Monkeypox at school: should students and parents be concerned?

CNN — Monkeypox cases are on the rise across America and around the world, with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reporting more than 15,000 confirmed states cases as of August 23. The Biden administration is accelerating vaccine distribution and extending community outreach, including through community partnerships and training of clinicians and patients. … Read more

‘Parvovirus-like disease’ in Michigan dogs investigated, with dozens of reported deaths

CNN — Michigan officials are trying to identify a disease that has killed dozens of dogs in the state’s northern and central parts of the state’s Lower Peninsula in the past month. The disease has killed more than 20 dogs in Otsego County alone, usually within days of showing symptoms of vomiting, bloody diarrhea, lethargy … Read more

Overlapping emergencies burden the country’s public health workforce and threaten critical vaccination campaigns

CNN — This fall, the nation’s health will depend in large part on vaccines. Health officials are counting on vaccinations to contain monkeypox and polio before they become a permanent threat in the United States. They are counting on updated boosters to restore waning immunity to Covid-19. With flu expected to hit the U.S. this … Read more

What precautions should families take against the coronavirus when children go back to school?

CNN — Many children are going back to school, while coronavirus cases are high in most of the United States. Parents and caregivers have many questions about what precautions to take for their children. Do their children have to wear face masks again? How often should they test their children? Should they hold back extracurricular … Read more

US to offer monkeypox vaccines in states with high cases

CNN † The Biden administration on Tuesday announced steps to bolster its response to monkeypox, with detailed plans to offer more vaccines and more testing to people most at risk of getting it, including men who have sex with men and their partners. . The move comes after pressure from states, which have urged the … Read more

Covid-19 vaccinations begin for US children under 5 years old

CNN † dr. Sarah Schaffer DeRoo described in one word how she felt after having her 7-month-old son vaccinated against Covid-19: elated. Her active baby boy sat on her lap at a vaccine clinic hosted by Children’s National Hospital in Washington, DC, as he received his first dose of Covid-19 vaccine. The shot was administered … Read more

WHO chief censored on China’s internet after calling zero-Covid unsustainable

Editor’s Note: A version of this story appeared in the CNN newsletter Meanwhile in China, a three-week update that explores what you need to know about the country’s rise and how it’s impacting the world. Register here. CNN † The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) is being censored on China’s internet after questioning … Read more

Growing share of Covid-19 deaths are among vaccinated people, but booster shots significantly lower risk

CNN † Since Covid-19 vaccines became widely available, there has been a large gap in deaths between the vaccinated and the unvaccinated. But recent Covid deaths have been much more evenly distributed as highly transmissible variants emerge, vaccine protection wanes and booster uptake stagnates. Breakthrough infections have become more frequent in recent months, putting vulnerable … Read more