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Saturday, May 08, 2021



FDA expected to ok Pfizer vaccine for teens within week

May 04, 2021 10:25 am

The announcement is set to come barely a month after the company found that its shot, which is already authorised for those age 16 and older, also provided protection for the younger group.

CDC says vaccine doses may be spaced further as FDA eases stance

January 23, 2021 4:23 pm

The guidance posted in a Jan. 21 update to the CDC website said a second dose should be administered as close to the recommended schedule as possible, either three weeks for the Pfizer Inc.-BioNTech SE vaccine or four weeks for the Moderna Inc. shot.

White House puts 'politicals' at CDC to try to control info

October 16, 2020 5:57 pm

The two appointees assigned to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Atlanta headquarters in June have no public health background.

Coronavirus infections may be linked to preterm births, CDC report finds

October 06, 2020 5:55 pm

The CDC recommends you limit your interaction with others if you are pregnant, and that others living with you under the same roof may consider doing it as well.

Nearly 11,000 passengers potentially exposed to the virus on US flights: CDC

September 22, 2020 10:06 pm

A study, published by the CDC, suggests that despite the protocols followed by airlines, transmission of the virus could be possible inside the flight, given the proximity with a potentially-infected person, and touching of shared surfaces

New research: CDC study finds Hispanic, Black account for most Covid-19 deaths under 21

September 18, 2020 8:25 am

Hispanic, non-Hispanic Black and non-Hispanic American Indian/Alaskan Native persons accounted for 94 (78 per cent) of the 121 SARS-CoV-2 deaths associated with individuals younger than 21 years of age.

Trump declares churches 'essential,' calls on them to reopen

May 23, 2020 4:30 pm

Following Trump's announcement, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new guidelines for communities of faith on how to safely reopen, including recommendations to limit the size of gatherings and consider holding services outdoors or in large, well-ventilated areas.

The mosquito: Why the 'little fly' of many diseases survives efforts to eradicate it

February 16, 2016 5:25 pm

No longer an irritating nuisance, these tiny creatures have caused millions of deaths worldwide. Closer home as many as 11,26,661 cases of malaria were identified with 287 deaths in the country in 2015.

Two-year probe finds no infection, hints at litchi in AES deaths

October 13, 2014 4:20 am

Correcting hypoglycemia helped cut deaths by almost half in Muzaffarpur, says report.

Swatting superbugs

November 11, 2013 3:34 am

Unless we counter antibiotic resistance,we risk losing major healthcare advances