Title 38 health care workers at the Department of Veterans Affairs will have eight weeks to get fully vaccinated, per a new mandate from the agency.
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with renowned vaccine expert Dr. Paul Offit, Director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. A member of the FDA COVID Vaccine Advisory Panel and co-inventor of the rotavirus vaccine, Dr. Offit points to the growing body of data around the safety and efficacy of the mRNA-based COVID vaccines, that it’s safe for all populations, including children and pregnant women, and sees it as a game changer for the future of vaccinology. He warns that the lack of global vaccination will impact vaccine effectiveness against growing threat of variants.
Vaccination rates have risen significantly among active duty service members, but DoD health officials still consider the Delta variant as a threat.
It took a lot of collaboration between the pharmaceutical industry and the government to get COVID-19 vaccines developed and proven safe.
In today's Federal Newscast, with vaccine rates lagging among some members of the armed forces, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin is reportedly weighing whether or not to make it mandatory.
In today's Federal Newscast, one of the most popular insurance plans for federal employees is offering an incentive for getting the COVID-19 vaccine.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office passed the 11 million patents granted milestone just three years after 10 million.
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Disparities in vaccine hesitancy could effect readiness, the authors state.
Masks are no longer required for fully-vaccinated employees, contractors and visitors inside federal buildings, the Office of Management and Budget told agencies last week. Maximum telework guidelines remain in place.
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, COVID-19 Technical Lead at the WHO. They discuss the world’s lack of readiness and supply chain infrastructure to confront the pandemic. She says the lessons learned from this collective ‘trauma’ is sparking new efforts to build more robust surveillance and response systems for emerging pathogens, the concerning new variant out of India, and the need to accelerate global vaccinations to stop the continued spread of the pandemic.
In today's Federal Newscast, a new Government Accountability Office report finds that the Defense Department is relying too much on GPS.
More money to expand the IRS and raises for TSA officers - both are on the agenda as Congress returns to Washington this week.
A total of 190 military bases around the globe no longer have travel restrictions.