Tag: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Virus Is Killing Young Floridians. Work, Not Partying, Is Often to Blame.

The last time Miriam Castro saw her son Herman, he was in the hospital. A mask covered his tear-stricken face as he sobbed over a FaceTime call. “He kept saying: ‘I love you, Ma, I love you, Ma. Take care of yourselves. This is no game,’” Mrs. Castro recalled. “He cried and cried.” Herman J. […]

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Trump Considers Banning Re-entry by Citizens Who May Have Coronavirus

WASHINGTON — President Trump is considering new immigration rules that would allow border officials to temporarily block an American citizen or legal permanent resident from returning to the United States from abroad if the authorities have reason to believe the person may be infected with the coronavirus. In recent months, Mr. Trump has imposed sweeping […]

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Citrus Flavoring Is Weaponized Against Insect-Borne Diseases

Adding a new weapon to the fight against insect-borne illnesses like Lyme disease and malaria, the Environmental Protection Agency on Monday approved a new chemical that both repels and kills ticks and mosquitoes. The chemical, nootkatone, an oil found in cedar trees and grapefruits, is so safe that it is used by the food and […]

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Salmonella Cases Linked to Onions Increase to Nearly 900

A salmonella outbreak linked to onions has expanded to 43 states and Canada, prompting a recall from a producer in California and various grocery chains, health officials said. As of Sunday, there had been 640 reported salmonella cases, including 85 hospitalizations, tied to the outbreak, the Food and Drug Administration said. Many of the reported […]

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What to Do When Covid Doesn’t Go Away

Among the many things that nobody knows about the disease that has overturned our lives is how long its effects last. I don’t just mean the possibility of coronavirus damage lurking invisibly in the heart or lungs or brain. I mean the simpler question of what it takes, and how long, for some uncertain percentage […]

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The Coronavirus Could Be Controlled by October With the Right Steps

Six to eight weeks. That’s how long some of the nation’s leading public health experts say it would take to finally get the United States’ coronavirus epidemic under control. If the country were to take the right steps, many thousands of people could be spared from the ravages of Covid-19. The economy could finally begin […]

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C.D.C. Closes Some Offices Over Bacteria Discovery

The nation’s foremost public health agency is learning that it is not immune to the complex effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told employees that some office space it leases in the Atlanta area would be closed again after property managers of the buildings discovered Legionella, the bacteria […]

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With Old Allies Turning Against Her, Birx Presses On Against the Coronavirus

WASHINGTON — As Dr. Deborah L. Birx was taking heat from both President Trump and Speaker Nancy Pelosi this week, the Democratic governor of Kentucky spoke up in her defense. Dr. Birx, the White House coronavirus response coordinator, had visited his state in late July, after he issued a statewide mask order and was contemplating […]

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C.D.C. Warns of the Dangers of Drinking Hand Sanitizer After Fatal Poisonings

ImageA funeral attendant providing hand sanitizer to a mourner arriving for a visitation in Elsa, Texas.Credit…Tamir Kalifa for The New York Times Federal health authorities issued a formal warning on Wednesday about the dangers of drinking hand sanitizer and alerted poison control centers across the nation to be on the lookout for cases of methanol […]

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The Coronavirus Infected Hundreds at a Georgia Summer Camp

As schools and universities plan for the new academic year, and administrators grapple with complex questions about how to keep young people safe, a new report about a coronavirus outbreak at a sleepaway camp in Georgia provides fresh reasons for concern. The camp implemented several precautionary measures against the virus, but stopped short of requiring […]

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Contact Tracing Is Failing in Many States. Here’s Why.

In Arizona’s most populated region, the coronavirus is so ubiquitous that contact tracers have been unable to reach a fraction of those infected. In Austin, Tex., the story is much the same. Just as it is in North Carolina, where the state’s health secretary recently told state lawmakers that its tracking program was hiring outside […]

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Native Americans Feel Devastated by the Virus Yet Overlooked in the Data

HARRAH, Wash. — As the coronavirus outbreak in Washington State’s Yakima County worsened last month, Tashina Nunez recognized more and more of the patients who arrived in her hospital. They had coughs, fevers and, in some severe cases, respiratory failure. And many of them were her acquaintances and neighbors, members of the tribes that make […]

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A Viral Epidemic Splintering Into Deadly Pieces

Once again, the coronavirus is ascendant. As infections mount across the country, it is dawning on Americans that the epidemic is now unstoppable, and that no corner of the nation will be left untouched. As of Tuesday, the pathogen had infected at least 4.3 million Americans, killing almost 150,000. Many experts fear the virus could […]

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A Viral Epidemic Splintering Into Deadly Pieces

Once again, the coronavirus is ascendant. As infections mount across the country, it is dawning on Americans that the epidemic is now unstoppable, and that no corner of the nation will be left untouched. As of Tuesday, the pathogen had infected at least 4.3 million Americans, killing almost 150,000. Many experts fear the virus could […]

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C.D.C. Calls On Schools to Reopen, Downplaying Coronavirus Risks

WASHINGTON — The nation’s top public health agency issued a full-throated call to reopen schools in a statement that aligned with President Trump’s pressure on communities, listing numerous benefits for children of being in school and downplaying the potential health risks. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published the statement, along with new “resources […]

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There’s No Social Distancing for Dancers. How Can the Show Go On?

The opening montage of the Washington Ballet’s virtual gala last month featured dancers holding signs with messages of positivity: “Here for You.” “Determined.” “Listening.” “Loving.” “Hopeful.” At the end of the sequence, company members stood outside with their feet firmly planted in parallel: less like dancers than socially distanced superheroes. One held a sign that […]

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Meet the New C.D.C. Director: Walmart

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention opened branch offices in Bentonville, Ark., and Seattle this month. Not officially. But with the president trying to distance himself from responsibility for the coronavirus crisis, and Southern governors amplifying the damage with their flawed reopening strategies, the nation’s retailers have become the first line of defense against […]

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A New Reason for Coronavirus Anxiety

Trump tries out a new tone, and Biden unveils a major proposal to support caregivers. It’s Wednesday, and this is your politics tip sheet. Sign up here to get On Politics in your inbox every weekday. Image Where things stand The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said yesterday that the country’s official statistics were […]

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C.D.C. Data Shows U.S. Coronavirus Infections Much Higher Than Reported

The number of people infected with the coronavirus in different parts of the United States was anywhere from two to 13 times higher than the reported rates for those regions, according to data released Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The findings suggest that large numbers of people who did not have […]

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Where Is the Outrage?

It never ceases to amaze me how more people aren’t outraged, shocked and disgusted by Donald Trump’s cruelty and malfeasance. Nearly 140,000 Americans are now dead because of the Covid-19 pandemic and more than 3,000,000 have contracted the disease. Furthermore, our outlook in this country is dire: Cases are surging and the number of dead […]

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Inside Trump’s Failure: The Rush to Abandon Leadership Role on the Virus

WASHINGTON — Each morning at 8 as the coronavirus crisis was raging in April, Mark Meadows, the White House chief of staff, convened a small group of aides to steer the administration through what had become a public health, economic and political disaster. Seated around Mr. Meadows’s conference table and on a couch in his […]

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Inside the Failure: 5 Takeaways on Trump’s Effort to Shift Responsibility

WASHINGTON — President Trump and his top aides decided to shift primary responsibility for the coronavirus response to the states during a critical period of weeks in mid-April, eagerly seizing on overly optimistic predictions that the pandemic was fading so the president could reopen the economy and focus on his re-election, a Times investigation found. […]

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‘Sole Source’ Contract for Covid-19 Database Draws Scrutiny From Democrats

WASHINGTON — A $10.2 million “sole source” contract to run a centralized Covid-19 database for the Trump administration drew sharp criticism on Wednesday from congressional Democrats, who demanded that the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention be reinstated as the primary repository of coronavirus data. The contract drew scant public attention when it was […]

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Trump Administration Is Now Ordering Hospitals to Send COVID-19 Data to Washington and Not the CDC. We Finna Die

Image: Drew Angerer (Getty Images) President Trump, arguably the worst president in American history, is continuing his presidential practice of being messy AF as he’s now ordering that hospitals not to send their COVID-19 information to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, but instead, to send it right to the White House, where the […]

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Scientific Panel Urges That Schools Reopen

Wading into the contentious debate over reopening schools, an influential committee of scientists and educators on Wednesday recommended that, wherever possible, younger children and those with special needs should attend school in person. Their report — issued by the prestigious National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine, which advises the nation on issues related to […]

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Trump Administration Strips C.D.C. of Control of Coronavirus Data

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has ordered hospitals to bypass the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and send all Covid-19 patient information to a central database in Washington beginning on Wednesday. The move has alarmed health experts who fear the data will be politicized or withheld from the public. The new instructions were posted […]

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C.D.C. Employees Ask Agency to Address ‘Racism and Discrimination’

More than 1,000 employees of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have signed a letter calling for the agency to address “a pervasive and toxic culture of racial aggressions, bullying and marginalization” against Black employees. The letter, a copy of which was obtained by The New York Times, was first reported by National Public […]

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Why We’re Losing the Battle With Covid-19

Listen to This Article Audio Recording by Audm To hear more audio stories from publishers like The New York Times, download Audm for iPhone or Android. In the early days of May, Umair Shah, director of the public-health department in Harris County, Texas, was feeling hopeful. It looked as if his county might succeed in […]

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Surgeon General Jerome Adams Explains Government’s Reversal on Wearing Face Masks by Comparing Them to…Cocaine

Screenshot: Face the Nation Twitter account From the surgeon general who brought you “do it for your big momma” comes another profound moment in intellectual flatulence: that the government reversing its stance on face masks is kind of like when doctors gave cocaine as medicine. Advertisement U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams, in an interview with […]

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How to Reopen Schools: What Science and Other Countries Teach Us

As school districts across the United States consider whether and how to restart in-person classes, their challenge is complicated by a pair of fundamental uncertainties: No nation has tried to send children back to school with the virus raging at levels like America’s, and the scientific research about transmission in classrooms is limited. The World […]

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