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Latest coronavirus: long-haul flights riskier than thought, says CDC paper

U.S. President Donald Trump said he expected a coronavirus vaccine will be available to every American by April more optimistic forecast than many US government scientists. On Friday, Mr Trump insisted that he often knew more about such topics than experts like Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The pound sterling fell and UK Treasury …

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Spirit passenger wears neck seal, airline affirms CDC mask policy

CONCLUDE Here are 6 tips you should know before booking your flight during the COVID-19 pandemic. USA TODAY Spirit Airlines reiterated its policy of only wearing masks approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention after a video posted on Friday showing a guest refusing to wear anything other than their own neck seal, which does not conform to …

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Michael Caputo: Emails show top HHS officials and Trump’s allies intimidating the CDC official

“In what world do you think it was your job to announce a public announcement campaign for the administration to CNN?” Caputo told the spokesman on June 27 that he was copying high-level officials from the agency into the email – including Dr. Robert Redfield, the agency’s director in charge of running the country’s health protection agency in mid-century pandemic. …

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Coronavirus vaccines won’t be widely available until mid-2021, according to the CDC director

At a Senate hearing on the government’s response to the pandemic, CDC Director Robert Redfield upheld President Trump’s oft-voiced claim that a safe and effective vaccine will be available in November or December – perhaps just before the presidential election in seven weeks . But Redfield said the vaccine will be made available first to people who are most susceptible …

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Live Covid-19 News: Political officials interfered in CDC updates

Mr. Trump called Dr. Francis S. Collins, the director of the NIH, after he and other senior government scientists intervened to slow down an emergency permit to expand the use of blood plasma from recovered Covid-19 patients to treat new patients. For more than a week, the NIH had maintained the emergency approval and raised concerns about the effectiveness of …

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Trump officials interfered in CDC reports on Covid-19

The CDC’s weekly reports on morbidity and mortality were written by career scientists and serve as the primary tool for the agency to educate doctors, researchers and the general public about the spread of Covid-19 and the threats it poses. Such reports have historically been published with little fanfare and without political interference, several long-time health ministry officials said, and …

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The Trump eviction ban tests the limits of CDC authority

The Trump administration’s new eviction ban faces a number of legal and political challenges that could undermine an ambitious and unorthodox attempt to save tens of millions of Americans from homelessness. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an order on Tuesday banning landlords from evicting tenants who, due to expenses or difficulties related to pandemics, can no …

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Live updates for coronavirus: CDC urges states to prepare for vaccine distribution as early as November 1st

September 3, 2020 at 2:56 am EDT The White House’s fiery trade advisor tactics are being re-examined as some of his pandemic moves disintegrate Amid the Trump administration’s troubled response to the coronavirus pandemic, senior White House adviser Peter Navarro has transformed himself into a powerful government purchasing director who goes well beyond his original role as a trade policy …

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Live updates for coronavirus: CDC urges states to prepare for vaccine distribution as early as November 1st

September 3, 2020 at 12:22 am EDT These symptoms, which you googled, could help researchers better understand the coronavirus The first thing people should do if they fear they might have contracted the novel coronavirus is to call their doctor. The first thing most people actually do is google their symptoms. This is good news for researchers. Google is sharing …

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The CDC director is going back to testing instructions but not changing any recommendations on the website

The federal government appears to have traced guidelines for COVID-19 testing, according to a statement by the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released late Wednesday. Controversial recommendations posted on the CDC website on Monday suggest that people exposed to the coronavirus “don’t necessarily need a test” unless they have symptoms, are elderly, or otherwise medically vulnerable. …

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