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May 24 2023
Surgeon General Warns of 'Profound Risk' Social Media Poses to Children
United States Surgeon General Vivek Murthy released an advisory Tuesday warning of the potential danger children face from social media use.
Key Quotes: The advisory aims to call attention to “growing concerns about the effects of social media on youth mental health.” The report calls for additional research into the effects of social media use on adolescent development, statingFortune Axios Washington Examiner
May 02 2023
Surgeon General Declares Public Health Epidemic Over Loneliness
United States Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy declared a public health epidemic over loneliness on Tuesday.
Key Quotes: “We now know that loneliness is a common feeling that many people experience,” Murthy told the Associated Press. “It’s like hunger or thirst. It’s a feeling the body sends us when something we need for survival is missing. Millions of people in America are strugglingWashington Examiner BBC News Associated Press
Jun 27 2020
Media Bias Alert: Minimal Coverage of Foster Care Executive Order
On June 24, President Donald Trump signed an executive order aimed at strengthening the foster care system. But with little coverage on the matter from major news outlets, you might not have read about it in the news, or heard it debated by the Coopers and Hannitys of the media industry. In fact, I first found out about the news because I follow the First Lady on Instagram.
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Aug 04 2022
Biden Administration Declares Monkeypox a Public Health Emergency
The Department of Health and Human Services declared the monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency on Thursday.
There had been 6,617 reported monkeypox cases in the U.S. by Thursday, and 26,208 globally, according to the CDC — making the U.S. outbreak the largest in the world. Furthermore, U.S. infections nearly doubled in the last two weeks.
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Apr 30 2020
Story of the Week: US Coronavirus Cases Top 1 Million; Pressure to Ease Restrictions Mounts
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More than 1 million people in the United States have tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus, as the testing capacity and race to create a vaccine become the national focus.
Meanwhile, political disputes are coming to a head in some states where lockdown measures are on the verge of being relaxed;Henry A. Brechter
Jul 11 2022
Biden Administration Says Physicians Must Provide Abortions in Medical Emergencies
Physicians are required under federal law to provide abortions in the case of medical emergencies, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.
The action, titled the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA), will penalize hospitals that decline to provide abortions by terminating their Medicare provider agreement or charging them with fines. EMTALA ensuresPolitico CNBC Washington Examiner
Jul 08 2022
Biden Signs Executive Order on Abortion Access
President Joe Biden just took executive action on abortion access.
Biden signed the executive order Friday in the White House's Roosevelt Room. The order attempts to protect patient privacy, access to medication abortion and contraception. It also aims to launch public education efforts around abortion and improve the available legal options for people seeking and providing abortions.The Daily Caller Axios HuffPost
Oct 17 2020
Trump Announces COVID-19 Vaccine Deal For Care Facilities
On Friday, President Donald Trump announced the Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care Program, a deal with CVS and Walgreens to provide a coronavirus vaccine to seniors and staff in long-term care facilities with no out-of-pocket cost, once a vaccine is developed and available. Trump promised a deal as he spoke to a crowd of a few hundred seniors in Fort Myers, Fla. In the speech, TrumpPolitico The Hill The Daily Wire
Jan 27 2023
Watchdog Says NIH Didn't 'Effectively Monitor' Virus Research at Wuhan Lab
A government watchdog reported this week that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) failed to manage U.S.-funded coronavirus research in Wuhan, China.
The Details: The report says NIH and EcoHealth Alliance were late in reporting that lab-made coronaviruses at the Wuhan Institute of Virology were more infectious than natural variations. The report also said NIH didn't refer theThe Hill Washington Free Beacon The Intercept
Dec 08 2021
Perspective: The COVID-19 Pandemic's Negative Impacts on Youth Mental Health
A 53-page government report published Thursday details new hardships and mental health struggles for kids during the COVID-19 pandemic.
U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy's report explains how a budding mental health crisis was worsened by COVID-19. The report says that "depressive and anxiety symptoms doubled during the pandemic, with 25% of youth experiencing depressive symptoms and 20The Hill National Review Washington Post