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 […]
The C.D.C. responds to scientific evidence and says vaccinated people rarely need masks.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
General view of departure hall of Terminal 4 since there are virtually no customers during COVID-19 pandemic at JFK airport. – New York, NY – May 15, 2020 (Shutterstock) By Rebecca Spalding and Manojna Maddipalta, AOL (Reuters) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it recommends Americans do not travel during the […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Over the past several months, families have been helping stop the spread of COVID-19 and keeping their loved ones safe by staying home as much as possible. As communities across the country begin to reopen, you can help your child stay healthy by keeping any scheduled appointments for well-child visits and rescheduling appointments that may […]
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 […]