Tag Archives: Emergency

WHO declares global health emergency as deadly Ebola outbreak in the Congo spreads

A Congolese health worker administers ebola vaccine to a child at the Himbi Health Centre in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, July 17, 2019. Olivia Acland | Reuters The deadly Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has been declared a global emergency by the World Health Organization days after a case of… Read More »

New York City declares a public health emergency amid Brooklyn measles outbreak

Unvaccinated people living in select ZIP codes will be required to receive the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine, known as MMR, to curtail the outbreak and protect others, he said. Under the mandatory vaccinations, members of the city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene will check the vaccination records of any individual who may have… Read More »

Viewpoints: Can All This Talk About Tradeoffs Stop Progress On Health Care?; Mass Shootings By Americans Are The Real National Emergency

Opinion writers weigh in on these health topics and others. The New York Times: How Much Will Americans Sacrifice For Good Health Care? It’s been nearly 10 years since the passage of the Affordable Care Act — one of the most sweeping health care overhauls in the nation’s history. The law has brought the number… Read More »