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CDC updates COVID-19 mask guidance: Everything you need to know

CDC updates COVID-19 mask guidance: Everything you need to know

If you've been fully vaccinated against the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that you can stop wearing your face mask in the majority of situations. The new guidance, which first leaked earlier today, underscores the importance of getting vaccinated against the virus and the role it plays in returning to normal.

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PSA: Fake COVID-19 vaccination cards could be a crime

PSA: Fake COVID-19 vaccination cards could be a crime

An FBI announcement made clear this late winter/early spring that fake COVID-19 vaccination record cards are illegal. If you make or buy a fake COVID-19 vaccination record card, wrote an FBI representative, "you endanger yourself and those around you, and you are breaking the law." Further, the FBI and HHS-OIG recommend that you do NOT post photos of your legitimate vaccine card to social media - people are using said photos to fake their own cards and commit fraud.

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CDC says US has hit another major COVID-19 vaccine milestone

CDC says US has hit another major COVID-19 vaccine milestone

The US has hit a new milestone with its COVID-19 vaccination effort. As of late last week, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, roughly 100 million people in the nation have been fully vaccinated against the novel coronavirus, while more than 143 million people have received at least one dose.

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Older vaccinated adults are much less likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19

Older vaccinated adults are much less likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19

A new CDC assessment has been published that found fully vaccinated adults 65 and older are 94 percent less likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19. The CDC says that both mRNA COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna that are authorized and recommended in the US have been shown to protect against COVID-19 related hospitalizations among adults 65 and older.

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CDC outdoor mask rules relaxed: The new COVID-19 guidance

CDC outdoor mask rules relaxed: The new COVID-19 guidance

Fully vaccinated people can stop wearing masks outdoors in most situations, the CDC has recommended, updating its recommendations as increasing numbers of the US population have been immunized against the coronavirus. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has gradually been easing its stricter precautions as vaccination levels spread, though there are still circumstances where greater caution is required.

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CDC says 39% of people in US have had at least one COVID-19 vaccine shot

CDC says 39% of people in US have had at least one COVID-19 vaccine shot

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its COVID-19 numbers this weekend, revealing a slow but steady trend upward in cases over the past several days. As well, the agency has published its data on the US vaccination rate as of late Saturday, April 17, revealing that more than 205,000,000 vaccine doses have been administered.

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We need a COVID-19 blood clot and vaccine breakthrough reality check

We need a COVID-19 blood clot and vaccine breakthrough reality check

People vaccinated against COVID-19 can still catch coronavirus and some immunizations carry an increased risk of blood clots, new research confirms, but officials maintain that the benefits still significantly outweigh the risks. The ongoing studies - running in parallel to COVID-19 vaccinations, as healthcare providers attempt to slow the global pandemic - underscore the need for comparative nuance when it comes to deciding about whether to get a vaccine shot.

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US halts J&J one-shot COVID-19 vaccinations over “extremely rare” clot risk

US halts J&J one-shot COVID-19 vaccinations over “extremely rare” clot risk

US immunizations with the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine have been put on hold, as the CDC and FDA assesses six reported cases of rare blood clotting in America. The J&J Jannsen vaccine has been administered more than 6.8 million times in the US so far, since the one-shot drug received authorization under the FDA's pandemic EUA program.

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CDC’s latest COVID-19 update: Vaccines and variants take center stage

CDC’s latest COVID-19 update: Vaccines and variants take center stage

The CDC published its COVID-19 weekly review on Friday, revealing that as of the end of the week, more than 174 million vaccine doses have been administered in the US, including more than 66 million people who are now fully vaccinated. As well, the agency discusses the SARS-CoV-2 variants circulating in the US and explains why it is important to 'remain vigilant.'

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CDC tells Americans to avoid travel to Canada even if fully vaccinated

CDC tells Americans to avoid travel to Canada even if fully vaccinated

A significant portion of the US has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and many more will be added to the numbers in the next few weeks. This, naturally, raises questions about travel and what a vaccinated person can safely do following the vaccination waiting period. According to the CDC, a trip to Canada shouldn't be on your list -- even if you're fully vaccinated.

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The CDC just changed the COVID-19 travel rules for fully vaccinated people

The CDC just changed the COVID-19 travel rules for fully vaccinated people

New COVID-19 travel recommendations by the US CDC have given the green light to fully vaccinated people to get back on planes or take other trips, though pandemic precautions should still be observed the agency warns. The new guidance from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention acknowledges that fully-vaccinated travelers are both less likely to get, and to spread, COVID-19.

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COVID-19 joined these two diseases as top cause of US deaths in 2020

COVID-19 joined these two diseases as top cause of US deaths in 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has published its provisional mortality data on the leading causes of death in the US last year. Having claimed around 375,000 lives, the CDC says that COVID-19 was the third-highest cause of death in the United States in 2020, coming in third only to heart disease and cancer.

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