Monkeypox Outbreak Subsides in US, Europe, But Public Health Concerns Remain

Experts cite high vaccination rates and behavioral changes among at-risk groups, but warn about complacency; clinical laboratories should remain vigilant In July, Scott Gottlieb, MD, Commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from May 2017 to April 2019, wrote an op-ed in The New York Times titled, “Monkeypox Is About to Become the Next Public Health Failure.” In it, he wrote, “Our country’s response to monkeypox has been plagued by the same shortcomings we had with COVID-19.”...

City of San Francisco Launches Universal Healthcare

It’s now the one-year anniversary for the nation’s first attempt by a city to institute universal healthcare. The Healthy San Francisco program was created by the City of San Francisco to give its 73,000 uninsured city residents access to affordable health care. Technically, the program is not health insurance because beneficiaries can only access benefits within the city limits of San Francisco. The program is funded by businesses with 50 or more employees that don’t provide...
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