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CDC sees 'distressing trend' as COVID-19 cases surge in U.S.

Atlanta - A top official with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Wednesday that experts are seeing a “distressing trend” as coronavirus cases surge across the United States, particularly in the Midwest.

Rare COVID-19 complications hitting adults in minority groups

Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) is a rare but severe complication of COVID-19 infection in children and adolescents. Since June 2020, several cases of the syndrome have shown up in adults.

White House kills CDC mask mandate — and the cases keep rising

Last month, the White House blocked the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) from implementing a rule mandating all passengers and employees to wear face coverings on public and commercial transportation.

CDC — COVID-19 can sometimes be spread by airborne transmission

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Monday that coronavirus can spread through "airborne transmission" to people who are more than 6 feet away under certain conditions.

CDC overruled — Cruise ship 'No Sail' order to end on October 31

Vice President Mike Pence stopped the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) from extending a ban on cruise-ship sailings until 2021, but allowed the ban to be extended until October 31.

White House accused of using 'Deliberate misinformation campaign'

Top White House officials, including the coordinator of the coronavirus task force, pressured leaders at the CDC to downplay the risks of sending children back to school in the midst of a pandemic to support President Donald Trump's stance on the virus.

Op-Ed: Now, what's going on? CDC pulls latest guidance on COVID-19

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Monday that revised guidance quietly posted on Friday that said airborne transmission was thought to be the main way the virus spreads was “posted in error.”

Factory in China leaks bacteria that has infected thousands

At least 3,245 people in northwest China have tested positive for the bacterial disease, brucellosis, authorities said on Tuesday, in an outbreak caused by a leak at a biopharmaceutical company last year.

Trump administration wrote controversial US agency guidelines on testing: report

Washington - President Donald Trump's administration posted controversial recommendations on coronavirus testing to the US health agency's website against its objections, the New York Times reported Thursday.

Op-Ed: Trump's HHS spokesman claims CDC is harboring a 'resistance unit'

Trump's HHS spokesman - on a Facebook Live video on Sunday - issued a very strange warning, and it had nothing to do with COVID-19. Claiming "his mental health has definitely failed" - he outlined a tale of an armed revolt by a CDC "resistance unit."

Op-Ed: CDC reports are being altered by HHS to fit Trump's agenda

Trump-appointed communications officials at the US Department of Health and Human Services pushed to change language of weekly science reports released by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention so as to align with President Trump's agenda.

Fauci warns U.S. needs to 'hunker down' this fall and winter

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious diseases expert, warned Thursday that the U.S. should prepare for a difficult few months ahead in the fight against COVID-19 as flu season approaches.

Skepticism over actual COVID-19 death count becomes political

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Donald Trump has made a series of unfortunate projections about the U.S. coronavirus death toll. In fact, the president went about making predictions in ways that were nothing short of bizarre.

Op-Ed: CDC's New testing revision has been revised — again

The new guidance on coronavirus testing issued Monday by the CDC didn't last the week. After decreeing that people without symptoms don't need to be tested, the agency backtracked on Thursday - amid strenuous objections from health experts.

Op-Ed: In a shocking reversal, CDC abruptly changes COVID-19 guidance

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) quietly changed its guidance on Monday to now say that asymptomatic people do not need to be tested for coronavirus, even if they have been in close contact with an infected person.

Rate of Covid-19 infections in U.S. children steadily increasing

The number and rate of coronavirus cases in children in the U.S. have been "steadily increasing" between March and July, according to new guidance released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Close to 100,000 children in U.S. tested positive for COVID-19

At least 97,000 children in the United States tested positive for the novel coronavirus during the final two weeks of July, a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association found.

Salmonella outbreak spreading — Public warned to not eat onions

The CDC and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Newport infections linked to onions. Both agencies have issued a public warning to consumers to not eat the onions or products made from them.

CDC Warning — People are drinking hand sanitizers and dying

Using alcohol-based hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available can help protect you from the coronavirus—but drinking it can leave you blind or dead, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns.

CDC - Prepare for 2020 outbreak of polio-like illness in children

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned parents and doctors Tuesday that it expects another outbreak this year between August and November of a rare but life-threatening condition that mostly affects children,
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