This is a huge move—if largely symbolic in the near term.  

The Biden administration is loosening restrictions on prescribing the lifesaving drug buprenorphine—proven to reduce opioid relapses and overdose deaths,

Following yet another spate of mass shootings, President Joe Biden flexed his limited powers to act unilaterally Thursday, handing down 6 measures intended to curb gun violence in America.  

The “vast majority” of the nearly 550,000 US COVID-19 deaths could have been prevented with swifter intervention early in the pandemic, according Deborah Birx, the Trump administration’s coronavirus response coordinator at that time.  

Far-right extremists in the US have latched on to anti-vaxxers to stir mistrust in the government, 

The Biden administration moved up the US vaccination schedule by 2 months yesterday, promising enough doses to vaccinate all US adults by May’s end,

Vaccines are not just tools for disease prevention, they’re also a means for countries to project soft power in lower-income countries,

The US needs to step up its response on the risk of aerosol COVID-19 transmission, public health experts urged in a letter pressing the CDC and the Biden administration, the

Despite being a “sequencing superpower,” the US is struggling to ramp up sequencing of SARS-CoV-2 variants—leaving it blind to rapidly emerging threats,

The WHO advised pregnant women yesterday against getting the Moderna vaccine; it said, unlike the Pfizer vaccine, there’s not enough data in yet to recommend it—except for pregnant health care workers and those with preexisting conditions.