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Past articles by Peter:

WHO to convene panel to determine if monkeypox international emergency

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) emergency committee will meet next week to determine whether monkeypox is a “public health emergency of international concern,” it announced Tuesday… → Read More

White House shifts COVID-19 funds due to stalemate on new money

The White House said Wednesday it is cutting funds from some areas of its COVID-19 response in order to shift money to vaccines and treatments, given that new funding remains stalled in Congress. → Read More

Moderna says updated vaccine works better against omicron variant

Moderna on Wednesday said that a new version of its vaccine provided a superior immune response against the COVID-19 omicron variant, making it the lead candidate for a booster shot this fall. The … → Read More

Warnock presses Schumer to hold vote on bill to lower insulin costs

Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) is pressuring Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) to hold a vote on legislation to lower the cost of insulin. Warnock faces a tough reelection race this y… → Read More

Pfizer investing $120M to boost US COVID-19 treatment production

Pfizer announced Monday that it is investing $120 million to boost production of its COVID-19 treatment pills in the United States. The move will create more than 250 jobs at its plant in Ka… → Read More

COVID-19 cases are on the rise. Does it matter anymore?

COVID-19 cases have risen in the U.S. to around 100,000 per day, and the real number could be as much as five times that, given many go unreported. But the situation is far different fr… → Read More

Health Care — US monkeypox cases double in one week

Getty Apparently, we should all be living in Peoria, Ill., at least according to this TikTok influencer profiled by BuzzFeed. The number of likely monkeypox cases in the U.S. has doubled in the pas… → Read More

Health insurers will pay $1 billion in rebates this year: analysis

Health insurers will issue $1 billion worth of rebates to consumers this year, according to an analysis from the Kaiser Family Foundation. The rebates stem from a requirement in the Affordab… → Read More

White House says kids under 5 could get COVID-19 vaccines by June 21

The White House said Thursday that COVID-19 vaccinations for children under 5 could begin as soon as June 21, if the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorizes the shots. “We expect … → Read More

Study: Coffee may be linked with lower risk of death

Drinking moderate amounts of coffee was linked to a lower risk of death in a new study, though experts caution there are still important unknowns. The study published in the journal Annals o… → Read More

Health Care — Tensions rise over drug pricing

The Hill, Greg NashK-pop boy band BTS gave the White House something of a ratings boost, bringing in nearly 200,000 online viewers while speaking out against anti-Asian hate during a press briefing… → Read More

Top Sanders aide calls Manchin a ‘phony’ on lowering drug prices

A top aide to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Tuesday called Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) a “phony” after the West Virginia senator called for action to lower drug prices. Warren Gunnels, … → Read More

Worries about coming ObamaCare premium spikes intensify

Democrats are growing increasingly concerned that a spike in ObamaCare premiums could hit this fall right before the midterm elections. The party is already facing major headw… → Read More

House Oversight panel presses insurers on free birth control coverage

The House Oversight and Reform Committee is pressing major health insurers and pharmacy benefit managers on their coverage of contraceptives, saying they may not be fully complying with requirement… → Read More

West Virginia announces $161.5 million opioid settlement with drug companies

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey on Wednesday announced a $161.5 million settlement with two drug companies over their role in the opioid epidemic, providing funds for a state hard-h… → Read More

Vulnerable House Democrats urge action to prevent ObamaCare premium hike this fall

A group of vulnerable House Democrats is warning of spikes in ObamaCare premiums this fall, saying that enhanced financial assistance from last year’s relief bill needs to be extended. Rep. … → Read More

As cases rise, Americans are ‘checked out’ on COVID-19

COVID-19 cases are on the rise, but many Americans are over thinking of the virus as a crisis. Even in blue cities, restaurants are packed with people, and many Americans don’t we… → Read More

Health Secretary Becerra tests positive for COVID-19 during trip to Berlin

Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday while traveling in Berlin, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced. “This morning … → Read More

White House: US falling behind in line for new vaccines without new funding

White House COVID-19 response coordinator Ashish Jha warned on Wednesday that every day that goes by without Congress providing funding to fight the virus, the United States falls further in line t… → Read More

FDA authorizes booster for children aged 5-11

The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday authorized a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to children between the ages of 5 and 11, extending booster doses to the youngest age g… → Read More