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Doctors Roundtable

  • Less than a month after the World Health Organization said Monkeypox is no longer a global public health emergency, the CDC is reporting an increase in cases. And Oregon officials are urging folks in that state to get vaccinated before a possible summer surge in cases. And the CDC says at least one study could show mutations of Monkeypox that are drug-resistant.
  • China is facing a new wave of COIVD-19 infections that could see as many as 65 million cases per week by the end of June, as a new Omicron variant has been hitting the country since last month.
  • There’s a nasty strain of a highly contagious drug-resistant ringworm that is impacting a part of the United States. What does that mean for the rest of us? Idaho Matters finds out.
  • When the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency ends Thursday, labs across the U.S. will no longer be required to report COVID-19 test results to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and hospitals and state health departments will also be reporting less comprehensive data. So what does all of this mean for our country and for Idaho?
  • A new COVID-19 booster dose is about to be approved, just in time for a new variant that’s making the rounds. Plus, many hospitals and health clinics in Idaho and other parts of the country are dropping their mask requirements as mask-fatigue continues to grow. But is that a good idea? How do folks in the high risk category for COVID-19 feel about this move?
  • For the last three years the United States has been under a national emergency to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. On Monday President Biden signed a bipartisan congressional resolution to bring it to a close just weeks before it was set to expire alongside a separate public health emergency. So what does this mean moving forward? Idaho Matters sits down with Dr. Pate to help answer this question.
  • A deadly virus is spreading out of Tanzania and Equatorial Guinea. It’s a form of hemorrhagic fever, which has no cure, so how concerned should we be here in Idaho? We’ll answer that question and take a look at your questions about Shingles and COVID-19.
  • In October of last year the FDA announced a shortage of Adderall due to manufacturing delays. Now six months later there is a severe shortage of, not just Adderall, but similar drugs that treat ADHD. And it’s wreaking havoc on the lives of the children and adults who have this disease.
  • It's Wednesday, which means its time for our Doctor Roundtable. We take a look at the price of vaccines and changes to long COVID.
  • This week marks the third year of COVID-19 in Idaho. The virus was officially found in the Gem state on Friday, March 13, 2020 in a Boise women. Governor Brad Little signed an emergency declaration and held the first of dozens of news conferences to talk about his response to the virus, and there’s more on the origins of COVID in the U.S. Congress.