Health

‘New normal’ pandemic strategies must address chronic disease crisis, experts contend

Image of senior woman with a mask looking wistfully out a door

The impact of chronic disease and the inequitable burden of COVID-19 must be addressed as the United States moves into a “new normal” phase of pandemic mitigation, two experts contend. Currently, policymakers are calling for investments in biomedical research, variant-tailored and universal vaccines and therapeutics, and an agile pandemic preparedness …

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WHO recommends highly successful COVID-19 therapy and calls for wide geographical distribution and transparency from originator

WHO recommends highly successful COVID-19 therapy and calls for wide geographical distribution and transparency from originator

Today, WHO made a strong recommendation for nirmatrelvir and ritonavir, sold under the name Paxlovid, for mild and moderate COVID-19 patients at highest risk of hospital admission, calling it the best therapeutic choice for high-risk patients to date. However, availability, lack of price transparency in bilateral deals made by the …

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Schools are struggling to hire special education teachers. Hawaii may have found a fix

Schools are struggling to hire special education teachers. Hawaii may have found a fix

Heather Carll returned to teaching special education after Hawaii began offering special educators $10,000 more a year. She teaches at Momilani Elementary School in Pearl City. Marie Eriel Hobro for NPR hide caption toggle caption Marie Eriel Hobro for NPR Heather Carll returned to teaching special education after Hawaii began …

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