CDC Awards $3 Billion to Expand COVID-19 Vaccine Programs

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…

Community Use of Cloth Masks to Control the Spread of SARS-CoV-2

Scientific Brief: Community Use of Cloth Masks to Control the Spread of SARS-CoV-2

Scientific Brief: Community Use of Cloth Masks to Control the Spread of SARS-CoV-2 | Masks are primarily intended to reduce the emission of virus-laden droplets (“source control”), which is especially relevant for asymptomatic or presymptomatic infected wearers who feel well and may be unaware of their infectiousness to others, and who are estimated to account for more than 50% of transmissions.1,2 Masks also help reduce inhalation of these droplets by the wearer (“filtration for personal protection”). The community benefit of masking for SARS-CoV-2 control is due to the combination of these effects; individual prevention benefit increases with increasing numbers of people using masks consistently and correctly.

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Travelers From United Kingdom to U.S. Must Test Negative for COVID-19

Today, President Trump is taking another step to protect the health of the American people by requiring air passengers arriving from the United Kingdom (U.K.) to test negative, via PCR or…