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More Than 1,000 CDC Officials Ask: Why Bench the CDC During a Pandemic? – Gizmodo

In an open letter published Friday, 1,044 former members of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Epidemic Intelligence Service, expressed concern ov…

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In an open letter published this week, 1,044 former and current officers of the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions Epidemic Intelligence Service, a renowned fellowship program thatfocuses on research and emergency response, expressed concern over the diminished role of the public health agency during the coronavirus pandemic. The letter had oneclear demand: Take the CDC off the bench.
The letter, published in the journal Epidemiology Monitor, was written by physicians, nurses, scienti…

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Australia Covid-19 quarantine blood-testing blunder prompts calls for hundreds to take HIV test – CNN

More than 200 former residents of coronavirus quarantine facilities in Australia are being urged to test for blood-transmitted diseases, including HIV, after au…

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(CNN)More than 200 former residents of coronavirus quarantine facilities in Australia are being urged to test for blood-transmitted diseases, including HIV, after authorities admitted they used the same blood-testing devices for multiple guests.
It’s the latest in a series of Covid-19 setbacks to hit the country and the state of Victoria in particular. Earlier breaches at Victoria quarantine hotels led to a Covid-19 outbreak in Melbourne, prompting the country’s second biggest city to spend mon…

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Moderna CEO eyes December for COVID vaccine – MarketWatch

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Moderna Inc. Chief Executive Stéphane Bancel said the federal government could authorize emergency use of the company’s experimental Covid-19 vaccine in December, if the company gets positive interim results in November from a large clinical trial.Mr. Bancel, speaking during The Wall Street Journal’s annual Tech Live conference Monday, said sufficient interim results from the study takes longer to get, government authorization of the vaccine may not occur until early next year.Cambridge, Mass.,-…

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CDC issues ‘strong recommendation’ for mask mandate on airplanes, trains – CNBC

The interim guidance also calls for facial coverings at transportation hubs like airports and train stations.

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday issued a “strong recommendation” that all passengers and employees on airplanes, trains, subways, buses, taxis and ride-share vehicles should wear masks to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
The interim guidance also calls for facial coverings at transportation hubs like airports and train stations.
“Broad and routine utilization of masks on our transportation systems will protect Americans and provide confidence that we can once again…

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