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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: United States government public health agency
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is a national public health institute in the United States. It is a United States federal agency, under the Department of Health and Human Services, and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

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CDC: COVID-19 Puts Pregnant Women, Babies At Risk Of Serious Complications [Video]

CDC: COVID-19 Puts Pregnant Women, Babies At Risk Of Serious Complications

As if pregnant women don't have enough to worry about already, the COVID-19 pandemic is presenting them with even more challenges. Unsettling new research published by the CDC found that women who..

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Donald Trump disputes health officials on timeline for mass vaccinations [Video]

Donald Trump disputes health officials on timeline for mass vaccinations

Openly contradicting the government’s top health experts, President DonaldTrump has predicted that a safe and effective vaccine against the coronaviruscould be ready as early as next month and in..

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Masks may be more effective than vaccines -CDC [Video]

Masks may be more effective than vaccines -CDC

[NFA] Speaking at a Senate hearing on U.S. response to the coronavirus, Dr. Robert Redfield, the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said "face masks are the most important,..

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Trump says CDC dir. on vaccines 'was confused' [Video]

Trump says CDC dir. on vaccines 'was confused'

U.S. President Donald Trump predicted on Wednesday at least 100 million doses of a coronavirus vaccine could be distributed in by the end of 2020, contradicting U.S. Centers for Disease Control and..

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Vaccine available 'late 2nd, 3rd quarter, 2021' -CDC [Video]

Vaccine available 'late 2nd, 3rd quarter, 2021' -CDC

At a Senate hearing on the U.S. coronavirus response Wednesday, the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Robert Redfield, said a vaccine would be "generally available to the..

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CDC Casts Light On Profile Of US Children Killed By COVID-19 [Video]

CDC Casts Light On Profile Of US Children Killed By COVID-19

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released new data about the deaths of young people from the novel coronavirus COVID-19. According to UPI, three out of four young people who died..

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Bill Gates: Losing Trust In FDA, CDC [Video]

Bill Gates: Losing Trust In FDA, CDC

With the release of their foundation’s latest annual Goalkeepers Report, Bill and Melinda Gates are doing a lot of interviews and pushing one primary message: The U.S. is failing in its coronavirus..

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For College Students With Mental Health Issues, It's Going From Bad To Worse [Video]

For College Students With Mental Health Issues, It's Going From Bad To Worse

Prior to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, young American college students were already seeing an uptick in mental health issues. A 2019 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report shows the..

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Restaurant-Goers Twice as Likely to Contract COVID-19, CDC Study Says [Video]

Restaurant-Goers Twice as Likely to Contract COVID-19, CDC Study Says

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report was released on Friday. Researchers collected data from 10 states during the month of July.

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Accentuate The Positive: How Trump Administration Meddled With CDC's COVID-19 Reports [Video]

Accentuate The Positive: How Trump Administration Meddled With CDC's COVID-19 Reports

Deaths from the novel coronavirus COVID-19 in America skyrocketed over the course of 2020. However, the US Department of Health and Human Services routinely tried to muzzle what information health..

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CDC: America's Children, Teens Are Killing Themselves At An Increasingly Higher Rate [Video]

CDC: America's Children, Teens Are Killing Themselves At An Increasingly Higher Rate

A sobering new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests suicide rates for children and young adults are still on the rise. According to HuffPost, youth suicide has been a..

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Amy Schumer Reveals She Has Lyme [Video]

Amy Schumer Reveals She Has Lyme

Schumer made the announcement on her Instagram, writing: "Anyone get LYME this summer? I have maybe had it for years. Can you have a glass of wine or 2 on it? I'm also taking these herbs from cape cod..

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U.S. COVID-19 deaths near 190,000 [Video]

U.S. COVID-19 deaths near 190,000

Cases are surging in Iowa and South Dakota, and the top U.S. infectious disease expert warned "we need to be doing much better." This report produced by Zachary Goelman.

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CDC Tells States to Be Ready for 'Large-Scale' COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution by November 1st. [Video]

CDC Tells States to Be Ready for 'Large-Scale' COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution by November 1st.

According to a letter obtained by NBC News on Wednesday, CDC director Doctor Robert Redfield told governors last week to prepare for the vaccine.

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CDC: 80% Of All 2019 Drug Overdose Deaths Linked To Single Class Of Drug [Video]

CDC: 80% Of All 2019 Drug Overdose Deaths Linked To Single Class Of Drug

More than 80% of all drug overdose deaths reported across the country in the first half of 2019 were linked to a single type of drug. According to UPI, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention..

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McEnany: No one pressuring FDA to approve vaccine [Video]

McEnany: No one pressuring FDA to approve vaccine

White House Spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany said on Thursday there is no political pressure on the U.S. drugs regulator to quickly approve a vaccine for the deadly coronavirus disease, after drugmakers..

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U.S. tells states to prepare for COVID-19 vaccine [Video]

U.S. tells states to prepare for COVID-19 vaccine

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has asked state public health officials to prepare to distribute a potential coronavirus vaccine to high-risk groups as soon as late October,..

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Trump Gives CDC Authority to Halt Evictions During Pandemic [Video]

Trump Gives CDC Authority to Halt Evictions During Pandemic

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order giving the CDC authority to temporarily stop evictions.

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CDC Says Prep For COVID Vaccine As Soon As October [Video]

CDC Says Prep For COVID Vaccine As Soon As October

The US CDC has told health officials around the United States great news. The CDC said to prepare to distribute a potential coronavirus vaccine as soon as late October. The documents were posted by The..

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CDC directs halt to renter evictions to prevent virus spread [Video]

CDC directs halt to renter evictions to prevent virus spread

The Trump administration has issued a directive halting the eviction of certain renters though the end of 2020 to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. Story: https://wfts.tv/32MqLhJ

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COVID-19 Spreads Without Masks, Social Distancing, And Fresh Air [Video]

COVID-19 Spreads Without Masks, Social Distancing, And Fresh Air

Passengers on buses are at significant risk for catching COVID-19, reports UPI. If a fellow traveler is infected and face coverings or social distancing isn't being used, the risk is high. Those who..

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CDC: How Some Healthcare Workers Are Spreading COVID-19, And Don't Even Know It [Video]

CDC: How Some Healthcare Workers Are Spreading COVID-19, And Don't Even Know It

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released unsettling news Monday about healthcare workers and the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. The CDC reports up to 6% of the staff caring for patients..

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Trump health staffer Michael Caputo taking leave of absence after targeting CDC scientists

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Trump scorns his own scientists over coronavirus data.

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Former CDC Director Tom Frieden on Trump's recent COVID-19 vaccine comments

Former CDC Director Tom Frieden joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss contradicting statements from the president and the current director of the CDC on the subjects of masks and a coronavirus vaccine.
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President Trump contradicts CDC director on masks and vaccines hours after he testified to Congress

Just hours after CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield testified about the importance of wearing masks and a potential vaccine timeline, President Trump openly contradicted him at a White House press..
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Eye Opener: Trump clashes with CDC head on COVID-19 vaccine timeline

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Trump and CDC Director contradict each other on masks and vaccines

The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a coronavirus vaccine won't be widely available until next year. But his timeline stands in stark contrast to what President Trump has..
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Trump disputes CDC head: masks 'may be effective'

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COVID-19 linked to preterm deliveries, CDC report says

Researchers found a more than 25% increase in preterm deliveries among pregnant patients who tested positive for COVID-19.
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Spin Cycle: How the CDC and White House spun the facts but lost the war against COVID-19

The CDC was built to protect America from coronavirus. But it misled local health authorities as cases mounted and deaths rose. See how they spun the message as the virus raced a
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Trump says CDC Director Robert Redfield 'confused' about coronavirus vaccine, mask efficacy. Redfield responded.

Donald Trump took issue with CDC director Robert Redfield's comments that face masks are more effective than a vaccine at stopping spread of COVID.
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Trump unveils vaccine distribution plan

President Donald Trump unveiled his plan for a vaccine distribution despite the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention saying it may not be widely available until the middle of 2021. (Sept. 16)  
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CDC director contradicts Trump on vaccine timeline and face masks

CDC director Robert Redfield contradicted President Trump during sworn testimony Wednesday. Redfield said face masks are an effective tool in fighting the coronavirus and a vaccine would not be widely..
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Trump questions CDC director's testimony on coronavirus vaccine timeline

President Trump said he thought the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Robert Redfield, was "confused" when he testified before senators earlier in the day that a..
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Health Official to Take Leave of Absence After He Attacked Federal Scientists

Michael R. Caputo, the assistant secretary of health for public affairs, and his science adviser will be leaving the Department of Health and Human Services after both criticized the C.D.C.
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Kids and young adults of color die from COVID-19 at higher rates

A new report from the CDC shows that more children and young adults of color have died from COVID-19 than their peers.
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CDC director: Scientific integrity not altered

The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told Senate lawmakers that his agency has not altered its scientific publications on the coronavirus. (Sept. 16)  
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Majority of kids who die of coronavirus are Hispanic, Black or Native American, CDC finds

Hispanic, Black and Native American children accounted for 78% of coronavirus deaths even though these groups represent just 41% of the population.
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How the CDC failed local public health officials fighting the coronavirus

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CDC finds kids without symptoms can transmit COVID-19 to adults

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Trump Health Aide Falsely Alleges Conspiracies and Warns of Armed Revolt

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Nearly 9,000 migrant children expelled from U.S. amid pandemic

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House Dems launch probe into political interference in CDC reports

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Black doulas combat the maternal mortality crisis

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Scientists express outrage over White House appointees' meddling with coronavirus information in weekly CDC reports: 'Outright egregious'

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Political Appointees Meddled in C.D.C.’s ‘Holiest of the Holy’ Health Reports

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Adults with COVID-19 are more likely to have dined out before getting sick, CDC report says

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Youth suicides continue to climb, but experts have more questions than answers

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Coronavirus updates: Adults with COVID-19 twice as likely to eat out; Florida bars to open at 50% capacity; US reaches 191K deaths

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No more temperature checks? CDC changing COVID-19 screenings for international air passengers

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E-Cigarette Use Falls Sharply Among Teenagers, C.D.C. Finds

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Coronavirus live updates: US governors urge Labor Day vigilance, safety; Israel imposes overnight curfews; CDC to lead vaccine distribution

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