Outgoing CDC director says resignation spurred by sense of accomplishment and exhaustion
The outgoing head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said her reasons for stepping down were complicated, driven in part by a desire to take a break from the frenetic pace of the job during a pandemic.
WHO, CDC: A record 40 million kids miss measles vaccine dose
The World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say measles immunization has dropped significantly since the coronavirus pandemic began, resulting in a record high of nearly 40 million children missing a vaccine dose last year.
After wave of cancellations, Delta sees recovery in 2022
Delta Air Lines is reporting a $408 million loss for the final quarter of 2021, dragged down by a COVID-19 surge that rocked the airline in December, and the carrier expects to suffer one more quarterly loss before travel picks up in the spring and summer.
Shorter COVID quarantines will help airports, hospitals, UM medicine professor says
The highly contagious omicron variant causes mostly milder COVID-19 symptoms and makes the patient more contagious for about five days — during the first few days before symptoms and up to three days afterward, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
US faces a double coronavirus surge as omicron advances
The new omicron coronavirus mutant speeding around the world may bring another wave of chaos, as it threatens to further stretch hospital workers already struggling with a surge of delta cases and upend holiday plans for the second year in a row.
Boosters will help but unvaccinated are a bigger problem, experts say
“Yeah, these people are going to be protected and the booster is going to likely help them, but the pandemic is still going to happen,” says Dr. Aarti Raja, associate professor of biological sciences at Nova Southeastern University.
Science teacher on mask mandate in Broward: ‘Risks are way too high; inconvenience is minimal’
Edward “Ed” Farrell said he felt a sense of relief when he learned the School Board of Broward County decided to mandate face masks again when students return to class for the 2021-22 school year on Aug. 18.