CDC Streamlines COVID Guidelines, Dropping Quarantine, Other Recommendations
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CDC Streamlines COVID Guidelines, Dropping Quarantine, Other Recommendations
2022-08-11 20:41:53
by Dan McCue

ATLANTA — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention relaxed its COVID-19 guidelines Thursday, dropping its recommendation that Americans quarantine themselves if they come into close contact with an infected person. Instead it is urging those who know they’ve been... Read More

CDC Finds Threat of Antimicrobial Resistant Infections Worsened During Pandemic
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CDC Finds Threat of Antimicrobial Resistant Infections Worsened During Pandemic
2022-07-13 16:19:44
by Alexa Hornbeck

ATLANTA — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report on Tuesday which examines how COVID-19 impacted the progress of combating antimicrobial resistance, which occurs when changes in bacteria cause drug treatments to become less effective.  ... Read More

Cheers and Fears as US Ends Mask Mandates for Travel
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Cheers and Fears as US Ends Mask Mandates for Travel

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge's decision to strike down a national mask mandate was met with cheers on some airplanes but also concern about whether it's really time to end one of the most visible vestiges of... Read More

New Conservative Target: Race as Factor in COVID Treatment
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New Conservative Target: Race as Factor in COVID Treatment

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Some conservatives are taking aim at policies that allow doctors to consider race as a risk factor when allocating scarce COVID-19 treatments, saying the protocols discriminate against white people. The wave of infections brought on by... Read More

CDC Extends Eviction Moratorium a Month, Says It’s Last Time
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CDC Extends Eviction Moratorium a Month, Says It's Last Time

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration has extended the nationwide ban on evictions for a month to help tenants who are unable to make rent payments during the coronavirus pandemic, but it said this is expected to be the last... Read More

25 States, DC Have Fully Vaccinated Half Their Population
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25 States, DC Have Fully Vaccinated Half Their Population
2021-05-27 14:30:58
by TWN Staff

Twenty-Five states and the District of Columbia have fully vaccinated at least half of their population, the Centers for Disease Control said Tuesday. From a political perspective, 21 of those 25 states and the District of Columbia are blue states,... Read More

CDC: Vaccinated People Can Safely Go Outdoors Unmasked
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CDC: Vaccinated People Can Safely Go Outdoors Unmasked
2021-04-27 17:12:25
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - People who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can safely go outside without a mask, though they should limit the number of people they congregate with, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday. Rochelle Walensky,... Read More

CDC Releases Guidelines for Reopening Schools
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CDC Releases Guidelines for Reopening Schools
2021-02-12 20:45:26
by TWN Staff

ATLANTA - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday released its long-awaited guidance on safely reopening schools, emphasizing that it is"critical for schools to open as safely and as soon as possible." The top recommendations are what one... Read More

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