Illinois COVID-19 Hospitalizations Down, Bucking National Trend: CDC

Illinois – Data released this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that the number of COVID-19 cases is increasing in Illinois and elsewhere across the country over the summer. But Illinois appears to be bucking the trend, with data provided by the CDC showing a significant drop in resident hospitalizations with […]

New CDC Director Teases Annual COVID Shots

In an interview with Spectrum News on Thursday, the CDC’s new director, Dr. Mandy Cohen, teased future guidance recommending annual COVID-19 boosters. About annual COVID-19 vaccination recommendations, Dr. Mandy Cohen said: announced The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) made the announcement in early September. New CDC Director Mandy Cohen: “I expect COVID-19 to […]

CDC Issues Health Alert Over Recent Cases Of Disease Last Seen 20 Years Ago

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Monday issued a health advisory warning health care workers and the public of rare recurrences of localized malaria in the country, according to a statement. Four locally acquired malaria cases were confirmed in Florida, and one potentially unrelated case was confirmed in Texas, according to the […]

Biden Appoints New CDC Director

President Joe Biden formally announced Friday his intention to appoint Dr. Mandy Cohen as director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Cohen is a physician and head of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, succeeding Dr. Rochelle Wallenski. The White House announced in May that Mr. Wallensky would step […]

‘So You’re Not Gonna Answer The Question?’: James Comer Grills Biden CDC Director Over Vaccine Misinformation

House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer on Tuesday lashed out at CDC Director Rochelle Wallenski during a hearing on the government’s role in censoring supposed “misinformation” about the novel coronavirus vaccine. Mr. Kammer began his interrogation by asking Mr. Warenski, “Is there a difference between medical opinion and misinformation?” “There are things in the literature […]

Most Masks Are Useless Against Wildfire Smoke, CDC Warns

In response to the noxious smoke pollution currently affecting much of the Northeast, many Americans are choosing to wear their old COVID-19 masks. But government agencies warn that most of these masks cannot filter “wildfire smoke,” saying only N95 and other masks can keep smoke out. CDC’s guidelines Most of these masks, including “dust masks” […]

CDC Warns of Potentially Fatal Bacterial Illness on U.S. Gulf Coast | Health

Friday, June 2, 2023 (Healthday News) — A potentially deadly bacterium has entered the US Gulf Coast, health officials warned this week. To date, there have been three cases of bacterial infection. Burkholderia pseudomalley Reported to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This bacterium causes melioidosis, which can be fatal if left untreated. […]

CDC warns of potential mpox resurgence

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other health experts have warned of a possible comeback of mpox this spring and summer ahead of festivals and pride events. Christine England, M.D., an infectious disease specialist at the Cleveland Clinic, said: “Our nation has many celebrations that are at the highest risk of being affected. […]

New CDC guidance lifts mask recommendations in Maricopa County

Updated Federal Guidance For the first time in weeks, Arizona’s most populous county has lifted recommendations for indoor face masks. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designated Maricopa County a “low” COVID-19 community level on Thursday. This means that face masks are not explicitly recommended for most people in indoor public areas. Maricopa County […]