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A letter, to be sent to governors imminently, backs away from earlier drafts as recently as Friday that had directed state leaders to deploy the National Guard to help hospitals with daily data submissions.
  • Jul 13, 2020
About 30 percent of people of color under 65 died, compared to 13 percent of their white counterparts, according to CDC's most in-depth analysis to date of covid-19 deaths in the U.S.
  • Jul 10, 2020
Email from HHS adviser accusing CDC of ‘undermining President’ offers window into pressure on nation’s public health agency.
  • Jul 9, 2020
CDC Director Robert Redfield said the estimate is based on blood samples collected from across the country that look for the presence of antibodies to the virus. For every confirmed case of COVID-19, 10 more people had antibodies, he said.
  • Jun 25, 2020
Even as President Trump and other White House officials downplay the pandemic threat this fall, the flu preparations underscore the alarm about a double whammy of coronavirus and influenza.
  • Jun 24, 2020
The nation's top infectious-disease specialist is scheduled to be joined before the House Energy and Commerce Committee by the heads of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration, and the U.S. Public Health Service.
  • Jun 23, 2020
The data released Monday is consistent with earlier reports showing the disproportionate impact the pandemic has on people with underlying medical conditions and on minority groups.
  • Jun 15, 2020
The agency ‘strongly’ urges face masks and other safeguards as passionate demonstrations and looming campaign events can make social distancing an afterthought.
  • Jun 12, 2020
The guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention comes after more than a week of national protests against police brutality where many attendees and police did not wear masks.
  • Jun 12, 2020
The inconsistent data leads to likely undercounts of the pandemic’s toll.
  • Jun 8, 2020