Category Archive: CDC

To Curb Coronavirus, What’s Behind The Wearing Of A Mask?

The CDC recommends that Americans wear facial masks when they go to public places, such as the grocery store. But this is only one part of a multipronged effort to stop the virus’s spread.

After COVID-19: Doctors Ponder Best Advice As Patients Recover From Coronavirus

Doctors are making decisions about a patient’s recovery with an incomplete understanding of the disease caused by the coronavirus. Although federal officials have issued general guidelines, physicians said they can’t offer recovered patients who aren’t retested any guarantees about whether they could transmit the virus.

Must-Reads Of The Week From Brianna Labuskes

Newsletter editor Brianna Labuskes wades through hundreds of health care policy stories each week, so you don’t have to.

Temperature Check: Tips For Tracking A Key Symptom Of Coronavirus Contagion

Taking one’s temperature is not as easy as it sounds. For one reporter, the first challenge was finding a thermometer.

What Takes So Long? A Behind-The-Scenes Look At The Steps Involved In COVID-19 Testing

A common complaint about the testing process is the long turnaround time for results.

‘Red Dawn Breaking Bad’: Officials Warned About Safety Gear Shortfall Early On, Emails Show

As President Donald Trump called the nation “in good shape” to handle COVID-19, a cache of emails released by officials in Washington state show that top public health authorities feared gear shortages and doctor safety in the early epicenter of sickness and deaths.

Trump’s Boast About U.S., South Korea Coronavirus Testing Misses The Mark

The president’s statement frames the data in a way that doesn’t accurately represent the status of the American response to COVID-19.

Some States Are Reporting Incomplete COVID-19 Results, Blurring The Full Picture

Maryland, Ohio and others are reporting only positive tests, which skews tracking and an understanding of how the virus spreads.

With Medical Safety Gear Scarce, The Public Is Stepping Up. Here’s Help On Ways To Help.

If you or your company have useful supplies and want to donate them, here are some answers to questions you might be asking.

CDC Coronavirus Testing Decision Likely To Haunt Nation For Months To Come

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention gave huge cities roughly the same number of test kits as some rural spots, which crippled efforts by health officials to contain the virus.

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