President Joe Biden on July 29 urged local governments to pay people to get vaccinated against Covid-19, and set new rules requiring federal workers to provide proof of vaccination or face regular testing, mask mandates and travel restrictions.

Med Ad News spoke with Kim Johnson, the new Global CEO of Ogilvy Health, about how she came to the position, her first days on the job, and how she expects the worldwide agency network will expand in the future.

Isolation and the absence of family and friends have taken a toll on athletes’ mental health at the Tokyo Olympics, with some struggling to cope with the challenges posed by the pandemic while carrying their country’s hopes on the global sports stage.

Bristol Myers Squibb Co. reported second-quarter 2021 earnings that topped Wall Street estimates, as sales of the company’s flagship cancer treatment Opdivo returned to growth after missing estimates in the previous quarter.

Tokyo’s 2,848 COVID-19 infections on July 27 were the Olympic host city’s highest since the pandemic began, officials said, as media reported that authorities had asked hospitals to prepare more beds for patients as the Delta variant drives the surge.

In PerkinElmer’s largest purchase ever, the Massachusetts-based company is dropping a massive $5.25 billion in cash and stock to buy the biomedical research tool company BioLegend. 

World Health Organization investigators have attempted to return to the Wuhan lab but are now being blocked by the Chinese government.

The model for healthcare delivery and treatment was upended by the COVID-19 pandemic, as ordinary Americans have learned to take more control of their own care and treatment, harnessing a new class of technology tools that have given individuals unprecedented clout. But patients and healthcare providers still need to partner together for the best outcomes, according to Jim Weiss, founder and CEO of Real Chemistry.

U.S. President Joe Biden said the Centers for Disease Control is likely to advise that kids who have not been vaccinated against Covid-19 should wear masks when they return from summer holidays to school in the fall.

Life expectancy in the United States fell by a year and a half in 2020 to 77.3 years – the lowest level since 2003 – primarily due to the deaths caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, a U.S. health agency said on July 21.