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U.S. Supply of Effective Covid Antibody Drug Dwindling

The federal government’s stores of a key Covid-19 antibody drug, a crucial weapon for keeping infected out of the hospital, are expected to be used up in late August because pandemic funding is running out. Biden administration officials have told Congress that the government’s supply of the Eli Lilly & Co. therapy, the only antibody […]

Mexico-Based Education Firm Named Best HR Tech Startup

A global competition to award the most innovative workplace tech startup narrowed it down to four companies. The only one not based in the U.S. came out on top. About 150 tech startups entered the Society for Human Resource Management (SMRM) competition to find the best up-and-coming workplace platform. Of that number, 60% were based […]

Biden-Harris Administration Secures 105 Million Doses of Pfizer’s Latest COVID-19 Vaccine for Fall Vaccination Campaign

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), in collaboration with the Department of Defense, today announced an agreement to purchase 105 million doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for a fall vaccination campaign, with options for up to 300 million doses. The contract announcement follows a June 28 meeting of the U.S. Food and […]

“All of Us” Program Expands COVID-19, SDOH Data Available to Researchers

The National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) All of Us Research Program has announced that health data from 20,000 people who have had SARS-CoV-2 is now available to researchers in the US, expanding the program’s dataset to encourage the study of long COVID, social determinants of health (SDOH), and health disparities. The All of Us Research […]

U.S. Employers Offer Abortion Travel Benefits to Workers

Numerous employers in the U.S. have said they are offering several benefits for workers wanting to go through abortion following the country’s Supreme Court decision on Roe v. Wade. SAP is expanding benefits options for all U.S.-based employees to include coverage for those seeking an abortion, according to one company executive. “I ugly cried today when […]

US FDA Advisers To Consider Whether Omicron-Specific Coronavirus Vaccines Are Needed

The US Food and Drug Administration’s independent Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee is set to meet Tuesday to discuss whether the composition of Covid-19 vaccines should be modified to target a specific coronavirus strain, and if so, which strain should be selected. That means the Covid-19 vaccinations that people receive in the future […]

Shots for Tots: COVID-19 Vaccinations Start for Little U.S. Kids

Little Fletcher Pack woke up on June 20 morning and asked: “Is today vaccine day?” For the 3-year-old from Lexington, S.C., the answer was “yes.” The nation’s infants, toddlers, and preschoolers are finally getting their chance at COVID-19 vaccination as the U.S. rolls out shots for tots this week. Shipments arrived in some locations over […]

The Three Things Human Resources Professionals Now Need To Do Following The Dobbs Decision (Reversing Roe)

Here are all 213 pages of the Slip Opinions of the SCOTUS in DOBBS, STATE HEALTH OFFICER OF THE MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, ET AL. v. JACKSON WOMEN’S HEALTH ORGANIZATION ET AL. This is an almost half-a ream of paper. Heck, the Syllabus alone (the Clerk of the Court’s unofficial summary of the case decision) is eight pages […]

U.S. Grapples With Whether To Modify the COVID Vaccine for Fall

U.S. health authorities are facing a critical decision: whether to offer new COVID-19 booster shots this fall that are modified to better match recent changes in the shape-shifting coronavirus. Moderna and Pfizer have tested updated shots against the super-contagious Omicron variant, and advisers to the Food and Drug Administration will debate Tuesday if it’s time […]