An Updated COVID Guide

For four different types of households.

An Updated COVID Guide

By David Leonhardt, NY Times The new C.D.C. guidance has excited many Americans and scared many others. Some people feel both emotions, understandably enough: They’re excited to start returning to more normal daily life and still scared by a pandemic that is killing about 600 Americans a day. This morning, I want to think through […]

A C.D.C. About-Face

The C.D.C. responds to scientific evidence and says vaccinated people rarely need masks.

A C.D.C. About-Face

A man wearing a mask to protect him from the coronavirus rides a bike through Times Square in New York City. New York, NY – April 20, 2020 (Shutterstock) By David Leonhardt, NY Times The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is finally catching up to the science. For months, research about Covid-19 has pointed […]

U.S. Travel Leaders Urge Biden To Reopen International Travel

U.S. Travel Leaders Urge Biden To Reopen International Travel

By Travel Agent Central Leaders of 23 global travel companies sent a letter to President Joe Biden Tuesday urging greater progress toward reopening international travel—as is successfully happening elsewhere in the world — and warning of dire economic consequences if U.S. borders remain shut. The letter notes that current science, the success of the U.S. vaccine rollout, and the Centers […]

CDC Grants Final OK for COVID Shot for Teens 12-15

CDC Grants Final OK for COVID Shot for Teens 12-15

By Kerry Dooley Young, Alicia Ault, WebMD The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for teens age 12 to 15 gained final federal authorization on Wednesday as the director of the CDC urged parents to get their children immunized. “This official CDC action opens vaccination to approximately 17 million adolescents in the United States and strengthens our nation’s […]

CDC staffers say morale inside the agency has plummeted during the pandemic

CDC staffers say morale inside the agency has plummeted during the pandemic

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Georgia, Atlanta USA March 6, 2020. (Shutterstock) By AOL Months of mixed messages, political pressure and public gaffes about COVID-19 have caused morale at the Centers for Disease Control to turn “toxic,” say four current and two former CDC staffers, with one saying the election could be a “tipping point” for a mass […]

CDC expands definition of who is a ‘close contact’ of an individual with covid-19

The new guidance is likely to have the biggest impact on schools, workplaces and other group settings since more people are likely to be considered at risk.

CDC expands definition of who is a ‘close contact’ of an individual with covid-19

Customers at Trader Joe’s at Chelsea lining up with masks for the register, New York City, USA – August 16, 2020 (Shutterstock) By Lena H. Sun, Washington Post Federal health officials issued new guidance on Wednesday that greatly expands the pool of people considered at risk of contracting the novel coronavirus by changing the definition […]

Cruise ship ban extends to end of October

Cruise ship ban extends to end of October

The Centre for Disease Control, the CDC has officially extended the cruise ship ban through the end of October. The previous ban ran through September 30, and there were rumors that the CDC wanted to extend the ban into the first quarter of 2021. However, the extension through the end of October leaves room to hope that […]

EPA approves two Lysol products as the first to effectively kill novel coronavirus on surfaces

EPA approves two Lysol products as the first to effectively kill novel coronavirus on surfaces

By Gisela Crespo and Alicia Lee, CNN (CNN) – The US Environmental Protection Agency has approved two Lysol products as effective against the novel coronavirus when used on hard, non-porous surfaces. Lysol Disinfectant Spray and Lysol Disinfectant Max Cover Mist meet the EPA’s criteria for use against the SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for the ongoing pandemic, based […]