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Draft CDC guidelines controversially conclude that N95 face masks are equivalent to looser surgical face masks in certain settings.
The vaccines tend to prevent infection for only a few months, but they offer longer protection against hospitalization and death.
Updated COVID vaccines will be available in some locations this week, with distribution increasing in the coming weeks.
Updated coronavirus vaccine is recommended for all adults and children ages 6 months and older.
People at lower risk may not need an updated booster, but without a CDC recommendation, insurance companies wouldn’t have to cover it.
Cohen now faces challenges on a national scale as she’s charged with fixing the CDC after its pandemic missteps.
The CDC’s flawed diagnostic test stymied national efforts to contain COVID-19 as the disease spread.
The confusion about what’s true—and who’s telling the truth—is of critical importance to public health.
Hepatitis A and B declined in 2021, but new hepatitis C cases have doubled since 2014.
Cuts in FY24 appropriations to agencies such as the National Cancer Institute and the CDC would reverse decades of progress.
Testing a single blood sample for HCV antibodies and HCV RNA can identify more people who need treatment.
The program, launching this fall, will help uninsured people and those whose insurance does not cover free vaccines.
Adults ages 60 and older should discuss the new vaccines with their health care providers.
A “jarringly low” proportion of people with HCV have been tested, treated and cured.
Why the American Cancer Society and ACS CAN support Biden’s pick of Mandy Cohen to lead the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Cohen, an internal medicine physician, will lead the nation’s public health agency.
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