Scientists Say New, Lower CDC Estimates For Severity Of COVID-19 Are Optimistic

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week revised downward its estimates for future infections and deaths from the new coronavirus, painting a picture of the pandemic that some scientists say is overly optimistic — and that plays […]

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White House Rejected ‘Overly Prescriptive’ CDC Guidance For Reopening Businesses

WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 14: President Trump sits during a meeting with recovered coronavirus patients. The White House coronavirus task force rejected detailed guidance drafted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on how workplaces ranging from schools […]

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C.D.C. Labs Were Contaminated, Delaying Coronavirus Testing, Officials Say

Audra Melton for The New York Times Shockingly sloppy laboratory practices at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention caused contamination that rendered the nation’s first coronavirus tests ineffective, federal officials confirmed on Saturday. Two of the three C.D.C. […]

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CDC Reports Flu Data for the 2019-2020 U.S. Flu Season

(123rf) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released their estimates for the influenza season from October 1, 2019 and February 29, 2020. During that period, an estimated 34 to 49 million people have been sickened with the flu, with 350,000 to 620,000 hospitalized. The estimated deaths […]

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Health Alert Network (HAN)

Severe Illness Associated with Using Non-Pharmaceutical Chloroquine Phosphate to Prevent and Treat Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Distributed via the CDC Health Alert Network CDCHAN-00431 Summary Chloroquine phosphate, when used without a prescription and supervision of a healthcare provider, can cause serious health consequences, including death. Clinicians and public health […]

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