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Bombshell CDC report reveals 1-in-3 early COVID-19 tests failed

Bombshell CDC report reveals 1-in-3 early COVID-19 tests failed

Not only delayed, the first COVID-19 tests from the US CDC had a huge failure rate a new report claims, with leaked findings from within the agency suggesting that as many as 1-in-3 tests could fail. The revelation comes as new coronavirus cases in the US exceeded 106,000 a day across America, with total deaths now numbering more than 233,000.

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Latest 6 COVID-19 CDC rules are pretty simple

Latest 6 COVID-19 CDC rules are pretty simple

The CDC's latest update to its "How Coronavirus Spreads" guidance includes a list of 6 rules to follow to best protect yourself and others. The list is just about the most concise and simple-to-follow set of best practices released during this global pandemic thus far. It all centers on the fact that COVID-19 spreads through the air VIA respiratory systems, and that wearing a mask prevents respiratory droplets from traveling into the air and onto other people.

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CDC warns deli meats linked to serious illness and at least one death

CDC warns deli meats linked to serious illness and at least one death

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has linked deli meats sold in multiple states with a serious foodborne illness that has claimed at least one life. A total of 10 cases have been reported under this outbreak, according to the agency, all of which required hospitalization. At this point in time, experts have linked the foodborne illness specifically with Italian-style meats like salami.

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COVID-19 airborne transmission is a risk, CDC confirms [Update]

COVID-19 airborne transmission is a risk, CDC confirms [Update]

The CDC has confirmed that COVID-19 can be spread through airborne transmission, officially acknowledging which situations are more high-risk during the pandemic. Until now, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had been cautious about confirming fears that even six feet of distance between people may be insufficient to stop the transmission of coronavirus, and that in some settings infectious particles can linger for hours.

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CDC warns dried fungus is behind a multi-state outbreak in the US

CDC warns dried fungus is behind a multi-state outbreak in the US

According to a new food safety alert from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, dried fungus has been linked to a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella in the United States, prompting a recall of the products. Wismettac Asian Foods has voluntarily recalled dried wood ear mushrooms (aka, dried black fungus / dried fungus) and the CDC is urging consumers to avoid eating the product due to the risk of illness.

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CDC warns COVID-19 pandemic could result in a deadly Halloween

CDC warns COVID-19 pandemic could result in a deadly Halloween

October is nearly upon us and it'll naturally bring with it a variety of spooky events and festivities. While the theme of death that permeates Halloween is in good fun, this year may actually be deadly for those who decide to participate in social events, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has warned. The pandemic is still underway and it will soon be joined by the flu season in many regions, making such gatherings particularly risky for those who participate and those who come into contact with careless partygoers.

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The CDC just changed COVID-19 testing guidelines with huge implications

The CDC just changed COVID-19 testing guidelines with huge implications

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning Americans that they should be tested for COVID-19 if they are exposed to someone who is infected regardless of whether they're showing symptoms. This is a reversal of the previous recommendation that testing is unnecessary for someone who doesn't show symptoms of the disease even if they've had close contact with an infected person.

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Latest CDC warning reveals common activity linking many COVID-19 cases

Latest CDC warning reveals common activity linking many COVID-19 cases

There are a number of risk factors for contracting the novel coronavirus behind COVID-19, and the CDC has issued a warning about one of them in its latest advisory. As it turns out, a large number of people who eventually contract COVID-19 had one particular activity in common before showing symptoms: they all went to restaurants within two weeks of developing the illness.

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The CDC just rewrote the US airport rules for COVID-19 travel

The CDC just rewrote the US airport rules for COVID-19 travel

New rules concerning who can enter the US during the COVID-19 pandemic have been rolled out, with the CDC tearing up its old policy and replacing it with one that focuses less on coronavirus screening. The updated process kicks in on September 14, 2020, and will end enhanced entry health screening for passengers arriving in the US from countries with known COVID-19 hotspots.

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Study reveals a good reason to wear face masks instead of shields

Study reveals a good reason to wear face masks instead of shields

We've all heard by now that you should be wearing face masks when in public to help curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, but what about face shields? Some people have turned to these shields as a more comfortable alternative to wear during the day, particularly while at work, but are they effective? Yet another study finds that you should avoid face shields unless you add one particular element to them.

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CDC Director gives flu shot warning – and a big COVID-19 prediction

CDC Director gives flu shot warning – and a big COVID-19 prediction

Flu season vaccinations may already be available, but the CDC's Director has cautioned against being too eager to get the shot, amid ongoing concerns that influenza and COVID-19 could cause a perfect storm of sickness this winter. Speaking on a call, CDC chief Dr. Robert Redfield advised against immediately getting a flu shot, while doubling-down on recommendations that could not only help prevent coronavirus but influenza too.

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All the recalled onions you can’t eat: Salmonella Summer 2020

All the recalled onions you can’t eat: Salmonella Summer 2020

Earlier this month we reported an onion recall that was part of an investigation into a potential Salmonella outbreak. Here on the 18th of August, 2020, the FDA, CDC, and public health and regulatory officials in the USA and Canada have expanded their investigation and confirmed an additional 229 ill people reported in this outbreak, 9 of whom were from states new to this investigation.

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