President Joe Biden has proposed spending $45 billion to replace every lead water pipe and service line in the nation. A public health expert explains why he sees this as a worthwhile investment.
By Gabriel Filippelli, The Conversation
Dr. Paul Farmer has worked for decades to bolster public health care around the globe. His new book, “Fevers, Feuds and Diamonds: Ebola and the Ravages of History,” looks at the 2014 Ebola crisis and what we can learn from…
The news conference is expected to start at 11:30 a.m. ET.
By David Eggert, Ed White, Corey Williams, Associated Press
The Environmental Protection Agency has completed one of its last major rollbacks under the Trump administration, changing how it considers evidence of harm from pollutants in a way that opponents say could cripple future public-health regulation.
By Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press
By Anna Maria Barry-Jester, Hannah Recht, Lauren Weber, Kaiser Health News, Michelle R. Smith, Associated Press
At least 181 state and local public health leaders in 38 states have resigned, retired or been fired since April 1, according to an ongoing investigation by The Associated Press and Kaiser Health News.
By Jamie Leventhal
A majority of Americans – 58 percent – say that people should not participate in indoor team sports this winter, according to the latest PBS NewsHour/NPR/Marist poll.
The U.S. hit new milestones with the coronavirus Wednesday with record numbers of hospitalization, deaths and a medical staffing system that's burning out. Dr. Amy Compton-Phillips, chief clinical officer for the Providence Health System, which runs hospitals across the country,…
In a 5-to-4 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court overnight blocked New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's effort to slow rising COVID-19 cases with a cap on the number of attendees at religious services in high-risk communities. Amna Nawaz speaks with the…
By Michelle R. Smith, Kathy Young, Associated Press
As state and local public health departments struggle with slashed budgets, surging demand and threats to workers' safety, a new generation is entering the field, determined to help fight the coronavirus and other public health challenges.
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