Latest Epidemics News

Paul's wife says senator wants to subpoena Fauci records

Aug. 06, 2022 21:03 PM EDT

FANCY FARM, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul wants to subpoena the records of the country’s top infectious disease expert, the senator's wife said while standing in for him at Kentucky's premier political event Saturday. Paul, a Republican, has repeatedly clashed with Dr. Anthony...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Aug. 05, 2022 16:07 PM EDT

Hartford Courant. July 29, 2022. Editorial: A decision to keep a cannabis business out of Hartford was a mistake We as adults are legally allowed to possess and use up to 1.5 ounces of cannabis in Connecticut — and that does not even count that we can keep up to 5...

Still isolating, Biden signs anti-fraud pandemic bills

Aug. 05, 2022 15:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden, isolated in the White House residence with COVID-19, signed two measures Friday aimed at curbing fraud in pandemic relief programs. The legislation, which passed Congress with bipartisan support, extends the statute of limitations to give...

UK: 'Early signs' that monkeypox outbreak may be peaking

Aug. 05, 2022 13:37 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British health authorities said Friday the monkeypox outbreak across the country may be peaking and that the epidemic’s growth rate has slowed. The U.K.'s Health Security Agency said in a statement there were “early signs that the outbreak is plateauing,” with...

Spain leads Europe in monkeypox, struggles to check spread

Aug. 05, 2022 10:55 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — As a sex worker and adult film actor, Roc was relieved when he was among the first Spaniards to get a monkeypox vaccine. He knew of several cases among men who have sex with men, which is the leading demographic for the disease, and feared he could be next. ...

New Mexico officials: More monkeypox vaccinations on order

Aug. 04, 2022 16:10 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Only 10 monkeypox cases have been confirmed in New Mexico so far, and top health officials said Thursday there were no immediately concerns that the state will see a vaccine shortage any time soon. Officials with the state Department of Health reported...

WHO Africa sees 10-year growth in healthy life expectancy

Aug. 04, 2022 11:16 AM EDT

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Africa recorded a ten-year growth in its healthy life expectancy from 2000 to 2019, the World Health Organization Africa office said Thursday, exceeding the global average and progress seen in any other region over the same period. The healthy life expectancy...

Editorial Roundup: South Dakota

Aug. 04, 2022 01:59 AM EDT

Yankton Press & Dakotan. August 1, 2022. Editorial: COVID Continues To Be Evolving Issue More than two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, we are continually discovering just how long the road in front of us may well be. On Saturday, the White House...

Vegas-based rental firm faces probes over pandemic evictions

Aug. 03, 2022 20:11 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas-based corporate owner of thousands of residential rental properties in several U.S. states is facing investigations about whether it improperly evicted tenants during the coronavirus pandemic, while it received millions of federal dollars aimed at keeping people in...

Tennessee sues Walgreens over opioid prescription onslaught

Aug. 03, 2022 18:39 PM EDT

Tennessee's attorney general said Wednesday he has sued Walgreens, accusing the drugstore chain of contributing to the state's opioid crisis by failing to maintain effective controls against the abuse of prescription pain pills. The lawsuit seeking unspecified civil penalties was...