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Officials say CDC will soon loosen indoor mask guidelines

February 25, 2022 1:18 pm

The Associated Press, which first reported the change, said the new policy was expected to be announced Friday. The two officials who spoke to the Times did not confirm the timing.

US considers lengthening gap between first 2 Covid shots to 8 weeks

February 05, 2022 1:52 pm

In the United States, the recommended interval between the first two shots of Pfizer's vaccine is three weeks and for Moderna's, four.

CDC posts rationale for shorter isolation, quarantine

January 05, 2022 10:41 am

CDC officials previously said the changes were in keeping with evidence that people with the coronavirus are most infectious in the two days before and three days after symptoms develop.

CDC reduces estimates of Omicron variant among US Covid-19 cases

December 29, 2021 11:59 am

The first known case in the United States identified on Dec 1, in a fully vaccinated person who had traveled to South Africa.

Explained: What has CDC said about Omicron's transmissibility, vaccine efficacy, treatment

December 07, 2021 8:25 am

At this point, CDC says it remains unknown if Omicron spreads more easily than the Delta, which is the dominant Covid-19 variant found across the globe.

CDC issues 'Level One' Covid-19 travel health notice for India

November 16, 2021 10:55 am

The CDC in its health travel notice 'Level One' said, "Your risk of contracting COVID-19 and developing severe symptoms may be lower if you are fully vaccinated with an FDA (Food and Drug Administration) authorised vaccine."

US: CDC advisers back Covid-19 booster shots for those 65 and older, not for high-risk workers

September 24, 2021 12:14 pm

Still, the vote by the group, following the FDA’s authorization clears the way for a booster rollout to begin as soon as this week for millions of people who had their second dose of the Pfizer shot at least six months ago.

India protests new UK jab rules, US to open to fully vaccinated in November

September 21, 2021 7:27 am

The list of countries whose vaccines are recognised in the UK does not include India, which means that individuals who are vaccinated with Covishield — the Indian variant of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine manufactured under licence in India — would continue to be subject to the restrictions that apply to the unvaccinated.

New data confirm Covid-19 vaccines still provide strong protection

August 31, 2021 11:39 am

For adults under the age of 75, the shots were at least 94 per cent effective at preventing hospitalizations, a rate that has remained steady for months

Vaccine effectiveness against infection may wane, CDC study

August 19, 2021 9:09 am

Taken together, the studies show that although the vaccines remain highly effective against hospitalizations and deaths, the bulwark they provide against infection with the virus has weakened in the past few months.