Update on Bills Damar Hamlin’s Cardiac Arrest During Monday Night Football

Update on Bills Damar Hamlin’s Cardiac Arrest During Monday Night Football

Buffalo, NY…The Buffalo Bills issued the following statement at 1:48 am on Damar Hamlin’s condition. “Damar Hamlin suffered a cardiac arrest following a hit in the Buffalo Bills’ game versus the Cincinnati Bengals. His heartbeat was restored on the field and he was transferred to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center for further testing and […]

Biden-⁠Harris Administration Announces Expansion of Global Health Security Partnerships and Releases Annual Progress Report

Biden-⁠Harris Administration Announces Expansion of Global Health Security Partnerships and Releases Annual Progress Report

Washington, DC…As the world continues its fight against COVID-19, other ongoing outbreaks are stark reminders of the continued and constant threat posed by infectious diseases. The global Mpox outbreak and an Ebola outbreak in Uganda are just two of the most recent examples of how the risks and impact of emerging infectious diseases are increasing […]

A Sense of Purpose Can Extend Your Life Says Boston University Study

A Sense of Purpose Can Extend Your Life Says Boston University Study

Boston, MA…A new study led by Koichiro Shiba found that this association persists across race/ethnicity and gender, but women may benefit slightly more than men from the health-protective effects of purpose. Growing research indicates that one’s purpose—i.e., the extent to which someone perceives a sense of direction and goals in their life—may be linked to […]

NY Supreme Court Orders Fired Covid Unvaccinated Employees Reinstated with Back Pay

NY Supreme Court Orders Fired Covid Unvaccinated Employees Reinstated with Back Pay

New York, NY….The New York Supreme Court orders reinstatement for all employees fired for being unvaccinated & orders backpay as well. The NY Supreme Court found that being vaccinated ‘does not’ stop the spread of COVID-19. The full decision is 85163_2022_George_Garvey_et_al_v_City_of_New_York_et_al_DECISION___ORDER_ON_37

Medi-Cal Expansion Provided 286,000 Undocumented Californians With Comprehensive Health Care

Medi-Cal Expansion Provided 286,000 Undocumented Californians With Comprehensive Health Care

Sacramento, CA…Governor Gavin Newsom and the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) announced that roughly 286,000 older adult Californians are receiving full scope Medi-Cal thanks to the expansion of comprehensive preventive care and other services to all income-eligible adults 50 years of age and older, regardless of immigration status. This follows Governor Newsom’s action in […]

Boston University NEIDL Researchers Refute UK Article about “Deadly” COVID Strain

Boston University NEIDL Researchers Refute UK Article about “Deadly” COVID Strain

Boston, MA…Boston University is refuting a series of misleading claims about research at the University’s National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL). The reports, which first appeared on Monday in the United Kingdom’s Daily Mail, claimed researchers at the lab had “created a new deadly COVID strain.” In a statement Monday afternoon, BU called the reporting, which was […]

HHS Purchases Drug for Use in Radiological and Nuclear Emergencies

HHS Purchases Drug for Use in Radiological and Nuclear Emergencies

Washington, DC…As part of long-standing, ongoing efforts to be better prepared to save lives following radiological and nuclear emergencies, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is purchasing a supply of the drug Nplate from Amgen USA Inc; Nplate is approved to treat blood cell injuries that accompany acute radiation syndrome in adult and […]

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 […]

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