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CDC Director Calls for Agency Reorganization After External Review
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CDC Director Calls for Agency Reorganization After External Review
2022-08-17 16:51:17
by Dan McCue

ATLANTA — Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is calling for a dramatic reorganization of the agency in the wake of an external review of the agency’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic. In... Read More

In The News
CDC Signs off on COVID Vaccines for Children Under 5
2022-06-19 15:35:45
by Dan McCue

ATLANTA — The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Saturday backed an advisory committee’s recommendation that will allow parents with children under 5 years of age to have their kids vaccinated against COVID-19. Dr. Rochelle Walensky’s... Read More

U.S. Senate
Senate Grills Health Agency Directors on Their Long-Term Pandemic Plans
2022-06-16 20:46:12
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — Health experts told a Senate panel Thursday the drop in COVID-19 infections in the past few months should not lull them into complacency as the potentially deadly virus continues to mutate. Without additional preparation, the nation’s health care... Read More

Immigration
What They’re Saying About the End of Title 42 Expulsions
2022-04-06 23:02:49
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration last week announced it will wind down the pandemic-era order known as Title 42 in late May.  Though always controversial, the decision to do away with what were, in essence, summary deportations in the name... Read More

In The News
CDC Continues Warnings on Masking While Health Care Workers Show Fatigue
2022-02-10 22:26:12
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cautioned again this week that it is too soon to stop wearing masks in a warning ignored by many states tired of limitations imposed by COVID-19. Meanwhile, an exodus of health... Read More

Health
Disease Experts Tell Senate End of Pandemic Is Elusive
2022-01-11 22:15:22
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — One day after the United States shattered the world record for the number of coronavirus infections, some of the nation’s top infectious disease experts only cautiously held out hope for an end to the pandemic soon. One of... Read More

Health
CDC Director Overrides Vote to Broaden Eligibility for Vaccines
2021-09-24 20:15:43
by Tom Ramstack

ATLANTA, Ga.-- Dr. Rochelle Walensky made an unusual break Friday from a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory panel by overruling its guidance on booster doses for the Pfizer/BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices approved... Read More

Health
In a Reversal, CDC Says People In COVID Surge Areas Should Still Wear Masks
2021-07-27 19:51:40
by Dan McCue

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday afternoon said fully vaccinated people should now wear face masks if they live or work in a location experiencing a surge in delta variant cases. The new guidance effectively reverses a... Read More

Health
CDC Director Says Mask Turnaround Based Solely on Science

The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Sunday defended the decision to ease mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people, stressing that increasing political pressure had nothing to do with the abrupt shift in guidelines. "I'm delivering... Read More

Health
Fully Vaccinated People Can Safely Visit Others
2021-03-09 15:18:59
by Sara Wilkerson

WASHINGTON - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a new set of guidelines for activities those who have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus can resume. The guidance, according to the CDC, is a first step towards returning... Read More

Health
Face Masks Are Piling Up In Warehouses, Indy Makers Say
2021-03-04 20:54:19
by Dan McCue

AUSTIN, Texas – It was a dire situation that Lloyd Armbrust can almost laugh about now.  A global pandemic had swept across the United States, a baby was on the way, and Armbrust, hard as he tried, could not find... Read More

Health
New CDC Director Takes Over Beleaguered Agency Amid Crisis

NEW YORK (AP) — As the coronavirus swept across the globe last year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sank into the shadows, undermined by some of its own mistakes and stifled by an administration bent on downplaying the... Read More

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