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  • Transgender Women Urgently Need More HIV Prevention and Treatment Services, New CDC Data Show April 15, 2021
    A CDC Report released in advance of National Transgender HIV Testing Day found that 4 in 10 transgender women surveyed in seven major U.S. cities have HIV.
  • Reported STDs Reach All-time High for 6th Consecutive Year April 13, 2021
    New data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that reported annual cases of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the United States continued to climb in 2019, reaching an all-time high for the sixth consecutive year.
  • FDA Media Briefing: Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine April 13, 2021
    A joint media briefing with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to discuss six reported cases of a rare type of blood clot in individuals who received the Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine.
  • Joint CDC and FDA Statement on Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine April 13, 2021
    As of April 12, more than 6.8 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen ) vaccine have been administered in the U.S. CDC and FDA are reviewing data involving six reported U.S. cases of a rare and severe type of blood clot in individuals after receiving the J&J vaccine.
  • Media Statement from CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, on Racism and Health April 8, 2021
    Today, Rochelle P. Walensky MD, MPH, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and administrator of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), declared racism a serious public health threat.
  • Federal Grantees May Now Use Funds to Purchase Fentanyl Test Strips April 7, 2021
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announced today that federal funding may now be used to purchase rapid fentanyl test strips (FTS) in an effort to help curb the dramatic spike in drug overdose deaths largely driven by the use of strong synthetic […]
  • CDC Awards $3 Billion to Expand COVID-19 Vaccine Programs April 7, 2021
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded funding to support local efforts to increase vaccine uptake by expanding COVID-19 vaccine programs and ensuring greater equity and access to vaccine by those disproportionately affected by SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
  • Nearly 80 percent of teachers, school staff, and childcare workers receive at least one shot of COVID-19 vaccine April 6, 2021
    Nearly 80 percent of Pre-K-12 teachers, school staff, and childcare workers received at least their first shot of COVID-19 vaccine by the end of March, according to the CDC’s latest estimates and survey data.
  • CDC Issues Next Phase of the Conditional Sail Order for Cruise Ship Operators April 2, 2021
    Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued the next phase of technical guidance under the Framework for Conditional Sailing Order (CSO) requiring cruise lines to establish agreements at ports where they intend to operate, implement routine testing of crew, and develop plans incorporating vaccination strategies to reduce the risk of introduction and spread […]
  • CDC Issues Updated Guidance on Travel for Fully Vaccinated People April 2, 2021
    Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its travel guidance for fully vaccinated people to reflect the latest evidence and science. Given recent studies evaluating the real-world effects of vaccination, CDC recommends that fully vaccinated people can travel at low risk to themselves. A person is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after […]

COVID-19 Press Release

Individuals, companies, and government institutions around the world have responded to the rising concern relating to the spread of COVID-19. It is of particular concern

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