3 COVID deaths in Tri-Cities WA area but CDC improves rating

Signs of COVID-19 in the Tri-Cities have diminished over the past week, but there have still been three more deaths from the disease. The Benton Franklin Health District on Thursday reported the lowest concentration of coronavirus genetic material in more than a month. However, concentrations were still high compared to early spring, when a sharp … Read more

CDC official: Several hundred polio cases likely circulating in New York

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) official said Thursday that a case of polio detected in New York last month, the first confirmed US case in nearly a decade, could very well be an indication of “several hundreds of cases” within this community. In late July, a 20-year-old man from Rockland County in … Read more

Vaccine maker Monkeypox concerned about dose-splitting plan

The CEO of the company that makes the only Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved vaccine to prevent monkeypox has told Biden administration health officials he’s concerned about a new strategy aimed at dividing doses and changing the way the vaccine is injected. In a letter shared with The Hill, Bavarian Nordic CEO Paul Chaplin said … Read more