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CDC experts voted: Here’s who should get the first COVID-19 vaccine doses

Enlarge / Vials with COVID-19 Vaccine labels showing logos of pharmaceutical company Pfizer and German biotechnology company d BioNTech. Getty | Photonews The very first doses of any approved COVID-19 vaccine should go to both front-line healthcare workers and residents of long-term care facilities, a committee of expert advisors for the Centers for Disease Control …

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CDC celebrates Biden transition, expects “rebuilding,” more press briefings

Enlarge / The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) headquarters stands in Atlanta, Georgia, on Saturday, March 14, 2020. Getty | Bloomberg After being muted, sidelined, and disparaged by the Trump administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reportedly reveling in the transition to the Biden administration and eyeing a major comeback …

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Mask up! How to choose and maintain the best masks for use against COVID-19

Enlarge Hello Africa / Getty As the United States enters into the colder months and record-high daily cases of COVID-19 continue to be broken on successive days, finding the best mask for your needs is more important than ever. Wearing something is always better than nothing, but unfortunately, finding masks that meet WHO and CDC …

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CDC Thanksgiving guidance: No traveling, no outside-household members

Enlarge / Good luck not getting COVID! GraphicaArtis/Getty Images In a rare press briefing Thursday, experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention strongly urged Americans not to travel for Thanksgiving or gather with people outside of their “households”—defined as only the people actively living together in the 14 days prior to a gathering. …

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Someone leaked the COVID hospitalization data taken from the CDC

Enlarge Spencer Platt / Getty Images Earlier this year, the federal government made a major change to how data on the pandemic is reported, taking the aggregation of hospital data away from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and shifting it into the CDC’s parent organization, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). …

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Santas scrooged by Trump admin after bizarre vaccine deal goes south

Enlarge / Even Santas are not safe during the pandemic. Getty | Kristy O’Connor The Department of Health and Human Services has abandoned a deal to vaccinate Santa Claus performers as part of a $250-million taxpayer-funded public relations blitz, The Wall Street Journal reports. According to the nixed Santa plan, performers would have received special …

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How the Trump admin devastated the CDC—and continues to cripple it

Enlarge / CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield. Getty | Alex Edelman The CDC has been neutered, shamed, and blamed amid the novel coronavirus pandemic and global crisis. From internal missteps that bungled the country’s rollout of diagnostic testing to blatant political interference and strong-arming on critical public health guidance, the CDC has gone from the …

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Redfield urged to leave CDC in blaze of glory—or forever be Trump’s toady

Enlarge / CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield. Getty | Alex Edelman Renowned public health expert and former head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention William Foege penned a private letter to current director Robert Redfield last month. It included a desperate plea: break free of the Trump administration’s political meddling, right the CDC’s …

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Celebs back away from Trump admin.’s $300M COVID-19 ad campaign

Enlarge / Former Trump campaign official Michael Caputo arrives at the Hart Senate Office building to be interviewed by Senate Intelligence Committee staffers on May 1, 2018 in Washington, DC. Mark Wilson / Getty Images The Trump administration’s more-than-$300-million “public advertising and awareness campaign” on the COVID-19 pandemic is floundering as A-list celebrities back away …

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Trump may reject FDA’s stricter regulations for COVID-19 vaccine

Enlarge / The Food and Drug Administration headquarters in White Oak, Maryland. Getty | Congressional Quarterly President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he may reject the Food and Drug Administration’s plan to issue stricter safety and efficacy standards for COVID-19 vaccines, calling the plan a “political move.” The new standards are aimed at bolstering public …

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