CDC Panel Discusses Whether to Offer Boosters to Children 5

Scientific advisors to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will meet on Thursday to discuss whether to recommend a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to children ages 5 to 11. The Food and Drug Administration authorized the booster shot for this age group on Tuesday. CDC consultants are also expected to approve the …

Coronavirus Infects More Than Half of Americans, CDC

Sixty percent of Americans, including 75 percent of children, had contracted the coronavirus by February — another major milestone in the pandemic that continues to surprise expectations, federal health officials reported Tuesday. The highly contagious Omicron variant was responsible for most of the toll. Since the variant began spreading in December 2021, only half of …

CDC Issues Warning on Cluster of Childhood Hepatitis Cases

A string of severe cases of hepatitis in children in Alabama prompted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to issue a report. nationwide health warning On Wednesday, he urged doctors and health officials to watch out for and report similar cases. Authorities are investigating the possibility that an adenovirus, one of a group of …

CDC expands mask mandate on airplanes and public transportation.

Despite strong pressure from airlines, the hospitality industry, and Republican lawmakers to repeal the rule that requires masks to be worn on airplanes and other public transportation, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. federal transportation mask requirement Wednesday for two weeks, five days before it expires. mask duty now expires on 3 May …

CDC expands mask mandate on airplanes and public transport

Despite strong pressure from airlines, the hospitality industry and Republican lawmakers to lift the rule requiring masks to be worn on airplanes and trains, airports and some buses, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it will extend the deadline. federal transportation mask requirement on Wednesday for two weeks, five days before it expires. …

CDC to undergo Comprehensive Reassessment

The agency’s director, Dr. Rochelle Walensky announced Monday that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will undergo a one-month comprehensive review and evaluation, the first step in modernizing and future-proofing its systems and processes. The move follows a relentless barrage of criticism over the agency’s handling of the pandemic over the past few months. …

BA.2 Accounts for More than Half of New US Cases, CDC Estimates

according to estimates From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday, the highly contagious Omicron subvariant known as BA.2It is now the dominant version of the virus in new US cases, which caused an increase in coronavirus cases in Europe. World Health Organization last week repeated was BA.2 dominant version Omicron worldwide and …