Briefing by White House Monkeypox Response Team and Public Health Officials

Briefing by White House Monkeypox Response Team and Public Health Officials

Washington, DC…Good morning. Thanks for joining us. I’m Bob Fenton, the White House Monkeypox Response Coordinator. Today, I’m joined by Dr. Fauci, Dr. Walensky, and Dr. Daskalakis. Before I turn to my colleagues, I want to provide an update on the important progress we’re making in combatting monkeypox. We continue to leverage every capability at […]

President Biden Remains Covid Positive Says Dr. O’Connor

President Biden Remains Covid Positive Says Dr. O’Connor

Washington, DC…The President continues to feel well. Given his rebound positivity which we reported yesterday, we continued daily monitoring. This morning, unsurprisingly, his SARS-CoV-2 antigen testing remained positive. The President will continue his strict isolation measures as previously described. He will continue to conduct the business of the American people from the Executive Residence. As […]

Elephant Genes Could Hold the Key to Avoiding Cancers

Elephant Genes Could Hold the Key to Avoiding Cancers

Oxford, United Kingdom….Scientists modelling the cancer-suppressing p53 gene identify how the 20 different molecules unique to elephants get activated for increased sensitivity and response against carcinogenic conditions – with implications for cancer treatments in humans. Scientists from seven research institutions including the University of Oxford and the University of Edinburgh have used pioneering bioinformatic modelling […]

FDA Denies Authorization to Market JUUL Products

FDA Denies Authorization to Market JUUL Products

Washington, DC…Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued marketing denial orders (MDOs) to JUUL Labs Inc. for all of their products currently marketed in the United States. As a result, the company must stop selling and distributing these products. In addition, those currently on the U.S. market must be removed, or risk enforcement action. […]

Rectal Cancer Disappears After Experimental Use of Immunotherapy. 100% Remission in Clinical Trial

Rectal Cancer Disappears After Experimental Use of Immunotherapy.  100% Remission in Clinical Trial

New York, NY…Breakthrough findings were presented at the 2022 ASCO Annual Meeting and published in The New England Journal of Medicine today by researchers at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) confirming a clinical complete response in all 14 patients who received the immunotherapy treatment dostarlimab as a first-line treatment for mismatch repair-deficient (MMRd) locally advanced rectal cancer. This […]

The Latest from the CDC on Monkeypox

The Latest from the CDC on Monkeypox

Atlanta, GA…On May 18, 2022, a U.S. resident tested positive for monkeypox after returning to the U.S. from Canada. As of May 18, 2022, no additional monkeypox cases have been identified in the U.S. Scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are collaborating with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to investigate […]

Governors Newsom, Brown and Inslee Announce Updated Health Guidance

Governors Newsom, Brown and Inslee Announce Updated Health Guidance

Sacramento, CA….With declining case rates and hospitalizations across the West, California, Oregon and Washington are moving together to update their masking guidance. After 11:59 p.m. on March 11, California, Oregon and Washington will adopt new indoor mask policies and move from mask requirements to mask recommendations in schools. State policies do not change federal requirements, […]

CDC is Updating COVID-19 Community Recommendations.

CDC is Updating COVID-19 Community Recommendations.

Atlanta, GA…CDC’s new COVID-19 Community Level tool classifies every county in the U.S. into low, medium, or high. Knowing the COVID-19 Community Level in your area will help determine what prevention measures are needed to protect yourself and your loved ones, as well as decrease strain on hospitals and health systems. Check your community’s level […]

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