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CDC: Here’s the latest on who gets the sickest from COVID-19

Enlarge / Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), wears a protective mask during a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing in Washington, DC, on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. Getty | Bloomberg The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday updated and expanded its list of who is …

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After months of silence, CDC holds press briefing, issues new COVID advice

Enlarge / Signage stands outside the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S, on Saturday, March 14, 2020. Getty | Bloomberg As states reopen and people begin to ease back into public life, so too is the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it seems. Today, Friday, June 12, …

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Americans are drinking bleach and dunking food in it to prevent COVID-19

<figcaption class=”caption”><div class=”caption-text”>Bleach</div><div class=”caption-credit”><a rel=”nofollow” class=”caption-link” href=”https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]″>Adina Firestone</a></div></figcaption> </figure> Americans are doing more housecleaning and disinfecting amid the COVID-19 pandemic and many are turning to wild and dangerous tactics—like drinking and gargling bleach solutions. Back in April, the agency noted an unusual spike in poison control center calls over harmful exposures to household cleaning products, …

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CDC says its testing fail didn’t hurt US response. Experts disagree

Enlarge / Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), attends an event about coronavirus vaccine development in the Rose Garden of the White House on May 15, 2020 in Washington, DC. Getty | Drew Angerer The botched rollout of COVID-19 testing did not cripple the country’s early response to the …

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Recovered COVID-19 patients test positive but not infectious, data finds

Enlarge / Medical staff transport patients of a sanatorium where mass coronavirus infections occurred to hospital in Daegu, South Korea, March 19, 2020. Getty | Lee Sang-ho | Xinhua News Agency People who recover from COVID-19 but test positive for the virus again days or weeks later are not shedding viral particles and are not …

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COVID-19 wallops meat plant workers; shortages hit shelves, fast food

Enlarge / Smithfield Foods pork plant in South Dakota is closed indefinitely in the wake of its coronavirus outbreak. Getty | Kerem Yucel Meat- and poultry-processing facilities have become hotspots for COVID-19 outbreaks, with cases spreading in over 100 plants across the country. Federal and state public health researchers reported Friday, May 1, that at …

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