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Fauci said new CDC rules are coming for people who’ve been fully vaccinated

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 […]
Fauci said new CDC rules are coming for people who’ve been fully vaccinated
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CDC Director reiterates agency’s view that teacher vaccinations aren’t a ‘prerequisite for reopening schools’

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. […]
CDC Director reiterates agency’s view that teacher vaccinations aren’t a ‘prerequisite for reopening schools’
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The CDC just outlined 5 tips to make your face mask more protective

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 […]
The CDC just outlined 5 tips to make your face mask more protective
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Double-masking reduces transmission

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 […]
Double-masking reduces transmission
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Hotel chains like Marriott, Hyatt, and Hilton are offering on-site COVID-19 tests in response to the CDC’s latest rules for international travellers

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 […]
Hotel chains like Marriott, Hyatt, and Hilton are offering on-site COVID-19 tests in response to the CDC’s latest rules for international travellers
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CDC officials recommend opening schools with masks — but closing indoor dining and gyms

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 […]
CDC officials recommend opening schools with masks — but closing indoor dining and gyms
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Why Humana went deep on primary care

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 […]
Why Humana went deep on primary care
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New CDC Director Rochelle Walensky says that ‘better, healthier days’ are ahead and that agency will review all previous COVID-19 guidelines

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 […]
New CDC Director Rochelle Walensky says that ‘better, healthier days’ are ahead and that agency will review all previous COVID-19 guidelines
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Cuomo asks Pfizer to sell its COVID-19 vaccine directly to New York as the head of WHO warns of mounting inequities in vaccine distribution

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 […]
Cuomo asks Pfizer to sell its COVID-19 vaccine directly to New York as the head of WHO warns of mounting inequities in vaccine distribution
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Florida’s governor is not prioritising essential workers for vaccines, ignoring official advice. ‘I don’t think that’s the direction we want to go,’ he said.

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, […]
Florida’s governor is not prioritising essential workers for vaccines, ignoring official advice. ‘I don’t think that’s the direction we want to go,’ he said.
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How long it will take to vaccinate 20 million Americans

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 […]
How long it will take to vaccinate 20 million Americans
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People 75 and older and frontline essential workers should be next in line for coronavirus vaccines, US health officials say

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 […]
People 75 and older and frontline essential workers should be next in line for coronavirus vaccines, US health officials say
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The coronavirus vaccine rollout has begun

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 […]
The coronavirus vaccine rollout has begun
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UK approves its first vaccine

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 […]
UK approves its first vaccine
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Photos show long lines outside stores like Best Buy and GameStop on Black Friday, despite the CDC labelling in-store shopping as a ‘higher-risk’ activity

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. […]
Photos show long lines outside stores like Best Buy and GameStop on Black Friday, despite the CDC labelling in-store shopping as a ‘higher-risk’ activity
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Experts say cleaning surfaces excessively could be overkill for COVID-19, despite a $30 million increase in cleaning product sales

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 […]
Experts say cleaning surfaces excessively could be overkill for COVID-19, despite a $30 million increase in cleaning product sales
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Your complete coronavirus vaccine calendar: When Moderna’s candidate is likely to get authorised, and when you could receive your Pfizer shot

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 […]
Your complete coronavirus vaccine calendar: When Moderna’s candidate is likely to get authorised, and when you could receive your Pfizer shot