A Recap of This Week’s Top News – December 2, 2022

Changes to policy, scientific discovery, and expert recommendations and opinions all have the power to rapidly influence the landscape of a sector. Whether you’re a leader at a non-profit, a member of a university’s marketing department, or a stakeholder for a public health agency, being informed about the latest industry happenings can be the difference between exceeding and falling short of organizational goals. At Hager Sharp, our experts vigorously scan media coverage to identify areas of opportunity. And now, with the introduction of the Sharp Round-Up, you too can review what we consider some of the top news of the week.

Below you will find a compilation of news spanning the health and education, labor, and economy sectors. This list includes mainstream, DC-focused, and trade publication coverage from Saturday, November 26, to Friday, December 2. Let these clips serve as a resource when developing thoughtful strategies and use them to further foster organizational innovation and adaptability.

Here’s what you need to know.

Mainstream News:

  • On Thursday, the Supreme Court announced its plans to expedite the review of Biden’s plan to cancel federal student loan debt. The Biden administration asked for permission to move forward with loan forgiveness as the legality of the program is challenged in court, but the request was denied by justices.
  • High schoolers in California fought to lower the voter age and participate in the midterm elections, only to be ignored after convincing a supermajority of the electorate.
  • The World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warn that measles, an infectious disease, could be making a comeback. Although preventable, the disease could become an “imminent threat” globally.
  • After the COVID-19 pandemic put severe stress on the health workforce and infrastructure, the CDC is awarding more than $3 billion to strengthen them.

Health News:

  • Anthony Fauci says that spiking respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) cases among children are at a critical juncture and will hopefully begin to decline soon. The rise in cases is cause for concern as pediatrics in the hospital system are overwhelmed.
  • After a full year, the omicron variant of COVID-19 is still causing surges in infection of the virus.

Advancements in Health: