President Biden has tested positive for COVID-19 for the second consecutive day. Dr. Kevin O’Connor, the White House physician, said it appears to be a rare rebound case following treatment with the antiviral Paxlovid. (AP)

Former Food and Drug Administration commissioner Scott Gottlieb predicted monkeypox will become yet another public health failure. Gottlieb said that, to date, the U.S. response to monkeypox has mirrored the “shortcomings” the country experienced with COVID-19. (The Hill

A study found that smokers were 45% more likely to die from COVID-19 than non-smokers. Similarly, people who reported use of tobacco products prior to their hospitalization were 39% more likely to be put on mechanical ventilation than non-smokers. (ABC News)

India has confirmed the first death from monkeypox in Asia. A 22-year-old Indian man from the state of Kerala died on Saturday. (Reuters)

Nearly two dozen European research funders have failed to set policies or monitor progress on clinical trials. Only 14 out of 21 of the largest funders mandated prospective trial registration, while just six required that trial results be made public on registries within a year of completion. (STAT)