State Department Creates Global Health Security Bureau

The world has to be ready for the next health crisis, Secretary Blinken said.  Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra announced…

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CDC Reports Increase in Leprosy Cases in Florida

Emerging Infectious Diseases journal outlines the rise in cases in the past decade. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released a research paper in its…

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White House Establishes Permanent Pandemic Preparedness Office

Former Pentagon Joint Staff Surgeon Friedrichs was chosen as its first director. The White House announced the establishment of the Office of Pandemic Preparedness and Response Policy, naming…

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Treasury Department Releases Data on Pandemic Recovery Fund

State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds supported local government projects and services. The Department of the Treasury released its data recording the use of the American Rescue Plan…

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HHS Provides Guidance on Commercialized COVID Vaccine

Organizes phase-out of government purchases of vaccine doses. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently released a letter to insurance plans, preparing them for the transition…

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Ohio Governor Requests Emergency Declaration for Train Derailment

The request for FEMA assistance for East Palestine was made right before the deadline. Ohio Governor Mike DeWine requested that President Biden issue a major disaster declaration for…

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3M Reaches Settlement with U.S. Water Systems over PFAS

Substances pose substantial health risks. The Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, known as 3M, recently reached a $10.3 billion settlement with a collective of U.S. public water systems…

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U.S.-China Diplomacy Resumes

Secretary Blinken met with Chinese Foreign Minister Qin for a conversation on a broad range of topics. Secretary of State Antony Blinken wrapped up his trip to Beijing…

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FDA Releases Guidelines on Safeguarding Tattoo Ink from Microbes

The guidance is open to public comment for 90 days. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released preliminary guidelines to help tattoo ink manufacturers and distributors…

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Interior Announces Additional Funding to Close Orphaned Oil Wells

The next installment of over $63 million will be implemented under the infrastructure law. The Department of the Interior announced the next round of funding for abandoned oil…

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