Tag Archives: Issues

Biden HHS nominee avoids specifics on hot-button issues in confirmation hearing

Xavier Becerra, President Biden’s nominee to lead the Department of Health and Human Services, avoided going into specifics on contentious issues during his first confirmation hearing Tuesday. Biden nominated Becerra, the attorney general of California, in December. Tuesday’s hearing with the Senate Health Committee was the first of two this week. He will face questioning… Read More »

Hand sanitiser recalled due to concerns over safety issues

There has been a recall issued by the Department of Agriculture on a batch of hand sanitiser. The notice has come due to fears prolonged use may cause dermatitis, eye irritation, upper respiratory system irritation and headaches. Virapro Hand Sanitiser (PCS 100409) has been removed from the ‘Biocidal Product Register’. A statement from the Department of Education… Read More »

HHS issues plan to improve rural health, leaning on telehealth

Dive Brief: HHS on Thursday released a plan to enhance rural healthcare services as the pandemic continues to highlight the steep healthcare barriers these regions face. But the plan falls short of the complete overhaul some experts say the problem requires, and a fair amount of the projects and directives it includes are already in place.… Read More »

Vaccine protection against COVID-19 related issues

The vaccine — developed through a collaboration between BIDMC and Johnson & Johnson (J&J) — uses a common cold virus, called adenovirus serotype 26 (Ad26), to deliver the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein into host cells, where it stimulates the body to raise immune responses against the coronavirus. Barouch’s group and J&J developed a series of vaccine… Read More »

Different Takes: GOP Must Challenge The Democrats On Health Care Issues; Single-Payer Might Solve Many Problems But Not Rising Costs

Editorial writers weigh in on these health care topics and others. The Wall Street Journal: Republicans Need A Health-Care Offensive It’s the paradox of success. With 3.6% unemployment and 3.2% growth in gross domestic product, voters are turning to other issues. When the May 1 NBC/Wall Street Journal survey asked what “should be the top… Read More »