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
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 Anna Maria Barry-Jester, Hannah Recht, Lauren Weber, Kaiser Health News, Michelle R. Smith, Associated Press
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.
By Jamie Leventhal
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.
This week, President-elect Biden announced a COVID-19 task force to prepare specific plans for the months ahead -- and assess what can be done differently as coronavirus rages across the country. Dr. Vivek Murthy, a former U.S. surgeon general, is…
The Affordable Care Act allows young adults to stay on their parents’ insurance for several years, prohibits insurance companies from refusing to cover pre-existing medical conditions and enables roughly 12 million Americans to receive Medicaid. But without congressional support, could…
By Stephanie Sy, Frank Carlson
Our understanding of how the novel coronavirus spreads is still evolving. Early in the pandemic, there was great concern about the potential for infection from surface contact. But since then, evidence has pointed to human-to-human transmission as the primary vehicle…
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