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Monkeypox Testing Shows the U.S. Learned Little from the COVID-19 Pandemic

U.S. testing for monkeypox is insufficient to determine how widespread the virus is and where new cases are cropping up, according to infectious disease experts and advocates concerned about a sluggis..


Dr. Anthony Fauci Tests Positive for COVID-19 With Mild Symptoms

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the face of America’s pandemic response through two White House administrations, has tested positive for the coronavirus.

The 81-year-old Fauci, who is fully vaccinated and has rec..


Paxlovid Doesn’t Work for Healthier Patients, Pfizer Says

Pfizer Inc. plans to stop enrollment in a study of its COVID-19 drug in patients who aren’t at high risk of severe disease after the pill didn’t help alleviate their symptoms, a major setback for broa..


U.S. Orders Millions of COVID-19 Vaccines for Youngest Children

(New York) — Millions of COVID-19 vaccine doses have been ordered for small children in anticipation of possible federal authorization next week, White House officials say.

The government allowed pha..


U.S. Gymnasts Sue FBI for More Than $1 Billion for Failing to Stop Larry Nassar

(Detroit) — Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles and dozens of other women who say they were sexually assaulted by Larry Nassar are seeking more than $1 billion from the FBI for failing to stop the spor..


British Columbia Is Decriminalizing Small Amounts of Drugs to Curb Overdose Deaths

(Vancouver, British Columbia) — Canada’s government said Tuesday it will allow British Columbia to try a three-year experiment in decriminalizing possession of small amounts of drugs, seeking to stem ..


FDA Ties Hepatitis Outbreak to Organic Strawberries

U.S. and Canadian regulators are investigating a hepatitis outbreak that may be linked to fresh organic strawberries.

In a joint weekend statement, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Publi..


Pfizer Says 3 COVID-19 Shots Protect Children Under 5

Three doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine offer strong protection for children younger than 5, the company announced Monday. Pfizer plans to give the data to U.S. regulators later this week in a step t..


Some Jif Peanut Butter Products Linked to Salmonella Cases

(Washington D.C.) — Consumers should double-check their jars of Jif peanut butter amid a recall, the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say.

Jif’s creamy,..


Nearly 15 Million Deaths Are Linked to COVID-19, World Health Organization Says

(London) — The World Health Organization estimates that nearly 15 million people were killed either by coronavirus or by its impact on overwhelmed health systems in the past two years, more than doubl..