The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has won a months-long battle for control of Covid-19 hospital data, a rare victory during its pandemic response that’s seen some of its functions handed off to other players amid widespread criticism.
A Washington horticultural business lost a challenge to a penalty it faced for failing to comply with state Covid-19 workplace safety measures, after the Ninth Circuit said Thursday the state’s requirements aren’t preempted by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act.
An IT support desk contractor for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau failed to show that the agency improperly assigned the contractor “marginal” ratings in the Contractor Performance Assessment Report System, the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals said.
A federal court in Puerto Rico halted a doctor’s suit over a medical board order directing her to stop publicly criticizing the government’s Covid-19 response because a state administrative action is pending against her.
A key measure of US producer prices unexpectedly fell in July for the first time in more than two years, largely reflecting a drop in energy costs and representing a welcome moderation in inflationary pressures.
The Covid-19 pandemic created deeper social divisions compared to the beginning of the outbreak, exposing weaknesses in political systems, according to findings of a survey conducted in 19 upper- and middle-income countries.