Some COVID Travel Rules Are Changing In January. Here’s What You Need To Know.
The new rule comes as China experiences a surge in COVID cases, which US officials believe is not being adequately reported to other nations.
These Tweets Show Just How Mad Public Health Experts Are About The CDC’s New COVID Guidelines
The CDC recently relaxed its COVID guidelines involving quarantines, screening tests, and social distancing. That’s a terrible idea, some experts say, given that over 400 people die from the disease every day.
The CDC Wants To Appeal The Court Decision That Got Rid Of Mask Mandates For Public Transportation
"It is CDC’s continuing assessment that at this time an order requiring masking in the indoor transportation corridor remains necessary for the public health."
A Federal Judge Struck Down The CDC's Mask Mandate For Public Transportation
The federal judge in Florida, who was appointed by Donald Trump, said the CDC had exceeded its statutory authority in issuing the mask mandate.
A Possible Senate Change To CDC Leadership Has Public Health Experts Worried
“This is a really bad idea,” one public health expert said. “It just creates an opportunity for people to grandstand.”
The CDC Announced That Most People Can Stop Wearing Masks Inside — Even In School
Only people in communities considered high risk, or about 37% of the country, are recommended to keep using their masks indoors, according to new guidelines.
The CDC Is Warning That Child Hospitalization Rates Are Breaking Pandemic Records
“Pediatric hospitalizations are at the highest rate compared to any prior point in the pandemic,” the CDC’s director warned.
The CDC Might Recommend Asymptomatic People Test Negative For COVID-19 Before Breaking Isolation
Anthony Fauci says the CDC is aware of recent pushback to its changes to isolation guidelines and may soon alter them.
The White House Is Defending The CDC’s New 5-Day Coronavirus Isolation Guideline For Asymptomatic People
“We are standing on the shoulders of two years of science,” the CDC director said.
The CDC’s New COVID Isolation Guidance Surprised Experts, Too
Experts welcomed the decision to shorten the isolation period to five days, but many are still concerned testing negative first hasn't been prioritized.
The CDC Cut Its Recommended COVID-19 Isolation Time From 10 Days To 5 If You Are Asymptomatic
Isolation should only end if a person with COVID-19 is asymptomatic after the fifth day.
A CDC Panel Is Recommending mRNA Vaccines Over The J&J; Shot Due To Rare Side Effects
Rare blood clotting side effects linked to nine deaths triggered the recommendation, which stops short of calling for ceasing use of the one-shot vaccine.
The CDC Blames Contamination And Design Flaws For Its First Failed COVID-19 Test Kits
“It felt like we were driving blind, and we really were a little bit,” one expert said.
The Government Asked Us Not To Release Records From The CDC’s First Failed COVID Test. Here They Are.
Federal investigation records obtained by BuzzFeed News show how one of the most pivotal mistakes of the pandemic fell on an overburdened CDC lab with only three full-time employees.
The First Case Of The Omicron Variant Has Been Found In The US, The CDC Says
"The individual, who was fully vaccinated and had mild symptoms that are improving, is self-quarantining and has been since testing positive," according to the CDC.
The CDC Chief Overruled Her Expert Panel And Recommended Pfizer Boosters For High-Risk Workers
The highly unusual move by the head of the CDC capped off weeks off tense debates in the US over who should qualify for COVID-19 booster shots.
A Cape Cod COVID Outbreak Shows The Delta Variant May Be Even More Infectious Than We Thought, The CDC Says
The Delta variant outbreak among vaccinated beachgoers in Cape Cod was “a pivotal discovery” leading to new mask recommendations, said CDC chief Rochelle Walensky.
The CDC Has Changed Its Mask Guidance — Again — To Say Vaccinated People Should Mask Up In Places With Delta Outbreaks
“The unvaccinated, by choice, are a threat to public health at this point,” said one ICU doctor.
In A Bid To Reopen Schools, The CDC Said Fully Vaccinated Students And Teachers Don't Need Masks
The CDC released new guidance for classrooms that prioritizes the need to fully reopen schools by the fall.
A CDC Investigation Says West Virginia Needs Needle Exchanges — Which The State Outlawed — To Stop Its HIV Outbreak
A CDC investigation obtained by BuzzFeed News shows “low-barrier” needle exchanges are needed to stop an HIV outbreak in West Virginia. “There's a lot of suffering documented in this,” one expert said.
Basically Everyone Is Mad At The CDC For Being So Confusing About Masks
“We spent a year trying very hard to get people to wear masks,” one expert said. “This kind of sudden, abrupt change, without any kind of signaling that it’s coming, will leave people feeling blindsided.”
Some Of The Funniest Tweets About The CDC Saying Vaccinated People Don't Need To Wear A Mask Anymore
"Personally i’ll still be wearing a mask in public until further notice because being freely ugly in peace is something i’m not willing to give up."
Fully Vaccinated People Can Ditch Masks, Sometimes, Under New CDC Guidelines
Fully vaccinated people can go without masks in many small gatherings indoors or outdoors, say the new CDC guidelines.
The FDA And CDC Are Restarting Johnson & Johnson’s COVID Vaccine
The vaccine, which had been paused for a week and a half, will restart after a federal advisory panel concluded that its benefits in lives saved outweigh its risks from rare but dangerous blood clots.
J&J;’s Vaccine Is Still On Pause After A CDC Safety Panel Put Off A Vote
At least six women, including one who died, have developed an extremely rare blood-clotting syndrome after getting the vaccine.
Vaccinated People Can Safely Travel, According To New CDC Guidance
But as COVID-19 cases rise nationwide, “I would advocate against general travel overall,” CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said on Friday.
The CDC Is Pushing Back Against Critics Who Say COVID-19 Death Numbers Have Been Overcounted
COVID-19 drove a 15.9% increase in the nationwide death rate in 2020, alongside increases from heart disease, injuries, Alzheimer's, and diabetes.
The CDC Released New Guidelines For How Vaccinated And Unvaccinated People Can Meet Indoors
The long-awaited guidelines were released at a White House briefing on Monday.
Texas Is Ending Its Mask Mandate After The CDC Warned Against Rolling Back COVID-19 Safety Measures
"It is now time to open Texas 100%," Gov. Greg Abbott said Tuesday.
Double-Masking And Mask Fitters: This Is What The CDC Recommends In Its Latest Mask Guidelines
Wearing a cloth mask over a surgical mask or knotting the loops of a single mask for a snug fit provide more protection than a surgical mask alone, the CDC said.