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Robert R. Redfield: American medical researcher
Robert Ray Redfield Jr. is an American virologist. He is the current Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the current Administrator of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, having served in both positions since March 2018.

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Data says kids safest in school - CDC director [Video]

Data says kids safest in school - CDC director

Center for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Robert Redfield spoke against recent school closures due to rising coronavirus infections Thursday, saying "one of the safest places for kids is..

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CDC sees virus cases rising, vaccine by year end [Video]

CDC sees virus cases rising, vaccine by year end

The United States is likely to have enough safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines available to inoculate the most vulnerable Americans by the end of 2020, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar..

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Resurgence of US COVID-19 Cases Driven by Small Household Gatherings [Video]

Resurgence of US COVID-19 Cases Driven by Small Household Gatherings

The Director of the CDC, Doctor Robert Redfield, revealed that small gatherings are now an increasing source of coronavirus spread.

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The CDC chief lost his way during COVID-19. Now his agency is in the balance.

Director Dr. Robert Redfield compromised the CDC's scientific credibility during COVID pandemic. A new administration inherits a loss of public trust.
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Dr. Robert Redfield and Alex Azar discuss science, the CDC and COVID-19

CDC Director Dr. Robert R. Redfield and Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar discuss the importance of the CDC's science-driven response to COVID-19.  
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White House has two appointees controlling CDC messaging: AP

They watch the agency's director, Dr. Robert Redfield, as well as scientists, as the administration tries to downplay the pandemic, the sources say.
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Battered by Trump, Robert Redfield of the C.D.C. Faces Pressure to Speak Out

The agency prides itself on avoiding Washington partisanship. But the White House has successfully pushed the agency to revise guidelines on matters like school reopenings and church gatherings.
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"It is a slaughter": Infectious disease icon asks CDC director to expose White House, orchestrate his own firing

Public health titan wrote a private letter to CDC Director Redfield asking him to expose interference into COVID response and leave his post.
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Doctor discusses Americans' susceptibility to COVID-19

In a Senate hearing on Capitol Hill, Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, warned that most Americans - perhaps 90% - are still at risk of contracting the..
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CDC director warns 90% of U.S. population susceptible to COVID-19

CDC Director Robert Redfield is urging Americans not to let their guard down after preliminary findings from a new nationwide antibody study showed about 90% of Americans are still susceptible to the..
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President Trump contradicts health officials on vaccine distribution timeline

As the nation approaches 200,000 coronavirus deaths, President Trump continues to insist vaccines will be available for mass distribution by April, contradicting the claims of health officials. CDC..
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President Trump says there will be enough vaccine available by April

President Trump said Friday that there will be enough vaccine available to protect every American against the virus by April. His claim comes two days after he criticized CDC Director Dr. Robert..
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Trump says all Americans will have coronavirus vaccine by April, at odds with CDC timeline

Trump's assessment differs from the one offered by CDC director Robert Redfield, who said a vaccine could be available by late spring or next summer.
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When COVID testing was scarce, CDC director called in favor to help Nevada GOP leader

Director Robert Redfield's interference shows how political influence has penetrated the CDC, creating challenges for local health authorities.
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Rising tensions between Trump and CDC chief over vaccine timeline

There are rising tensions between President Trump and his CDC chief, Robert Redfield. Paula Reid reports.
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Donald Trump disputes health officials on timeline for vaccinations

donald trump disputes health officials on timeline for vaccinations
Openly contradicting his government’s top health experts, US president Donald Trump has predicted that a safe and effective vaccine against the coronavirus could be ready as early as next month and..
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President Trump contradicts CDC director on masks and vaccines hours after he testified to Congress

Just hours after CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield testified about the importance of wearing masks and a potential vaccine timeline, President Trump openly contradicted him at a White House press..
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Eye Opener: Trump clashes with CDC head on COVID-19 vaccine timeline

President Trump and CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield are at odds on a coronavirus vaccine timeline, the latter estimating it would not be widely available to the public until months into 2021. Also,..
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Coronavirus updates: Robert Redfield touts masks again, this time on Twitter; NCAA basketball sets Nov. 25 start date; 196K US deaths

Donald Trump blames 'blue states' for U.S. coronavirus death toll. Big Ten football, NCAA college basketball to return this fall. Latest COVID news.
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Trump says CDC Director Robert Redfield 'confused' about coronavirus vaccine, mask efficacy. Redfield responded.

Donald Trump took issue with CDC director Robert Redfield's comments that face masks are more effective than a vaccine at stopping spread of COVID.
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CDC director contradicts Trump on vaccine timeline and face masks

CDC director Robert Redfield contradicted President Trump during sworn testimony Wednesday. Redfield said face masks are an effective tool in fighting the coronavirus and a vaccine would not be widely..
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Trump questions CDC director's testimony on coronavirus vaccine timeline

President Trump said he thought the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Robert Redfield, was "confused" when he testified before senators earlier in the day that a..
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Teen e-cigarette use declined in 2020

teen e-cigarette use declined in 2020
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The number of high school and middle school students using e-cigarettes dropped off this year, declining from last year’s record high. Just under 20 percent..
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US states told be ready to distribute Covid-19 vaccine by Nov 1

us states told be ready to distribute covid-19 vaccine by nov 1
WASHINGTON: The Trump administration has urged US states to get ready to distribute a potential Covid-19 vaccine by November 1 -- two days before the presidential election. Dallas-based wholesaler..
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CDC director says U.S. could have "worst fall" ever

"This could be the worst fall from a public health perspective we've ever had," said CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield.
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Live Coronavirus News Updates

Dr. Robert R. Redfield, Dr. Anthony S. Fauci and other health officials are testifying before Congress. The European Union will allow visitors from 15 countries, but the U.S., Brazil and Russia..
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At Senate Hearing, Government Experts Paint Bleak Picture of the Pandemic

The downbeat assessment of Dr. Anthony S. Fauci and Dr. Robert R. Redfield contradicted President Trump’s growing insistence that the nation has put the coronavirus behind it.
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Dr. Anthony Fauci to testify to Senate hearing on reopening amid coronavirus

Anthony Fauci will appear before the Senate health committee along with CDC director Robert Redfield and FDA commissioner Stephen Hahn.
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As virus draws closer to him, Trump turns to 2020 and stokes fears about voter fraud

as virus draws closer to him, trump turns to 2020 and stokes fears about voter fraud
(CNN)As President Donald Trump has tried to move past the pandemic, it edged even closer into his inner circle of advisers Saturday with news that top members of the coronavirus task force will..
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CDC Director Redfield warns second coronavirus wave could be 'more difficult,' hit same time as flu

The CDC director warned if a second wave comes in the fall, "We're going to have the flu epidemic and the coronavirus epidemic at the same time."
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In the Eye of the Coronavirus Testing Storm: Robert Redfield of the C.D.C.

He has been cautious, technical and reserved in the face of intense criticism for his agency’s delay in rolling out widespread testing for the infection.
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CDC's Redfield: 4,856 people tested for coronavirus in U.S. public health labs

Around 4,900 people had been tested for coronavirus in U.S. public health labs as of Monday, Robert Redfield, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a congressional..
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U.S. CDC aggressively evaluating whether coronavirus survives on surfaces: agency chief

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) director Robert Redfield told the U.S. Congress on Thursday that his agency is aggressively evaluating how long coronavirus can survive and be..
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CDC director says risk to U.S. public from coronavirus is low

The risk to the U.S. public from the coronavirus outbreak is low, Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said on Friday.
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