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…
Health Jul 31260 campers test positive for COVID-19 after stay at a Georgia YMCA camp
A Georgia overnight camp hit by a coronavirus outbreak took many precautions, but didn't make campers wear masks or have proper ventilation in buildings.
Health Jul 01Little evidence that protests spread coronavirus in U.S.
Public health experts say there is little evidence that the protests that erupted after George Floyd’s death caused a significant increase in coronavirus infections.
Health Jun 212nd wave of virus cases? Experts say we’re still in the 1st
“When you have 20,000-plus infections per day, how can you talk about a second wave?" said Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health. “We’re in the first wave. Let’s get out of the first wave before you have…
Health Jun 12CDC releases guidelines to daily life to reduce the spread of COVID-19
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention posted the guidelines Friday, along with a second set for organizing and attending big gatherings such as concerts, sporting events, protests and political rallies.
Nation May 21In reversal, White House tells CDC to post church guidance
After refusing for weeks to release reopening guidance for churches, the Trump administration on Thursday abruptly changed course — with the president saying he had instructed health officials to put the advice out.
Nation May 20U.S. health officials quietly release more reopening guidance
U.S. health officials have quietly released more reopening guidance that was created more than a month ago but initially shelved.
Economy May 14Officials release edited coronavirus reopening guidance
U.S. health officials have released part of some long-delayed specific guidance that schools, businesses and other organizations can use as states reopen from coronavirus shutdowns.
Nation May 13CDC coronavirus guidance more restrictive than White House
The White House’s plan that was released April 17 included some of the CDC’s approach, but put the onus for reopening decisions was solely on state governors and local officials.