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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: United States government public health agency
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the leading national public health institute of the United States. It is a United States federal agency, under the Department of Health and Human Services, and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Trump to defy guidance on face masks [Video]

Trump to defy guidance on face masks

US president Donald Trump says he will not be wearing a face mask despite new expert medical advice for Americans to cover their faces in public due to Covid-19. Mr Trump says he could not envisage..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:58Published
Trump: Probably won't wear CDC-recommended coverings [Video]

Trump: Probably won't wear CDC-recommended coverings

The CDC on Friday recommended that Americans wear a cloth face covering to slow the transmission of the coronavirus, but U.S. President Donald Trump himself said it is voluntary advice, and that he..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:56Published
People Without COVID-19 Symptoms May Be Spreading The Virus Through Talking And Breathing [Video]

People Without COVID-19 Symptoms May Be Spreading The Virus Through Talking And Breathing

New research shows that talking, singing and possibly even breathing too close to people may spread the novel coronavirus. According to UPI, researchers in China say the spread may happen even before..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published
Taking 8,000 Steps a Day Can Extend Your Life, Research Says [Video]

Taking 8,000 Steps a Day Can Extend Your Life, Research Says

The study can be found in the 'Journal of the American Medical Association'. It was conducted by the National Institute on Aging, the National Cancer Institute. and the Centers for Disease Control and..

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO     Duration: 01:11Published
Explainer: How soap destroys COVID-19 coronavirus [Video]

Explainer: How soap destroys COVID-19 coronavirus

Washing your hands thoroughly with soap is one of the most effective ways to eliminate the coronavirus from your skin, according to Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control.

Credit: Reuters - 3D Animations (Next Me     Duration: 01:09Published
Trump tells Americans: "Use a scarf" [Video]

Trump tells Americans: "Use a scarf"

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday hailed his task force's mitigation measures to 'slow the spread' coronavirus, but stopped short of calling on Americans to wear face masks pending CDC guidance...

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Masks, gloves now littered across U.S. parking lots [Video]

Masks, gloves now littered across U.S. parking lots

Gear meant to limit exposure to the coronavirus - like masks, gloves and sanitizing wipes - are seen littered across U.S. parking lots, which is causing a concern among Americans about potential..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:10Published
Despite What The Internet Claims, Americans Aren't Expected To Wear Masks Everywhere [Video]

Despite What The Internet Claims, Americans Aren't Expected To Wear Masks Everywhere

Social media companies are fighting to contain misinformation about the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. However, there are always some unfortunate and alarming messages that go viral on the platforms...

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Your Phone May Be Helping The CDC Fight The Coronavirus Pandemic [Video]

Your Phone May Be Helping The CDC Fight The Coronavirus Pandemic

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has teamed up with state and local governments across America. According to Gizmodo, they aim to track people’s cellphone location data and trace the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published
Fauci warns U.S. could face 200,000 coronavirus deaths [Video]

Fauci warns U.S. could face 200,000 coronavirus deaths

U.S. deaths from coronavirus could reach 200,000 with millions of cases, the government's top infectious diseases expert warned on Sunday as New York, New Orleans and other major cities pleaded for..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:41Published
Cuomo: Trump 'really panicked' NY with quarantine idea [Video]

Cuomo: Trump 'really panicked' NY with quarantine idea

After U.S. President Donald Trump walked back the idea he floated a day before about a New York quarantine, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Sunday said the president "really panicked" New Yorkers...

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:49Published
U.S. slashed CDC staff inside China prior to outbreak [Video]

U.S. slashed CDC staff inside China prior to outbreak

The Trump administration cut staff by more than two-thirds at a key U.S. public health agency operating inside China, as part of a larger rollback of U.S.-funded health and science experts on the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:18Published
Labs in rush to develop test for coronavirus immunity [Video]

Labs in rush to develop test for coronavirus immunity

Laboratories are racing to produce a blood test for coronavirus antibodies, which would enable public health officials to screen people who have recovered from the illness and permit them to return to..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:35Published
Coronavirus RNA can last up to 17 days on surfaces [Video]

Coronavirus RNA can last up to 17 days on surfaces

According to the latest report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, RNA material from the coronavirus can last on some surfaces for longer than previous research has shown.

Credit: Reuters - 3D Animations (Next Me     Duration: 01:06Published
Funerals Are Now Taking Place Online Due to COVID-19 [Video]

Funerals Are Now Taking Place Online Due to COVID-19

Funerals Are Now Taking Place Online Due to COVID-19. Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advised funeral directors to move their services online.

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4 Pre-Existing Conditions That Make It Harder to Treat COVID-19 [Video]

4 Pre-Existing Conditions That Make It Harder to Treat COVID-19

The CDC reports that people with chronic medical conditions may be more at risk of becoming seriously ill from COVID-19.

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Jack Ma Africa donation to tackle 'looming disaster' of coronavirus [Video]

Jack Ma Africa donation to tackle 'looming disaster' of coronavirus

The first batch of supplies, donated by Chinese billionaire Jack Ma to tackle the coronavirus crisis in Africa, arrived in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on Sunday. David Doyle reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:32Published
Pence, his wife will be tested for coronavirus [Video]

Pence, his wife will be tested for coronavirus

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said he and his wife will be tested for the coronavirus later on Saturday after a member of his staff tested positive. Colette Luke has more.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:34Published
Amazon Delivery Drivers Beg Customers To Remain Inside [Video]

Amazon Delivery Drivers Beg Customers To Remain Inside

Business Insider reports that some Amazon drivers want customers to stop meeting them at the door to receive their packages, to help reduce the spread of coronavirus. An anonymous Amazon driver said,..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published
Younger Adults Are Big Portion of US Coronavirus Hospitalizations [Video]

Younger Adults Are Big Portion of US Coronavirus Hospitalizations

The revelation is the result of new data from the CDC released on Wednesday.

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How Long Does The Coronavirus Lasts On Surfaces? [Video]

How Long Does The Coronavirus Lasts On Surfaces?

The deadly Coronavirus is rapidly spreading to every corner of the world. According to the CDC, the virus is spread primarily through "person-to-person" contact with a cough or sneeze. Even if you're..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published
Representative Ben McAdams Becomes Second Congress Member To Test Positive For Coronavirus [Video]

Representative Ben McAdams Becomes Second Congress Member To Test Positive For Coronavirus

Rep. Ben McAdams of Utah became the second member of Congress to test positive for the coronavirus. According to Business Insider, the congressman said he first developed “mild cold-like symptoms.”..

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