CDC shortens COVID-19 quarantine time to 10 or 7 days, with conditions
December 3, 2020
The residual risk is approximately 1%, with an upper limit of 10%, when people quarantine for 10 days. .
CDC panel delves into priorities for COVID vaccine distribution
November 25, 2020
The meeting served as a forum for experts to discuss the thorny issues ahead.
Health sector has spent $464 million on lobbying in 2020
November 2, 2020
PhRMA leads sector through the third quarter, with the American Hospital Association just behind.
CDC panel takes on COVID vaccine rollout, risks, and side effects
November 2, 2020
ACIP will need to offer direction on which groups should get priority in vaccine allocation, inasmuch as early supplies will not be sufficient to vaccinate everyone.
COVID-19 vaccine standards questioned at FDA advisory meeting
October 23, 2020
Speakers asked for data showing COVID-19 vaccines can prevent serious illness and urged transparency about the agency’s deliberations for each product to be considered.
CDC flips, acknowledges aerosol spread of COVID-19
October 6, 2020
The update acknowledges the existence of some published reports showing limited, uncommon circumstances where people with COVID-19 infected others who were more than 6 feet away or shortly after the COVID-19–positive person left an area.
Inside the flawed White House testing scheme that did not protect Trump
October 5, 2020
An early antigen test used by the White House was woefully inaccurate. But the new antigen test the White House is using has not been independently evaluated for accuracy and reliability.
‘Celebration’ will be ‘short-lived’ if COVID vaccine rushed: Experts
October 2, 2020
US regulators eventually could safely approve vaccines for COVID-19 if the process is kept free of political pressure regarding time lines, study protocols, and safety standards, expert witnesses told a House panel investigating the process.
CDC playbook prepares states for rollout of COVID-19 vaccine if one is approved
September 24, 2020
The agency has asked states to submit plans for vaccine distribution by mid-October.
CDC adds then retracts aerosols as main COVID-19 mode of transmission
September 21, 2020
WHO has long stated that coronavirus is spread mainly by droplets that, once expelled by coughs and sneezes of infected people, fall quickly to the floor.