Published: July 31, 2021
"High viral loads suggest an increased risk of transmission and raised concern that, unlike with other variants, vaccinated people infected with Delta can transmit the virus," said CDC Director Rochelle Walensky.
Published: July 29, 2021
They thought the worst of the coronavirus pandemic was behind them. The vaccines were here, the masks could come off. A summer slowly returning to normal seemed within reach. Then came the hyper-transmissible delta variant - and with it, this week, a call from health officials for everyone to start masking up indoors again in places where viral transmission is high.
Published: May 25, 2021
Vaccine safety experts are studying a small number of cases of heart muscle inflammation that have been reported in multiple countries among young people who had recently received their second dose of one of the coronavirus vaccines.
Published: May 14, 2021
WASHINGTON - Americans who are fully vaccinated can go without masks or physical distancing in most cases, even when they are indoors or in large groups, federal officials said Thursday, paving the way for a full reopening of society.
Published: April 29, 2021
With some countries rapidly inoculating their populations against the coronavirus, and pandemic fatigue deepening, a common question has reverberated around the world: When can the masks come off?
Published: April 28, 2021
WASHINGTON - Federal health officials said Tuesday that fully vaccinated people should feel free to go without masks outdoors when walking, jogging or biking, or dining with friends at outdoor restaurants - a milestone development for tens of millions of pandemic-weary Americans after more than a year of masking up and locking down.
Published: April 15, 2021
WASHINGTON - A federal vaccine advisory committee said Wednesday it wanted more data before deciding whether to resume use of Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus vaccine, leaving in place a pause that federal officials had recommended because of a rare and severe type of blood clot identified so far among six of the 7.5 million people who received the shot.
Published: March 09, 2021
WASHINGTON - Federal health officials released guidance Monday that gives fully vaccinated Americans more freedom to socialize and engage in routine daily activities, providing a pandemic-weary nation a first glimpse of what a new normal may look like in the months ahead.
Published: March 01, 2021
WASHINGTON - A federal advisory panel voted unanimously Sunday to recommend the nation's third coronavirus vaccine for people 18 and older, opening the way for the one-shot, easier-to-use Johnson & Johnson vaccine to be administered starting this week.