Sheryl Gay Stolberg, NYT: “Our attention has turned.”

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Sheryl Gay Stolberg, NYT national correspondent on health and politics, unpacks the post-Dobbs era: does it imperil or boost the right to contraception? Or both? Does it put the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) under new scrutiny? Calls to “take a fresh look” at PEPFAR may signal trouble. “Abortion politics is laying over all of our conversations” in this “super-partisan era.”  In the post-Covid era, the reporting environment has loosened. Why is it that filling the US leadership gap in science and health is moving along so slowly? What should we make of RFK Jr’s arrival on the scene, a figure in the larger campaign to vilify Dr. Anthony Fauci? What can we expect in the coming battles over Medicare drug pricing following the Inflation Reduction Act?