Tag Archives: says

New CDC mask guidelines acknowledge that ‘vaccinated people can go back to normal,’ says doctor

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s updated masking guidelines mark a significant shift in the pandemic, the dean of Brown University’s School of Public Health said Thursday. “Basically, it’s acknowledging that vaccinated people can go back to normal, and can do most of the things we were doing pre-pandemic, and that is really, really… Read More »

‘It’s a big deal’ for America’s push to reopen, says NIH Director on Pfizer vaccine approval for adolescents

National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Francis Collins described the Food and Drug Administration’s emergency use authorization of Pfizer and BioNTech‘s Covid vaccine for kids aged 12 to 15 as “a big deal” in America’s push to reopen.  “This is exciting news,” said Collins. “We know that a million-and-a-half adolescents have been infected with Covid-19… Read More »

Covid in Brazil ‘completely out of control,’ says Sao Paulo-based reporter

Brazil just reached a grim Covid-19 milestone, and a reporter based in Sao Paulo doesn’t see the situation improving in the near future. “We have people dying because of lack of oxygen, people are literally suffocating,” Patricia Campos Mello, a reporter for Folha de Sao Paulo, told CNBC’s  “The News with Shepard Smith” on Tuesday.… Read More »

Most Americans probably won’t be able to get a Covid-19 vaccine until mid-2021, CDC director says

“Those who are vaccine hesitant have had their hesitancy enhanced by a variety of things that are happening right now, particularly the unfortunate mix of science and politics,” Collins said at an event hosted by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. A recent poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation found that more than… Read More »