County Sees Another COVID-19-Related Death | Coronavirus

The Jefferson County Health Department has reported a new death related to COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths in the county related to the virus to 549 since the start of the pandemic. The last death was a man in his sixties. Jefferson County is in the orange level, or higher, of the Centers … Read more

The next health emergency ?; In addition, Moderna’s Micron Booster

InnovationRx is your weekly summary of health news. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. A The World Health Organization committee will meet Thursday to discuss the growing global epidemic of monkeypox and whether it will reach the level of public health emergency of international concern. This high alert designation by the United … Read more

The American response to monkeypox repeats the mistakes of COVID-19

Monkeypox, a relative of smallpox, is spreading at unnerving rates and to unprecedented places, including the United States. Over 1,500 cases have been recorded in over 30 countries, including at least 17 US states and the District of Columbia. However, the biggest concern for Americans isn’t disease – it’s that our response shows how little … Read more