Stories tagged: "CDC"


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A Vaccinated Arizona Lawmaker Got COVID, But Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Skip the Vaccine

Out of the nearly 2.3 million people Arizonans fully vaccinated, less than .05% have been diagnosed with COVID. Arizona Rep. Alma Hernández announced last week that she had been diagnosed with COVID-19.  While that isn’t surprising more than a year into the pandemic, Hernandez’s case is notable because she’s already received both doses of the...

A medical professional heads to the parking lot  at BoJangles Arena  in Charlotte to administer the Covid-19 vaccine to a patient in their vehicle. Photo by Grant Baldwin for Courier Newsroom.
A Meaningful Milestone: Teachers in at Least One NC County Get Vaccinated

Revised state guidelines moved NC teachers up in priority for the COVID-19 vaccine, with vaccinations already happening in at least one Eastern North Carolina school district.

Since January, the president has tried to convince the public that the coronavirus will simply go away on its own at least 38 times.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
A Long Yet Somehow Incomplete List of Times Trump Downplayed the Virus

Since January, the president has tried to convince the public that the coronavirus will simply go away on its own at least 38 times. To help make sense of these moments, here is a timeline breaking down the several instances the president has denied the severity of the virus.

President Donald Trump removes his mask as he stands on the Blue Room Balcony upon returning to the White House after leaving Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Trump announced he tested positive for COVID-19 on Oct. 2.
White House Cherry Picks When to Contact Trace, Putting Vets’ Families in Danger

The Trump administration discreetly warned a veterans group of potential COVID-19 exposure from a White House event five days before the president announced his positive diagnosis to the public. This is the first-known notice given to visitors of the White House where more than 34 staffers have reportedly tested positive for the coronavirus.

First Grade teacher Dianna Accordino with the disinfectant mist sprayer for her classroom. (Photo by Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images)
Trump Officials Pushed CDC to Release Data Downplaying Risk of Reopening Schools

Former White House official says political staff pushed for a "snazzy, easy-to-ready document" showing lower infection rate among children.

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Experts Say COVID-19 Can Be Transmitted Through the Air—Despite CDC’s Latest Reversal

“Thanks to the CDC for making an already confusing issue even more confusing,” one virologist tweeted.

Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) has announced a House investigation into reports that Trump appointees have altered CDC reports to benefit the president. (Graeme Jennings/Pool via AP)
House Democrats to Investigate Trump Aides Tampering With CDC’s Coronavirus Reports

House Democrats have announced an investigation into Trump appointees tampering with CDC reports. According to sources, scientific reports have been doctored to promote Trump's narrative.