Nearly 15% of US adults are uninsured with most saying it is because coverage is too expensive

Nearly 15% of US adults are uninsured: Two-thirds of under-30s and more than 80% of older adults who don’t have health care say they can’t afford it, CDC report finds A new CDC report found that 14.5% of adults between ages 18 and 64 were uninsured in 2019 – s one-third drop from 20.4% in … Read more Nearly 15% of US adults are uninsured with most saying it is because coverage is too expensive

College-age coronavirus cases have DOUBLED in much of the US

Over the last month, coronavirus cases among American 18- to 22-year-olds surged by 55 percent nationwide, with case rates more than doubling among college-age people in the Northeast and Midwest, new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data reveal.  As adolescents and young adults across the nation headed back to college last month, campuses … Read more College-age coronavirus cases have DOUBLED in much of the US

US teens are twice as likely to catch coronavirus as younger kids, CDC finds

Pre-teen and teenage children are about twice as likely as younger kids to catch coronavirus and spread it at school, Centers  for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data reveals.  Since the COVID-19 pandemic really kicked off in the US in March, 277,285 children have caught the virus.  Older and Latinx children were each about twice … Read more US teens are twice as likely to catch coronavirus as younger kids, CDC finds

CDC says its guidance that coronavirus spreads through the air was posted ‘IN ERROR’

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says it mistakenly published guidance suggesting that the novel coronavirus spreads through the air.  ”A draft version of proposed changes to these recommendations was posted in error to the agency’s official website,’ the agency in a statement. ‘CDC is currently updating its recommendations regarding airborne transmission of … Read more CDC says its guidance that coronavirus spreads through the air was posted ‘IN ERROR’

CDC updates its guidance to warn coronavirus IS airborne

CDC updates its guidance to warn coronavirus IS airborne and can spread through breathing with infected particles lingering in the air CDC has updated its Covid guidance to make it clear that the virus is airborne Agency once said the virus is only spread by coughs and sneezes between people who are in close contact, … Read more CDC updates its guidance to warn coronavirus IS airborne

Dr Fauci  says bars and restaurants should stay closed

Dr Anthony Fauci is warning that bars and restaurants should not reopen after Centers for Disease Control and Prevention research showed that people who recently dined out or went to bars are two-times more likely to test positive for coronavirus.  ‘When you have restaurants, indoors, in a situation where you have a high degree of … Read more Dr Fauci  says bars and restaurants should stay closed

CDC map reveals the 12 US states where more than 35% of people are ‘dangerously’ overweight

Twelve US states now have obesity rates of at least 35 percent – more than ever before, a new map reveals. More than one-third of adults in Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia were dangerously overweight in 2019, according to the data released on Thursday by … Read more CDC map reveals the 12 US states where more than 35% of people are ‘dangerously’ overweight

Stillbirths have surged up to 50 percent amid COVID-19 lockdowns

Stillbirths have surged up to 50 percent amid lockdowns in the coronavirus pandemic as pregnant women avoid seeking care, global research reveals Swedish researchers found that the stillbirth rate increased from seven per 1,000 births to 21 per 1,000 births after pandemic lockdowns  The number of births at hospitals declined as women avoided health care … Read more Stillbirths have surged up to 50 percent amid COVID-19 lockdowns

Trump calls CDC boss ‘confused’ for testimony on masks, vaccines

President Donald Trump contradicted his Centers for Disease Control and Prevention head saying he was ‘confused’ and ‘mistaken’ when he told Congress a coronavirus vaccine wouldn’t be widely available until the second quarter of next year.  Trump also said Dr. Robert Redfield must have ‘misunderstood’ a question when he told a Senate committee, ‘I might even … Read more Trump calls CDC boss ‘confused’ for testimony on masks, vaccines

CDC director says ‘masks are more guaranteed to protect you from COVID-19’ than a vaccine

Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Dr Robert Redfield claimed that masks offer more certain protection against coronavirus than vaccines will – at least in the immediate future.  ‘I might say this face mask is more guaranteed to protect me against covid than when I take a vaccine’ said Dr Redfield … Read more CDC director says ‘masks are more guaranteed to protect you from COVID-19’ than a vaccine

CDC privately admitted it failed to track coronavirus months ago

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) effectively gave up trying to keep track of coronavirus, admitting it had failed to do so months ago, according to documents obtained by Forbes.  ‘Most jurisdictions have been forced to abandon monitoring because the number of monitorees exceeds the capacity…As a result, critical data for CDC to … Read more CDC privately admitted it failed to track coronavirus months ago

Minorities account for 75% of young US COVID-19 deaths

Minority children and young adults account for an overwhelming majority of coronavirus deaths among Americans under 21, a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report reveals.  Although children and young people have not been hit as hard by he virus, disparities seen in older adults are even more exaggerated in the fatality risks … Read more Minorities account for 75% of young US COVID-19 deaths

Woodward: China travel ban was NOT Trump’s idea

Bob Woodward says banning travel from China was NOT Trump’s idea despite the President’s boasts – and that his advisers told him to do it Journalist Bob Woodward confirmed on the ‘Today’ show Monday that it wasn’t President Donald Trump’s idea to ban travel from China in late January  Trump had said in previous interviews … Read more Woodward: China travel ban was NOT Trump’s idea