CNN – CDC: ‘Reasonable chance’ US will lose measles elimination status

There’s a reasonable chance the U.S. will lose its measles elimination status because of ongoing measles outbreaks in New York, according to Nancy Messonnier, director of CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases.

Kaiser Health News – In rural Utah, preventing suicide means meeting gun owners where they are

In Utah, where there is easy access to firearms, suicide rates are a concerm. The state has one of the nations’s highest suicide rates. Most firearm-related deaths in the state are suicides.

The New York Times – Sacklers would give up ownership of Purdue Pharma under settlement proposal

The Sackler family would give up ownership of Purdue Pharma, the company blamed for much of the opioid epidemic, and pay $3 billion of their own money under terms of a settlement proposal to resolve thousands of federal and state lawsuits.

AP — Sick and dying workers demand help after cleaning coal ash

The Tennessee Valley Authority is facing a growing backlash over its handling of a massive coal ash spill a decade ago. A jury decided that a contractor exposing hundreds of cleanup workers to airborne “fly ash” with known carcinogens.