A new set of 57 recommendations on COVID-19 from a multidisciplinary, multinational group of experts should serve as a guide for the US response. In several areas, though, our government is not doing what’s recommended.
The Supreme Court issued its decision in Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization and declared that there is no constitutional right to abortion. It did so while disregarding extensive evidence of the harm this will cause.
Last week, EPA released a draft toxicological assessment of formaldehyde that the Trump administration had suppressed for years.
In response to a presidential memorandum, the Task Force on Scientific Integrity released its report on how federal agencies can improve their policies for protecting scientific integrity.
On October 4, HHS announced a final rule to undo a horrible Trump administration action that resulted in the Title X family planning program’s capacity being cut in half.
In a “Request for Information to Improve Federal Scientific Integrity Policies,” the White House Office of Scientific and Technology Policy invites input until 5pm on July 28.
CDC guidance for vaccinated individuals, an OSHA emergency standard, and an FDA drug approval decision are bad news for public health and show that the Biden administration isn’t always living up to its stated commitments to equity and evidence-based policy.
On January 21, President Biden signed an executive order directing OSHA to consider issuing an emergency temporary standard to protect workers from COVID-19, with a March 15 deadline. More than a month later, workers are still waiting.
A week after taking the oath of office, President Biden signed a sweeping presidential memorandum that takes several welcome steps to ensure government scientists can do their jobs without political interference. A week after that, Representative Paul Tonko reintroduced the Scientific Integrity Act, which would enshrine into law many of the safeguards that Biden’s memorandum specifies.