Tag Archives: Robert Redfield

CDC: 1M Americans Have Gotten First COVID Shot

Politico reports: More than 1 million Americans have received Covid shots, but the government isn’t likely to make good on the goal of vaccinating 20 million people by the end of this month, federal officials said Wednesday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention touted breaking the 1 million mark 10 days after the start of the most ambitious immunization …

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CDC Director Told Staff To Delete Email From Trump Flack Seeking To Water Down Reports On COVID Deaths

Politico reports: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield instructed staff to delete an email from a Trump political appointee seeking control over the agency’s scientific reports on the pandemic, a senior CDC official told congressional investigators this week. An Aug. 8 email was sent by Paul Alexander, who was then the scientific adviser to Health and Human …

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US Sets New Record For Cases And Hospitalizations

Reuters reports: The United States set a pair of alarming coronavirus records Wednesday, surpassing 200,000 new infections and topping 100,000 covid-19 patients hospitalized — the first time the country has reached either metric in a single day. And Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said the worst might still be ahead. He predicted that the …

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LIVE VIDEO: CDC Head Gives First Briefing In Months

ABC News reports: CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield and U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar are giving a COVID-19 briefing in Atlanta this afternoon. The two officials will be speaking at the CDC’s Atlanta headquarters. Their press conference begins at 3:45 p.m. According to a release, they will “the ongoing COVID-19 response and Operation Warp Speed,” which is …

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CDC Head Heard Ripping Lies By Task Force Doctor

NBC News reports: The director of the CDC has grown increasingly concerned that President Donald Trump, pushed by a new member of his coronavirus task force, is sharing incorrect information about the pandemic with the public. Dr. Robert Redfield suggested in a conversation with a colleague Friday that Dr. Scott Atlas is arming Trump with misleading data about a range …

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CDC Head: 90% Of Population “Remains Susceptible”

CNBC reports: A majority of the U.S. remains susceptible to a coronavirus infection, Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told lawmakers Wednesday. Covid-19 has spread across America at varying rates, infecting as much as 15% to 20% of the population in some states and less than 1% in others, he said. He said the …

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Trump Contradicts CDC Head On Masks And Vaccine

CNBC reports: CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield told lawmakers at a Senate hearing he expects vaccinations to begin in November or December, but in limited quantities with those most in need getting the first doses, such as health-care workers. He said it will take about “six to nine months” to get the entire American public vaccinated. Trump said Redfield was …

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CDC Reverses On COVID Testing Protocols After Outcry

The New York Times reports: The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has scaled back the agency’s recommendation advising some people not to get tested after exposure to the novel coronavirus, now saying “testing may be considered for all close contacts of confirmed or probable Covid-19 patients.” The statement by Dr. Robert R. Redfield was issued to …

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CDC Change: Asymptomatic Don’t Need To Be Tested

The New York Times reports: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention quietly modified its coronavirus testing guidelines this week to exclude people who do not have symptoms of Covid-19 — even if they have been recently exposed to the virus. Experts questioned the revision, pointing to the importance of identifying infections in the small window immediately before the onset …

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LIVE VIDEO: Fauci, Redfield, Giroir Testify Before House

The New York Times reports: Two days after U.S. deaths surpassed 150,000, three familiar federal health officials, including Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, will return to Capitol Hill to testify in front of a new audience: the House’s special select committee investigating the Trump administration’s response to the pandemic. Dr. Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, will be joined on …

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New CDC Guidelines Support Reopening Schools

CNN reports: New CDC guidelines on education and child care come down hard in favor of opening schools, saying children don’t suffer much from coronavirus, are less likely than adults to spread it and suffer from being out of school. But the new guidelines posted Thursday do recommend that local officials should consider closing schools, or keeping them closed, if …

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House Education Committee Wants CDC Director To Testifying On Reopening Schools, WH Won’t Let Him

Politico reports: The White House is blocking CDC officials from testifying next week at a hearing on reopening schools, the House Education and Labor Committee told POLITICO on Friday. Separately, the CDC confirmed that more guidance for opening schools won’t be released until later this month. Committee Chair Bobby Scott had invited CDC Director Robert Redfield, or a designee, to …

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Trump Complaint Spurs New CDC Guidance On Schools

NBC News reports: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will release additional guidance next week on how to reopen schools safely, Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday during a White House coronavirus task force briefing at the Department of Education. The guidance, however, is only a recommendation and will not replace state and local decision-making, Pence said. Recommendations on …

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US Again Breaks Single-Day Record For New Cases

The BBC reports: The United States recorded an all-time daily high of 40,000 coronavirus infections on Thursday, figures from Johns Hopkins University (JHU) show. A recent surge in infections and hospitalisations has prompted some states and cities to pause reopening plans. JHU’s previous high of 36,400 was on 24 April when less testing took place. The US has 2.4 million …

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CDC: Infections Likely 10X Higher Than Known Cases

ABC News reports: Nearly 25 million Americans may have contracted the coronavirus, a figure ten times higher than the number of confirmed cases, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. In a briefing with reporters Thursday, CDC Director Robert Redfield said surveys of blood samples taken from around the country suggest that millions of Americans may have contracted …

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CDC Head Blames Budget Cuts For COVID Failures

CNN reports: Covid-19 has “brought this nation to its knees,” Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said Tuesday in a House hearing. “We’ve all done the best that we can do to tackle this virus,” Redfield said during a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing. Redfield said the virus has highlighted decades of …

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LIVE VIDEO: Fauci And CDC Head Testify Before House

Reuters reports: Top Trump health officials on Tuesday will testify before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. Officials expected to speak include National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield, Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Stephen Hahn and the administration’s testing czar, Assistant Secretary for Health Brett Giroir …

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CDC Director Contradicts Trump: I Wasn’t Misquoted

The Washington Post reports: In a tweet Wednesday, Trump alleged Redfield had been misquoted — though he accused CNN of doing it rather than The Post. He also said Redfield would be putting out a statement on the matter. No statement was put out, but eight hours later Trump welcomed Redfield to clarify his comments at the daily White House …

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CDC Director: Second COVID Wave Could Be Deadlier

The Washington Post reports: Even as states move ahead with plans to reopen their economies, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned Tuesday that a second wave of the novel coronavirus will be far more dire because it is likely to coincide with the start of flu season. “There’s a possibility that the assault of the …

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CDC Head: US Must Prep Now For 2021 COVID Wave

The New York Daily News reports: The US should brace for a second wave of coronavirus cases to hit next year, the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday. Dr. Robert Redfield said COVID-19 may turn out to be seasonal like other bugs such as the flu. “I think we have to assume this is like …

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