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.
By Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press
Recovering from even mild coronavirus infections can take at least two to three weeks. That's according to new U.S. research published Friday. It found that even among young adults, 1 in 5 had lingering symptoms.
By Associated Press
The ban was due to expire next week, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced the extension on Thursday. The move comes as coronavirus cases are rising in 40 states.
The CDC is traditionally seen as the leading government agency to monitor public health and communicate key information to the public. But according to four former heads of the agency, the Trump administration has been interfering in the CDC's central…
By Carole Feldman, Associated Press
Dr. Robert Redfield, head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, says the agency will issue “additional reference documents” to facilitate reopening schools.
As several states experience surges in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, the debate over wearing face masks is creating a sharp divide. Nearly everyone in the public health community says masks worn in crowded places can help slow coronavirus spread --…
By Matthew Perrone, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — How accurate are the coronavirus tests used in the U.S.? Months into the outbreak, no one really knows how well many of the screening tests work, and experts at top medical centers say it is time to do…
By Mike Stobbe, Jason Dearen, Associated Press
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.
Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., blasted the Trump administration for “criminally vague” guidance on how states can safely reopen their economies.
By Calvin Woodward, Hope Yen, Associated Press
He's claimed that the United States is on par with Germany in keeping down COVID-19 deaths, which is not the case in mortality reports. He's brushed off projections that deaths in his country will double from earlier forecasts, misrepresenting how…
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