OSHA issues $1 million in fines over deaths of poultry workers
OSHA has announced 59 citations and nearly $1 million in penalties after an investigation into a nitrogen leak at a poultry processing plant that killed six workers and injured at least a dozen others earlier this year. Read the full article: NPR Read more
CDC revises guidance for summer camps
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has revised earlier guidelines regarding mask use and vaccinations at summer camps. The agency now says that at camps where everyone has been fully vaccinated, masks are not necessary, nor is physical distancing – except where required by local law.   Read more
COVID long-hauler finally gets a diagnosis
A growing number of people are facing mountains of frustration over health problems that linger after COVID-19 with no clear path to improvement. But for a subset of people with what’s known as “long COVID” — mostly women such as Jennifer Minhas — a POTS diagnosis offers a road... Read more
Power outages a threat to people who use medical equipment
Some experts warn that complex home-based medical care is on a collision course with climate change, as severe weather events become more frequent nationwide. Read more
CDC official who warned about COVID is resigning
Dr. Nancy Messonnier, the top respiratory disease official at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who was among the first to warn the American public about how much the pandemic would change everyday life, is stepping down from the agency. She made the announcement in an email to staff... Read more

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