Latest Epidemics News

CDC drops traveler health notices for individual countries

Oct. 03, 2022 20:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government is scrapping another of its responses to the pandemic. On Monday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention dropped its country-by-country COVID-19 travel health notices that it began issuing early in the pandemic. ...

$500M-plus from opioid deal starts heading to Washington

Oct. 03, 2022 18:07 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The first payments from a $518 million settlement with the nation's three largest opioid distributors will begin reaching Washington communities in December, providing much-needed cash officials can use to hire first responders or direct toward prevention, treatment and other...

It's flu vaccine time and seniors need revved-up shots

Oct. 03, 2022 08:55 AM EDT

Doctors have a message for vaccine-weary Americans: Don’t skip your flu shot this fall -- and seniors, ask for a special extra-strength kind. After flu hit historically low levels during the COVID-19 pandemic, it may be poised for a comeback. The main clue: A nasty flu season just...

Haiti reports cholera deaths for first time in 3 years

Oct. 02, 2022 18:28 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti’s government on Sunday announced that at least eight people have died from cholera, raising concerns about a potentially fast-spreading scenario and reviving memories of an epidemic that killed nearly 10,000 people a decade ago. The cases - the...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Sep. 30, 2022 20:43 PM EDT

Hearst Connecticut Media. September 23, 2022. Editorial: On Banned Books Week, imagine the world without libraries If you need proof that the pen remains more threatening than the sword, consider that many Americans are more passionate about banning books than they...

China dismisses complaints over quarantining US diplomats

Sep. 30, 2022 05:44 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China on Friday dismissed complaints from two U.S. congressmembers over the quarantining of American diplomats and their family members under the country’s strict COVID-19 regulations. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Mao Ning said China “adopts a science-based and...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Sep. 29, 2022 16:59 PM EDT

Philadelphia Daily News/Inquirer. September 25, 2022. Editorial: At stake in Mastriano vs. Shapiro, the fate of abortion rights in Pennsylvania At stake in Mastriano vs. Shapiro, the fate of abortion rights in Pennsylvania ' Editorial Abortion is legal...

Taiwan to end quarantine for arrivals starting Oct. 13

Sep. 29, 2022 07:04 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan on Thursday said it will end mandatory COVID-19 quarantines for people arriving from overseas beginning Oct. 13. The Central Epidemic Command Center announced that the previous weeklong requirement will be replaced with a seven-day self-monitoring...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Sep. 28, 2022 14:44 PM EDT

Minneapolis Star Tribune. September 22, 2022. Editorial: Stealing from Minnesota’s future Needy kids, taxpayers and the state’s reputation are among the victims. News that a nonprofit director and more than four dozen others have been charged in a...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Sep. 26, 2022 12:01 PM EDT

Dallas Morning News. September 25, 2022. Editorial: Fatal I-35W crash: Did TxDot ignore previous federal safety recommendations? Pileup has eerie similarities to deadly prison bus accident 7 years ago Who could forget the videos of the horrific...