Health Nov 13Wearing a mask could keep you from catching COVID-19, CDC says
Previously, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised masks because of medical evidence that it stops people who are infected with coronavirus — whether they know it or not — from spreading it to others.
Health Oct 29Public health experts say U.S. COVID-19 response marked by grave missteps
The result: the country could be looking at a terrible winter.
Politics Oct 05CDC says coronavirus can spread indoors in updated guidance
The top U.S. public health agency says the coronavirus can spread more than 6 feet through the air, especially in poorly ventilated and enclosed spaces.
Health Sep 22CDC changes, then retracts, web posting on how virus spreads
The top U.S. public health agency stirred confusion by posting — and then taking down — an apparent change in its position on how easily the coronavirus can spread from person to person through the air.
Health Sep 18CDC drops controversial testing advice that caused backlash
U.S. health officials are dropping a controversial piece of coronavirus guidance and telling all those who have been in close contact with infected people to get tested.
Health Aug 26Officials change COVID testing advice, bewildering experts
U.S. health officials have sparked a wave of confusion after posting guidelines that coronavirus testing is not necessary for people who have been in close contact with infected people.
Health Aug 23Trump to announce plasma treatment authorized for COVID-19
After expressing frustration at the slow pace of approval for coronavirus treatments, President Donald Trump was set to announce on Sunday the emergency authorization of convalescent plasma for COVID-19 patients.
Health Aug 21Mounting U.S. deaths reveal an outsize toll on people of color
As many as 215,000 more people than usual died in the U.S. during the first seven months of 2020 and half the dead were people of color — Blacks, Hispanics, Native Americans and Asian Americans.
Health Aug 19Pharmacists can give childhood shots, U.S. officials say
Public health officials have been worried that vaccination rates would fall because doctors' offices were closed by the pandemic. The authorization allows state-licensed pharmacies to administer childhood vaccines without a doctor's prescription.
Health Aug 07CDC reports show racial disparities in kids with COVID-19
Hispanic children were hospitalized at a rate eight times higher than white kids. Black children were hospitalized at a rate five times higher. The second report examined cases of a rare virus-associated syndrome in kids. Nearly three-quarters of the children…