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A Hotter World Means More Disease Outbreaks in Our Future

As global temperatures have risen in recent decades, so have the number of outbreaks of infectious diseases. SARS, MERS, Zika, West Nile, COVID-19, and now clusters of monkeypox and polio have all recently threatened public health.

Associated Press

U.S. will stretch monkeypox vaccine supply with smaller doses

U.S. health officials on Tuesday authorized a plan to stretch the nation’s limited supply of monkeypox vaccine by giving people just one-fifth the usual dose, citing research suggesting that the reduced amount is about as effective.

The Buffalo News

Why improving food access in Buffalo neighborhoods won't be a 'one-size-fits-all solution'

The attack at the Jefferson Avenue Tops left several Buffalo neighborhoods without a convenient source of fresh food. It made the city a national emblem for the plight of urban "food deserts." The term generally describes the nation's thousands of low-income census tracts where an estimated 53.6 million people live outside an easy walk or drive to a full-service supermarket.

Education Week

As Students Head Back to School, COVID Protocols Wane

While the BA.5 variant of COVID-19—the most transmissible version of the virus to date—spreads quickly around the country, many school and district leaders plan to start the 2022-23 school year with fewer pandemic precautions in place.