CDC grapples with who should get a COVID-19 booster shot

An influential panel of advisers to the Centers for the Disease Control and Prevention grappled Wednesday with the question of which Americans should get COVID-19 booster shots, with some members … Read More

U.S. FDA approves COVID-19 boosters for some high-risk people as CDC mulls guidance

The U.S. moved a step closer Wednesday to offering booster doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to senior citizens and others at high risk from the virus as the Food and … Read More

‘Get tested’ for COVID-19 even if you’re fully vaccinated, Fauci says as Delta variant rages

As health officials warn of an imminent 4th wave of Delta-driven COVID-19 infections, America’s top infectious diseases expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, is stressing the importance of getting tested for the … Read More

Canada’s Delta-driven 4th wave of COVID-19 will be ‘different’ amid vaccinations: experts

As public health officials warn of an incoming Delta variant-driven fourth wave of COVID-19, experts are saying that its spread will likely be “very, very different” than Canada’s previous waves. … Read More

Delta COVID-19 variant as contagious as chickenpox, internal CDC report says

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has described the Delta variant of the coronavirus as being as transmissible as chickenpox and cautioned it could cause severe disease, … Read More

U.S. life expectancy fell by 1.5 years in 2020, largely thanks to COVID-19: CDC

Life expectancy in the United States fell by a year and a half in 2020 to 77.3 years, the lowest level since 2003, primarily due to the deaths caused by … Read More

How conspiracy theorists are using a CDC database to spread misinformation and fear

A U.S. early-warning system for detecting vaccine side effects is being weaponized by the global anti-vaccination movement. The Vaccine Adverse Effects Reporting System (VAERS), run by the Centers for Disease … Read More

Heart inflammation cases higher in 16-24 age group after 2nd mRNA COVID-19 shot: CDC

Preliminary findings from two vaccine safety monitoring systems suggest a higher-than-expected number of cases of heart inflammation after the second dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines in 16 to 24 year olds, the U.S. … Read More

U.S. eases travel recommendations for 61 countries, including Canada

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has eased its travel recommendations for 61 countries, including Japan from its highest “Level 4” rating that had discouraged all travel … Read More

U.S. eases travel recommendations for many countries, including Canada

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has eased travel recommendations for more than 110 countries and territories, including Japan just ahead of the Olympics. The CDC’s new … Read More

50% of U.S. adults have received both COVID-19 vaccine doses, CDC says

Nearly one out of two Americans have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine as of Tuesday, while half the citizens above the age of 18 in the … Read More

U.S. CDC looking into heart inflammation in some youths after COVID-19 vaccination

Some teenagers and young adults who received COVID-19 vaccines experienced heart inflammation, a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory group said, recommending further study of the rare condition. … Read More

U.S. has now administered more than 107M COVID-19 vaccine doses, CDC says

By Aakriti Bhalla Reuters Posted March 14, 2021 2:30 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The United States has administered 107,060,274 … Read More

Guidelines for vaccinated Canadians will only evolve ‘when safe,’ Tam says

Public health guidelines will need to evolve as more Canadians are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, but we’re not yet at that point, Canada’s top doctor said Tuesday. Dr. Theresa Tam … Read More

7-day average of new COVID-19 cases in U.S. drops below 100K for 1st time since November

Average daily new coronavirus cases in the United States dipped below 100,000 in recent days for the first time in months, but experts cautioned Sunday that infections remain high and … Read More

2 masks are better than 1 to protect against coronavirus, CDC confirms

U.S. government researchers found that two masks are better than one in slowing coronavirus spread, but health officials stopped short of recommending that everyone double up. The Centers for Disease … Read More

Over 1 million Americans receive coronavirus vaccine as millions more doses sit on ice

Millions of COVID-19 vaccines are sitting unused in U.S. hospitals and elsewhere a week into the massive inoculation campaign, putting the government’s target for 20 million vaccinations this month in … Read More

U.S. CDC shortens recommended coronavirus quarantine length from 14 to 10 days

The recommended quarantine time for close contacts of a positive COVID-19 case is being reduced by up to a week in the United States, but while some of Canada’s health … Read More

U.S. CDC set to shorten recommended length of coronavirus quarantine

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is set to shorten the recommended length of quarantine after exposure to someone who is positive for COVID-19, as the virus rages … Read More

As vaccine rollout plans are finalized, U.S. prepares for worsening coronavirus surge

Top U.S. health officials announced plans on Tuesday to begin vaccinating Americans against the coronavirus as early as mid-December, as nationwide deaths hit the highest number for a single day in six … Read More

Wearing a mask also helps protect you from coronavirus, CDC says

Wearing a mask not only protects those in close proximity of the mask wearer from the novel coronavirus, but can also protect the wearer themselves, the U.S. Centers for Disease … Read More

CDC redefines what counts as close contact for coronavirus, adds short encounters

U.S. health officials Wednesday redefined what counts as close contact with someone with COVID-19 to include briefer but repeated encounters. For months, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said … Read More

Coronavirus vaccine may not be initially recommended for kids, U.S. CDC says

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Wednesday that COVID-19 vaccines may not be initially recommended for children, when they become available. Children, who rarely have … Read More

White House blocks new coronavirus vaccine guidelines that would delay approval

The White House has blocked new Food and Drug Administration guidelines on bringing potential vaccines for COVID-19 to market that would almost certainly have prevented their approval before the Nov. … Read More

CDC backtracks, says coronavirus could be spread through airborne transmission

By Vishwadha Chander Reuters Posted October 5, 2020 4:46 pm     Updated October 5, 2020 4:47 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font … Read More

Avoid trick-or-treating due to coronavirus this Halloween, CDC says

The scariest thing on Halloween night will be the invisible threat of COVID-19, and adults and children should change their plans to minimize that danger, according to new guidance from … Read More

CDC removes new coronavirus guidelines on airborne transmission, cites ‘error’

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Monday it had posted guidance on possible transmission of the new coronavirus through airborne particles in error and it … Read More

CDC shifts guidelines on how coronavirus can spread through the air

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has warned that COVID-19 could spread through airborne particles that can remain suspended in the air and travel beyond six feet. The … Read More

Trump contradicts health officials, claims coronavirus vaccine could be ready next month

Openly contradicting the government’s top health experts, U.S. President Donald Trump predicted Wednesday that a safe and effective vaccine against the coronavirus could be ready as early as next month … Read More

U.S. should prepare for coronavirus vaccine distribution by Nov. 1, CDC says

The federal government has told states to prepare for a coronavirus vaccine to be ready to distribute by Nov. 1. The timeline raised concern among public health experts about an … Read More

Coronavirus: CDC lifts travel warnings for 20 countries, Trump rescinds worldwide advisory

NEW YORK — The Trump administration on Thursday rescinded its warnings to Americans against all international travel because of the coronavirus pandemic, saying conditions no longer warrant a blanket worldwide … Read More

Coronavirus: CDC relaxes travel advice for about 20 countries

By Mike Stobbe The Associated Press Posted August 6, 2020 2:31 pm     Updated August 6, 2020 2:32 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase … Read More

U.S. extends cruise ship ban to end of September as coronavirus cases spike

Federal health officials are extending the U.S. ban on cruise ships through the end of September as coronavirus infections rise in most U.S. states, including Florida. The Centers for Disease … Read More

Canadian officials urged to collect race-based health data during COVID-19

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Canadian public health officials have been gathering information on those who have become infected — their age, gender and where they live. But there are growing … Read More

Actual U.S. coronavirus cases may be 20 million, officials suggest

U.S. officials estimate that 20 million Americans have been infected with the coronavirus since it first arrived in the United States, meaning that the vast majority of the population remains … Read More

Fauci warns U.S. states with coronavirus surges should ‘slow down a little’ in reopening

The top U.S. infectious disease official on Friday cautioned that the “blips” of rising coronavirus hospitalizations being reported by some states could get out of control if robust contact tracing … Read More

Some U.S. states press on with reopening, others ease up amid coronavirus surges

Utah and Oregon put any further reopening of their economies on hold amid a spike in coronavirus cases, but there was no turning back Friday in such states as Texas, … Read More

1 dead, several Maple Leaf Foods employees infected with COVID-19 at Montreal plant

One employee is dead and multiple employees are infected with COVID-19 following an outbreak at a Maple Leaf Foods plant in Montreal. The worker passed away in mid-April and is … Read More

U.S. officials release CDC guidance on coronavirus reopening — but not for churches

U.S. health officials on Thursday released some of their long-delayed guidance that schools, businesses and other organizations can use as states reopen from coronavirus shutdowns. The Centers for Disease Control … Read More

Shelved U.S. CDC guidance on coronavirus reopening includes plans for future outbreaks

Advice from the nation’s top disease control experts on how to safely reopen businesses and institutions in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic included detailed instructive guidance and some more … Read More

Anthony Fauci among 3 key U.S. officials in self-quarantine after COVID-19 exposure

Three senior officials guiding the U.S. response to the coronavirus pandemic were in self-quarantine on Saturday after coming into contact with someone who had tested positive for the disease, their … Read More

Top White House officials ordered U.S. CDC coronavirus reopening guide buried, docs show

The decision to shelve detailed advice from the nation’s top disease control experts for reopening communities during the coronavirus pandemic came from the highest levels of the White House, according … Read More

Trump administration has shelved U.S. health officials’ reopening guide: sources

A set of detailed documents created by the nation’s top disease investigators meant to give step-by-step advice to local leaders deciding when and how to reopen public places such as … Read More

Trump says coronavirus testing ‘not going to be a problem’ under new rules

The White House released new guidelines Monday aimed at answering criticism that America’s coronavirus testing has been too slow, and President Donald Trump tried to pivot toward a focus on … Read More

Coronavirus: Celebrities face backlash after getting tested while others face delays

Celebrities, politicians and professional athletes faced a backlash this week as many revealed that they had been tested for the coronavirus, even when they didn’t have a fever or other … Read More