


Health & Insurance, Social Services

Hospitals Scramble to Prioritize Which Workers Are First for COVID Shots

December 14, 2020

Via: Kaiser Health News

If there’s such a thing as a date with destiny, it’s marked on Dr. Taison Bell’s calendar. At noon Tuesday, Bell, a critical care physician, is scheduled to be one of the first health care workers at the University of […]


Health & Insurance, Social Services

Demand for COVID Vaccines Expected to Get Heated — And Fast

December 7, 2020

Via: Kaiser Health News

Americans have made no secret of their skepticism of COVID-19 vaccines this year, with fears of political interference and a “warp speed” timeline blunting confidence in the shots. As recently as September, nearly half of U.S. adults said they didn’t […]


Health & Insurance, Social Services

SWANA Urges High Priority to Solid Waste and Recycling Sector for COVID-19 Vaccines

December 1, 2020

Via: Waste360

The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) submitted a letter to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention and its Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) to prioritize the solid waste and recycling sector to receive the COVID-19 vaccines. […]


Health & Insurance, Social Services

Biden to spotlight CDC officials shunned by Trump

November 23, 2020

Via: POLITICO

President-elect Joe Biden is putting scientists in charge and back on the stage to restore trust in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The plans include immediately reviving regular media briefings and giving a central role to long-sidelined career […]


Health & Insurance, Social Services

States will need billions to distribute the Covid vaccine as federal funding falls short

October 27, 2020

Via: CNBC Healthcare

With the development of a coronavirus vaccine nearing its final stages, public health departments across the U.S. are hastily preparing to distribute it — even though they don’t know when it will be approved or which ones will ultimately get […]


Health & Insurance, Social Services

Hospitals, Nursing Homes Fail to Separate COVID Patients, Putting Others at Risk

September 10, 2020

Via: Kaiser Health News

Nurses at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center were on edge as early as March when patients with COVID-19 began to show up in areas of the hospital that were not set aside to care for them. The Centers for Disease […]


Health & Insurance, Social Services

To Curb Coronavirus, What’s Behind The Wearing Of A Mask?

April 7, 2020

Via: Kaiser Health News

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday recommended wearing cloth face masks when going out, especially to places like grocery stores and pharmacies. That’s because a “significant portion” of people with the virus lack symptoms or can transmit […]


Health & Insurance, Social Services

CDC is monitoring 110 possible coronavirus cases across 26 states in US

January 27, 2020

Via: CNBC

U.S. health officials are currently monitoring 110 people across 26 states for the coronavirus, including the five patients who contracted the deadly infection in China and brought it back to America. The disease, which has killed at least 81 people […]


Health & Insurance, Social Services

Flu Shots Are Ready, But Waiting A Couple Weeks Will Offer Better Protection Through Peak Period

August 21, 2018

Via: Kaiser Health News

While the CDC recommends a flu shot for everyone older than 6 months, when to get a flu shot is always a guessing game. Getting the vaccine too early — it’s showing up in stores now — might mean you […]


Health & Insurance, Social Services

Federal Money For State-Level Zika Tracking, Prevention May End This Summer

May 2, 2017

Via: Kaiser Health News

Money that has helped states with Zika tracking and education may come to an end by this summer, putting at risk efforts to better understand the mostly mosquito-borne virus and the devastating birth defects associated with it. The Centers for […]


Emergency Services, Health & Insurance

CDC Urges Doctors To Aggressively Test Pregnant Women For Zika

July 26, 2016

Via: Kaiser Health News

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is calling on doctors to more aggressively screen pregnant women for the Zika virus and to take advantage of new testing technology to improve the diagnosis, follow-up and monitoring of those who have […]