Health

Welcome to the 'Pandemicene'
Bats.
Briefing

Welcome to the 'Pandemicene'

Is COVID over?
COVID.
Briefing

Is COVID over?

CDC approves COVID vaccines for kids as young as 6 months
Baby receiving vaccine
jab those babies

CDC approves COVID vaccines for kids as young as 6 months

FDA clears COVID vaccines for youngest kids
COVID-19 vaccine vile.
finally!

FDA clears COVID vaccines for youngest kids

Abortions increased 8 percent between 2017 and 2020, new report shows
Planned Parenthood
one in five

Abortions increased 8 percent between 2017 and 2020, new report shows

WHO to rename monkeypox after scientists call it 'discriminating and stigmatizing'
Monkeypox to be renamed by WHO
a pox

WHO to rename monkeypox after scientists call it 'discriminating and stigmatizing'

FDA panel endorses possible 4th COVID vaccine
Novavax lab.
newcomer

FDA panel endorses possible 4th COVID vaccine

Biden says he wasn't made aware of formula shortage early on
Operation Fly Formula
in the dark

Biden says he wasn't made aware of formula shortage early on

3.7 million bottles worth of formula are on the way from the U.K.
Joe Biden
feed the babies!

3.7 million bottles worth of formula are on the way from the U.K.

COVID vaccines can't keep up with new Omicron subvariants
Women getting COVID vaccine
slow down!

COVID vaccines can't keep up with new Omicron subvariants

The 'jarring' data on long COVID
A snail.
Briefing

The 'jarring' data on long COVID

CDC identifies 9 monkeypox cases across 7 states
Monkeypox virus.
more pox

CDC identifies 9 monkeypox cases across 7 states

Fire kills 11 newborn babies in Senegal hospital
Senegal hospital fire
tragedy

Fire kills 11 newborn babies in Senegal hospital

U.S. births rose in 2021, but remained lower than pre-pandemic levels
Crying baby
oh baby

U.S. births rose in 2021, but remained lower than pre-pandemic levels

Nearly one-third of the Senate has now had COVID
Jeff Merkley
like the plague

Nearly one-third of the Senate has now had COVID

Biden says monkeypox quarantines are unlikely in U.S.
Joe Biden.
not again

Biden says monkeypox quarantines are unlikely in U.S.

Southern Baptist leaders covered up sexual abuse for decades, report finds
Southern Baptist Convention in 2018
'listening, lamenting, and learning'

Southern Baptist leaders covered up sexual abuse for decades, report finds

Does breastfeeding belong in the formula-shortage debate?
A baby bottle.
Picture of Harold MaassHarold Maass

Does breastfeeding belong in the formula-shortage debate?

CDC: With COVID-19 infections rising, a third of U.S. should consider indoor masks
People wearing masks in Virginia.
precautions

CDC: With COVID-19 infections rising, a third of U.S. should consider indoor masks

Two children hospitalized amid shortage of baby formula
A nearly empty shelf of baby formula in San Diego last week.
get well soon

Two children hospitalized amid shortage of baby formula

U.S. increases overseas baby formula shipments to ease nationwide shortage
Infant formula is stacked on a table during a baby formula drive to help with the shortage.
shortage

U.S. increases overseas baby formula shipments to ease nationwide shortage

FDA and Abbott reach agreement to reopen baby formula plant
A bottle of Similac baby formula.
baby steps

FDA and Abbott reach agreement to reopen baby formula plant

Democratic Sen. Chris Van Hollen says he had a 'minor stroke'
Sen. Chris Van Hollen
Noted

Democratic Sen. Chris Van Hollen says he had a 'minor stroke'

An American tragedy
A graveyard.
Briefing

An American tragedy

Plastics everywhere
Plastic.
Briefing

Plastics everywhere

North Korea enters lockdown after 1st official COVID-19 outbreak
COVID-19 measures in Pyongyang
Not immune

North Korea enters lockdown after 1st official COVID-19 outbreak

U.S. overdose deaths hit new record in 2021
Drug test samples
overdose epidemic

U.S. overdose deaths hit new record in 2021

Opinion striking down Roe still only draft at Supreme Court, Politico reports
Supreme Court
'heavily, heavily burdened'

Opinion striking down Roe still only draft at Supreme Court, Politico reports

Pandemic's true global death toll closer to 15 million, WHO says
Hospital patient's hand.
a sobering reality

Pandemic's true global death toll closer to 15 million, WHO says

Mail-order abortion pill sales are surging in red states
Medication at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Illinois in 2021.
abortion access

Mail-order abortion pill sales are surging in red states

The CDC reportedly monitored the location data of millions of phones
CDC logo displayed on smartphone screen
always watching

The CDC reportedly monitored the location data of millions of phones

Ending Roe may be used to erode 'other privacy-based rights,' Politico's Gerstein says
Josh Gerstein on Roe demise
Contraception?

Ending Roe may be used to erode 'other privacy-based rights,' Politico's Gerstein says

Understanding the menthol-flavored cigarette debate
Smoking.
Grayson Quay

Understanding the menthol-flavored cigarette debate

Acceptable casualties
American flags.
Picture of William FalkWilliam Falk

Acceptable casualties

Moderna seeks authorization of vaccine for youngest kids
Woman with young child in stroller.
for the kids

Moderna seeks authorization of vaccine for youngest kids