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We have all longed for this moment’: Federal guidance says vaccinated Americans may go without masks.

[The New York Times] Federal health officials on Thursday advised Americans who are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus that they could stop wearing masks or maintaining social distance in most settings, the clearest sign yet that the pandemic might be nearing an end in the United States. The new recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]

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As Virus Spreads, C.D.C. Draws Up an Urgent Battle Plan

[The New York Times] The multipronged advice, for individuals and state and local officials, may augur a national strategy in the months to come, experts said. With coronavirus infections soaring across the nation, federal health officials on Friday urged Americans in the most forceful language yet to take steps to protect themselves — starting with consistent, proper […]

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What are the symptoms of COVID-19? The full list, according to the CDC

[CNET, Getty Images] The number of official symptoms is 11, including muscle pain and a sore throat. For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO website. As we enter Month 7 of the coronavirus pandemic, we know that one of the best ways to prevent the spread of the coronavirus is to avoid […]

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CDC Acknowledges Airborne Transmission Of Coronavirus After Deleting Guidance

[Forbes, Getty Images] TOPLINE The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its guidelines Monday to say coronavirus can spread from airborne transmission over a distance greater than six feet, and from exposure to tiny droplets and particles known as aerosols that can remain in the air for minutes or even hours, after deleting a similar […]

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The country’s ‘divisive state’ is hurting Covid-19 response, Fauci says

(CNN) One of the things that’s getting in the way of clear and consistent messaging when it comes to Covid-19 in the US is the country’s current divided state, Dr. Anthony Fauci said. “We are in such a divisive state in society that it tends to get politicized,” the country’s leading infectious disease expert said Monday night […]

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The CDC’s testing guidance will make the pandemic worse

[The Verge] Please Get Tested More than 180,000 people have died because of COVID-19 in the United States. And this week, the agency tasked with fighting the worst pandemic in a century recommended surrender. Earlier this week, the US Centers for Disease Control updated its COVID-19 advice to recommend fewer people get tested for the virus. The […]

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Avoid wearing coronavirus face masks with vents, valves, CDC says in updated guidance

[Fox News, iStock] Valves make masks a bit more breathable but ‘don’t do anything in terms of filtering’ Does your face mask have vents or valves? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently updated its guidelines advising Americans to avoid such face masks, as they aren’t as effective in preventing the spread of COVID-19. […]

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Salmonella outbreak hits 23 states, source unknown: CDC

[Fox News] The CDC said 31 people have been hospitalized but to date, no deaths have been reported An outbreak of salmonella is affecting nearly two dozen states, according to federal health officials. A total of 212 people have been infected with a strain of Salmonella Newport in 23 states. Since the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s […]

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Tensions rise between the White House and CDC as Birx critiques virus tracking

[CNN] Washington(CNN)As the coronavirus pandemic stretches past its ninth week, tensions are rising between the White House and the nation’s leading public health agency. In interviews with CNN, senior administration officials in Washington, as well as top officials at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta describe a growing sense of mistrust and animosity between […]

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How to buy face masks, according to medical experts

[NBC NEWS, GETTY IMAGES] Shopping for face masks? We consulted medical experts on how to shop for face masks and rounded up those adhering to the CDC’s guidelines. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised Americans last month to wear face masks while in public to minimize the spread of COVID-19 — guidance which seems to grow more popular each […]

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