Experts question CDC guidelines on isolation after testing positive for COVID as Biden continues to work remotely

Experts question CDC guidelines on isolation after testing positive for COVID as Biden continues to work remotely

President Joe Biden is expected to continue to work from his office Tuesday as he isolates for at least five days in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for people who test positive for COVID. The President tested positive again on Monday in a ‘rebound’ case, a rare outcome of the antiviral … Read more

If monkeypox spreads through sexual contact, is it an STD?

If monkeypox spreads through sexual contact, is it an STD?

NEW YORK (AP) — For most of the six decades that monkeypox has been known to affect people, it was not known as a disease that spreads through sex. Now that has changed. The current outbreak is by far the biggest involving the virus, and it’s been designated a global emergency. So far, officials say, … Read more

US to release 786,000 additional monkeypox vaccine doses

US to release 786,000 additional monkeypox vaccine doses

A person holds doses of Imvanex vaccine used to protect against Monkeypox virus at the Edison municipal vaccination center in Paris, France July 27, 2022. Alain Jocard | Pool | Reuters The US will make 786,000 additional monkeypox vaccine doses available to local health departments “as soon as possible” after the Food and Drug Administration … Read more

WHO recommends gay, bisexual men limit sexual partners to reduce spread

WHO recommends gay, bisexual men limit sexual partners to reduce spread

People line up outside the Test Positive Aware Network nonprofit clinic to receive the monkeypox vaccine in Chicago, Illinois, July 25, 2022 Eric Cox | Reuters The World Health Organization on Wednesday recommended that gay and bisexual men limit their number of sexual partners to protect themselves from monkeypox and help slow transmission of the … Read more

Shopify stock sinks amid layoff plan as CEO admits, ‘I got this wrong’

Shopify stock sinks amid layoff plan as CEO admits, 'I got this wrong'

At the height of the COVID-19 crisis, many companies tethered to online spending predicted that the pandemic would permanently alter the trajectory of e-commerce growth for the better as people built new shopping habits online. Now Shopify Inc. SHOP, -14.06% has become the latest to admit that its projections may have gotten out of hand. … Read more

WHO declares spreading monkeypox outbreak a global health emergency

WHO declares spreading monkeypox outbreak a global health emergency

Pavlo Gonchar | light rocket | Getty Images The World Health Organization has activated its highest alert level for the growing monkeypox outbreak, declaring the virus a public health emergency of international concern. The rare designation means the WHO now views the outbreak as a significant enough threat to global health that a coordinated international … Read more

Biden administration considering public health emergency

Biden administration considering public health emergency

A Northwell Health staff member holds the monkeypox vaccine, at Cherry Grove on Fire Island, New York, where monkey pox vaccines were administered on July 14, 2022. James Carbon | Newsday | Getty Images The Biden administration is considering declaring a public health emergency in response to the growing monkeypox outbreak, a senior White House … Read more

Polio case confirmed in New York state, health-care providers told to look for more

Polio case confirmed in New York state, health-care providers told to look for more

Polio virus, illustration. Each virus particle is composed of a protein coat around a core containing RNA genetic material. This virus infects children and causes the disease poliomyelitis or infantile paralysis. Roger Harris/Science Picture Library | Science Photo Library | Getty Images The New York State Health Department confirmed a case of polio on Thursday, … Read more