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Now That BA.5 Is Dominant, Stopping It Will Be Difficult

Around the world, the latest Omicron subvariant, BA.5, is quickly becoming the dominant strain of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. It just took the top spot in the U.S.: As of the last week of June, BA.5 made up more than half of all new COVID-19 cases, according to new estimates from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [...]

By |2022-07-07T16:39:29+00:00July 7th, 2022|News-Letters|Comments Off on Now That BA.5 Is Dominant, Stopping It Will Be Difficult

Doctors weren’t considered in Dobbs, but now they’re on abortion’s legal front lines

Historically, doctors have played a big role in abortion’s legality. Back in the 1860s, physicians with the newly-formed American Medical Association worked to outlaw abortion in the U.S.A century later, they were doing the opposite.In the 1950s and 1960s, when states were liberalizing abortion laws, “the charge for that actually came from doctors who said, ‘This is [...]

By |2022-07-03T16:04:25+00:00July 3rd, 2022|News-Letters|Comments Off on Doctors weren’t considered in Dobbs, but now they’re on abortion’s legal front lines

Monkeypox in Africa: the science the world ignored

African researchers have been warning about monkeypox outbreaks for years. As vaccines are deployed globally, they worry they will be left behind.After monkeypox cases exploded last month in countries such as Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom — where outbreaks don’t usually occur — a rapid, global response followed, including the distribution of vaccines in some countries. But [...]

By |2022-06-30T13:54:48+00:00June 30th, 2022|News-Letters|Comments Off on Monkeypox in Africa: the science the world ignored

Abortions can continue in Texas after judge temporarily blocks pre-Roe ban

A Harris County judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked a pre-Roe abortion ban in Texas that was being enforced while the state’s “trigger” law is yet to take effect.Driving the news: Abortion providers had sued state officials to stop the pre-Roe ban from taking effect, arguing it had previously been declared unconstitutional. With this temporary restraining order, abortions can continue in Texas up until [...]

By |2022-06-30T13:50:28+00:00June 30th, 2022|News-Letters|Comments Off on Abortions can continue in Texas after judge temporarily blocks pre-Roe ban

There’s another War Between the States coming over abortion

The Supreme Court’s abortion decision is likely to set off a wave of legal and political disputes among states and the federal government unlike anything seen since the years before the Civil War, legal experts say.With some states allowing private lawsuits against out-of-state abortion providers — and other states prohibiting cooperation with abortion investigations — the abortion [...]

By |2022-06-30T13:48:13+00:00June 30th, 2022|News-Letters|Comments Off on There’s another War Between the States coming over abortion

Bioethics Without Roe

The 1973 Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade has played a subtle but critical role in the history of bioethics in America. The finding of a constitutional right to abortion coincided with the first several years of a more or less self-conscious transition from traditional medical ethics, focused on physician decision-making, to  “bioethics,” which incorporated the [...]

By |2022-06-30T13:45:44+00:00June 30th, 2022|News-Letters|Comments Off on Bioethics Without Roe

With Roe Gone, Here’s How to Save Abortion Rights

The Supreme Court confirmed what was long suspected: Roe v. Wade is dead. No time for mourning, let’s get to work on what we must do to save our fundamental reproductive rights.First, let’s take a moment to unpack the Court’s ruling. An ultra-conservative Supreme Court majority has abolished the federal constitutional protections for abortion rights. There [...]

By |2022-06-30T13:42:47+00:00June 30th, 2022|News-Letters|Comments Off on With Roe Gone, Here’s How to Save Abortion Rights

Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade: Full coverage

In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. The justices ruled 6-3 to uphold the Mississippi law which bans abortion after fifteen weeks, and overturned Roe v. Wade with a 5-4 vote. President Biden reacted to the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, calling it a “sad day for the [...]

By |2022-06-26T16:05:02+00:00June 26th, 2022|News-Letters|Comments Off on Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade: Full coverage

NYC Launches Monkeypox Shots But Walkin Demand Overwhelms Capacity

New York City began offering vaccination against monkeypox to at-risk groups on Thursday, as authorities scramble to contain a global outbreak. But demand was so high, within hours of launching the program the city had to cut off walk-in appointments, and scheduled visits were already booked through early next week. As opposed to the [...]

By |2022-06-24T03:23:08+00:00June 24th, 2022|News-Letters|Comments Off on NYC Launches Monkeypox Shots But Walkin Demand Overwhelms Capacity

In war, medical ethics becomes immediate and vital

Conflict zones can be the most unpredictable and demanding environments in which to practice medicine as material deprivation, physical danger and health worker shortages have to be navigated in real time. They also disproportionately affect children, older adults and refugees. Meanwhile, the notion of war as a temporal event—with a clear beginning and end—has become [...]

By |2022-06-24T03:11:48+00:00June 24th, 2022|News-Letters|Comments Off on In war, medical ethics becomes immediate and vital