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Monkeypox a Public Health Emergency in US

According to Politico, the White House and US public health experts “plan to use public health emergency authorities to speed up the distribution of the monkeypox vaccine”. Quoting senior administration officials, Politico writes “A decision memo created by the Department of Health and Human Services has circulated through U.S. health agencies over the past week […]

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Gottlieb: Monkeypox a Public Healthcare Failure

Quoting from the Former Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb‘s OpEd on The New York Times, The Hill writes that the federal government’s healthcare infrastructure is not capable of dealing with public health emergencies like Covid-19 and monkeypox. In thee OpEd, Gottlieb writes: “Our country’s response to monkeypox ‌‌has been plagued by the […]

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CDC: Monkeypox a Nationally Notifiable Condition

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reportedly set to declare “monkeypox a nationally notifiable condition” effective August 1, thus directing states across the country to share surveillance data, including case numbers, Politico writes. According to recent CDC data, there are nearly 3,600 monkeypox cases reported in the US, including 439 cases […]

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Best Time To Do Exercise

According to a recent study published in the journal Frontiers in Physiology, researchers reportedly “discovered that this question is considerably more important than these limitations. This is because new research indicates that the time of day (Exercise Time Of Day, ETOD) might affect how beneficial exercise is.” Principal investigator Dr. Paul J Arciero, a professor […]

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WHO: Monkeypox is a Global Health Emergency

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared to-day that “the monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC)”. I have decided that the global monkeypox outbreak represents a public health emergency of international concern. – WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (source: CNN) WHO Director General reportedly said “while the committee was unable to reach […]

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Is Monkeypox is ‘Out of Control’ in the US

Quoting recent data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), NPR News writes that there are more than 1,800 cases of Monkeypox since the virus was first discovered in the US. The CDC is reportedly “trying to identify cases and possible outbreak areas by ramping up testing capacity — from 6,000 tests […]

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High Cost of Cancer Care Drugs

A recent headlines on the NBC News reads some cancer patients forgo life-saving medications because of high cost. this is especially true that because Medicare patient who don’t qualify for drug subsidies, one in three of them for go refilling their cancer care drugs because of the high cost. According to the NBC news, monthly […]

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WHO: Monkeypox is Public Health Emergency

The World Health Organization (WHO) is reportedly considering whether the current global Monkeypox outbreak constitutes a public health emergency. Quoting the WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, CNN writes that he wants to take up the issue soon. On monkeypox, I continue to be concerned by the scale and spread of the virus. Across the […]

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CDC Updates Alert to Monkeypox virus

The Us Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) increased alert level of the monkeypox in us to a level 2 encouraging people to “practice enhanced precautions”. CDC is urging healthcare providers in the U.S. to be alert for patients who have rash illnesses consistent with monkeypox, regardless of whether they have travel or specific […]

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Airborne Transmission of Monkeypox

In a recently published guidance, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the agency said that monkeypox spread through small virus particles that linger in the air “has not been reported”. It said that transmission through “saliva or respiratory secretions” during face-to-face contact highly likely, but because these secretions “drop out of the […]