New York Mayor Eric Adams said on Monday that he was lifting a controversial COVID-19 vaccine mandate for municipal workers and the city’s Department of Education employees.

The Novartis Foundation in collaboration with Microsoft AI for Health and NYU School of Global Public Health are utilizing artificial intelligence combined with anonymized population data from numerous sources to get a more fundamental assessment of heart health inequities in New York City.

A group of medical professionals that advocates against “radical, divisive, and discriminatory ideology” in healthcare sued Pfizer Inc. on Thursday, saying the drugmaker runs a fellowship that illegally excludes white and Asian-American applicants.

New York Governor Kathy Hochul declared a disaster emergency on Friday in a bid to accelerate efforts to vaccinate residents against polio after the virus was detected in wastewater samples taken in four counties.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Monday declined to block New York City from enforcing its mandate that all municipal workers be vaccinated against COVID-19, rebuffing a police detective who challenged the public health policy.

The polio virus was present in wastewater in a New York City suburb a month before health officials there announced a confirmed case of the disease last month, state health officials said on Monday, urging residents to be sure they have been vaccinated.

With no clear federal decision yet, San Francisco issued a local public health emergency on Thursday over the city’s alarming rise of monkeypox cases. The state of New York took a similar move the same day, declaring the virus an imminent threat to public health.