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Monkeypox Continues To Show Increase In U.S.

According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are now nearly 1,500 cases in 41 states and Puerto Rico.  Three states have more than 150 confirmed monkeypox cases, including California, New York, and Illinois.  The World Health Organization said Tuesday that there were 9,200 cases in 63 countries.  India reported its first confirmed case of monkeypox […]


CDC Sees 62,000 Americans Dying From COVID-19 In Weeks

A forecast from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published earlier in the week predicts that about 62,000 more people in the United States could die from COVID-19 over the next four weeks.  According to data from Johns Hopkins University, the virus has already killed 842,322 people in the US. The forecast could mean an average of […]


U.S. Public Health Agency Prescribes New Rules

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recently shortened its recommended isolation period for people infected with the COVID-19 virus. It said that people who are infected can re-enter society after five days if they don’t have symptoms or if their symptoms are resolving. The guidance adds that people should wear a mask for five days after that. […]


Drug Companies Get Booster Approval

Vaccine advisers to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in a recent meeting, voted unanimously to recommend booster doses of Pfizer’s and Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine for all adults in the United States six months after their first two shots expire. Members of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices also voted to strengthen the recommendation to say that […]


Drug Overdose Continues To Plague The U.S.

Drawing from the latest available death certificate data, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that 100,300 Americans died of drug overdoses from May 2020 to April 2021. It’s not an official count. It can take many months for death investigations involving drug fatalities to become final, so the agency made the estimate based on 98,000 reports it has […]


CDC Urges Vaccination For Pregnant People

The CDC has issued an urgent health advisory for the increase of COVID-19 vaccination among people who are pregnant, recently pregnant (including those who are lactating), who are trying to become pregnant now, or who might become pregnant in the future to prevent serious illness, deaths, and adverse pregnancy outcomes. The CDC health advisory strongly recommends COVID-19 vaccination either before or during pregnancy […]


CDC Director Says — Mask Up!

The viral spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant has forced the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to reverse its guidelines. The reversal now demands that individuals wear masks in certain indoor areas, whether fully vaccinated or not. Moreover, universal masking is now required in schools regardless of vaccination status.  CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said in a call […]


CDC Sees Pandemic Among Unvaccinated

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle Walensky said COVID-19 is “becoming a pandemic of the unvaccinated” and that vaccinated people are protected against severe disease. The highly transmissible delta variant is fueling expanding outbreaks, but they are centered in parts of the country with lower vaccination rates. “We are seeing outbreaks of cases in parts of the country […]


COVID—19 Break Through Cases

According to recent reports, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released new information on COVID cases in the U.S. involving people who were fully vaccinated. The CDC noted that there have been 1,949 so-called “breakthrough” cases involving patients who were hospitalized or who died. In all, 18% were fatal and 79% of the cases occurred in people […]


CDC — STDs At All-time High

New data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that reported annual cases of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the United States continued to climb in 2019, reaching an all-time high for the sixth consecutive year. The newly released 2019 STD Surveillance Report found: 2.5 million reported cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis, the three most commonly […]