CDC to extend federal transportation mask mandate for additional two weeks

CDC to extend federal transportation mask mandate for additional two weeks

This post was originally published on this siteThe US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention plans to extend the federal transportation mask mandate for another two weeks, according to a source familiar with the Biden administration’s plans who was authorized to speak about them.

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Philly Brings Back Masks as Most Americans Say COVID Crisis Has Passed

Philly Brings Back Masks as Most Americans Say COVID Crisis Has Passed

This post was originally published on this site Philadelphia became the first major city in the country to reinstate its indoor mask mandate even as fewer than 1 in 10 Americans describe COVID-19 as “a serious crisis.” Philadelphia health commissioner Cheryl Bettigole announced Monday that, as of April 18, anyone...

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White House must go further on new pandemic response, say former Biden advisers, outside experts

White House must go further on new pandemic response, say former Biden advisers, outside experts

This post was originally published on this siteThe group’s road map for ‘living with covid’ focuses on boosting indoor air quality, helping those with long covid and broadening the focus to other respiratory diseases.

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Biden administration shifts toward new COVID-19 phase

Biden administration shifts toward new COVID-19 phase

This post was originally published on this siteThe Biden administration has made a marked shift toward a new phase where COVID-19 is no longer treated as a crisis, rolling out a series of new programs aimed at increasing access to treatment and boosting vaccine capacity for the future.The change…

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Ahead of new masking guidelines, White House wants to stop mixed messages

Ahead of new masking guidelines, White House wants to stop mixed messages

This post was originally published on this siteIn May, the last time the CDC released mask guidance, the messaging from the White House was a confusing mess. Public health experts say the White House needs to do a better job this time around.

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WHO warns nations about lifting COVID-19 restrictions

WHO warns nations about lifting COVID-19 restrictions

This post was originally published on this siteThe director general of the World Health Organization warned countries against lifting their COVID-19 restrictions, saying “this virus is dangerous, and it continues to evolve before our very eyes.”“We’re concerned that a narrative has taken hold in…

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Governors say they told Biden US needs to ‘move away from the pandemic’ at White House meeting

Governors say they told Biden US needs to ‘move away from the pandemic’ at White House meeting

This post was originally published on this siteA bipartisan group of governors told President Joe Biden that the country needs to “move away from the pandemic,” Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said at the White House Monday.

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Health experts criticize CDC for confusing messaging; Biden sending teams to overwhelmed states: COVID updates

Health experts criticize CDC for confusing messaging; Biden sending teams to overwhelmed states: COVID updates

This post was originally published on this siteHealth experts say inconsistent transparency and leaving errors unacknowledged all contribute to the CDC’s “messaging problem.” Latest updates.     

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CDC eyes recommending higher quality masks: report

CDC eyes recommending higher quality masks: report

This post was originally published on this siteThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is looking at recommending that Americans wear higher quality masks amid the omicron surge, a CDC official told The Washington Post.“The agency is currently actively looking to update its…

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