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Arlington, VA, United States

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Past articles by Nathaniel:

Pfizer anticipates billions less in revenue this year as vaccines commercialized

Pfizer executives said the company expects a significant drop in revenue in 2023 compared to 2022 as the U.S. government ends its purchase agreement for COVID-19 vaccines and treatments. During its… → Read More

Access to abortion pills is sliding out of reach in dozens of states

The Biden administration’s efforts to loosen access to medication abortion pills are running into a headwall of opposition in dozens of states, threatening to put the drugs out of reach for m… → Read More

White House unveils plans to roll out COVID-19 vaccines for kids 5 and under

Ten million pediatric COVID-19 vaccine doses will be available for states, Tribes and other jurisdictions to pre-order in anticipation of vaccinations for kids ages 5 and younger beginning before t… → Read More

New versions of omicron variant gaining ground in US

Omicron COVID-19 subvariants BA.4 and BA.5 represent an increasing number of new infections in the country, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), though it’s uncl… → Read More

FDA panel gives nod to Novavax COVID-19 shot

An outside advisory panel voted overwhelmingly to recommend that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorize a COVID-19 vaccine made by Novavax for use in adults, a move that could lead to the… → Read More

Push for normalcy wins out in COVID wars

As Americans start a third summer living amid the specter of the coronavirus, their attitude to the pandemic has shifted. Even as infections rise to levels that are four to five times higher than t… → 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

Medicare funding outlook improves slightly

The financial outlook for Medicare improved in the past year, and the program’s funding to pay all the costs for hospital services of older and disabled beneficiaries won’t run out unti… → Read More

Watchdog opens investigation into FDA response to formula recall

A federal watchdog on Thursday said it will investigate whether the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) properly inspected an infant formula manufacturing plant operated by Abbott Nutrition. The Dep… → Read More

Biden not aware of infant formula crisis until April

President Biden on Wednesday said he was not personally aware of the severity of the infant formula shortage until early April, months into the shutdown of a manufacturing plant operated by Abbott … → Read More

3.7 million bottles of baby formula headed to US in Operation Fly Formula

The Biden administration on Wednesday announced it had arranged two additional shipments of infant formula to come to the U.S. from overseas as part of its Operation Fly Formula. According to the W… → 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

Novavax hopes FDA go-ahead will boost lagging US vaccinations

Federal regulators appear poised to finally authorize a COVID-19 vaccine from Novavax in the coming weeks, a move that the company hopes can help improve the lagging U.S. vaccination effort. &… → Read More

Formula shortage won’t end until July, FDA chief says

The nation’s infant formula shortage likely won’t be fully resolved until late July, the head of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) told senators Thursday. During a Senate Health Co… → Read More

FDA chief admits slow response to formula shortage

The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) response to multiple reports of contamination at a baby formula manufacturing plant was delayed due to a COVID-19 outbreak and numerous logistical fai… → Read More

Pandemic disrupted HIV prevention efforts, CDC report says

The COVID-19 pandemic severely hampered HIV testing in the U.S., leading to a significant drop-off in the number of diagnosed infections from 2019 to 2020, according to a new Centers for Disease Co… → Read More

Merkley tests COVID-19 positive, a complication in 50-50 Senate

Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) said Monday that he had tested positive for COVID-19, an announcement that could throw a wrench in Democrats’ agenda this week in an evenly divided Senate. Majority… → Read More

Keeping pressure on the global COVID fight

Gayle Smith, CEO of the nonprofit, nonpartisan global advocacy group ONE Campaign, is making it her mission to vaccinate the world against COVID-19. To date, only about 16 percent of people in lowe… → Read More

Baby formula bill faces rocky terrain in Senate

Emergency funding legislation aimed at addressing the infant formula shortage is facing rocky terrain in the Senate, as Republican leaders are reluctant to say if they’ll support the Democratic-bac… → Read More

CDC warns doctors to watch for monkeypox

Federal health officials on Friday advised clinicians to watch out for a telltale rash that could be a symptom of monkeypox, a rare viral infection found in the U.S. earlier this week. The Centers … → Read More