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May 24 2023
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
Jun 27 2020
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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Jul 08 2022
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
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
Dec 08 2021
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 (News) Washington Post
Apr 30 2020
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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
Aug 30 2021
The U.S. Department of Education (DOE) announced an investigation Monday into whether prohibitions of indoor mask mandates constitute discrimination against students with health conditions and disabilities. The DOE's Office for Civil Rights addressed their concerns in letters sent to the education chiefs in Iowa, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Utah, where mask mandates in schools haveAssociated Press Washington Examiner Politico
Aug 13 2022
President Joe Biden is on track to sign the Inflation Reduction Act into law next week, which includes several provisions that empower Medicare to negotiate drug prices with pharmaceutical companies.
The pharmaceutical industry, which spent over $142 million on lobbying efforts to combat the Democrats' legislation, will be required to cap out-of-pocket prescription costs for seniors andDeseret News Center For American Progress CNBC
Nov 09 2020
Projected 2020 presidential election winner Joe Biden's transition team announced members of its COVID-19 Advisory Board on Monday. The board, described as “leading public health and scientific experts to advise the transition on COVID-19 response,” will be co-chaired by former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. David Kessler, former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy and Yale professorTime Magazine The Hill Washington Examiner
Jan 27 2023
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