Hochul hires firm for post-election probe of NY’s Cuomo-led COVID response

Gov. Kathy Hochul has awarded a $4.3 million contract to investigate New York’s Andrew Cuomo-led response to the coronavirus outbreak — drawing fire from critics who accuse her of slow-walking…

GOP majority’s to-do list includes COVID-19 response, origins — and Fauci

Congressional Republicans are floating sweeping investigations into the Biden administration’s COVID-19 spending and are looking to tighten the purse strings on agency funding should they hold majorities after next week’s…

Anthelmintic inhibits exacerbated inflammatory response related to COVID-19 in preclinical research

Experiments involving animals and human cells conducted at the University of São Paulo (USP) in Brazil suggest that niclosamide, an anthelmintic widely used against tapeworms, effectively inhibits SARS-CoV-2 replication as…

HHS Secretary Becerra Declares Public Health Emergency for South Carolina in response to Hurricane Ian

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra today declared a Public Health Emergency for the state of South Carolina to address the health impacts of Hurricane Ian.…

FDA report details agency fumbles during infant formula investigation that hampered response

FDA Commissioner Dr. Robert Califf told CNN that there wasn’t any one problem or person responsible for the crisis. “There are a number of things, any one of which would…

T cells that ‘nibble’ tumors unwittingly help cancer evade the immune response — ScienceDaily

The immune system is equipped to respond not just to external invaders — think viruses, bacteria, and parasites — but also to internal threats, namely, cancer. Yet, frequently, malignancies overcome…

Review of N.J. COVID response could begin ‘within a matter of weeks’

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy was asked again whether his administration would conduct a review of the state’s response to the COVID pandemic. This time it was on national television.…

Motion of DNA linked to its damage response, ability to repair itself — ScienceDaily

A multidisciplinary team of Indiana University researchers have discovered that the motion of chromatin, the material that DNA is made of, can help facilitate effective repair of DNA damage in…

Experimental vaccine based on altered plasmid DNA produced antibody response in mice that effectively blocked cell infection across all variants of concern tested — ScienceDaily

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, with colleagues elsewhere, describe a different way to build a COVID-19 vaccine, one that would, in theory, remain effective against…

Walensky pushes back on Gottlieb’s criticism of CDC monkeypox response

Gottlieb said Sunday that it may be too late to control and contain the virus and compared the response to the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, saying the US is…