"Really what we need to do in those situations is shut things down," CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said of MIchigan's COVID-19 surge.
A congressional investigation found that Trump officials had been "overruling and bullying scientists," per The Washington Post.
Dr. Rochelle Walensky said the pandemic had exposed racism in America as an "epidemic impacting public health."
On rent relief, President Biden is racing against the US legal system. He needs to get aid out before courts rule pandemic-era eviction bans illegal.
Anthony Fauci told Insider that he hosts small indoor gatherings but still won't visit crowded indoor places like bars, theaters, or restaurants.
DeSantis said the decision was made on behalf of state residents who depend on an "open cruise industry,"
In-person learning is more likely among students who are white and living in the South and Midwest, according to the survey's data from 37 states.
When clicked, the animation brings a searcher to a results page that says "Wear a mask. Save lives."
Several cruise lines - including Royal Caribbean and Virgin Voyages- have already mandated the COVID-19 vaccine for its guests, crew, or both.
Contestants must solve common face mask problems like skin irritation, foggy glasses, and improper fitting.
There is little scientific support for the use of routine deep cleaning in everyday life, the CDC said.
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A CDC spokesperson told The New York Times the evidence "isn't clear" and that Director Rochelle Walensky was "speaking broadly."
Steer clear of large gatherings if you live with unvaccinated people. Bigger groups are fine if all members have been vaccinated.
Fully vaccinated domestic travelers will not have to quarantine or be tested for COVID-19, the CDC said in new guidance on Friday.
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that New Yorkers ages 16 and up will be eligible to get vaccinated starting April 6.
The extension on the eviction ban will help the 20% of adult renters who didn't pay last month's rent. The ban was set to expire on March 31.
Ex-CDC Director Robert Redfield claims the then-HHS secretary pressed him to change the CDC's weekly mortality statistics. Azar denies the allegation.
Former CDC director Robert Redfield told CNN that he believes the coronavirus first infected a lab worker in Wuhan. No evidence supports the theory.
An eviction moratorium extension would help the 10 million families who have fallen behind on rent and buy time for families to receive stimulus aid.
The rise in cases and rapid spread of coronavirus variants could mean an "avoidable surge" is coming, the CDC chief, Rochelle Walensky, said Monday.
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The TSA screened more than 1.53 million passengers at US airports on Sunday, the most in longer than a year.
More than 40% of adults over the age of 65, who carry a higher risk of serious illness or death, have also been inoculated.
Only 0.7% of students and teachers in close contact with COVID-19-positive peers contracted the disease at school, thanks to masks and other measures.
Real Water, which says its water is "infused with negative ions," was the only link between cases of liver failure in Nevada, the FDA said.
Experts recommend keeping the wedding ceremony outdoors and avoiding buffet-style meals at the reception.
CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said she was "pleading" with Americans to take precautions, such as wearing masks.
Cases tend to surge when a lot of people travel, such as around the holidays, Dr. Rochelle Walensky said at a press briefing Wednesday.
The CDC has not issued updated travel guidance for people who have been vaccinated and still recommends limiting travel.
A new CDC report found 78% of people hospitalized for COVID-19 have obesity. Being underweight also increases the risk of hospitalization and death.
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New data from the CDC found people with a BMI of 24 or 25, on the edge of overweight, were least likely to be hospitalized or die from coronavirus.
Pandemic fatigue is leading many people to ignore CDC guidelines. So if you're going to hug, wear a good mask, experts say.
McDonald's, Kroger, Lidl, and others will still require customers wear masks, even as states like Texas and Mississippi loosen COVID-19 restrictions.
The CDC guidelines were due to arrive Thursday. The reason for the delay is unclear, but some states are reopening faster than the White House wants.
Even fully vaccinated people will still need to wear masks and social distance in public, two senior White House officials told Politico.
Vaccination is the way out of the pandemic, but people must keep following CDC recommendations, Dr. Rochelle Walensky said on Monday.
The head of the CDC warned cases could be leveling off at a "very high number," as governors have already begun lifting restrictions in some states.
The ruling is seen as a win for landlords who said the moratorium violated their rights as property owners.
In one week in August, 55 gym-goers contracted COVID-19. That was despite holding classes at 25% capacity, and using temperature checks.
New guidance from the CDC is coming for vaccinated people, Dr Anthony Facui said Tuesday. Speaking to CNN he said he thinks the agency will soon “relax the stringency of the recommendations.” Fauci – who doesn’t run the CDC – said he would personally be “comfortable” letting vaccinated households mix […]
Tony Fauci told CNN in an interview on Tuesday that new guidance from the CDC relaxing recommendations for fully vaccinated people should come soon.
Average life expectancy in the US fell from 78.8 to 77.8 years in the first half of 2020, per the CDC. The data is based on deaths from various causes, but shows the toll the COVID-19 pandemic has taken. Black and Hispanic Americans saw larger drops than white Americans, the […]
The average life expectancy in the US fell from 78.8 years to 77.8 years in the first six months of 2020, the CDC said Wednesday.
The more contagious – and possibly deadlier – coronavirus variant first found in the UK could become dominant in the US by March. But the US might not finish vaccinating its most vulnerable populations until April. Relaxed restrictions may allow the variant to run rampant, leading to hospitalizations and deaths. […]
Relaxed lockdown restrictions may allow the new variant to run rampant, leading to increased hospitalizations and deaths.
Nine governors asked President Joe Biden to fix confusion in the CDC’s COVID-19 vaccine reporting. The governors also asked for the administration to coordinate with states in the pharmacy rollout. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A group of governors asked President Joe Biden in a letter […]
The CDC's tracker doesn't reflect various vaccine-rollout programs that the states don't have a say in, the governors said.
CDC Director Rochelle Walensky on Sunday said teacher vaccinations aren’t necessary for in-person learning. Walensky reiterated CDC guidance that says other precautions can keep students and educators safe. Teachers are included in one of the agency’s top priority groups for vaccinations. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. […]
The CDC announced they have no plans to require COVID-19 tests for domestic travellers in the US. The Biden administration was considering requiring negative tests for domestic travellers. Since January 26, all international travellers must provide a negative test prior to their US flight. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. […]
The CDC warns “Hispanic-style fresh and soft cheeses” like queso fresco could carry listeria. Listeria is a bacteria that can cause severe illness, with symptoms like vomiting, miscarriage, and stillbirth. The CDC is warning people to avoid these cheeses in Connecticut, Maryland, New York, and Virginia. Visit the Business section […]
The CDC issued new guidelines on Friday on how to safely reopen schools amid the pandemic. The agency is not requiring schools reopen. CDC said proper mask wearing and distancing are the most important factors to prevent COVID-19 transmission. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. The US Centres for Disease […]
Public-health experts are underscoring the importance of layered masks that are tightly sealed. As new variants spread in the US, the CDC outlined five helpful tips to make masks more protective. The tips include double-masking and using nose wires and mask braces. Visit the Business section of Insider for more […]
Hello, Today in healthcare news: The CDC outlines the benefits of double-masking, WHO experts recommend AstraZeneca’s shot for all adults, and the pandemic’s toll on travel nurses. CDC: Double masks and tightly fitted single masks can reduce COVID-19 transmission by up to 96.4% Double masking has become a trend, but […]
“Fully vaccinated” people need not quarantine if after they are exposed to COVID-19, the CDC said. Full vaccination is the point two weeks after getting a second COVID-19 shot. The CDC said the benefits of not quarantining outweight the risks of passing on the virus. Visit the Business section of […]
US officials are considering requiring a negative COVID-19 test result for domestic flights. The TSA requires domestic travellers to mask up. International travellers headed to the US are already required to show a negative COVID-19 test. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. US officials are considering requiring […]
We exercised our BS-detecting muscles under Trump, and we need to keep it up during the Biden era and beyond. Don’t give politicians and authority figures the benefit of the doubt: demand receipts. Whether it’s police unions or the CDC, Andrew Cuomo or Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez – it’s in the public […]
Roughly one out of every 10 Americans has received a dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, according to the CDC. Roughly 3% of Americans have been fully inoculated. At the current pace, half of the US will have received at least one dose by July. Visit the Business section of Insider […]
Health officials warned Super Bowl fans that watch parties could spread COVID-19. Speaking to ABC News, Dr. Anthony Fauci asked fans to “just lay low and cool it.” Watching with friends indoors could lead to a national superspreader event, Fauci warned on MSNBC. Visit the Business section of Insider for […]
The CDC gave Deloitte $US44 million as a federal contractor to build a website for vaccine appointments. Most states chose not to use the tool due to concerns about its performance, but nine states opted in. Several health officials from those states say they’re experiencing technical glitches, including site crashes […]
The US government authorised thousands of pharmacies to distribute coronavirus vaccines. The program is set to begin on February 11 with 1 million total doses per week. Walmart, CVS, and Walgreens are among the chains set to vaccinate people at no charge. Visit the Business section of Insider for more […]
Hotel chains like Marriott, Hyatt, and Hilton are now offering on-site COVID-19 tests at several international locations. The CDC now requires all international travellers flying into the US to test negative for COVID-19 prior to boarding. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Major hotel chains around the world are […]
CDC researchers on Tuesday argued schools were unlikely to fuel major coronavirus transmission. The researchers suggested reopening schools with masks and social-distancing requirements. They said schools could be made safer with restrictions elsewhere such as restaurants and gyms. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. US schools began closing their […]
Hello, Today in healthcare news: Why Humana is betting big on primary care, the CDC doesn’t know how many vaccine doses the US has, and why there could be a higher risk among those who get the more contagious coronavirus variant in the UK. The CEO of major health insurer […]
Dr. Rochelle Walensky, previously an HIV researcher at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, is the Centres for Disease Control’s new director. With the national COVID-19 death toll surpassing 400,000 deaths, Walensky has acknowledged that rebuilding public trust and bolstering the vaccination plan will be top priorities. The Trump […]
The US’ COVID-19 death toll will jump by 100,000 in the coming four weeks, the next head of the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned. As of Sunday, the CDC had recorded 394,495 COVID-19 deaths. That will reach 500,000 by mid-February, Dr. Rochelle Walensky told CBS. “I think […]
On Monday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo called on Pfizer to sell doses of its coronavirus vaccine directly to New York. The proposal would require Pfizer to bypass the federal government’s Operation Warp Speed campaign to vaccinate hundreds of millions of Americans. “The distribution of any doses obtained directly from Pfizer will […]
The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention will begin requiring negative COVID-19 tests from all travellers entering the US starting January 26. International travellers must provide proof of COVID-19 recovery or present a negative COVID-19 test in order to board the plane. “Testing before and after travel is a […]
Drugmaker AstraZeneca has reportedly vowed to increase its production to 2 million shots per week by mid-January, even as government vaccine rollouts fall short of expectations. “The plan is then to build it up fairly rapidly – by the third week of January we should get to two million a […]
The CDC unveiled an interactive vaccine-tracking map on Thursday. The map shows how many vaccine doses each state has been allocated and how many shots each has administered so far. The totals tell a grim story: The US fell far short of its goal to vaccinate 20 million people by […]
Florida and Texas residents age 65 and older are now able to get coronavirus vaccines. The decision bucks CDC recommendations that say essential workers and people older than 75 should be next. “The problem is people that are 73, 74 would be in the back of the line for a […]
The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new guidance on Saturday for those with underlying medical conditions, saying they can receive the COVID-19 vaccine as long as they “have not had a severe allergic reaction to any of the ingredients in the vaccine.” The CDC specifically issued guidance […]
The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said that as of Wednesday morning, it had administered 1,008,025 doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the US and distributed 9,465,725 doses in total. After members of three priority groups are vaccinated – healthcare workers, frontline workers, and people over 75 – vaccine […]
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says the state will not prioritise essential workers in the next round of coronavirus vaccinations. Instead, those over 70 years old will be next in line to be immunized. The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention advised Sunday that essential workers, such as firefighters and teachers, […]
Welcome to Business Insider ‘ s daily healthcare newsletter , your daily dose of pharma, biotech, and healthcare news. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Hello, On Friday, the Food and Drug Administration authorised Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine, making it the second authorised shot in the […]
The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommended on Sunday that frontline essential workers and people 75 and older should be next in line for coronavirus vaccines. Healthcare workers and residents of long-term care facilities have already started receiving their shots. The US should have […]
Human Rights First, a US nonprofit, documented more than 1,300 attacks against asylum-seekers in Mexico since February 2019. Thousands of asylum-seekers have been forced by the Trump administration to remain in Mexico while awaiting a hearing on their claims. President-elect Joe Biden has pledged to immediately rescind the program. Visit […]
Childcare centres have been able to stay open with limited coronavirus cases, a recent CDC report found. The report surveyed programs in eight states and found mask-wearing and social distancing by kids and staff helped them avoid outbreaks. Eliminating shared spaces and food, as well implementing screening and cleaning protocols, […]
A record 110,000 people are currently hospitalized with the coronavirus in the US, The COVID Tracking Project announced Monday. The number is nearly double that seen in the two previous COVID-19 surges the US has seen thus far. Over 300,000 Americans have now died from disease. Visit Business Insider’s homepage […]
Welcome to Business Insider ‘ s daily healthcare newsletter , your daily dose of pharma, biotech, and healthcare news. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Hello, What a weekend! As you likely know by this point, on Friday the Food and Drug Administration granted an […]
A CDC committee recommended the new Pfizer coronavirus vaccine for people 16 years and older during a meeting Saturday. While there’s a lot more to learn, particularly on how the vaccine affects people in certain populations like pregnant and lactating women, and people with autoimmune conditions, the panelists agreed its […]
CDC Robert Redfield allegedly ordered subordinates to delete an email from a senior health official in the Trump administration requesting changes to a major report on how COVID-19 impacts children. Charlotte Kent, editor of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, told congressional investigators on Monday that she was instructed her […]
A panel of experts is meeting today to advise the FDA on whether to approve Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine for emergency use. They’re also discussing plans for evaluating the safety and efficacy of the vaccine going forward. One monitoring system created by the CDC, called V-SAFE, will follow up with vaccine […]
JetBlue deleted a tweet on Monday that read: “Alright travel Twitter, where are you flying this winter?” The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention recommended Americans not travel for Christmas and New Years as COVID-19 cases surge. Public health experts warn the winter surge could overwhelm US hospitals and devastate […]
President-elect Joe Biden asked Dr. Anthony Fauci to be his chief medical advisor on Thursday, he told CNN. Fauci told NBC on Friday morning that he said yes “on the spot.” Biden’s coronavirus team met with Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, for the […]
The upcoming winter months could be “the most difficult in the public health history” of the US, Robert Redfield, the director for the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, said Wednesday. More than 100,000 patients are being treated for COVID-19 in US hospitals as of Wednesday, according to data collected […]
Welcome to Business Insider ‘ s daily healthcare newsletter , your daily dose of pharma, biotech, and healthcare news. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Hi, The UK has approved Pfizer and BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine, becoming the first Western country to give a vaccine an […]
Photos and local news reports indicate shoppers formed long lines outside stores like Best Buy, GameStop, Walmart, and Foot Locker on Black Friday 2020. The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention classified Black Friday shopping as a “higher-risk” activity due to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases across the country. […]
Experts say that over-cleaning surfaces could have diminishing returns for preventing COVID-19 infections. Early on in the pandemic, scientists thought the coronavirus might spread well on surfaces. Despite a wealth of evidence now that the virus spreads mainly through the air, and during face-to-face contact, cleaning supply sales are still […]
Three companies developing COVID-19 vaccines – AstraZeneca, Moderna, and Pfizer – have released positive results from their late-stage trials. Pfizer’s vaccine received emergency authorization from the FDA on Friday, putting it on track to deliver shots as early as Monday. An FDA advisory committee will decide whether to recommend Moderna’s […]
The recommended 14-day quarantine period for Americans exposed to COVID-19 could soon be shortened by the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Officials are finalising plans for a quarantine period that could be short as seven to 10 days, Dr. Henry Walke, the CDC’s incident manager for COVID-19 response, […]
Walmart, Best Buy, and other big retailers are closing on Thanksgiving and cutting Black Friday hours. Some experts said that this could actually make shopping more dangerous if it increases crowding in stores. They agreed that limiting the number of people in stores is the most important factor. Stores like […]
The White House is planning indoor holiday parties over Christmas and Hanukkah, officials have told Axios. The CDC classes medium-sized events with people travelling from outside the area as “higher-risk.” The White House did not respond to Insider’s query about numbers, but said in a statement that guest lists will […]
People who are infected with the coronavirus but show no symptoms probably account for most coronavirus transmission, the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Friday. That includes people who are asymptomatic and those who have not yet developed symptoms. Anthony Fauci warns that this could be a “major […]
Chapare virus causes a hemorrhagic fever similar to Ebola. The disease was last observed in Bolivia in 2004 and appeared again in 2019. Healthcare workers caught the virus by coming into contact with infected bodily fluids. Experts say data-sharing allowed them to develop a test very quickly. They said Chapare […]
The US Centre for for Disease Control and Prevention lifted its no-sail order on November 1, and Royal Caribbean will be looking for volunteers to embark on trial cruises. These cruises are a way to test safety guidelines the CDC has put in place to allow ships to set sail […]
The US has broken its April 15 record for COVID-19 hospitalizations, according to The COVID Tracking Project, as winter nears. The US recorded 1 million new cases in the first 10 days of November. On Tuesday, nearly 131,000 cases were recorded nationally, according to The COVID Tracking Project. Visit Business […]
The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention gave cruise lines a path toward restarting US operations Friday. Under the CDC’s new order, cruise lines will be able to sail again on November 1, but they won’t be allowed to bring passengers on board until they meet a rigorous set of […]