The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends getting an updated COVID-19 booster to help restore protection that has decreased since the previous vaccination and provide broader protection against newer variants.
Critics say warnings over "post-abortion syndrome" are unsupported by the best evidence and that the state Positive Alternatives Grant Program should not be funding crisis pregnancy centers that endorse it.
The Minnesota Department of Health's first-ever such study finds high disparities among Indigenous, Black persons, with most deaths in the months following giving birth associated but not related to pregnancy.
“It’s clear that monkeypox has come to Minnesota,” said state Epidemiologist Dr. Ruth Lynfield. “While our current cases are associated with travel outside Minnesota, we expect we will soon see cases among people who have no travel history or contact with someone who did, indicating that spread within social networks in Minnesota is occurring.”
Regardless of how bad individual years are, the Minnesota Department of Health is not as concerned with year-to-year trends as it is concerned with the big picture over time, said agency tick disease specialist Elizabeth Schiffman.
Attorney Richard Dahl, who represents the previous operator of Iron Waffle Coffee Co., delivered a scathing rebuke of the Minnesota Department of Health, its counsel from the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office and the judicial system itself during oral arguments in the virtual hearing in Ramsey County District Court.