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President Biden declares monkeypox a public health emergency

The US is approaching 7,000 cases, the largest number of any country around the world. Of concern to the Administration is the nearly 80 percent increase in cases over the last 7 days. Of equal concern is the lack of more widespread availability of the vaccine and testing locations. Workplace safety is at the forefront … Continue reading

BA.5 transmissibility, new mask mandates, and the WHO declaration regarding monkeypox

Between 60 to 75 percent of new COVID-19 diagnoses are now said to be attributed the BA.5 variant.  Health officials have advised anyone who has not had a second booster to do so now, with fears that existing immunity could be waning.  Researchers have branded BA.5 the worst variation yet, one that has increased the … Continue reading