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December 24

“Every dose that these hospitals and clinics have is going into people’s arms,” Nebraska doctor says 

The safest way to celebrate New Year’s Eve is with your household or virtually, CDC says

December 21

Viruses mutate often, and research is underway to determine what new UK variant means, WHO official says 

US Health Secretary says he looks forward to receiving Moderna vaccine in coming days 

The first wave of Moderna vaccines will go to more sites than the Pfizer vaccine 

December 20

White House vaccine chief explains why states haven’t received number of vaccines promised

December 16

2 million Pfizer doses and 5.9 million Moderna doses allocated for next week, US health secretary says 

20 million doses of Moderna vaccine will be delivered by end of month, Operation Warp Speed official says 

“Vaccine confidence is surging,” US health secretary says

December 15

Here’s Fauci’s message to people concerned about vaccine safety when it was developed so quickly 

December 14

Discussions about when Biden will take the vaccine are happening now, Fauci says

December 13

FDA commissioner says “we’ll be hearing very soon” from CDC director on the Covid-19 vaccine 

Covid-19 vaccine is being studied in children now, FDA chief says 

FDA chief says it’s his “greatest hope” that Covid-19 vaccinations start in the US on Monday

December 10

Today’s FDA vaccine committee meeting is “an important step in the process,” Hahn says in statement

“It’s a really important day for all of America,” FDA commissioner says 

FDA’s initial assessment of Pfizer’s vaccine is that it meets criteria, commissioner says 

December 9

Fauci: “I think everybody uniformly needs to admit that we have a real problem” 

FDA will look at data on allergic reactions to Covid-19 vaccine, US health secretary says

Vaccines will begin moving within 24 hours of authorization, distribution official says 

Over half of Americans say they would get a first-generation Covid-19 vaccine, new poll finds 

December 8

US has to overcome Covid-19 denial and pull together, Fauci says 

White House vaccine czar: “We will be getting vaccine to the people who need them as soon as possible”

Operation Warp Speed knows “exactly” where states want Pfizer vaccine to be distributed, general says 

People need to take the 2 doses of Pfizer vaccine “to feel confident that they’re protected at 95%,” CEO says 

Messaging on Covid-19 needs to be uniform “from the top right down,” Fauci says

December 7

This surge is different because “it’s really about health care capacity,” Surgeon General says 

Christmas “could be even more of a challenge” thank Thanksgiving, Fauci says

US Surgeon General: “we need you to hang on just a little bit longer because we’ve got vaccines coming”

Fauci says coronavirus test positivity in schools is really low

The pandemic is bad now, but “the middle of January could be a really dark time for us,” Fauci says

December 6

Scientific advisor hopes for a significant decrease in mortality in the elderly by end of January 

Operation Warp Speed official praises Biden’s plan for Americans to mask up for 100 days

December 3

Black, Hispanic and Native American workers and their families face greater coronavirus exposure risks, report finds 

The holiday season is coming, and the CDC wants Americans to postpone travel and stay home 

December 2

CDC says 14-day Covid-19 quarantine can be shortened to 7 to 10 days 

Don’t expect full sports stadiums until at least the end of the summer, Dr. Fauci says 

‘Fake news’ about a Covid-19 vaccine has become a second pandemic, Red Cross chief says 

CDC urges Americans to postpone travel and stay home ahead of winter holidays 

CDC: The best way to protect yourself and others is to postpone holiday travel 

December 1

Former CDC director cautions that Covid-19 vaccination program may have “bumps in the road”

Moderna’s president is optimistic FDA will be supportive of their Covid-19 vaccine candidate

November 29

Top health officials agree Americans who traveled for Thanksgiving should get tested. But this is where they differ. 

It’s “not too late at all for us to do something about” the pandemic, Fauci says

There should be enough vaccines for 20 million Americans by the end of year, Giroir says

Fauci says Americans should have confidence in the Covid-19 vaccine distribution plans

Birx says she hopes to being briefing the Biden team on Monday

White House testing czar says he’s confident the administration’s vaccine distribution plan will work 

Fauci expresses concern about US health systems as the pandemic persists

November 27

Trump says Covid-19 vaccine will start being delivered “in the next week and the week after”

Targeted Covid-19 vaccination may be needed, WHO official says 

More information is needed about different AstraZeneca vaccine dosing regimens, WHO officials say

November 25

Fauci says he’s worried about what US Covid-19 case numbers will look like 3 weeks after Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is tomorrow. Here’s Dr. Fauci’s final message to Americans.

Younger children will join coronavirus vaccine trials, FDA official says 

November 24

61% of Americans changed their Thanksgiving plans due to Covid-19 spikes, new poll finds 

Minneapolis doctor wipes away tears in describing Covid-19’s toll on hospital workers

51% of Americans say they are likely to take a first-generation Covid-19 vaccine, new poll finds 

November 23

Fauci says some people are experiencing “effects that we’re concerned about” after recovering from Covid-19

“Many Americans could take one simple step to protect themselves: Buy a better mask,” former FDA commissioner says 

“When they tell me I can get a vaccine, I will get it,” US Surgeon General says 

November 22

White House vaccine chief says first Americans could be vaccinated next month 

White House vaccine czar says political pressure had nothing to do with Operation Warp Speed timeline

Fauci: “We need to get as many people as possible vaccinated”

Fauci says he would have “no hesitation” to take a Covid-19 vaccine

Former FDA commissioner says he thinks Covid-19 vaccine will be given annually “until we learn more”

November 19

Delirium may be a primary symptom of Covid-19 in older adults, study finds 

November 18

Millions of children have missed routine vaccinations during the pandemic, insurance data shows 

November 17

More Americans see normal activities as risky, new poll finds 

More Americans are now willing to get a vaccine for Covid-19, polling finds 

WHO: Moderna vaccine results “quite encouraging,” but questions remain 

Fauci says it’s OK to celebrate vaccine news — but don’t let up on public health measures

“Try as best as possible to keep the schools open,” Fauci says 

Dr. Fauci says his Thanksgiving is “going to change significantly this year”

Vaccines won’t work unless enough people get them, Fauci says 

November 16

Countries letting coronavirus go unchecked are “playing with fire,” WHO director-general says 

“This is really a historic day,” Health secretary says after Moderna announces vaccine results 

US Health secretary says Moderna’s vaccine is “more flexible.” Here’s why.

November 15

Fauci: ‘It would be better’ if government health officials could start working with incoming Biden-Harris administration

Fauci says the nation could start getting back to relative normality by April or July 

November 13

US President-elect’s adviser says Biden won’t “shut the whole country down”

November 12

Biden adviser: US lockdown of four-to-six weeks could drive down Covid-19 numbers 

Fauci doubts Covid-19 will be eradicated but remains optimistic about vaccine 

Mental health-related ER visits suggest children and teens are at risk, CDC research finds 

November 9

Tens of millions at higher risk for Covid-19 were essential workers who couldn’t work from home — or lived with one 

November 8

Fauci says Covid-19 symptoms last “well beyond what you’d expect” from a viral syndrome

November 5

People who tested positive for Covid-19 were more likely to report going to a workplace, rather than teleworking, study says 

WHO says coronavirus can be beat — but prepare for the next pandemic now 

November 2

El Paso to get fourth mobile morgue as it opens civic center as overflow medical facility 

People who have Covid-19 or who have been exposed can vote in person, CDC says 

“It’s not too late” to suppress transmission of coronavirus, WHO director general says 

US CDC says its Covid-19 quarantine recommendations do not preclude people from voting 

October 27

Coronavirus cases are truly up and it’s not just because of more testing, Trump’s testing czar says

Giving up control of the virus is daO director general says 

October 21

More than 2.5 million years of life have been lost to the pandemic in the US, study says 

October 19

“The next 6 to 12 weeks are going to be the darkest of the entire pandemic,” expert says 

October 15

Fauci slams idea of herd immunity: Letting “things rip” without protection is “ridiculous”

October 12

A ‘second wave’ of mental health devastation due to Covid-19 is imminent, experts say 

US sees 20% more deaths than expected this year, most due to Covid-19, research finds 

October 8

More people are remembering to wash their hands, research finds 

October 5

Fauci says he doesn’t want to comment on Trump’s Sunday SUV ride 

Regeneron president says “not appropriate” to comment about when White House asked for experimental treatment

October 1

Loss of smell could be a ‘highly reliable indicator’ of Covid-19, research says 

September 23

WHO calls for countries to act against misinformation during the Covid-19 pandemic 

September 22

CDC abruptly removes guidance about airborne coronavirus transmission, says update ‘was posted in error’

People at any age with underlying conditions are in the risk group for serious disease, Fauci says

Fauci says aerosol transmission of Covid-19 “doesn’t change anything we’ve been saying”

September 21

In nursing homes and assisted living communities, minorities suffer most from Covid-19, research says 

Covid-19 Prevention Network to encourage Black people to participate in vaccine trials 

CDC reverts to previous language about how coronavirus is transmitted, saying it was “posted in error” 

Trump’s vaccine chief: We’ll know about vaccine efficacy between October and January 

“There’s an unmistakable spike in new infections,” former FDA commissioner says

September 20

Updated CDC guidance acknowledges coronavirus can spread through the air 

September 18

Rising Covid-19 hospitalizations could overburden systems as countries enter flu season, WHO says

September 16

Federal government details plans to distribute free Covid-19 vaccines

CDC director says Covid-19 vaccine for general public likely to be available in 2021

It will take 6 to 9 months to get the American public vaccinated, CDC director says

US health official denies he has been asked to test less

September 15

Some pediatricians refuse to treat kids if parents reject vaccines, study finds 

Bill Gates calls US response to Covid-19 “shocking” and “mismanaged”

Bill Gates says he thinks US will come around to funding Covid-19 vaccines for poor countries

WHO official says countries need to choose what’s important: Bars or schools?

September 13

Pfizer CEO says there is a “good chance” company will know if a vaccine works by the end of October

September 9

Covid-19 vaccine is a “critical” part of the solution to the pandemic, but not a magic bullet, expert says

Risk of getting Covid-19 in the hospital is low, study finds

September 8

Stay-at-home orders tied to drop in Covid-19 spread 

9 vaccine makers sign safety pledge in race for Covid-19 vaccine 

Vaccine developers deemed it “critical” to reiterate their commitment to ethics, Pfizer CEO says

Coronavirus has disrupted care for other diseases globally, Fauci says

We should continue to encourage people to get the flu vaccine, Fauci says

College students should be isolated on campus, Fauci says

FDA head says he will use Twitter to highlight his agency’s vaccine work

September 7

It is highly unlikely that food is a source of Covid-19 contamination, experts say 

September 4

New White House coronavirus adviser says he’s a ‘straight shooter’

Russia’s Covid-19 vaccine generated an immune response, study says 

US vaccine adviser says he would have joined global effort if it was his choice 

Covid-19 vaccine development has benefited from past experiences with viruses, Trump vaccine adviser says 

Trump’s vaccine chief says he would resign if there was undue interference in Covid-19 vaccine process

Fears about coronavirus’ impact on malaria haven’t been realized, WHO says

September 3

New prescriptions for hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine surged in March and April, research shows 

September 2

Common steroids reduce deaths among critically ill Covid-19 patients, new analysis confirms 

Covid-19 cases in US children have increased 17% over two weeks, report says 

Fauci calls for a full-court press on Covid-19 ahead of flu season 

NIH director “surprised” by uproar around convalescent plasma statement 

“It’s the worst thing you could do,” Fauci says of sending infected children home from college campuses 

“You don’t want to be someone who’s propagating the outbreak,” Fauci warns ahead of Labor Day weekend 

Fauci reiterates optimist for a coronavirus vaccine by the end of the year 

September 1

Fauci on his relationship with Trump: “We’re all on the same team” 

August 31

Cell phone location data could help predict Covid-19 trends, new research finds 

Emergency use authorization of a coronavirus vaccine should not be done lightly, WHO scientist says 

August 30

36 states report a total of 8,700 Covid-19 cases at colleges and universities; country nears 6 million

August 28

Covid-19 has disproportionately impacted those living with developmental disabilities 

August 27

WHO recommends testing even more people for coronavirus 

August 26

Moderna says vaccine data shows it is well tolerated across all age groups 

August 25

Coronavirus disrupting polio vaccination efforts in Africa, WHO regional director says 

August 23

Twitter hits Trump for ‘misleading health claims’ that could dissuade people from voting 

August 19

Doctors’ warning: Prepare now for how to deal with Covid-19 during hurricane season 

August 18

Study finds possible coronavirus spread on airplane 

Saliva tests are important, and the technique may work well for surveillance testing, official says 

Trump administration official says testing alone can’t take on the coronavirus 

Getting vaccinated for the flu this year is particularly important, WHO official says 

US part of intense global collaboration on Covid-19, Fauci says 

August 17

Study finds racial and ethnic disparities in Covid-19 hospitalizations 

The US has had the worst response to Covid-19 of any major country, expert says 

August 13

American Academy of Pediatrics releases new guidance on face coverings and testing for children 

Coronavirus Taskforce member says testing capacity and testing needs are 2 different things 

US needs to make sure it never again is “this underprepared for an emergency,” former CDC director says 

US is doing the “appropriate amount of testing” to reduce Covid-19 spread, HHS official says 

August 12

Over 900 health care workers have died from coronavirus. A new database tells their stories.

Rapid facility-wide testing in nursing homes can help control Covid-19’s transmission, study says 

August 11

Reopening schools and virtual learning: Experts offer valuable insight 

Nursing home residents on dialysis treatments could be at greater risk for Covid-19, research finds 

Russia “certainly not ahead of us” when it comes to vaccines, former FDA head says 

US health secretary: “The point is to have a vaccine that is safe,” not be first 

Taiwan has used effective but strong measures to combat Covid-19, US health official says 

US Food and Drug Administration releases guidance for temporary production of hand sanitizer

Former FDA commissioner says he wouldn’t take Russian vaccine 

August 7

There are two big problems with contact tracing in the US, former government official says 

August 6

Coronavirus stresses Americans more than others, study finds 

For contact tracing to work, it has to be communication properly to those who need it, organization says 

WHO director-general hopes the US will reconsider it’s withdrawal from the organization 

Covid-19 “pushed the limits of health systems” and left “no country untouched,” WHO chief says 

August 5

Summer camp outbreak may no be an example of what could happen when schools open, official says 

August 4

Jails can spread coronavirus to nearby communities, study finds 

Governors from 6 states join to expand antigen testing to slow Covid-19 spread 

August 3

Covid-19 fatality ratio of 0.6% “may not sound like a lot, but it is quite high,” WHO expert says

Quick coronavirus test results are “very important,” WHO official says 

Covid-19 is having a “direct, negative impact” on health systems around the world, WHO official says 

“Everyone is feeling the fatigue of this pandemic, but we have a long way to go,” WHO official says 

WHO official to US residents: “Be part of this fight with us” 

August 2

Hydroxychloroquine is not recommended as a Covid-19 treatment, coronavirus testing czar says 

Mitigation measures are more important than contact tracing during outbreaks, Giroir says 

Birx says that reopening schools in areas with Covid-19 increases should be done cautiously 

July 31

NIH invests $248.7 million to fund technology that could improve Covid-19 testing 

July 30

Bill Gates says other nations had better coronavirus responses than US 

Other countries beat the US in setting up strong models of Covid-19 response, Bill Gates says 

Young people are also at risk of severe disease from Covid-19, WHO officials say 

WHO releases policy brief on preventing and managing Covid-19 in long-term care facilities 

“The pandemic does not mean life has to stop,” WHO director-general says 

A disease like Covid-19 exploits all the vulnerabilities in health care systems, WHO official says 

WHO officials reflect on Covid-19 pandemic 6 months after public health emergency declared 

The NBA’s success shows how everyone needs more access to Covid-19 testing, Fauci says 

Today marks 6 months since Covid-19 was declared a public health emergency of international concern 

July 29

The US needs to reset its response to Covid-19, report says 

A vaccine that stops severe illness from Covid-19 would still be a success, expert says 

These 5 principles could stop coronavirus surges, Fauci says 

July 28

Operation Warp Speed accelerating every part of vaccine development, except safety and efficacy, adviser says 

Fauci says hydroxychloroquine is not effective in treating Covid-19 

“We just can’t afford” another Covid-19 surge, Fauci says 

July 27

Thursday will mark 6 months since Covid-19 was declared a public health emergency of international concern 

July 26

Each community should make a determination on reopening schools, US health official says 

Trust is very important in the vaccine process, former CDC director says 

Reopening schools is not “one size fits all,” coronavirus task force member says 

White House coronavirus task force member says that he won’t be happy until testing is under control 

The US government has invested in coronavirus contact tracing, health official says 

The US has enough tests to achieve testing goals, White House coronavirus task force member says 

July 25

Fauci says he has a good relationship with Trump and they had a “nice, long” talk recently 

Fauci says it’s not necessary to shut down the country, but some places can take a step back 

July 24

A vaccine could stop Covid-19 “dead in its tracks,” Fauci says 

Face mask safety: Two or three layers best to protect against virus, study finds

July 23

Quarantine mandates can send coronavirus patients into hiding, WHO says

WHO is always ready to provide assistance to any of it’s member states, officials say

There is still “intense transmission” of Covid-19 in a relatively small group of countries, WHO says

July 22

Pfizer and US government reach $1.95 billion deal to produce millions of Covid-19 vaccine doses

US government and Pfizer reach agreement to produce millions of Covid-19 vaccine doses

US health secretary says Pfizer vaccine investment is “historic”

Vaccines sponsored by the US government will be free or affordable, health secretary says

Commercial scale vaccines for Covid-19 are already being made, HHS Secretary says

“We are going as quickly as we possibly can” on vaccine development, Fauci says

Fauci says there is “not a chance” he would walk away from the Covid-19 challenge

Fauci says he goes to the White House almost every day to meet with the coronavirus task force

Phase 3 trials will watch for possibility of vaccine induced enhancement of infection, Fauci says

July 21

Oxford vaccine is safe and induces immune response, early research suggests, but more research is needed

More than 1 in 5 US homes don’t meet quarantine guidelines set by officials, research says

Covid-19 is “exacerbating and exploiting” pre-existing health conditions, US Surgeon General says

July 20

US Covid-19 surge being approached with “extreme seriousness,” White House task force member says

Getting retested for Covid-19 multiple times is completely unnecessary, US health official says

July 19

Masks being politicized is bizarre, NIH Director says

The average testing delay is too long, NIH Director says

US is on a good path when it comes to vaccines, NIH Director says

CDC adds cancer patients to its list of those at increased risk of severe illness from Covid-19

July 17

A combination of community measures are needed to keep Covid-19 under control, WHO official says

Fauci’s boss says idea of firing or demoting him is “unimaginable”

July 16

Quick testing is needed for coronavirus contact tracing to be most effective, research finds

July 14

CDC Director says the American public is getting closer to accepting masks

Most US counties “are in a position to reopen their schools,” CDC head says

Point of care testing could help reduce the burden on testing labs, US health official says

Science, not politics, is the only valid reason for changing school guidelines, former CDC directors say

July 13

Some states we from shutdown to “complete throwing caution to the wind,” Fauci says

Protecting yourself is the best way to reopen the country, Fauci says

“There will be no return to the old normal for the foreseeable future,” WHO director-general says

Understanding of Covid-19 transmission still limited, WHO says

1 in 3 young adults vulnerable to severe Covid-19 – and smoking plays a big part, research finds

July 10

These are the key things to consider when reopening US schools, according to professional associations

July 9

The health effects of Covid-19 go far beyond the virus, WHO says

States bordering Covid-19 hotspots states are “quite vulnerable,” Fauci says

CDC director says no revised school guidelines despite Trump’s push

July 8

Coronavirus may have arrived in the US from China, but most of the spread was domestic, model suggests

July 7

South Korean nightclubs were source of at least 246 cases of Covid-19, research finds

Regeneron starts Phase 3 trial of Covid antibody drug that might treat and prevent infection, company says 

July 6

Medical associations urge Americans to continue Covid-19 preventive measures

Covid-19 antibody drugs moves into phase 3 trials, 2,000 US patients expected to enroll

July 2

Facebook and Instagram to send users to CDC for Coronavirus information

July 1

CDC does not recommend universal testing for K-12 staff and students

June 30

Traveler from the US infects 71 people in China with Covid-19, research finds

June 29

CDC official calls spread of Covid-19 in US “discouraging”

New Hampshire testing program aims to identify symptomless carriers

Getting the flu vaccine this year is more important than ever, CDC official says

Classroom contact could lead to transmission of Covid-19, CDC research suggests

Americans must “act responsibly” by wearing masks, Health Secretary says

Here’s how much Covid-19 drug remdesivir will cost you

June 24

Health expert says its worse to keep schools closed than to open them safely

New report details how schools can be opened safely

Covid-19 is as hard to fight as a leaky bucket is to fix, expert says

Experts say people “will have to be very careful” assuming weather will play role in coronavirus transmission

June 23

Institutional racism contributes to Covid-19’s “double whammy” impact on the Black community, Fauci says

Texas governor to residents: “the safest place for you is at your home”

Two dozen US Public Health officials have left their roles during the Covid-19 pandemic

Some public health officials are resigning amid threats during the Covid-19 pandemic

June 16

Self-isolation and contact tracing most effective at reducing transmission of Covid-19, research finds

People under the age of 20 are half as likely to contract Covid-19, researchers estimate

More staff needed to support Us-Mexico border, officials say

June 15

Former FDA head says he would “certainly counsel against” attending political rallies

Red Cross now testing all blood donations for Covid-19 antibodies

June 11

Food industry must take responsibility for obesity’s role in Covid-19 pandemic, researchers say

People are sleeping more during Covid-19 pandemic, research finds

Former CDC Director says the US is “giving too much weight to numbers that have little meaning”

June 10

Study will evaluate drugs prescribed to children with Covid-19

Nurses were not ready for the pandemic, new report concludes

June 4

CDC Director says flu vaccine will be important defense against coronavirus in upcoming months

New Federal testing protocol aims to address disparities, CDC Director says

CDC Director shakes head at image of crowds at Lake of the Ozarks

June 2

Farm workers at extra risk for Covid-19, CDC says in new guidance

May 29

Acute Kidney Injury may be higher than expected in Covid-19 patients, research finds