Health May 12U.S. advisers endorse Pfizer COVID-19 shot for kids 12 and up
The younger kids in some places are already rolling up their sleeves. But much of the nation was waiting for Wednesday's recommendations from advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Health Apr 27CDC says many Americans can now go outside without a mask
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased its guidelines Tuesday on the wearing of masks outdoors, saying fully vaccinated Americans don't need to cover their faces anymore unless they are in a big crowd of strangers.
Health Apr 23U.S. to resume Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccinations despite rare clot risk
Advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday the benefits of the single-dose COVID-19 shot outweigh a rare risk of blood clots.
Health Apr 23WATCH: U.S. health panel urges restart of vaccinations with Johnson & Johnson shot
Advisers to the CDC said while J&J's vaccine is important for fighting the pandemic, it's also critical that younger women be told about that risk in clear, understandable terms.
Health Mar 19CDC changes school guidance, allowing desks to be closer
U.S. health officials are relaxing social distancing recommendations for schools, now saying students can sit as close as 3 feet to each other in classrooms.
Nation Mar 05Americans vaccinated against COVID-19 still wait for advice
More than 27 million Americans fully vaccinated against the coronavirus will have to keep waiting for guidance from federal health officials for what they should and shouldn’t do.
Health Feb 25Amid COVID-19 pandemic, flu has virtually disappeared in the U.S.
February is usually the peak of flu season, with doctors' offices and hospitals packed with suffering patients. But not this year.
Education Feb 12CDC says strong evidence in-person schooling can be done safely
Its roadmap for reopening schools emphasizes mask wearing and social distancing and other actions, saying vaccination of teachers is important but not a prerequisite for reopening.
Health Feb 102 masks better than 1 to slow spread of COVID-19, CDC data says
When both the exhaling and inhaling heads were double-masked, more than 95% of the particles were blocked, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday.
Health Feb 04U.S. rushes to catch up in the race to detect mutant viruses
Despite its world-class medical system and its vaunted Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. fell behind in the race to detect dangerous coronavirus mutations.