The Weekly Pulse: Will We Need COVID Booster Shots?; Low-Vaccine States Hit Hard by Delta Variant; Texas GOP Continues Crusade Against Abortion

In this edition: Pop star Olivia Rodrigo joins President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris in a campaign to boost youth vaccination rates; Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) calls for a special legislative session to restrict voting and abortion rights; Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill) and Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass) introduces legislation for parental-paid leave for miscarriages; and the FDA and CDC say fully vaccinated people do not need booster shots.

The Weekly Pulse: Red States See COVID Surge; 20 Dead in Miami Condo Collapse; WHO Advises Masks to Fight Delta Variant Spread

For The Weekly Pulse (a revisit of an old Ms. column!), we’ve scoured the most trusted journalistic sources—and, of course, our Twitter feeds—to bring you this week’s most important news stories related to health and wellness.

This week: Bill Cosby’s release sent shockwaves, the Helms Amendment is excluded from 2022 bill, and areas with low vaccination rates face an influx of COVID cases.

The Weekly Pulse: Delta Variant Arrives in U.S.; Naomi Osaka Speaks Out on Mental Health; VA to Provide Gender Confirmation Surgery

For The Weekly Pulse (a revisit of an old Ms. column!), we’ve scoured the most trusted journalistic sources—and, of course, our Twitter feeds—to bring you this week’s most important news stories related to health and wellness.

This week: The Department of Veterans Affairs moves to provide gender confirmation surgery through its health care coverage; the U.S. Conference of Bishops plans to withhold communion from Biden due to his stance on abortion; two Americas emerge as the Delta variant spreads; a new study suggests there is no cure for aging; and more.

The Weekly Pulse: G7 Pledges Billion Vaccines to Combat Growing Vaccine Gap; SCOTUS Protects Obamacare; N.C. Anti-Abortion Law Blocked

World leaders pledge to donate a billion vaccine doses and recommit to cutting down on carbon emissions; Supreme Court dismisses the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act in a 7-2 decision; a federal district court struck down North Carolina’s 20-week abortion ban; the growing vaccination gap between wealthy and poor countries; will the U.S. need booster shots? and more

The Weekly Pulse: Majority of U.S. Supports Roe; Biden Won’t Say ‘Abortion’; Europe Grapples With Surging COVID Cases

In this edition: A new Gallup poll suggests 58 percent of Americans are opposed to overturning Roe v. Wade; If/When/How launches a legal fund for people seeking self-managed abortions; Biden buys 500 million Pfizer vaccine doses for global use ahead of the G-7 summit; and COVID cases surge in Europe as India’s Delta variant spreads.

The Weekly Pulse: Arkansas Is “Worst State for Trans Kids”; 1-in-3 COVID Survivors Diagnosed with Brain Disorder; The Future of the Pandemic

In this edition: Arkansas becomes “America’s worst state for trans kids” after lawmakers ban gender-affirming health care for minors; wins and losses in the fight for abortion rights; a new study shows one in three survivors of COVID-19 are diagnosed with a brain or psychiatric disorder within six months; and President Biden moved up his call for states to make all adults vaccine eligible from May 1 to April 19.

The Weekly Pulse: Arkansas Near-Total Abortion Ban; Biden Signs American Rescue Plan; Feminists Mark One Year of COVID

In this week’s edition, we take a look at the American Rescue Plan Act to what it has in store for those suffering through the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic; mark one year since the pandemic officially began; discuss President Biden’s latest vaccine timeline; and, run down recent attacks on reproductive health.

As we reflect on the past year, let us be reminded that the opportunity for advancing an intersectional feminist agenda is now.