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CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC) UPDATES

United States hits Australia with 'do not travel' warning due to a 'very high level' of Covid in the country - despite the country reporting 570,000 cases a day

19/01/22 05:52

18/01/22 22:47

While it is starting to appear that the Omicron COVID-19 wave could be nearing its end, one model projects a grim future ahead for the United States, modeling that 58,000 to 305,000 more Americans will succumb to the virus over the next two months.

18/01/22 21:39

The risk children face from Covid is especially low, per CDC data. Despite making up 22 percent of the population, children make up less than 0.1 percent of deaths from the virus.

17/01/22 16:35

The lawsuit claims that four inmates at Washington County Jail were given the drug in August 2021 after testing positive for COVID-19.

16/01/22 14:22

Sen. Rand Paul took to Twitter on Saturday to hit back at YouTube censors who kicked him off the platform for one week in August after the CDC changed its guidance on mask-wearing.

14/01/22 22:03

The Holiday Guru is always on hand to answer your questions. And with the pandemic causing mass confusion among travellers, the Guru's advice has never been more sought-after.

14/01/22 19:51

The CDC has dropped the recommended time between receiving the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine and receiving the booster shot from six months to five months in the wake of Omicron.

13/01/22 15:54

Speaking at the senate health hearing Tuesday, CDC head Rochelle Walensky said that the increase can be attributed the highly contagious - and more mild - Omicron variant.

12/01/22 23:47

The Omicron variant rarely causes death, the CDC reports, and those infected by the variant are at a 91 percent decreased risk of death when compared to people infected by the Delta variant.

12/01/22 20:31

Sen. Roger Marshall claims that the infectious disease expert's records have not been made public since the start of the pandemic.

12/01/22 20:06

Deaths in the U.S. are up 10 percent over the past two weeks, with more than 1,700 Americans succumbing to Covid daily. The CDC chief says these deaths are caused by Delta, not Omicron.

12/01/22 14:05

Dr. Anthony Fauci said that he called GOP Sen. Roger Marshall a 'moron' because it was 'stunning' that he didn't know government employees financial disclosures were public information.

12/01/22 06:44

There are now more people in hospital with COVID-19 than at any other point in the pandemic, it emerged on Tuesday, as a record 140,000 people were being treated.

11/01/22 19:17

Covid cases are rising in all 50 U.S. states over the past two weeks, as an Omicron variant-fueled case surge has caused cases to triple nationwide over the past two weeks. All but four states are recording more than twice the cases they were 14 days ago.

11/01/22 16:55

He and CDC Director Rochelle Wallensky are testifying on the government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic toward the end of its second year in front of the Senate panel.

11/01/22 01:43

DAILY MAIL COMMENT: Ministers must now disregard the scaremongers, release all relevant data and help Britain learn to live with Covid. Moving to five-day isolation is just the start.

10/01/22 21:22

Canada has joined around 80 other countries as having a 'Level 4' risk of Covid for travelers. Other countries on the list include France, England and Italy.

10/01/22 18:00

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was ruthlessly lambasted by a slew of right-wing critics Sunday after she admitted she caught the virus days after she was photographed maskless at a crowded club in Miami.

10/01/22 16:15

As of Monday, 29 lawmakers have tested positive for COVID since the start of December when the Omicron variant took the nation. New cases come as Congress comes back into session.

09/01/22 23:44

Democrat Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says she has caught COVID - days after she was snapped partying maskless in Miami.

09/01/22 15:41

CDC Director Rochelle Walensky contradicted Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor's incorrect claim that there are 100,000 pediatric COVID hospitalizations.

08/01/22 07:03

More than four in 100,000 children ages 4 and younger admitted to hospitals were infected with the coronavirus as of January 1, marking a sharp uptick amid the Omicron surge.

07/01/22 16:28

On Thursday, the US recorded 786,824 new infections, an increase from the prior day and the third highest count since the pandemic began, following only Monday and Tuesday's counts.

07/01/22 15:26

The CDC reported on Wednesday that all 92 cruises operating in the US had multiple COVID cases and were under investigation by the agency to trace the outbreaks.

07/01/22 07:02

The CDC on December 27 updated its guidance on COVID, saying that a person can end isolation after five days, rather than 10. On Wednesday the AMA said the new rules were confusing and risky.

06/01/22 18:57

The US is facing record COVID-19 cases thanks to Omicron, with over four million new cases reported in the past week. South and West states are catching up to New York and New Jersey's records.

06/01/22 11:22

California's State Health and Human Services Secretary, Dr Mark Ghaly, made the announcement yesterday just after a CDC report suggested using cloth masks is ineffective.

05/01/22 23:06

Outside experts advising the CDC on Wednesday voted to recommend booster shots of Pfizer and BioNtech's SE COVID-19 vaccine to be made available for 12- to 15-year-old teenagers.

05/01/22 21:40

White House press secretary Jen Psaki defended the CDC, arguing the agency is led by science amid confusion over their latest COVID protocols and Chicago schools closed over issue.

05/01/22 05:01

Dr Anthony Fauci , in television interviews on Sunday said officials were considering asking people to get tested after a five-day quarantine - but that suggestion now appears to be dead in the water.

04/01/22 18:19

President Joe Biden will direct officials to double the  government's purchase of Pfizer's antiviral COVID-19 pill from 10 million to 20 million in his remarks on Tuesday.

04/01/22 16:29

Republican Senator Rob Portman announced on Tuesday he tested positive for COVID, becoming the 16th lawmaker to catch the virus since mid-December.

04/01/22 16:06

The CDC is expected to further change its recommendations for Americans diagnosed with COVID-19, potentially adding a negative test to leave isolation after five days.

04/01/22 14:58

President Joe Biden will address the Omicron crisis on Tuesday as nearly 1 in 100 Americans have tested positive for COVID in the last week.

03/01/22 21:01

Covid cases on Capitol Hill have skyrocketed with the new Omicron variant and the attending physician of the Capitol is advising staff to telework when possible and wear an N95 mask when they come in.

03/01/22 17:35

Children, least at risk of serious illness and death, are watching their lives slide back towards March of 2020. The ultimatum for parents is more testing, more masks, or else schools can't stay open.

03/01/22 14:15

The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lists it as a warning sign suggesting a patient should seek immediate medical care.

02/01/22 18:10

Thousands of businesses across the US have had to close their doors temporarily aid staffing shortages caused by the latest COVID-19 surge.

31/12/21 22:56

Warning from the CDC against boarding cruise ships amid skyrocketing COVID rates in US waters yesterday led to shrinking share values for the big three cruise companies on Friday

31/12/21 06:56

The US smashed yet another global COVID infection record on Thursday when 647,067 new cases were reported - up 26 percent from the day before, when 512,533 new cases were reported.

30/12/21 17:06

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) plans to allow for children aged 12 to 15 to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster in the new year, according to a report by the New York Times.

30/12/21 08:10

Marcello Distefano, boss of the San Carlo Italian chain, admits he will have to close several of their 23 UK restaurants due to staff shortages with staffing for New Year's Eve still touch and go.

29/12/21 22:37

The CDC shortened its recommended quarantine for those who test positive for COVID-19 but are asymptomatic from ten days to five. Many Twitter users don't approve and shared jokes.

29/12/21 18:10

'If your plans are to go to a 40 to 50-person New Year's Eve party with all the bells and whistles and everybody hugging and kissing... I would strongly recommend that we do not do that' Fauci said

29/12/21 17:03

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday slashed its estimate for the prevalence of the Omicron variant in US COVID-19 cases by 50 percent.

29/12/21 09:11

The Government has said there are 'no further changes' planned Chloe Smith, minister for disabled people, health and work, said the current seven-day isolation span was the 'right' length.

29/12/21 07:04

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday slashed its estimate for the prevalence of the Omicron variant in US COVID-19 cases by 50 percent.

29/12/21 02:11

The self-isolation period has already been reduced from 10 to seven days in England while in the US it has been cut from 10 days to five for people who are asymptomatic.

28/12/21 19:56

President Biden lifted his travel ban on eight African countries imposed at the onset of the Omicron variant on Tuesday.

28/12/21 14:39

The NFL set an unfortunate record on Monday by placing 106 players on the league's COVID-19 list, nearly doubling the previous single-day mark.

28/12/21 09:35

Sir John Bell, an immunologist who has advised the Government on Covid, said Britain could replicate the US' stance on self-isolation by relying on lateral flow tests.

28/12/21 03:44

At least four cruise ships reported Omicron outbreaks on board this week, and were turned away from their destinations as the CDC said it was investigating 68 ships on Monday.

27/12/21 18:54

The U.S. is experiencing yet another winter Covid surge, with the situation expected to only worsen over in the weeks following the Christmas and New Years holidays.

25/12/21 19:17

Christmas Day COVID figures show that the United States has recorded a total of 151,915 new infections - just 39,000 fewer than on December 25 2020.

24/12/21 17:32

A Connecticut resident shopping for a brand new passport holder on Amazon was left outraged after he received a fake COVID-19 vaccination card in his package.  

24/12/21 16:04

Cases of COVID are spiking ahead of the Christmas holiday even in the nation's sunniest states. Hawaii saw a 805 per cent uptick in new cases and Florida reported a 711% increase.

24/12/21 02:04

The CDC said asymptomatic health care workers can cut their isolation time from the previously established 10 days because of hospital staffing shortages caused by the Omicron surge.

23/12/21 16:19

Businesses and health officials are warning the Biden administration of the dangers of keeping the quarantine period to 10 days, arguing that it could cripple the economy

22/12/21 15:50

The COVID-19 pandemic cut short U.S. life expectancy by nearly two years, according to a CDC report, and the death rate for Blacks and Hispanics has spiked.

22/12/21 15:33

President Joe Biden tested negative for COVID-19 after being exposed to an aide who later tested positive for the coronavirus after traveling on Air Force One Friday.

22/12/21 14:40

The nation's leading infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci says the White House is considering relaxing its COVID-19 isolation guidelines following a surge of infections (shown)

22/12/21 10:58

British scientists say most people are likely to have a mild illness with less serious symptoms which is in part due to the large numbers of vaccinated people - but also possibly because Omicron is milder.

21/12/21 15:07

Dr Anthony Fauci said Tuesday morning that the Omicron Covid variant is rapidly spreading at an 'unprecedented' speed. The variant is now America's dominant Covid strain.

21/12/21 12:21

Richards, 50, opted to cover her face with a coat while travelling by plane over the weekend, and her subsequent Instagram post prompted understandable outrage.

20/12/21 20:18

While some states like Connecticut, New York and New Jersey experience Covid outbreaks, much of the nation is seeing cases start to decline at the moment.

20/12/21 18:04

America should relax its COVID-19 quarantine guidelines to avoid straining the healthcare system during the latest COVID-19 wave, an expert says as cases surge (pictured)

19/12/21 22:13

The line also announced that one of the passengers onboard a prior cruise itinerary had tested positive for the Omicron variant. Royal Caribbean said future cruises won't be halted.

19/12/21 15:25

Los Angeles County schools lost 92,455 in-person school days during from September 20 to October 31 because students were in quarantine.

18/12/21 15:07

The number of confirmed Omicron cases in the US has nearly doubled in a period of 24 hours, and six Northeastern states saw a record number of daily COVID cases this week as the variant is in 44 states.

17/12/21 20:03

Biden administration officials considered teacher contract negotiations as they planned new guidance on school reopenings, according to emails published on Friday.

17/12/21 19:24

Cases across the United States are increasing, especially in the south and northeast. Deaths are surging in the Midwest and in many of the great plains states.

17/12/21 17:02

The announcement sent the company's shares down by $173 to $168 at opening bell on Monday - a drop of 2.8 percent. J&J's one-shot vaccine was popular in March and April.

16/12/21 21:07

Most Americans should be given the Pfizer or Moderna mRNA vaccines instead of the Johnson & Johnson shot, U.S. health advisers recommended Thursday.

16/12/21 21:01

The National Football League, the Metropolitan Opera and universities like Georgetown and NYU became the first to mandate booster jabs as cases jumped by a third overnight in the US.

16/12/21 15:18

Omicron cases in the US have soared by 32 per cent in 24 hours, with White House COVID tsar Dr Anthony Fauci warning of its 'extraordinary' ability to spread.

15/12/21 22:45

The CDC projects that the U.S. will record up to 1.3 million new COVID-19 cases during the week of Christmas, a 55 percent increase over current totals. It also predicts a sharp death increase.

15/12/21 21:48

The NBA has reportedly recorded its first case of the Omicron COVID-19 variant among its players, although the infected party has not been identified publicly by the league.

15/12/21 15:48

The Omicron variant now accounts for three percent of U.S. cases, a seven-fold increase from last week. The variant has now been detected nearly 250 times in 33 U.S. states and Washington D.C.

14/12/21 22:11

GOP Sen. Roger Marshall accused the White House of 'dishonesty' over the protection a previous Covid-19 infection offers against the virus.

14/12/21 21:20

The Omicron variant is currently causing about 13% of new COVID-19 cases in New York and New Jersey, according to new data from the CDC. Nationwide, the variant is causing 3% of new cases.

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