Author: Joseph Choi

Health Care — White House to unwind monkeypox emergency

Netizens are perhaps rightfully scratching their heads over a Pepsi ad featuring Lindsay Lohan in which the actress enjoys a glass of the soda with just a splash of milk. Today in health, the Biden administration says it doesn’t anticipate renewing the public health emergency that was declared for the monkeypox outbreak earlier this year once it…

US Public Health Service expands applicant eligibility to include people with Chronic Hepatitis B and HIV

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Thursday announced it will be expanding eligibility for the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps to include people who have chronic hepatitis B and HIV, individuals with these conditions having been previously disqualified. “The U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps, a uniformed service of…

Omicron boosters better at preventing COVID infection than previous shots: CDC

New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that the updated, bivalent COVID-19 boosters provided better protection against infection when compared to multiple doses of the original mRNA COVID-19 vaccines. The study, conducted between September and November, analyzed more than 360,000 viral tests for adults. The tests came from nearly 10,000…

Health Care — Democrats request DOJ action on anti-trans threats

🦃 President Biden pardoned two turkeys today as part of the annual Thanksgiving tradition. Chocolate and Chip will get to live at North Carolina State University and hopefully never have to hear any more corny jokes at their expense. Today in health news, House Democrats decried the anti-trans threats that have been made against children’s…

Oregon governor pardons simple marijuana possession convictions

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown (D) announced on Monday she is pardoning prior offenses for simple marijuana possession, removing more than 47,000 convictions from individual records. This move will affect up to 45,000 individuals in Oregon and forgive $14 million in fines and fees, according to a statement from Brown. “No one deserves to be forever…