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Business · Washington

Whistleblower report on baby formula didn’t reach top FDA food safety official

73% Center coverage: 78 sources
FDA Commissioner Robert Califf laid out a series of setbacks that slowed his agency's response by months. Califf testified before a House subcommittee probing the shortage. The shortage mostly stems from Abbott's Michigan plant, the largest in the U.S., which the FDA shut down in February.See the Story
US & Canada · New York

'Underestimating the prevalence of COVID': Americans plan for summer despite surge

83% Center coverage: 35 sources
A COVID-19 surge is underway that is starting to cause disruptions as the school year wraps up and Americans prepare for summer vacations. Many people, though, have returned to their pre-pandemic routines and plans, which often involve travel. Earlier this month, an influential modeling group at the University of Washington in Seattle estimated that only 13% of cases were being reported to U.S. health authorities.See the Story
Europe · Vienna

Austrian COVID vaccine mandate to remain suspended in summer

69% Center coverage: 16 sources
A parliamentary committee signed off Wednesday on an order from the health minister extending the suspension. Officials said on Tuesday that the mandate for people aged 18 and over would remain suspended. The plan was first announced in November amid a surge in COVID-19 cases that sent Austria into a lockdown.See the Story
European Union

More than 200 cases of monkeypox worldwide: EU disease agency

50% Center coverage: 8 sources
More than a dozen countries where monkeypox is unusual, mostly in Europe, have reported at least one confirmed case. Most of the cases were detected in young men, self-identifying as men who have sex with men. The United Kingdom currently has the largest bulk of confirmed cases, 71.See the Story
Europe · Washington

Roche develops 3 types of test kits for monkey pox virus

42% Center coverage: 12 sources
Swiss pharmaceutical giant Roche announced on the 25th that it has developed three types of test kits to detect the monkey pox virus. The background is that the infection of the virus, which is not usually seen outside of Africa, is spreading in Europe and the United States.See the Story
Europe · Geneva

WHO chief says priority to prevent sexual exploitation

50% Left coverage: 6 sources
A statewide system to track kits that contain evidence following a sexual assault went live on Wednesday. The online system allows abuse survivors to track the location of their kit through the testing process. The tracking system includes a timeline of a kit's history, from the medical facility to the law enforcement agency.See the Story
Europe · Germany

Germany to loosen COVID-19 entry rules over the summer

50% Center coverage: 8 sources
Germany's health minister says the government plans to suspend a pandemic rule requiring people to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19. The rule applies to everyone age 12 and above regardless of where they are traveling from. Germany has not had any countries on its list of high-risk areas for the coronavirus since early March.See the Story

Seven healthy habits may lower the risk of dementia in people with high genetic risk

80% Center coverage: 5 sources
​Seven healthy habits and lifestyle factors may play a role in lowering the risk of dementia in people with the highest genetic risk, according to research published in the May 25, 2022, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.See the Story
United States · United States

Rising rates of people experiencing homelessness in rural areas call for increased WASH-access, particularly among women

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
In the United States, 2.3 to 3.5 million people experience homelessness every year. While homelessness is often considered an urban issue, it's a problem that is growing in rural areas, where substance use can serve as a catalyst for homelessness.See the Story

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