Americans are choosing to miss their second dose for a variety of reasons, including fear of potential side effects, the New York Times reported.
Until the investigation is complete, it cannot be concluded that her death is related to the vaccine.
Fully vaccinated people can get COVID-19, usually a mild case. About 0.008% of people vaccinated in the US have had these "breakthrough infections."
A trade organization pointed to Department of Defense and Harvard studies finding low transmission rates among passengers since the pandemic's start.
The TSA screened more than 1.53 million passengers at US airports on Sunday, the most in longer than a year.
CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said she was "pleading" with Americans to take precautions, such as wearing masks.
The CDC still hasn't given vaccinated individuals the green light to travel despite flight searches and the number of daily flyers continuing to soar.
Travelers coming in from the Democratic Republic of Congo and Guinea will have their info sent to local health departments for tracking purposes.
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.
American Airlines and Alaska Airlines issued new policies that allow exceptions for mask-wearing. Flyers with a medical condition who get a doctor’s note and negative COVID-19 test can go maskless. President Biden issued an executive order mandating mask-wearing on all public transportation. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. The […]
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 […]
President Donald Trump on Sunday said the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention – led by people he appointed himself – tracks coronavirus case and death rates inaccurately. The number of US cases and deaths “is far exaggerated,” he said in a tweet Sunday, a claim that Dr. Anthony Fauci […]
Vybe Together, a New York City-based “secret party app,” used TikTok to promote a large New Year’s Eve event that appear to break CDC-recommended COVID-19 safety protocol. TikTok removed the Vybe Together account Tuesday evening for violating community guidelines. Apple removed Vybe Together from the App store as well. Vybe […]
Vivek Murthy, President-elect Joe Biden’s choice for the US surgeon general role, suggested on Sunday that current timelines for coronavirus vaccine distribution are optimistic. Murthy said Americans should prepare for and expect widespread vaccination by “mid-summer, early fall.” But health officials like Dr. Anthony Fauci have previously said widespread coronavirus […]
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 […]
The US is averaging one death from COVID-19 per minute,Dr. Beth Bell, a global health expert who serves on a CDC vaccine advisory panel, said Tuesday. Bell shared the figure at a meeting for the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), which operates under the CDC. The federal advisory panel […]
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 […]
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 […]
A former director of the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention wrote a letter to the current director on September 23 asking him to take stand against President Donald Trump’s administration. In the letter, Dr. William Foege called on Dr. Robert Redfield to take a stance against the White House’s […]
Vice President Mike Pence stopped the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) from extending a ban on cruise-ship journeys until 2021, Axios reported. Pence, who heads the White House coronavirus task force, told CDC Director Robert Redfield that extending the “no-sail order” to February 2021 was unfeasible, the […]
The Centres for Disease Control advised state and local health authorities to make decisions on their own or look to other states and academic studies on how to handle the coronavirus pandemic, USA Today reported. Documents obtained by USA Today show CDC representatives and officials downplaying information about the virus […]
Michael Caputo, assistant secretary for public affairs at the Department of Health and Human Services, reportedly promoted a conspiracy theory of an armed left-wing revolt if President Donald Trump were to be re-elected in November, The New York Times reported Monday. “When Donald Trump refuses to stand down at the […]
Robert Redfield, director of the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention has responded to criticism over new coronavirus testing guidelines that excluded asymptomatic people. Redfield said people who need a test can get one, but said not everyone who wants to get tested for the virus truly needs to. Experts […]
The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention director said the coronavirus could be managed if Americans follow preventative measures to stop the spread of the virus, CNBC reported. “But it is going to require all of us to embrace these mitigation steps,” CDC head Robert Redfield said on a conference […]
More than 12,000 cruise crew members are still aboard ships since the coronavirus halted the industry in March, according to USA TODAY. Many cruise workers are uncertain when they will return home. A Celebrity Cruise stateroom attendant told USA TODAY that he has been on ships for months. The Centres […]
The CDC on Thursday issued new guidance on reopening schools that backtracked on prior, stricter recommendations after criticism from President Donald Trump. Trump descried the previous recommendations as “very tough and expensive.” The new CDC guidance offers full-throated support for reopening schools. “Reopening schools creates opportunity to invest in the […]
The CDC delayed new guidelines for school reopenings that were due this week, telling CNN and NPR that they are now due by the end of the month. The new guidelines are coming after Trump called its older ones “tough & expensive” too difficult to enact. White House press secretary […]
Major vaccine manufactures are planning to make millions more flu vaccine doses ahead of the fall amid mounting concern from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Vaccine manufacturers are planning to boost production of flu shots by about 10%, making 189 million flu shots in comparison to 170 million last year, The […]
States may be forced to reimpose strict coronavirus abatement measures like social distancing and store closures if cases increase “dramatically,” the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention warned Friday. Many states have loosened restrictions that were imposed in March over the last few weeks. The warning comes as some states, […]
Out of the ten countries worst-hit by the coronavirus, the US recorded the biggest jump in new cases within a 72-hour period this week. The data was laid out in a leaked Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) document, obtained by Yahoo News. Between June 6 and June 9, […]
62,000 healthcare professionals in the US have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to new Centres for Disease Control and Prevention data published Tuesday. The numbers are likely far higher. Of the healthcare workers who tested positive, the CDC said it only has death data for 57% of them. Additionally, […]
The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention has struggled to provide accurate data on the novel coronavirus. The CDC must wait for states to report infections and deaths, creating a built-in lag time. There is also a lack of standardization and political pressure to keep numbers low. “The CDC missed […]
The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention is warning doctors about a rare inflammatory illness found in children connected to the coronavirus. The CDC on Thursday issued an advisory about a “multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children” that has been recorded in other countries and connected to the coronavirus by […]
A single choir practice session in Washington resulted in 53 coronavirus cases and two deaths. The virus spread to 87% of attendees at the session, which the CDC said “underscores the importance of physical distancing.” The CDC also noted that this kind of spread is intensified aided by “super-emitters” – […]
Top White House officials shelved expert guidance to reopening America from the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, despite the report being greenlit by the CDC director, the Associated Press reported. The first 17 pages of the report – which spanned more than 60 pages – was initially released by […]
CDC chief Robert Redfield on Wednesday said his agency and the WHO have a “long history of working together,” signalling that will continue despite President Donald Trump’s plans to cut funding. “I’d like to do the postmortem on this outbreak once we get through it together,” the CDC chief added. […]
Health authorities are reconsidering their guidance that told most people not to wear masks during the coronavirus outbreak. Health bodies across Europe and the US had told people not to wear masks unless they had symptoms or were treating the infected. But the WHO and US CDC are now reconsidering, […]
The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention may start urging Americans to cover their faces in public amid the coronavirus outbreak, according to The Washington Post. If the advice is updated, The Post reported, the CDC would stress that surgical masks and N95 masks should be saved for medical professionals […]
The CDC and Microsoft have developed an AI-powered coronavirus “self-checker” that helps people who feel sick figure out whether they should go to the hospital. The tool is designed only for those in the US, and isn’t meant for the diagnosis or treatment of COVID-19. COVID-19 symptoms typically include a […]
Nearly 30% of confirmed US coronavirus cases have been among people between 20-44, according to the CDC. Additionally, that age group accounted for 20% of hospitalizations and 12% of ICU admissions among US cases, the CDC found. While older age groups are still at more risk from COVID-19, the numbers […]
The US lags behind other countries in testing for the novel coronavirus. Fewer than 17,000 COVID-19 tests have been administered across the US, while in South Korea more than 248,000 have been dispatched. Many of the tests that the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention developed in late January […]
Rep. Doug Collins announced Monday that he is quarantining himself after interacting with a person infected by the novel coronavirus at the recent Conservative Political Action Conference. Collins shook hands with President Donald Trump last Friday during a tour of the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. The […]
Staffers at the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention were taken by surprise when President Donald Trump told reporters of a suspected coronavirus case at the agency, reported Politico. Trump said that a scheduled visit to the agency had been cancelled because of the suspected case, but it was back […]
Apple is rejecting all coronavirus-related apps except those from official health organisations and governments, CNBC reported on Thursday. Apple is one of several tech companies seeking to combat misinformation on their platforms as the outbreak continues to spread. App Store reviewers told developers that apps offering medical information must come […]
The Trump administration said Monday that it was “looking” at what healthcare would be covered by Medicaid and Medicare as it relates to coronavirus care. “We are looking at what we cover and clarifying the types of products and services that our programs will be able to pay for in […]
US health authorities are investigating a Centres for Disease Control and Prevention lab initially tasked with producing coronavirus test kits in the US, according to multiple outlets. A Food and Drug Administration official raised alarm last week about possible contamination in the lab, Axios reported. The agency confirmed a “manufacturing […]
Public concern is rising that the high costs in parts of the US’s healthcare system could form a barrier that discourages people from getting treatment for the novel coronavirus. But one layer of the healthcare system could help Americans save a lot of money on a coronavirus vaccine: Obamacare. Under […]
Trump defended his huge CDC budget cuts during a press conference on the federal government’s response to the coronavirus. “I’m a businessperson, I don’t like having thousands of people around when you don’t need them,” Trump said. “When we need them, we can get them back very quickly.” Experts noted […]
President Trump lashed out at the media on Wednesday morning and accused them of hyping up the threat from the coronavirus, which has spread to 37 countries so far. “Low Ratings Fake News MSDNC (Comcast) & @CNN are doing everything possible to make the Caronavirus look as bad as possible, […]
Top health officials said on Tuesday that the spread of the coronavirus is “inevitable” and said the virus could severely disrupt the lives of ordinary Americans. “It’s not a question of if this will happen, but when this will happen, and how many people in this country will have severe […]
At least nine people have died in China from the Wuhan virus, with more than 440 infections reported in the country. The virus has spread from China to other Asian countries like South Korea and Japan, and the first documented case in the US was announced this week. The spread […]
The deadly Wuhan coronavirus, officially called 2019-nCoV, has killed nine people and infected at least 440 others in China. The US identified its first case, a man in Washington who had visited China, on Tuesday. The virus can be transmitted from person to person, and there are fears of it […]
The US Food and Drug Administration recently continued its crackdown on vaping, issuing a ban on flavored e-cigarette pods, excluding tobacco and menthol varieties. While the new rule prohibits the sweet and fruity pods popular among young vapers, it still allows for open-tank systems and e-liquids – the preferred choice […]
The troubling trend of rising suicide rates in the US is getting worse. According to a new report from the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the suicide rate rose 34% from 2000-2016, from 12.9 suicides per 100,000 people to 17.3. The CDC mentioned that construction workers, students, and […]
Hurricane Dorian is expected to hit Florida on Monday as a Category 3 or higher storm with winds in excess of 110 mph. Florida’s governor declared a state of emergency and urged residents along the East Coast to be prepared. Here’s a list of important tips from the Red Cross […]
A new study has found a link between a parasite in cat faeces and entrepreneurial behaviour. Humans can be infected with Toxoplasma gondii if they come into contact with cat faeces or contaminated products, but most people do not show any symptoms. Researchers found that students with toxoplasmosis were 1.4 […]
Ticks are tiny, hard to kill, and carry devastating diseases. Some ticks can carry Lyme disease and are often no bigger than poppy seed. To get people to understand that, the CDC recently tweeted a terrifying image of a poppyseed muffin covered in ticks. If the goal was to scare […]
Tick-borne disease rates are skyrocketing around the US, according to a recent CDC report. That report didn’t include rates of the allergy to red meat and mammal products that’s spread by bites from Lone Star ticks, but there are reasons to think that condition is on the rise as well. […]
Diseases like Lyme disease, Zika, Dengue, and West Nile that are spread by ticks, mosquitoes, and fleas tripled in the US between 2004 and 2016, according to a new report by the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. As the planet gets warmer, the disease-carrying creatures expand their range. People […]
The spending bill set to be released by congressional leaders on Wednesday is expected to include a tweak to a 22-year old provision that prevents the government from studying gun violence. The ban has been a hot topic since the mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, in […]
CDC health expert Timothy Cunningham left work feeling ill more than two weeks ago. His family searched his house and found his dog and wallet inside. They’re offering $US10,000 for any information leading to an arrest. No one knows where commander Timothy Cunningham has gone. The Centres for Disease Control […]
The CDC responded to a letter from Democratic senators regarding reports of seven banned words in official reports. The CDC said that while no words are banned, it suggests the use of certain terms. For instance, the CDC requests that budget documents say “Obamacare” instead of “the Affordable Care Act.” […]
The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention was reportedly told not to use seven specific words and phrases in its federal budget-proposal documents. Materials with the words, “vulnerable,” “entitlement,” and “diversity” were returned to the agency for “correction,” according to a senior staffer at the CDC’s Office of Financial Services. […]
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