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This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter welcome Dr. Anthony Fauci back to the show, two years after his first appearance discussing the novel coronavirus spreading around the world. The Chief Medical Advisor to the Biden White House and long-time Director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the NIH expressed concern over the ongoing political divisiveness impacting our ability to contain COVID outbreaks leading to almost 1 million deaths in this country. He says FDA approval of the mRNA vaccine for young children will likely come on the heels of better data on efficacy with a third dose. He still marvels at the dramatic scientific achievement of the swift development and deployment of an effective vaccine against a challenging new pathogen, which he said would not have happened without decades of committing our resources to scientific research.
A U.S. appeals court has declined for now to allow President Joe Biden's administration to require COVID-19 vaccinations for federal employees
The Army says it will immediately begin discharging soldiers who have refused to get the mandatory COVID-19 vaccine, putting more than 3,300 service members at risk of being thrown out soon
In today's Federal Newscast, though the Army hasn’t involuntarily separated any soldiers for refusing COVID-19 vaccine, guidance on how the process will work is expected as soon as today.
Agencies don't need to reverse discipline they've already imposed for failing to follow the mandate, but they must stop any new or ongoing enforcement actions, according to new guidance.
In today's Federal Newscast, lawmakers are trying to achieve cost parity under TRICARE to cover birth control.
In today's Federal Newscast, the Government Accountability Office says it’s unclear whether HHS is ready to lead some pandemic response efforts that used to be led by the Defense Department.
The Marine Corps granted its first two religious exemptions to the military's vaccine mandate last week. But punitive actions have moved ahead for thousands of other service members who've refused shots.
A year after the Jan. 6 attack, the new chief of the U.S. Capitol Police says the force is sure "to get tested again” and will be prepared
In today's Federal Newscast, while COVID-19 drove a majority of federal workers out of the office in 2020, new data from the Office of Personnel Management shows the increase in teleworking wasn't as dramatic as expected.
The improved performance is a positive sign for USPS management. However, the latest COVID-19 quarantine figures indicate USPS will continue to contend with employee availability issues well into 2022.
The organization provides some of the most in-depth data on the military community.
In today's Federal Newscast, the U.S. Agency for International Development is ramping up efforts to make COVID-19 vaccines available worldwide.
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin says no member of the National Guard will be allowed to participate in drills or other training required to maintain their status in the Guard unless they are vaccinated against COVID-19 or are given an exemption.