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Millions of fake N95 masks shipped to multiple states, feds say

Federal officials said Wednesday they have seized some 11 million fake N95 masks, including 1 million earlier today, as part of a federal investigation into the foreign-made knockoffs that have been distributed to hospitals, medical facilities, and beyond in at least five states.  The fake masks closely resemble N95 masks produced by Minnesota-based company 3M. The… Read More »

Rise in coronavirus hospitalizations threatens ICU bed capacity in hot-spot states

Certain parts of the country are beginning to see sharp increases in the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations. The trend is clustered around, but not limited to, the Midwest. In the week ending on the last day of September, 21 states saw hospitalizations rise by at least 10%: Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts,… Read More »

CDC Tells States How to Prepare for Covid-19 Vaccine by Early November

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has notified public health officials in all 50 states and five large cities to prepare to distribute a coronavirus vaccine to health care workers and other high-risk groups as soon as late October or early November. The new C.D.C. guidance is the latest sign of an accelerating race… Read More »

CDC: Salmonella Outbreak With 125 Sick In 15 States, What Is The Cause?

Salmonella bacteria has caused yet another outbreak. (Illustration: Getty) getty Salmonella, now we really know. My my, we could never let you go Just because the Covid-19 coronavirus is spreading, doesn’t mean that Salmonella will social distance itself from humans or simply go away. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced that… Read More »

Dr. Anthony Fauci says states like Florida have reopened too quickly

“There are some times when despite the guidelines and the recommendations to open up carefully and prudently, some states skipped over those and just opened up too quickly,” Fauci said. Fauci said on Podcast-19, FiveThirtyEight’s weekly podcast on Covid-19, that he thought in some respects Florida and Arizona’s reopening plans have contributed to the uptick… Read More »

More states reverse or slow reopening plans as coronavirus cases climb

Texas Governor Greg Abbott ordered bars to be closed by noon on June 26 and for restaurants to be reduced to 50% occupancy. Sergio Flores | AFP | Getty Images Governors in Washington, California, Florida and Texas are walking back some of their reopening plans as coronavirus cases rise in more than 30 states across… Read More »