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President Biden on Monday gave a speech promoting his “lunar cancer” initiative to end cancer that reminds us of former President John F. Kennedy’s efforts to reach the moon.
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Biden promotes ‘cancer’ mission as a bipartisan endeavour
President Biden on Monday directed John F. Kennedy in an effort to rally the country behind the Cancer Moonshot Administration, an effort to “end cancer as we know it.”
The goal of the moon launch is to reduce cancer deaths by at least 50% in the next 25 years.
- “Cancer does not distinguish between red and blue, and it does not matter if you are a Republican or a Democrat. Beating cancer is something we can do together and that is why I am here today,” the president said at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston.
- “Unwilling to delay, President Kennedy set a goal to win the space race against Russia and advance science and technology for all of humanity,” he said.
He gave his speech on the 60th anniversary of Kennedy’s “flying” speech at Rice University in Houston, where he outlined his plan for the United States to become an international leader in space exploration.
“Together, we can choose to move forward with unity, hope, and optimism. And I believe we can enter into the same unwillingness to postpone, the same national purpose that will serve to organize and measure our best energies and skills. To end cancer as we know it and even cure cancer,” Biden said on Monday. once and for all.”
The initiative, which he relaunched in February, aims to halve the cancer death rate over the next 25 years and improve the lives of caregivers and cancer survivors.
Democrats Are Looking For An Opportunity With The Obamacare Court Ruling
Democrats are using a federal judge’s ruling against Obamacare prevention coverage as an opportunity to campaign to preserve health care just two months before the midterm elections.
Judge Reed O’Connor’s ruling last week in Texas escalates another battle over Obamacare and could jeopardize access to preventative care for millions of Americans, including colorectal screenings, other cancers, depression and high blood pressure, among many other services.
Work to salvage the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has proven effective for Democrats in the past: The party used the Republican Party’s bid to repeal the law in 2017 to launch a successful campaign in 2018 to take control of the House of Representatives.
Earlier this year, the Supreme Court’s decision in June to overturn Roe v. Wade gave Democrats another health problem to spur their base — and now they appear to be looking to build on that strategy with O’Connor’s ruling.
“With the Republican Party’s utter disdain for our health, safety, and freedom, it is only a matter of time before a drug, treatment, vaccine, or other health service becomes the next target for their extremism,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). He said in a statement shortly after the ruling.
National Suicide Prevention Hotline Sees Jumping Calls and Texts
More Americans are reaching out to the national 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline more than a month after the new three-digit hotline number went live.
- Lifeline received 988 413,425 contacts during the month of August, through phone calls, online chat messages and text messages. That’s a 45 percent increase in overall volume over August 2021 and a roughly 2 percent increase from July 2022, according to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
- Calls and texts in August beat July metrics, excluding online chats, which were at around 75,000 in July 2022.
We want everyone to know that there is hope. Whether you are experiencing thoughts of suicide, a mental health or substance abuse crisis, or other emotional distress, there is compassionate care and support accessible,” Miriam E. Delphine Richmond, HHS Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use, said. in the current situation.
Suicide rates are increasing in the United States, with nearly half a million people lost to suicide from 2010 to 2020. Over the same period, the suicide mortality rate rose 12 percent, according to an analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation.
Concerns about exposure to the virus in the workplace have been steady since the last fall
A third of working adults are concerned about exposure to COVID-19 at work, a number relatively unchanged since the fall of last year, according to the New Gallup Poll.
little shift: The new survey found a drop of just 3 points from November 2021, when 36 percent of workers expressed at least moderate concern about exposure to COVID-19 at work.
However, the percentage has decreased since the pandemic’s first six months in 2020. Almost half of the respondents were uncomfortable with exposure at work at the time, while the percentage of those who said they were “not at all worried” increased from 23 percent in 2020 to A record high of 39 percent in the latest opinion poll.
- Exposure concerns did not differ significantly by age, but the new survey found a significant gender gap.
- The survey was conducted before the Americans began receiving booster shots designed to target Omicron variants.
FDA holds meeting on over-the-counter birth control pill implementation
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is holding a joint meeting to discuss drug company Perrigo’s order for what could be the first daily over-the-counter (OTC) pill available in the United States, the company announced Monday.
- The joint meeting will take place on November 18 with the Food and Drug Administration’s Nonprescription Drugs Advisory Committee and the Obstetric, Reproductive, and Urological Drugs Advisory Committee, Berrego said.
- If approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Perrigo’s daily progestin-only birth control pill would be the first over-the-counter pill available in the United States, with Perrigo filing its request to transfer the prescription-to-OTC pill in July.
International Standards: Several countries in Latin America, Asia and Africa already allow the sale of over-the-counter birth control pills.
Perrigo filed her application just weeks after the Supreme Court overturned
Roe v. Wade, which resulted in several states in the United States enacting total or near-total bans on abortion. The favorable opinion of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has raised concerns that protected access to contraceptives could also be reversed.
what we read
- So you haven’t contracted COVID yet. Does this mean you are reckless? (NPR)
- ‘I live from day to day’: MPX isolation can hold people back for weeks (Los Angeles Times)
- Store shelves are no longer bare, but there is still a shortage of infant formula (New York times)
Country by state
- Indiana court hearing set after abortion ban takes effect (AP)
- Which countries have the lowest vaccination rates against the Corona virus? (News letters)
- Nurses go on strike at Twin Cities, Duluth-area hospitals (Star Tribune)
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