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The CDC says the US will screen and track people traveling from countries with Ebola cases

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is shown Sunday, March 15, 2020, in Atlanta. AP Photo/John Bazemore Travelers coming in from the Democratic Republic of Congo and Guinea will be subject to extra scrutiny because of Ebola concerns. According to the CDC, these travelers will be directed to six US airports.  There, airlines will collect and send their info to local health departments for tracking purposes.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The United State...
Tags: Health, Ebola, Science, Airports, Cdc, Africa, US, Trends, Atlanta, United States, Guinea, West Africa, Who, World Health Organization, Airlines, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


A single shot of Pfizer and BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine reduces the risk of infection by 70%, the first real-world data suggests

Medical assistant April Massaro gives a first dose of Pfizer BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine to nurse Alice Fallago at Desert Valley Hospital on Thursday, December 17, 2020 in Victorville, California. Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images One shot of Pfizer and BioNTech's vaccine reduced the risk of coronavirus infection by 70% in a UK study. The COVID-19 vaccine's protection increased to 85% in those who got two shots. The data showed Pfizer's vaccine worked against a mutated va...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Cdc, Scotland, Israel, US, Trends, Healthcare, Pfizer, Vaccine, Phe, Pcr, Lancet, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Massaro


A single shot of Pfizer and BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine reduces the risk of infection by 70%, the first real-world UK data suggests

Medical assistant April Massaro gives a first dose of Pfizer BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine to nurse Alice Fallago at Desert Valley Hospital on Thursday, December 17, 2020 in Victorville, California. Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images One shot of Pfizer and BioNTech's vaccine reduced the risk of coronavirus infection by 70% in a UK study. The COVID-19 vaccine's protection increased to 85% in those who got two shots. The data showed Pfizer's vaccine worked against a mutated va...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Cdc, Scotland, Israel, US, Trends, Healthcare, Pfizer, Vaccine, Phe, Pcr, Lancet, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Massaro


The coronavirus variant found in South Africa has been detected in a New York resident for the first time. 10 states have reported cases so far.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty The coronavirus variant first found in South Africa has been detected in a New York resident, Gov. Cuomo said Sunday. The variant, called B.1.351, has spread to 36 countries, and 10 states in the US. The variant from South Africa may be able to evade vaccines, studies suggest. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The coronavirus variant found in South Africa has been confirmed in a New York residen...
Tags: Health, New York, Texas, Science, California, Cdc, New York City, US, Trends, South Africa, Connecticut, Healthcare, Astrazeneca, Novartis, Pfizer, Nassau County


New daily COVID-19 cases in the US just hit their lowest levels since October

Emergency room nurse David Wilson receives a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine as Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, right, looks on outside the Chatham County Health Department on December 15, 2020 in Savannah, Georgia. Sean Rayford/Getty Images On Monday, the US reported the lowest single-day increase in COVID-19 cases since October.  Experts say falling rates may be due to social distancing, seasonal virus patterns, or dips in testing.  "We're nowhere out of the woods," former CDC ...
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New ACIP Adult Immunization Schedule recommends changes to several vaccines, includes interim recomm

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has released its 2021 Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule that includes changes to several vaccines including influenza, hepatitis A, human papillomavirus (HPV); and the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine. The schedule also includes interim recommendations for COVID-19 vaccination. The complete schedule, including changes in the vaccine notes section, is being simultaneously published in Annals of Internal Medicine and on the Cent...
Tags: Science, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Internal Medicine, Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices ACIP


CDC report: removing unnecessary medical barriers to contraception

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is committed to removing unnecessary medical barriers to contraception use by people with certain characteristics or medical conditions. The CDC is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the release of its U.S. Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use (MEC),
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The Capitol Hill physician is warning lawmakers they may have been exposed to COVID-19 during the siege on the building

Pro-Trump supporters storm the US Capitol following a rally with President Donald Trump on January 6, 2021. Samuel Corum/Getty Images Lawmakers in the US House of Representatives may have been exposed to the novel coronavirus while they sheltered during Wednesday's insurrection at the US Capitol.  In a letter to lawmakers, Dr. Brian Monahan, the Capitol's attending physician, wrote that sheltering House members "may have been exposed to another occupant with coronavirus infection." Some Ho...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Congress, California, Cdc, Senate, US, Trends, Cnn, Pennsylvania, House, House Of Representatives, Capitol Hill, Louisiana, Oklahoma


Fauci to Trump after he tweeted the CDC exaggerates the number of COVID-19 cases: 'The deaths are real'

President Donald Trump. Getty President Donald Trump on Sunday said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — led by people he appointed himself — tracks coronavirus case and death rates inaccurately.  The number of US cases and deaths "is far exaggerated," he said in a tweet Sunday, a claim that Dr. Anthony Fauci and other experts have disputed. It's far likelier that the CDC underexaggerates cases. Experts for months have said case and death toll rates are actually much higher tha...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, News, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, Cnn, United States, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump, Donald J Trump, Fauci


Can hospitals prevent gun violence? This ‘universal screening’ study will find out.

New York's Northwell Health system recently received a $1.4 million grant for a new study on gun violence prevention.The study tasks doctors with asking all patients about their access and exposure to guns, and recommending interventions and safety tips as needed.The goal is to destigmatize doctor-patient conversations about guns, and reframe gun violence as a public health issue. Doctors often ask patients about the health risks in their daily lives, such as sugar intake or tobacco use. Aft...
Tags: Health, New York, Science, Guns, Congress, Data, Innovation, Community, Health Care, New York State, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Northwell Health, Ranney, Dowling, Sathya, Michael Dowling


Biden nominates a disease-fighting celebrity as beloved as Dr. Fauci to run the CDC: 'She's the full package'

Dr. Rochelle Walensky is President-elect Biden's pick to head up the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Massachusetts General Hospital President-elect Biden has plucked Dr. Rochelle Walensky, chief of infectious diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital, to be next in line to run the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Walensky's colleagues call her "the full package:" both a sharp scientist, and a good communicator. During the pandemic, she has worked to coo...
Tags: Science, News, Washington Post, Cdc, Senate, Boston, US, Trends, Public Health, Harvard, New York Times, Craig Spencer, Biden, Anthony Fauci, Health Affairs, Zika


The CDC says Americans shouldn't travel for the holidays. Knowing they will anyway, the agency suggests 2 COVID-19 tests.

Health care worker Elizabeth Cameros, right, administers a deep nasal coronavirus test to traveler Wade Hopkins at a COVID-19 testing station at LAX on Monday, November 23, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images The CDC says the safest way to celebrate winter holidays this year is at home. But if you do plan to travel, the CDC recommends getting tested twice, once before and once after, and restricting your outings to only those most essentia...
Tags: Travel, Science, News, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, Getty Images, Rebecca, Public Health, Getty, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, South Carolina, Lax, Travelers


Coronavirus live news: global cases exceed 60m; the Americas record worst week since pandemic's start

Global cases pass 60m, according Johns Hopkins University; The Americas report more than 1.5m cases in the last seven days, says WHOUnited States reports 2,157 new coronavirus deathsSicily asks Cuba to send medics as Italy fights second Covid waveChristmas and Covid: is mixing households a good idea?Germany to decide next round of Covid restrictionsSee all our coronavirus coverage 6.22pm GMT The US has recorded 165,282 new cases and 1,989 more deaths, the Centers for Disease Control and Prev...
Tags: Europe, Science, China, Americas, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Italy, World Health Organization, Cuba, Wuhan, The Americas, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC


CDC urges Americans not to travel for Thanksgiving

skynesher/Getty Images The CDC is recommending against any travel, no matter how limited, for Thanksgiving this year. If you are eating Thanksgiving dinner with people you don't live with, the CDC is recommending wearing masks.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The US Centers for Disease Control is recommending against traveling, even a short distance, to have Thanksgiving with family and friends outside your household this year."We're alarmed," Dr. Henry Walke, the CDC...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, US, Trends, Public Health, US Centers for Disease Control, Walke, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, Hilary Brueck, Coronavirus, Henry Walke, COVID


Operation Warp Speed bought 100 million doses of Pfizer's and Moderna's vaccines before results came in. That $3.5 billion bet is paying off.

President Donald Trump delivers remarks on Operation Warp Speed. Shealah Craighead, White House The US launched Operation Warp Speed, an initiative to deliver coronavirus shots to Americans, in May. The program has funded the manufacturing of six promising vaccine candidates while clinical trials are ongoing. That includes shots from Pfizer and Moderna. Both companies recently announced positive results from their final stage of clinical trials. Warp Speed plans to distribute doses as soon...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, Department Of Defense, Bloomberg, European Union, Joe Biden, Ap, New York Times, Wisconsin, World Health Organization, Michigan, Fda


9 actions Joe Biden plans to take to get the US coronavirus outbreak under control

Joe Biden delivers remarks at an aluminum manufacturing facility in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, on September 21, 2020. Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images President-elect Joe Biden's pandemic strategy includes widespread testing and mask requirements.  Biden also plans to work to restore public trust in scientific agencies like the CDC and WHO. Here are his key priorities as he prepares to inherit the world's biggest coronavirus outbreak. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. During hi...
Tags: Science, News, Congress, Abc, Cdc, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Who, Medicare, Npr, Biden, Donald Trump, Abc News, Trump


CDC: You can vote in person if you have COVID-19 or have been exposed. Here's how to cast your vote safely.

Crystal Cox/Business Insider The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said COVID-19 should not keep people from the polls. "Voters have the right to vote, regardless of whether they are sick or in quarantine." Independent experts agree that the risks of having sick people voting in-person, as long as adequate precautions are taken at the polls, are pretty low.  All voters should wear masks and respect a six foot distance as they cast their vote.  "You should also let poll workers...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Public Health, Who, World Health Organization, University Of Arizona, Times, Election 2020, Mike Ryan, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Anaheim California, Pandemic


A new CDC study suggests roughly 50% of people living with someone who has COVID-19 get it — usually in less than 5 days

A mobile advertising vehicle displays a coronavirus high risk area warning in Oldham, Greater Manchester, on August 22, 2020. Peter Byrne/PA Images via Getty Images A new CDC study suggests it's very easy to get the coronavirus from someone who's living in your household. The report showed that roughly half (53%) of people surveyed who were living with a COVID-19 positive person wound up sick within a week, according to their daily self-administered tests. Illnesses were transmitted quickl...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, Isolation, Trends, Public Health, World Health Organization, Infectious Disease, University Of Maryland, Mike Ryan, Nashville Tennessee, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Quarantine, Peter Byrne, Epidemic Intelligence Service, Marshfield Wisconsin


IVF success rates higher at clinics that provide more outcomes data

Success rates for in vitro fertilization are higher at clinics that voluntarily share more information than required by government regulators, according to new research by faculty at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. In a review of data reported between 2014 and 2017, CU researchers found that clinics that reported more data than required by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had higher rates of success in achieving pregnancy and birth.
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Trump's new coronavirus adviser hit back at Fauci and other scientists who doubt his anti-lockdown advice: 'I'm here because the country's off the rails'

A composite image of Dr. Scott Atlas and Dr. Anthony Fauci. Getty/Getty President Donald Trump hired Dr. Scott Atlas to join the White House coronavirus task force in August, after months of Atlas appearing on Fox News and speaking out against lockdowns.  Atlas's hiring caused a stir in the scientific community, with members questioning his qualifications to advise the president since his background is in health policy and neuroradiology, not infectious diseases. In a Monday interview with...
Tags: Politics, Science, Washington Post, Cdc, Stanford, White House, Nbc News, Trends, Cnn, Atlas, Bill Gates, News UK, Mitt Romney, Fox News, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci


Trump's anti-lockdown coronavirus adviser, Dr. Scott Atlas, says the president's COVID-19 diagnosis will not change how the White House tackles the pandemic

White House coronavirus adviser Dr. Scott Atlas speaks alongside President Donald Trump at a White House press conference on September 16, 2020. Evan Vucci/AP Dr. Scott Atlas, a vocal lockdown skeptic, is the newest member of the White House coronavirus task force. He has been increasingly featured in official briefings but criticized by health experts in recent weeks. Business Insider spoke to Atlas on Monday afternoon, hours before President Donald Trump returned to the White House follo...
Tags: Politics, Science, Cdc, White House, Nbc News, US, Trends, Cnn, Atlas, News UK, Mitt Romney, Fox News, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Walter Reed, Rudy Giuliani


The CDC has finally admitted the coronavirus can travel further than 6 feet in poorly-ventilated spaces

NurPhoto/Getty Images On Monday afternoon, the CDC updated its website with the latest guidance about how the coronavirus spreads between people. The agency stressed the virus "spreads easily between people," especially those who get close to others, when they're coughing, sneezing, talking, or just breathing.  "There is evidence that under certain conditions, people with COVID-19 seem to have infected others who were more than 6 feet away," the agency said in its new guidance. "These tra...
Tags: New York, Science, News, Cdc, New York City, Trends, Public Health, World Health Organization, Nevada, Bellagio, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, John Locher, Bryan R Smith, Pandemic, Kristen Lee, Airborne


Residents of a Texas city told not to drink tap water after a brain-eating microbe was found in the water supply

A man holds a glass under a running tap. Getty Images Communities in Texas were warned not to use tap water for anything other than flushing toilets after a rare brain-eating amoeba was found in the public water supply.  The microbe, naegleria fowleri, is found in fresh water and soil, and if it gets up the nose can cause a potentially fatal brain illness.  The advisory was issued after a six-year-old boy died of the illness caused by the microbe.  Late Saturday the notice was lifted, but ...
Tags: Texas, Science, News, Australia, Cdc, US, Trends, Pakistan, Associated Press, Louisiana, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, TCEQ, Tom Porter, Tap Water, Naegleria Fowleri


Coronavirus live news: 2 million could die before vaccine ready, warns WHO; cases surge in Europe

WHO warns death toll could be higher than 2 million without concerted action; Madrid braces for lockdown as Spain reaches 716,481 total infections; surge in cases in AthensFigures prompt French and Dutch warnings, and row in SpainUS approaches 7m cases as officials warn surge could comeWhat lessons can Europe learn from Sweden’s experience?Why dogs might be a Covid tester’s best friendUK coronavirus updates – live 6.23pm BST The US has recorded 42,340 new cases and 918 more deaths, Washingto...
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The CDC has acknowledged the coronavirus can 'remain suspended in the air' and float beyond 6 feet, especially indoors

This photo of a sneezer caught in the act was taken by Professor Marshall Jennison from MIT, and published in a 1941 research paper. Bettmann/Getty Images The CDC has acknowledged, for the first time, that the coronavirus can 'remain suspended in the air.' When we're indoors, six feet might not be enough distance from others to keep us safe, the CDC said in updated guidance.  The new phrasing lines up with what studies from around the world have suggested: the virus spreads easily between ...
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The CDC is retracting new guidance that said the coronavirus can float beyond 6 feet in poorly-ventilated spaces

This photo of a sneezer caught in the act was taken by Professor Marshall Jennison from MIT, and published in a 1941 research paper. Bettmann/Getty Images The CDC on Friday acknowledged, for the first time, that the coronavirus can 'remain suspended in the air.' The new CDC guidance was swiftly retracted late Monday morning, with the agency saying that "a draft version" had been "posted in error." This has happened several other times in recent months, as the White House takes issue with t...
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CDC tells states to be ready for vaccines from Trump's 'Operation Warp Speed' on November 1 — two days before the election

President Donald Trump delivers remarks on Operation Warp Speed. Shealah Craighead, White House The Trump administration has urged states to be ready to distribute a coronavirus vaccine by November 1 — two days before the election. A letter from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) seen by multiple news outlets asks states to remove any obstacles to distribution centers opening by then. Trump and officials have repeatedly said they hope for a vaccine by the end of the year....
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Former CDC director: The agency's unscientific moves to end asymptomatic testing are 'undermining trust in government' and risking people's lives

Former Director of the CDC Dr. Tom Frieden on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, May 6, 2020. Alex Wong/Getty Images The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is drawing scrutiny from scientists and public health experts this week for its shift away from recommending COVID-19 tests for "all close contacts" of people with confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the US. Dr. Tom Frieden, who ran the CDC from 2009 to 2017, called the move "dangerous" and "not scientifically supportable." He said...
Tags: Politics, Science, Cdc, Washington, White House, US, Trends, Atlanta, Public Health, Washington Dc, Capitol Hill, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Pew Research Center, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump


Experts question need to wait days between introducing new solid foods to infants

The current recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) call for introducing to infants one single-ingredient food at a time and waiting three to five days to observe for food allergy before introducing another new food. However, the long waiting period might be too long, given that food allergy becomes apparent within minutes to a few hours after eating a new food.
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Coronavirus live news: 498 more deaths in US as WHO urges countries to focus on contact tracing

Belgium sees 66% jump in new infections; South Africa Covid-19 deaths pass 5,000; France reports up to 500 virus clustersOxford coronavirus vaccine triggers immune response, trial showsCoronavirus vaccine tracker: how close are we to a vaccine?France reveals 400-500 new Covid-19 clusters as mask rules tightenAcrimony as EU pandemic recovery summit enters fourth dayUS coronavirus updates – live 7.48pm BST A proposed European Union economic recovery package would provide €390bn of grants and €...
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