White House Global Covid-19 Summit to be held in May

“Ahead of the May 12 summit, we are calling on world leaders, members of civil society, non-governmental organizations, philanthropists, and the private sector to make new commitments and bring solutions to vaccinate the world, save lives, and build right now. Better health protection – for everyone, everywhere,” the White House said in its announcement. “The … Read more

Children are lagging behind in routine vaccination. The covid vaccine hesitation is not helping.

This has worried pediatricians, school nurses and public health experts that preventable and potentially fatal childhood diseases, once thought to be a thing of the past, may become more common. “We just want to keep measles, polio and everything that we vaccinate against out of the political arena,” said Hugo Skornik, a pediatrician and president … Read more

Lawsuit seeks to reverse Philadelphia mask mandate with renewed vigor

Attorney Thomas W. King III, who was involved in last year’s successful challenge to a statewide mask mandate in schools, said the city’s emergency order went against the recommendations of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and “a renegade standard anywhere.” unfounded. Others in the world.” The lawsuit accuses city health officials of … Read more

‘Sense of urgency’ for HHS climate change office

Without any money or permanent staff to address the public health effects of global warming, low-income and elderly populations are likely to suffer devastating consequences, from weather emergencies to chronic diseases that can lead to preventable deaths. And the government may have to spend billions of dollars. Meanwhile, city and state public health officials say … Read more