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  • Transcript of CDC Update on COVID-19 - - January 6, 2021

    Transcript of CDC Update on COVID-19 - - January 6, 2021

    Transcript of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Update on COVID-19 - - January 6, 2021 | site |




    (Information contained in Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] press release dated: January 6, 2021)




    Please Note: This transcript is not edited and may contain errors.


    OPERATOR: AT THIS TIME, ALL PARTICIPANTS ARE ON LISTEN-ONLY MODE. SO, IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ASK A QUESTION, PLEASE PRESS STAR AND THEN ONE.

    TODAY’S CONFERENCE IS BEING RECORDED. IF YOU HAVE ANY OBJECTIONS, YOU MAY DISCONNECT AT THIS TIME. AND NOW I WOULD LIKE TO TURN THE MEETING OVER TO MR. BENJAMIN HAYNES. SIR YOU MAY BEGIN.

    HAYNES: THANK YOU, BRITTANY. AND THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO HAS JOINED US FOR TODAY’S BRIEFING TO DISCUSS VACCINE SAFETY. WE ARE JOINED BY THE DIRECTOR OF CDC’S NATIONAL CENTER AND IS SENIOR FEDERAL OFFICIAL LEADING TODAY’S VACCINE EFFORTS. WE WILL BE JOINED BY DR. TOM CLARK,
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  • U.S. Small Business Administration Launches Largest Expansion of Women’s Business Centers in 30 Years

    U.S. Small Business Administration Launches Largest Expansion of Women’s Business Centers in 30 Years | site |


    20 Women’s Business Centers to Open Across America Supporting Women-Owned Small Businesses


    (Information contained in U.S. Small Business Administration [SBA] press release dated: January 4, 2021)

    Washington - - The U.S. Small Business Administration today announced grant funding and the historic launch of 20 new Women’s Business Centers (WBC) across America to serve rural, urban and underserved communities alike. The opening of the 20 new WBCs is the largest single expansion of WBCs across America in its 30-year tenure, and these centers will be pivotal to the success of women-owned businesses as they continue to recover during this time. The WBCs will be hosted in rural and underserved markets and widen the footprint and partnership with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). “Over the past severa...
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  • Transcript of CDC Update on COVID-19 - - December 30, 2020

    Transcript of CDC Update on COVID-19 - - December 30, 2020

    Transcript: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Update on COVID-19 - - December 30, 2020 | site |




    (Information contained in Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] press release: December 30, 2020)



    Please Note: This transcript is not edited and may contain errors.

    OPERATOR: WELCOME AND THANK YOU FOR STANDING BY. ALL LINES HAVE BEEN PLACED IN A LISTEN ONLY MODE FOR TODAY’S PREPARATION. THE CALL IS BEING RECORDED. IF YOU HAVE ANY OBJECTIONS, YOU MAY DISCONNECT AT THIS TIME. I WILL NOW INTRODUCE YOUR CONFERENCE HOST, MR. BENJAMIN HAYNES. YOU MAY BEGIN.

    HAYNES: THANK YOU EVERYONE WHO HAS JOINS US TO DISCUSS TWO, NEW VARIANTS OF THE VIRUS THAT CAUSES COVID-19 AS WELL AS COVID-19 VACCINES. WE ARE JOINED BY DR. HENRY WALKE, THE INCIDENT MANAGER FOR CDC’S COVID-19 RESPONSE AND DR. NANCY MESSONNIER, DIRECTOR CDC’S NATIONAL CENTER FOR IMMUNIZATION AND RESPIRATORY DISEASES, AND THE SENIOR FEDERAL
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  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2020 in Review

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2020 in Review

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2020 in Review | site |



    (Information contained in Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] press release: December 29, 2020)

    In 2020 CDC worked around the clock – and around the globe – to protect Americans from health threats. While the COVID-19 pandemic has dominated the news, a number of other public health and scientific advancements are worth highlighting.

    “This has been a year of challenges, but also of innovation, modernization, and advancement in public health,” said Dr. Robert R. Redfield, CDC Director. “I am hopeful for the future and the months to come as CDC continues to secure the safety of the American people and this Nation.”


    Fighting the COVID-19 Pandemic

    As 2020 draws to a close, COVID-19 cases and deaths continue to rise across the United States. This is the worst pandemic to hit Americans in over 100 years. CDC urges everyone to help us stop...
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  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Launches Single Access Point to all VA Contact Centers

    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Launches Single Access Point to all VA Contact Centers | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs press release: December 16, 2020)

    Washington - - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today, the formal launch of 1-800-MyVA411 (1-800-698-2411), a single access point to all VA contact centers.

    The number is available 24 hours-a-day, 365 days-a-year to serve Veterans, their families, caregivers and survivors.

    Responding to Veteran feedback on the challenges of knowing the right number for VA assistance, 1-800-MyVA411, serves all members of the Veteran community seeking information or help. Veterans and their families can still reach the Veterans Crisis Line directly at 1-800-273-8255 and pressing 1, by Chat or by texting 838255. The White House VA Hotline is also still available at 1-855-948-2311 for Veterans and their families to share compliments
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  • CDC expands Local Area Health Estimates to Include Data for the Entire U.S.

    CDC expands Local Area Health Estimates to Include Data for the Entire U.S.

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expands Local Area Health Estimates to Include Data for the Entire U.S. | site |


    New PLACES data help inform local health decisions


    (Information contained in Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] press release: December 9, 2020)

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced the expansion of the 500 Cities Project, a 2016 initiative to provide city- and neighborhood-level health estimates for a large portion of the nation’s population. The project is being renamed PLACES, and now provides Population Level Analysis and Community Estimates to the entire United States to show the prevalence of chronic diseases and the health impacts on underserved communities. Many Americans face health-related challenges like chronic respiratory diseases, heart disease, diabetes, and obesity that put them at increased risk for severe illness from diseases such as COVID-19
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  • CDC Statement Regarding ACIP Recommendations

    CDC Statement Regarding ACIP Recommendations

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Statement regarding Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) Recommendations | site |



    (Information contained in Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] press release: December 3, 2020) CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield would like to thank the ACIP for all of their work in crafting these recommendations as interim guidance that both 1) health care personnel and 2) residents of long-term care facilities be offered COVID-19 vaccine in the initial phase of the vaccination program. Dr. Redfield supports their recommendations and has signed the memo and accepted these interim recommendations. Dr. Redfield looks forward to future recommendations that, based on vaccine availability, demonstrate that we as a Nation also prioritize the elderly (>70 yo) who reside in multi-generation households. Often our Hispanic, Black and Tribal Nations families care for their elderly in multigenerational house...
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  • CDC says 50.6 Million U.S. Adults Currently Use Tobacco Products

    CDC says 50.6 Million U.S. Adults Currently Use Tobacco Products

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 50.6 Million U.S. Adults Currently Use Tobacco Products | site |


    Cigarettes remain most used tobacco product in 2019


    (Information contained in Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] press release: November 19, 2020)

    Findings from a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report released today show that approximately 1 in 5 U.S. adults reported currently using a tobacco product in 2019, with about 80% of those adults reporting that they use combustible products such as cigarettes. To assess recent national estimates of tobacco product use among U.S. adults 18 years or older, CDC analyzed data from the 2019 National Health Interview Survey. The survey measured use of five tobacco products: cigarettes, cigars (cigars, cigarillos, or filtered little cigars), pipes (regular pipes, water pipes, or hookahs), e-cigarettes, and smokeless tobacco (ch
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  • CDC says Ebola Outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo Ends

    CDC says Ebola Outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo Ends

    U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says Ebola Outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo Ends | site |


    (November 18, 2020) - - Today the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published the following information: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) joins the global public health community in marking the end of the Ebola Virus Disease (Ebola) outbreak in Equateur Province. Today marks 42 days, or two incubation periods, since the last survivor tested negative for the virus. This allows the DRC Ministry of Health (MOH) and the World Health Organization to officially announce the outbreak over. “This is a tremendous accomplishment, particularly in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said CDC Director Robert R. Redfield, M.D. “CDC congratulates the DRC Ministry of Health and partners who have worked tirelessly to overcome challenges and bring this Ebola outbreak to an end.” Reaching this milestone is a gre...
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  • CDC issues Cruise Line Crew Member Disembarkation Rules and Guidelines

    CDC issues Cruise Line Crew Member Disembarkation Rules and Guidelines

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issues Cruise Line Crew Member Disembarkation Rules and Guidelines | site |



    (November 11, 2020) - - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published "Crew Disembarkations through Commercial Travel" and "Criteria for Commercial Transport of Crew" rules and guidelines.

    Included in the CDC's published rules and guidelines is the following statement:


    "CDC is allowing crew members to disembark from all cruise ships in U.S. waters with certain precautions."

    The published rules and guidelines may be viewed at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019...al-travel.html or press HERE



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  • CDC Investigation Notice - - - CDC investigating outbreak of E. coli infections

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    CDC Investigation Notice - - - CDC investigating outbreak of E. coli infections

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Investigation Notice: CDC investigating outbreak of E. coli infections | site |


    (November 10, 2020) - - Today the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published the following information:

    A CDC Investigation Notice regarding a multistate outbreak of E. coli 0157:H7 infections has been posted.

    Key points:
    • Twelve people infected with the outbreak strain of E. coli have been reported from six states. Five people have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.
    • On November 6, 2020, Tanimura & Antle recalled its packaged single-head romaine lettuce after officials in Michigan identified E. coli 0157:H7 in the romaine lettuce during routine sampling.
    • Whole genome sequencing showed that the sample of romaine was the same as the strain identified among ill people associated with this outbreak. However, this data alone is not enough to prove a link in the outbreak.
    • The investigation
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  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Releases Toolkit to Accelerate State Efforts to Rebalance Long-term Care Systems

    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Releases Toolkit to Accelerate State Efforts to Rebalance Long-term Care Systems and Enhance Home and Community-Based Services for Eligible Medicaid Beneficiaries | site |



    (November 2, 2020) - - Today, November 2, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services published the following information: The Trump Administration and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) are delivering on their commitment to foster innovation in Medicaid by providing states with new tools to help beneficiaries return home from institutional settings without sacrificing safety or quality of care. Today, CMS launched a new toolkit designed for state Medicaid agencies to strengthen their infrastructure and develop robust home and community-based services (HCBS) for eligible beneficiaries. This toolkit is the latest in a series of CMS efforts to promote high quality, person-centered HCBS to safely transition older adults and individ...
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  • CMS’ New One-Stop Nursing Home Resource Center Assists Providers, Caregivers, Residents

    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services New One-Stop Nursing Home Resource Center Assists Providers, Caregivers, Residents | site |


    (October 30, 2020) - - The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services published today, October 30, 2020, the following information: Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) launched a new online platform - the Nursing Home Resource Center - to serve as a centralized hub bringing together the latest information, guidance and data on nursing homes that is important to facilities, frontline providers, residents and their families, especially as the fight against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) continues. Previously, individuals seeking information specific to nursing homes needed to navigate to several disparate webpages and spent valuable time looking for answers. With the onset of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE), quick access to up-to-date information and resources, including the 24 guidance documents r...
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  • CDC Opens New South America Regional Office in Brazil

    CDC Opens New South America Regional Office in Brazil

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Opens New South America Regional Office in Brazil | site |


    (October 29, 2020) - - Today, October 29, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published the following information: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today opened its new South America regional office in Brasilia, Brazil. The new regional office strengthens CDC’s ability to meet its mission of protecting Americans by responding more rapidly to health threats wherever they occur and building key relationships to tackle shared health priorities. “The United States is one of the strongest advocates of global health security in the world, in addition to being the single largest bilateral health donor, and these commitments have special importance within our own hemisphere,” Health and Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar II said at the opening event. “Creating the CDC South American Regional Office is vital to building a ...
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  • CDC Media Telebriefing Transcript on Operation Warp Speed

    CDC Media Telebriefing Transcript on Operation Warp Speed

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Media Telebriefing Transcript on Operation Warp Speed | site |


    (October 23, 2020) - - Today, October 23, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published the following Telebriefing Transcript on Operation Warp Speed:

    (Please Note: This transcript is not edited and may contain errors.)




    [Dr. Robert Redfield] Are you mine? Ok great. Good afternoon and thank you Secretary Azar for joining us today at CDC headquarters. It’s a privilege to have you with us and we appreciate your leadership throughout this unprecedented response. COVID-19 is the most significant public health challenge our country’s faced in more than a century and the pandemic is not over. Earlier this week COVID virus cases reached over 40 million globally. Here in the United States, we’re approaching a critical phase. In a few moments Dr. Jay Butler, CDC’s Deputy Director for Infectious Dise...
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    Transcript of CDC Update on COVID-19 - - January 6, 2021
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    Transcript of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Update on COVID-19 - - January 6, 2021 | site |




    (Information contained in Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] press release dated: January 6, 2021)




    Please Note: This transcript is not edited and may contain errors.


    OPERATOR: AT THIS TIME, ALL PARTICIPANTS ARE ON LISTEN-ONLY MODE. SO, IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ASK A QUESTION, PLEASE PRESS STAR AND THEN ONE.

    TODAY’S CONFERENCE IS BEING RECORDED. IF YOU HAVE ANY OBJECTIONS, YOU MAY DISCONNECT AT THIS TIME. AND NOW I WOULD LIKE TO TURN THE MEETING OVER TO MR. BENJAMIN HAYNES. SIR YOU MAY BEGIN.

    HAYNES: THANK YOU, BRITTANY. AND THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO HAS JOINED US FOR TODAY’S BRIEFING TO DISCUSS VACCINE SAFETY. WE ARE JOINED BY THE DIRECTOR OF CDC’S NATIONAL CENTER AND IS SENIOR FEDERAL OFFICIAL LEADING TODAY’S VACCINE EFFORTS. WE WILL BE JOINED BY DR. TOM CLARK,
    ...
    01-07-2021, 06:39 AM
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    U.S. Small Business Administration Launches Largest Expansion of Women’s Business Centers in 30 Years
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Small Business Administration Launches Largest Expansion of Women’s Business Centers in 30 Years | site |


    20 Women’s Business Centers to Open Across America Supporting Women-Owned Small Businesses


    (Information contained in U.S. Small Business Administration [SBA] press release dated: January 4, 2021)

    Washington - - The U.S. Small Business Administration today announced grant funding and the historic launch of 20 new Women’s Business Centers (WBC) across America to serve rural, urban and underserved communities alike. The opening of the 20 new WBCs is the largest single expansion of WBCs across America in its 30-year tenure, and these centers will be pivotal to the success of women-owned businesses as they continue to recover during this time. The WBCs will be hosted in rural and underserved markets and widen the footprint and partnership with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). “Over the past severa...
    01-05-2021, 03:30 AM
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    Transcript of CDC Update on COVID-19 - - December 30, 2020
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Transcript: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Update on COVID-19 - - December 30, 2020 | site |




    (Information contained in Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] press release: December 30, 2020)



    Please Note: This transcript is not edited and may contain errors.

    OPERATOR: WELCOME AND THANK YOU FOR STANDING BY. ALL LINES HAVE BEEN PLACED IN A LISTEN ONLY MODE FOR TODAY’S PREPARATION. THE CALL IS BEING RECORDED. IF YOU HAVE ANY OBJECTIONS, YOU MAY DISCONNECT AT THIS TIME. I WILL NOW INTRODUCE YOUR CONFERENCE HOST, MR. BENJAMIN HAYNES. YOU MAY BEGIN.

    HAYNES: THANK YOU EVERYONE WHO HAS JOINS US TO DISCUSS TWO, NEW VARIANTS OF THE VIRUS THAT CAUSES COVID-19 AS WELL AS COVID-19 VACCINES. WE ARE JOINED BY DR. HENRY WALKE, THE INCIDENT MANAGER FOR CDC’S COVID-19 RESPONSE AND DR. NANCY MESSONNIER, DIRECTOR CDC’S NATIONAL CENTER FOR IMMUNIZATION AND RESPIRATORY DISEASES, AND THE SENIOR FEDERAL
    ...
    12-31-2020, 03:56 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2020 in Review
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2020 in Review | site |



    (Information contained in Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] press release: December 29, 2020)

    In 2020 CDC worked around the clock – and around the globe – to protect Americans from health threats. While the COVID-19 pandemic has dominated the news, a number of other public health and scientific advancements are worth highlighting.

    “This has been a year of challenges, but also of innovation, modernization, and advancement in public health,” said Dr. Robert R. Redfield, CDC Director. “I am hopeful for the future and the months to come as CDC continues to secure the safety of the American people and this Nation.”


    Fighting the COVID-19 Pandemic

    As 2020 draws to a close, COVID-19 cases and deaths continue to rise across the United States. This is the worst pandemic to hit Americans in over 100 years. CDC urges everyone to help us stop...
    12-30-2020, 08:37 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Launches Single Access Point to all VA Contact Centers
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Launches Single Access Point to all VA Contact Centers | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs press release: December 16, 2020)

    Washington - - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today, the formal launch of 1-800-MyVA411 (1-800-698-2411), a single access point to all VA contact centers.

    The number is available 24 hours-a-day, 365 days-a-year to serve Veterans, their families, caregivers and survivors.

    Responding to Veteran feedback on the challenges of knowing the right number for VA assistance, 1-800-MyVA411, serves all members of the Veteran community seeking information or help. Veterans and their families can still reach the Veterans Crisis Line directly at 1-800-273-8255 and pressing 1, by Chat or by texting 838255. The White House VA Hotline is also still available at 1-855-948-2311 for Veterans and their families to share compliments
    ...
    12-18-2020, 04:52 PM

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