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Will the CDC ever rise again?

I hate to say this, but I fear it is over. For our entire relationship, I have looked to the CDC to guide and educate me. I have put my faith in their recommendations. I have defended their stances on everything from obesity to Lyme disease to influenza across decades. I have done so because… Read More »

Concerns rise that the system for diagnosing epidemics is failing

Bloomberg—How big is the coronavirus outbreak? A lot bigger than we were initially told, it turns out. On Thursday, confirmed cases of Covid-19 in China’s Hubei Province—the epidemic’s epicenter—jumped by almost 15,000. It’s not that there was a sudden wave of new infections. Rather, the increase reflects a change in how China counts patients; it… Read More »

Novavax shares rise after deal to provide 60 million doses of coronavirus vaccine to U.K.

Dr. Sonia Macieiewski (R) and Dr. Nita Patel, Director of Antibody discovery and Vaccine development, look at a sample of a respiratory virus at Novavax labs in Rockville, Maryland on March 20, 2020, one of the labs developing a vaccine for the coronavirus, COVID-19. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds | AFP | Getty Images Novavax shares rose Friday after… Read More »

Coronavirus Task Force’s Dr. Birx tells 9 cities ‘get on top of it’ as positive cases rise

White House coronavirus task force coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx told several state and local officials in nine cities seeing an increase trend in positive COVID-19 cases to “get on top of it” this week, according to multiple reports. Birx warned the leaders of the nine cities — Atlanta; Omaha, Neb.; Boston; Kansas City, Mo.;  Portland, Ore.; Baltimore, Chicago, Detroit and… Read More »