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Trump says CDC will recommend face masks: Here’s what that means

Trump says CDC will recommend face masks: Here’s what that means

During a press briefing on Friday, President Trump claimed that the CDC plans to recommend that all Americans nationwide wear face masks when in public. The recommendation would represent a change from current guidance, which advises that the public only wear face masks when they are sick or showing symptoms of the coronavirus. During the briefing, Trump repeatedly said that the new guidance will be a recommendation, not a requirement.

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CDC chief drops tough coronavirus truths: Masks, timelines and symptoms

CDC chief drops tough coronavirus truths: Masks, timelines and symptoms

Coronavirus is probably three times as infectious as the flu, according to the director of the US CDC, and more people could be carriers of the virus without showing symptoms than previously expected. Concerns about so-called asymptomatic infection rates - where people have COVID-19, are contagious, but do not show the usual signs of that and thus aren't necessarily in quarantine - have fueled calls for more widespread testing in America to identify the true rate of community spread.

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FCC expands coronavirus (COVID-19) phone scams and texts list

FCC expands coronavirus (COVID-19) phone scams and texts list

The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to phone scammer schemes and malicious attempts to capitalize on panic. The FCC expanded their list of scam and hoax test messages, phone calls, and related media with new coronavirus-related instances that've appeared over the last couple of weeks. These scams range from offers for "free test kits" to a rumor that President Trump will be issuing a "mandatory quarantine" for the entire USA for a 2-week period (he hasn't.)

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CDC coronavirus self-checker launches to assess your symptoms

CDC coronavirus self-checker launches to assess your symptoms

The CDC has launched a coronavirus self-checker, allowing people who believe they may have been infected with COVID-19 to figure out the next steps in healthcare. The automated tool isn't designed to diagnose coronavirus, but could help triage potential new cases - as well as reassure those with atypical symptoms.

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CDC suggests postponing mass events until mid-May

CDC suggests postponing mass events until mid-May

As early as February, the threat of the novel coronavirus, which would be officially named COVID-19 eventually, put many large events and organizations to uncertainty. MWC 2020 in late February was canceled out of those concerns and things started downhill from there. Some organizers and individuals are still unsure whether to push through with plans or incur the costs of postponing or even canceling mass events. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or CDC not only recommends that you do but also that you hold off until after 8 weeks.

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CDC tells public to avoid popular mushrooms over deadly outbreak

CDC tells public to avoid popular mushrooms over deadly outbreak

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has revealed a new Listeria outbreak that has been linked back to a popular type of mushroom called 'enoki.' Unlike many types of edible mushrooms, enoki feature long white stems and very small caps. The public is told to throw away any of the recalled products they may have purchased, among other things.

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Coronavirus pandemic official: WHO chief criticizes “alarming levels of inaction”

Coronavirus pandemic official: WHO chief criticizes “alarming levels of inaction”

Coronavirus is officially a pandemic, the World Health Organization has confirmed today, as COVID-19 cases exceed 118,000 across 114 countries around the world. At the same time, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Director-General of the WHO, expressed concerns that the situation was not being taken seriously by every country.

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CDC warns public to throw away hard-boiled eggs over outbreak

CDC warns public to throw away hard-boiled eggs over outbreak

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning the public to throw away certain hard-boiled egg products they may have purchased in the last couple of months over a recent outbreak of Listeria. Though the agency notes that the outbreak itself has been resolved, the CDC warns that some people may still be in possession of some of these eggs, which could potentially make them sick.

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One million coronavirus test kit promise gets a reality check

One million coronavirus test kit promise gets a reality check

The ambitious coronavirus testing target of a million kits ready by the end of the week isn't going to be met, US lawmakers have admitted today, confirming that only a fraction of the COVID-19 tests will be ready by Friday. The Trump administration had previously promised to augment the CDC's limited number of official coronavirus test kits with a huge waving of testing capability in response to public health demand.

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Take coronavirus quarantine seriously warns CDC amid test confusion

Take coronavirus quarantine seriously warns CDC amid test confusion

The CDC is redoubling its warnings to take coronavirus quarantine seriously, highlighting the groups which are most at-risk as it responds to new reports out of China. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention maintains that its "aggressive containment measures" to prevent spread are still the best strategy, particularly given the absence of either a COVID-19 vaccine or specific treatment, but officials responded to concerns that the count of confirmed infected people in America may be misleading.

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Surgeon General: Stop buying masks, they won’t prevent coronavirus

Surgeon General: Stop buying masks, they won’t prevent coronavirus

The Office of the Surgeon General recently published a tweet reading, "Seriously people -- STOP BUYING MASKS!" The agency reiterates that face masks won't help protect someone from contracting the new novel coronavirus, which has spread into multiple countries and has popped up in various places around the United States. These masks, the Surgeon General states, should be reserved for healthcare workers.

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CDC warns E. coli infections linked to popular sandwich restaurant

CDC warns E. coli infections linked to popular sandwich restaurant

In a newly published Food Safety Alert, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has revealed that it is investigating an outbreak of E. coli infections that have been linked back to a popular fast-food chain. Key to the infections are the clover sprouts used by this company, according to the CDC, which says that related cases of E. coli have appeared in several states.

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