CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION
Rand Paul asks if YouTube will 'kiss my ....' and apologize after CDC revises mask guidance
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul hit back at YouTube "censors" on Saturday after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention acknowledged that cloth masks do not work as well against the coronavirus as N95 makes.news.yahoo.com
All vaccinated participants with severe COVID-19 in CDC study had at least one risk factor
Every vaccinated participant who endured serious COVID-19 outcomes as part of a new study of more than 1 million people had at least one risk factor that left them vulnerable, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).The CDC research published Thursday provided further evidence that the COVID-19 vaccines protect recipients, making severe outcomes "rare." Just 189 people experienced these outcomes out of more than 1.2...news.yahoo.com
DeSantis: Additional monoclonal antibody treatment site to open in Jacksonville if feds provide supply
Florida is ready to open additional monoclonal antibody treatment sites, including another site in Jacksonville, if the state gets more supply from the federal government, Gov. Ron DeSantis said Tuesday.
Rising student, teacher COVID-19 cases during winter break leave educators scrambling to reopen schools safely
Soaring numbers of students and teachers with COVID-19 prompted one of Illinois’ largest suburban school districts to cancel classes Monday, as educators in Chicago and the suburbs scrambled to safely reopen schools after the two week winter breakchicagotribune.com
Fauci: CDC mulling COVID test requirement for asymptomatic
As the COVID-19 omicron variant surges across the United States, top federal health officials are looking to add a negative test along with its five-day isolation restrictions for asymptomatic Americans who catch the coronavirus, the White House’s top medical adviser said Sunday. Dr. Anthony Fauci said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now considering including the negative test as part of its guidance after getting significant “pushback” on its updated recommendations last week. The guidelines have since received criticism from many health professionals for not specifying a negative antigen test as a requirement for leaving isolation.news.yahoo.com
Fauci: CDC to consider amending isolation guidance amid pushback
Dr. Anthony Fauci on Sunday said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is considering further amending its isolation guidance for individuals who test positive for COVID-19 but remain asymptomatic.Asked by host George Stephanopoulos on ABC's "This Week" why the CDC does not require that individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 receive a negative test before leaving quarantine as an "extra layer of protection," Fauci said such...news.yahoo.com
CDC warns against cruise ship travel, regardless of vaccination status
In a potentially ominous message for Florida’s cruise-ship industry, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday that people should avoid cruise travel “regardless of vaccination status” because of the spread of COVID-19.
Local health expert’s take on when to seek monoclonal antibody treatment
UF Health Jacksonville had considered no longer ordering the Regeneron monoclonal antibody treatment but with the new numbers from the CDC, they backed off that decision and will continue to offer Regeneron treatment, Neilsen said.
Epidemiologist looks at risks of omicron variant
It is the first COVID-19 variant of concern since delta: omicron. No cases have been identified in the United States yet, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has surveillance systems in place and expects the variant to be identified quickly if it emerges here.
Should kids go trick-or-treating? CDC director says: ‘If you’re able to be outdoors, absolutely’
Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said that children should be able to trick-or-treat safely this Halloween as long as they’re outdoors and in small groups.
Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried holds moment of silence for lives lost to COVID-19
Florida Agriculture Commissioner and gubernatorial hopeful Nikki Fried held a moment of silence Wednesday to pay somber respects to the nearly 45,000 Floridians who have lost their lives to COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.