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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 […]


CDC Issues New Travel Guidance

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its travel guidance for fully vaccinated people to reflect the latest evidence and science. The agency said that based on recent studies, it now recommends that fully vaccinated people can travel at minimal risk to themselves. It stated that a person is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the […]


CDC Updates COVID-19 Guidance

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has updated its guidance on cleaning and disinfecting everyday household surfaces to ward off COVID-19. It says in most situations with no known coronavirus exposure, a thorough scrub with soap and water will suffice, rather than disinfectant sprays and wipes. At a White House briefing on Monday, CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky […]


CDC Assessment Puts Jamaica In A Spot Of Bother

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has raised its assessment of Jamaica’s COVID-19 risk from level three to Level Four, which is the highest on the risk assessment scale. Level Four means that travelers to Jamaica have an extremely high possibility of contracting COVID-19. As a result, the CDC is urging Americans to avoid travelling to Jamaica […]


U.S. Bucks Historical Death Trends

According to a report released recently, nearly 300,000 more people have died in the United States this year during the coronavirus pandemic than expected, based on historical trends. About two-thirds of the deaths were due to COVID-19 illnesses. The report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated that a little more than 299,000 more people died […]


CDC Director — Masks May Offer Greater Protection

The U.S.-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has touted face masks as providing better protection against COVID-19 than a vaccine. CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield made the statement during a recent Senate Appropriations sub-committee hearing. “We have clear scientific evidence they work, and they are our best defense,” Dr. Robert Redfield said. “I might even go so far […]


CDC In A Spot Of Bother

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is set to issue new guidelines for the reopening of schools soon. This move follows President Trump’s criticism of the agency’s recommendations that school reopening is currently too costly and impractical. President Trump has argued that keeping schools closed is part of the Democrats’ playbook to […]


Watch For COVID-19 Symptoms

According to the U.S. government agency, Center for Disease, Control, and Prevention (CDC), people with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.  People with these symptoms may have COVID-19: Fever or chills Cough Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing Fatigue Muscle or […]


VP Pence — Coronavirus Infection Low Risk

Photo credit: Gage Skidmore More than 85,403 cases of the new coronavirus have been confirmed in over 60 countries, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The global death toll is more than 2,900. Most infections and deaths are in China. However, the U.S. has reported its first death of a man said to be in his 50s in the […]