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Draft CDC guidelines controversially conclude that N95 face masks are equivalent to looser surgical face masks in certain settings.
The vaccines tend to prevent infection for only a few months, but they offer longer protection against hospitalization and death.
Updated COVID vaccines will be available in some locations this week, with distribution increasing in the coming weeks.
Updated coronavirus vaccine is recommended for all adults and children ages 6 months and older.
People at lower risk may not need an updated booster, but without a CDC recommendation, insurance companies wouldn’t have to cover it.
Cohen now faces challenges on a national scale as she’s charged with fixing the CDC after its pandemic missteps.
The CDC’s flawed diagnostic test stymied national efforts to contain COVID-19 as the disease spread.
The confusion about what’s true—and who’s telling the truth—is of critical importance to public health.
The program, launching this fall, will help uninsured people and those whose insurance does not cover free vaccines.
Adults ages 60 and older should discuss the new vaccines with their health care providers.
Cohen, an internal medicine physician, will lead the nation’s public health agency.
Cancer incidence dropped sharply in 2020, which is thought to reflect missed diagnoses due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The compromise bill leaves Medicare and Medicaid funding untouched and includes no new work requirements for Medicaid.
Rochelle Walensky restored morale at the health agency and launched the widest-reaching reforms in decades to strengthen CDC operations.
For the millions who are more vulnerable to COVID, reliable data remains important for assessing safety.
People 65 and older and immunocompromised people can get a second bivalent booster; most unvaccinated people now need only one initial shot.
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