CDC: New botulism guidelines focus on mass casualty events
June 2, 2021
The new guidance “was really specific [and] was meant to address the gap in guidance for mass casualty settings.”
CDC: Vaccinated? You don’t need a mask indoors
May 13, 2021
“Anyone who is fully vaccinated can participate in indoor and outdoor activities, large or small, without wearing a mask or physically distancing.”
Dr. Fauci: Feds may ease indoor mask mandates soon
May 11, 2021
“We do need to start being more liberal as we get more people vaccinated,” Dr. Fauci said. “As you get more people vaccinated, the number of cases per day will absolutely go down.”
CDC guidelines coming on long COVID
April 29, 2021
“I can’t overstate how serious this issue is for the health of our nation,” NIH Director Francis Collins, MD, said.
Feds lift pause of J&J COVID vaccine, add new warning
April 23, 2021
The warning is directed at women under the age of 50.
List of COVID-19 high-risk comorbidities expanded
April 6, 2021
Underlying conditions increase the risk of severe outcomes for patients infected with SARS-CoV-2.
CDC chief lays out attack plan for COVID variants
February 19, 2021
Public health leaders are ramping up genome sequencing of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and ensuring that sampling is geographically representative.
Burnout rates in ICU staff fueled by shortages, overtime
February 11, 2021
Both ICU physicians and nurses have experienced high rates of burnout because of working conditions.
Mask mandates reduced COVID-19 hospitalizations
February 8, 2021
Hospitalization growth rates declined by 5.5 percentage points for adults between ages 18-64 about 3 weeks after the mandates were implemented.
FDA curbs use of COVID-19 convalescent plasma, citing new data
February 8, 2021
Only high-titer COVID-19 convalescent plasma can be used and only in hospitalized patients who are early in the disease course and those with impaired humoral immunity.