HHS issues new guidance on post-Roe v. Wade patient privacy

HHS issues new guidance on post-Roe v. Wade patient privacy

The guidance “addresses the circumstances under which the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule permits disclosure of [protected health information] without an individual’s authorization, “the agency said in a news release. According to the guidance, providers may share protected health information with law enforcement and without a patient’s consent” in narrow circumstances. … Read more

Delaware governor signs bill expanding abortion access and provider protection

The Democratic governor signed House Bill 455 after it passed the General Assembly on Tuesday, according to his office. The bill includes several provisions that will increase access and protections to abortion services throughout the state. “It’s a great day for women in Delaware. I can not stop crying,” Democratic State House Rep. Melissa Minor-Brown, … Read more

How Lee Zeldin could win against Kathy Hochul in November

Republican gubernatorial nominee Rep. Lee Zeldin faces an uphill battle in his “long shot” bid for New York’s top job – but political experts say he has a chance if he is laser-focused on specific areas and hot-button issues such as crime and inflation. “Congressman Zeldin and Governor Hochul are now in a narrative war, … Read more

Health Minister launches review of former governments COVID-19 vaccine deals, existing supplies

Health Minister Mark Butler has ordered a fast-tracked review into existing vaccine deals and whether there needs to be any changes to current agreements to shore up Australia’s future supplies. Key points: The review will look at current vaccine supply deals Mr Butler says it will also look forward to what Australia will need over … Read more

Lone surviving attacker in Paris massacre guilty of murder

PARIS (AP) – The lone survivor of a team of Islamic State extremists who terrorized Paris in 2015 was convicted Wednesday of murder and other charges and sentenced to life in prison without parole for the deadliest peacetime attacks in French history. The special terrorism court also convicted 19 other men involved in the assault … Read more

Rip up our red tape and we’ll cancel deals with you, Brussels warns Britain

Jacob Rees-Mogg, the efficiency minister, is set to publish a landmark Brexit Freedoms Bill next month which will set out plans to take advantage of leaving the bloc. He has that said scrapping unnecessary Brussels red tape will help boost the UK economy and tackle inflation by easing the burden on businesses and leading to … Read more

Liz Cheney says US is ‘confronting a domestic threat’ in Donald Trump

“We are confronting a domestic threat that we have never faced before – and that is a former President who is attempting to unravel the foundations of our constitutional Republic,” said Cheney, the deputy chair of the House committee. “And he is aided by Republican leaders and elected officials who have made themselves willing hostages … Read more

PM targets France after NATO Summit

Anthony Albanese will jet off to Paris to mend the relationship with the French over a scrapped submarine deal, having represented the nation at a major security meeting in Spain. The prime minister spoke at the NATO Summit in Madrid on Wednesday, where he warned world leaders of China’s assertive and expanding influence in the … Read more

Biden administration reaches agreement to purchase 105 million doses of Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine

The agreement, set for fall vaccinations, includes “options for up to 300 million doses,” the agency said in a news release, and adds up to a $ 3.2 billion contract. The purchase includes both child and adult vaccines, and may be delivered by early fall, the agency said. “Vaccines have been a game-changer in our … Read more

Palantir CEO Alex Karp on fighting with Peter Thiel and progressives

As US companies and executives balance publicly addressing hot-button political topics, Palantir CEO Alex Karp said many still struggle with figuring out when they must speak out and when they should not. “Companies have a problem that it’s very hard for them to tether what they’s producing to a higher mission, and therefore they cannot … Read more