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Coronavirus Live Updates: C.D.C. Recommends Wearing Masks

Coronavirus Live Updates: C.D.C. Recommends Wearing Masks

A day of mourning in China, amid doubts over its virus toll. The Chinese government held a nationwide day of mourning on Saturday, the day of the annual Tomb Sweeping Festival, a traditional time for honoring ancestors. Flags flew at half-staff, and alarms and horns sounded for three minutes starting …

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‘Red Dawn Breaking Bad’: Officials Warned About Safety Gear Shortfall Early On, Emails Show

‘Red Dawn Breaking Bad’: Officials Warned About Safety Gear Shortfall Early On, Emails Show

By Rachana Pradhan and Christina Jewett Saturday, March 28, 2020 (Kaiser News) — A high-ranking federal official in late February warned that the United States needed to plan for not having enough personal protective equipment for medical workers as they began to battle the novel coronavirus, according to internal emails …

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Incomplete State COVID-19 Reports Blur The Picture

Incomplete State COVID-19 Reports Blur The Picture

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 (Kaiser News) — Several states are reporting only positive COVID-19 test results from private labs, a practice that paints a misleading picture of how fast the disease is spreading. Maryland, Ohio and others are posting the numbers of new positive tests and deaths, for instance, …

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CDC to Screen for Novel Coronavirus at Three US Airports

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: JANUARY 17, 2020 —  In response to an outbreak of pneumonia in Wuhan, China, caused by a novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), starting today, health officials with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will begin screening passengers at three US …

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Guidelines for Evaluating and Testing Persons Under Investigation for COVID-19 (CDC, 2020)

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 23, 2020 —  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued interim guidance for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak, including evaluation and testing of persons under investigation (PUIs) for COVID-19.[1] Criteria to Guide Evaluation and …

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CDC Coronavirus Testing Decision To Haunt Nation

CDC Coronavirus Testing Decision To Haunt Nation

In New York City, the first batch was obtained on Feb. 7. “The other state and local public health laboratories got test kits as they became available,” said Eric Blank, chief program officer of the Association of Public Health Laboratories. Places in the middle of the country with …

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CDC, FDA Move to Expand and Expedite Coronavirus Testing

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

“The global emergence of COVID-19 is concerning, and we appreciate the efforts of the FDA to help bring more testing capability to the U.S.,” Nancy Messonnier, MD, director of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD), said in the press release. The new guidance that permits …

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CDC And Microsoft Launch Self-Checker Chatbot For Coronavirus Anxiety

CDC And Microsoft Launch Self-Checker Chatbot For Coronavirus Anxiety

To ease the anxiety surrounding COVID-19, the CDC and Microsoft are partnering together for the launch of a coronavirus self-checker chatbot. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Microsoft have created a self-checker for those who fear they may have COVID-19. The bot (short for “robot”) is an automated chat …

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CDC Says Hospitals Making Progress Against ‘Superbugs’

News Picture: CDC Says Hospitals Making Progress Against

Latest Infectious Disease News By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Although U.S. hospitals are making gains in the fight against some antibiotic-resistant superbugs, too many people are still getting these infections in health care facilities, federal health officials report. And the U.S. Centers …

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More Teens Turning Their Backs on Tanning Beds: CDC

News Picture: Why Some Are Still Skeptical of Tanning Bed Risks

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) — The number of U.S. teens who use indoor tanning has dropped by half in recent years, a new government study reveals. Only about 7 percent of high school students said they used indoor tanning in 2015, down from almost …

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