CDC Statement on B.1.1.529 (Omicron variant)
by email@example.com on November 26, 2021 at 9:49 pm
On November 26, 2021, the World Health Organization (WHO) classified a new variant, B.1.1.529, as a Variant of Concern and has named it Omicron.
New COVID variant alarms researchers, triggers travel bans
by Lisa Schnirring on November 26, 2021 at 5:07 pm
Lisa Schnirring | News Editor | CIDRAP NewsNov 26, 2021Amid uncertainty about the meaning of the changes, intensive efforts are underway to gauge how the they might impact tests, treatments, and vaccine efficacy.
Emotional toll of COVID-19 on health workers is vast, varied
by Jim Wappes on November 24, 2021 at 9:09 pm
Mary Van Beusekom | News Writer | CIDRAP NewsNov 24, 2021The researchers call some types of emotional distress experienced by healthcare workers “moral injury.”
Another COVID-19 warning for Europe as Slovakia announces lockdown
by Jim Wappes on November 24, 2021 at 8:58 pm
Lisa Schnirring | News Editor | CIDRAP NewsNov 24, 2021″While Europe is again the epicenter of the pandemic, no country or region is out of the woods.”
Pre-pandemic travel numbers return to US as cases climb
by Jim Wappes on November 24, 2021 at 8:45 pm
Stephanie Soucheray | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsNov 24, 2021The number of people flying in the US is double what it was for the same time last year.
COVID-19 Scan for Nov 24, 2021
by Jim Wappes on November 24, 2021 at 6:12 pm
COVID vaccine correlates of protectionCOVID-19 and healthcare avoidanceLess death in COVID cancer patients
COVID surge prompts sobering projections for Europe’s hospitals
by Jim Wappes on November 23, 2021 at 10:03 pm
Lisa Schnirring | News Editor | CIDRAP NewsNov 23, 2021COVID-19 deaths in the WHO European region have doubled since late September.
Racial minorities, psychiatric patients more likely to die of COVID-19
by Jim Wappes on November 23, 2021 at 10:00 pm
Mary Van Beusekom | News Writer | CIDRAP NewsNov 23, 2021Younger Black women died at a 4.2 times higher rate than White women their age.
US pediatric COVID-19 cases continue to climb
by Jim Wappes on November 23, 2021 at 9:34 pm
Stephanie Soucheray | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsNov 23, 2021Also, company data show the Pfizer vaccine 100% effective against COVID-19 in children ages 12 through 15.
COVID-19 Scan for Nov 23, 2021
by Jim Wappes on November 23, 2021 at 8:17 pm
COVID vaccine in elderlyCOVID-19 and blood clots
News Scan for Nov 22, 2021
by Jim Wappes on November 22, 2021 at 6:47 pm
Non-COVID infant vaccines in pandemicRisk of H5N6 avian flu casesOIE avian flu surveillance alert
CDC Expands Eligibility for COVID-19 Booster Shots to All Adults
by firstname.lastname@example.org on November 19, 2021 at 5:52 pm
Today, CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., M.P.H., endorsed the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) expanded recommendations for booster shots to include all adults ages 18 years and older who received a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine at least six months after their second dose.
CDC Testing Shows Commercial Lab Vials Contain No Trace of Virus Known to Cause Smallpox
by email@example.com on November 19, 2021 at 12:00 am
Laboratory testing at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today showed that recently discovered vials marked as “smallpox” contain vaccinia, the virus used in smallpox vaccine.
CDC’s National Violent Death Reporting System Helps Tell the Story of Homicides of American Indian and Alaska Native People
by firstname.lastname@example.org on November 18, 2021 at 1:02 pm
A recently published CDC report is helping uncover the characteristics of homicides of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) people.
Imported Monkeypox case Reported in Maryland
by email@example.com on November 17, 2021 at 10:47 am
Scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are collaborating with the Maryland Department of Health and other health partners to investigate a case of monkeypox in a traveler who returned to the United States from Nigeria.