Centers for Disease Control

In the US, kids' turn arrives for COVID-19 shots 

A Pfizer study of 2,268 children found the vaccine was almost 91% effective at preventing symptomatic COVID-19 infections. The FDA examined 3,100 vaccinated kids in concluding the shots are safe.

published on : 3rd November 2021

US sets the stage for COVID booster shots for millions despite doubts over efficacy

CDC said boosters should be offered to people 65 and older, nursing home residents and those ages 50 to 64 who have risky underlying health problems.

published on : 24th September 2021

Pause in evacuee flights to US extended by seven days amid outbreak of measles

Three cases of measles were diagnosed among Afghans arriving at Dulles International Airport in Virginia, one at Fort McCoy in Wisconsin and one at Fort Pickett in Virginia.

published on : 14th September 2021

80 per cent COVID-19 immunity lost in 6 months in some after Pfizer shot: US study 

The study noted that the boosters are even more important as the Delta variant spreads.

published on : 6th September 2021

Unvaccinated people twice as likely to be reinfected with COVID-19: US study

Some US politicians, including Senator Rand Paul, have in the past said they do not plan to take a COVID-19 vaccine because of their natural immunity derived from prior infection.

published on : 7th August 2021

US tells vaccinated people in high Covid risk areas to mask again

As recently as last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had defended its surprise decision in May that vaccinated people did not have to wear masks indoors in most circumstances.

published on : 28th July 2021

Dr. Fauci says US headed in 'wrong direction' on coronavirus

Dr. Anthony Fauci noted that some local jurisdictions where infection rates are surging are already calling on individuals to wear masks in indoor public spaces regardless of vaccination status.

published on : 26th July 2021

COVID-19 effect: US life expectancy falls by 1.5 years in 2020

Life expectancy at birth for the total US population was 77.3 years, down from 78.8 in 2019, and the lowest it has been since 2003.

published on : 22nd July 2021

Many COVID-19 experts believe Americans may ditch the mask rule soon

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention already says masks aren't needed outdoors for vaccinated people unless it's crowded.

published on : 13th May 2021

Official: Chinese vaccines' effectiveness low 

Chinese vaccines “don’t have very high protection rates,” said the director of the China Centers for Disease Control, Gao Fu, at a conference Saturday in the southwestern city of Chengdu.

published on : 11th April 2021