Tag Archives: CDC

Daily US COVID Deaths Nearly 5X Two Months Ago

The Washington Post reports: Nationally, covid-19 deaths have climbed steadily in recent weeks, hitting a seven-day average of about 1,500 a day Thursday, after falling to the low 200s in early July — the latest handiwork of a contagious variant that has exploited the return to everyday activities by tens of millions of Americans, many of them unvaccinated. The daily …

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Appeals Court Rejects Bid To Lift Evictions Moratorium

Reuters reports: A U.S. appeals court on Friday rejected a bid by groups representing landlords to halt the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s eviction moratorium. In a written order, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said it would allow the residential eviction ban to remain in place while litigation over its legality unfolds. …

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Landlords Sue To Block CDC’s Eviction Moratorium

The Washington Post reports: Only one day after the Biden administration issued a new policy protecting renters from eviction, a series of real estate and landlord groups is trying to invalidate it — setting up another legal showdown over a moratorium that Democrats say is essential to keeping Americans in their homes. The petition arrived Wednesday from groups including the …

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CDC Order Extends Ban On Evictions Until October 3rd

Via press release from the CDC: CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky today signed an order determining the evictions of tenants for failure to make rent or housing payments could be detrimental to public health control measures to slow the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. This order will expire on October 3, 2021 and applies in United States …

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CDC: Delta Variant Is As Contagious As Chickenpox

The Washington Post reports: The delta variant of the coronavirus appears to cause more severe illness than earlier variants and spreads as easily as chickenpox, according to an internal federal health document that argues officials must “acknowledge the war has changed.” It captures the struggle of the nation’s top public health agency to persuade the public to embrace vaccination and …

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REVERSAL: CDC To Again Recommend Masks Indoors

The New York Times reports: Reversing a decision made just two months ago, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to recommend on Tuesday that people vaccinated for the coronavirus resume wearing masks indoors under certain circumstances. The change follows reports of rising breakthrough infections with the Delta variant of the virus in people who were fully immunized. …

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Court Reverses Itself On Cruises In Win For Florida

CNBC reports: A federal appeals court late on Friday sided with Florida in its challenge against the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention over federal regulations for cruise ships that the state said were too onerous and were costing it millions of dollars in foregone tax revenue. The two-page ruling from the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals marks an …

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CDC: US Life Expectancy Fell By 1.5 Years In 2020

The Associated Press reports: U.S. life expectancy fell by a year and a half in 2020, the largest one-year decline since World War II, public health officials said Wednesday. The decrease for both Black Americans and Hispanic Americans was even worse: three years. The drop spelled out by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is due mainly to the …

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Appeals Court Rules For CDC In FL Cruise Ships Battle

USA Today reports: Cruising restrictions will stay in place. A federal appeals court panel sided with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in its legal battle with Florida over COVID-19 guidelines for cruise lines. The 2-1 decision handed down late Saturday by the U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals judges stays a U.S. district judge’s decision – minutes before …

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CDC: 15 Million Have Missed Their Second Vax Dose

The Washington Post reports: Nearly 15 million people — or more than one in 10 of those eligible in the United States — have missed their second dose of the coronavirus vaccine, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC data shows that as of June 16, nearly 11 percent of people who had sufficient time to get …

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CDC: Adult COVID Deaths Now “Entirely Preventable”

Axios reports: Adult deaths from COVID-19 are “at this point entirely preventable” thanks to vaccines, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky said during a White House coronavirus briefing on Tuesday. Why it matters: Deaths from the virus have dramatically decreased since their peak in early 2021, but the U.S. is still currently reporting an average of more …

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Court Rules For FL Gov In CDC Fight Over Cruise Ships

The Orlando Sentinel reports: A federal court granted a preliminary injunction against the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and its conditional sail order that has shut down the cruise industry during the COVID-19 pandemic, but has delayed that injunction for a month to let the CDC propose some changes. The CDC has been wrong all along, and they knew …

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Vaxxed Don’t Need Masks Outdoors At Transit Hubs

The Hill reports: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Thursday that vaccinated travelers do not need masks outdoors at airports and train stations. “CDC is announcing that it will be amending its Face Masks Order to not require people to wear a mask in outdoor areas of conveyances (if such outdoor areas exist on the conveyance) or …

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CDC Approves First Vaccinated Cruise For June 26

USA Today reports: Cruising in U.S. waters can officially resume in June. The first large cruise ship has been approved by the CDC to sail in June. Celebrity Cruises, a subsidiary Royal Caribbean Group, is the first cruise line to receive approval to sail one of its ships with paying passengers on board. The Celebrity Edge will depart on a …

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70% Of Adults In Eight States Have Now Gotten Vax

CNN reports: As US officials push for more vaccinations amid slowing demand across the country, another state has now crossed an important milestone. Rhode Island is now the eighth state to have administered at least one Covid-19 shot to 70% of its adult population, according to data from the CDC. The state joins Connecticut, Hawaii, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New …

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DeSantis Loses First Round To CDC On Cruise Ships

The Miami Herald reports: The cruise industry must still fulfill rules established by the CDC before it can resume sailing from U.S. waters — at least for now. On Tuesday, a federal judge in Tampa sent lawyers for the state of Florida and the CDC to mediation. The order was a setback for Gov. Ron DeSantis, who sued the CDC …

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Fauci: Clarification On Face Mask Guidance Is Coming

“The CDC did this and took this action based on the data. What they’ll be doing now is coming out very quickly with individual types of guidances. So people will say, ‘Well, what about the workplace? What about this? What about that?’ And I think that’s going to be clarified, pretty quickly. “I would imagine within a period of just …

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Retailers Review Mask Policies Amid New CDC Guidance

Axios reports: Some retailers around the country will keep requiring masks to be worn in stores, despite new coronavirus guidelines from the CDC relaxing the use of masks for fully vaccinated people. Target, Starbucks, Macy’s, Kroger, Publix and Home Depot are among those that are still requiring masks to be worn and have not updated their virus policies. Other retailers …

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Biden Hails New Mask Rules: Great Day For America

ABC News reports: President Joe Biden on Thursday celebrated the federal government’s new guidance on mask-wearing. “I think it’s a great milestone, a great day,” Biden said during remarks after walking out into the White House Rose Garden without wearing a mask. “It’s been made possible by the extraordinary success we’ve had in vaccinating so many Americans so quickly. It’s …

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CDC To Ease Indoor Mask Rules For Fully Vaccinated

The Associated Press reports: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday will ease indoor mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people, allowing them to safely stop wearing masks inside in most places, according to a person briefed on the announcement. The new guidance will still call for wearing masks in crowded indoor settings like buses, planes, hospitals, prisons and …

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