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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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  • Federal Railroad Administration Announces Landmark Achievement with Full Implementation of Positive Train Control 

    Federal Railroad Administration Announces Landmark Achievement with Full Implementation of Positive Train Control | site |



    (Information contained in Federal Railroad Administration press release dated: December 29, 2020) Washington - - The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announced today that positive train control (PTC) technology is in operation on all 57,536 required freight and passenger railroad route miles, prior to the statutory deadline of December 31, 2020, set by Congress. In addition, as required, FRA has certified that each host railroad’s PTC system complies with the technical requirements for PTC systems. Furthermore, railroads have reported that interoperability has been achieved between each applicable host and tenant railroad that operates on PTC-governed main lines. “Achieving 100 percent PTC implementation is a tremendous accomplishment and reflects the Department’s top priorities – safe...
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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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  • 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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  • Transcript for CDC Telebriefing on the COVID-19 Outbreak

    Transcript for CDC Telebriefing on the COVID-19 Outbreak

    Transcript for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Telebriefing on the COVID-19 Outbreak | site |



    (Information contained in Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] press release: December 2, 2020)


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

    OPERATOR: GOOD MORNING. WELCOME TO TODAY’S CONFERENCE CALL. AT THIS TIME YOUR LINES HAVE BEEN PLACED ON LISTEN ONLY UNTIL THE QUESTION AND ANSWER PORTION OF OUR CALL. AT WHICH TIME YOU WILL BE PROMPTED TO PRESS STAR ONE ON YOUR TOUCHTONE PHONE. PLEASE ENSURE YOUR LINE IS UNMUTED AND RECORD YOUR NAME AND AFFILIATION TO BE INTRODUCED TO ASK YOUR QUESTION. YOU WILL BE LIMITED TO ONE QUESTION FOR TODAY’S CONFERENCE. THE CONFERENCE IS BEING RECORDED. IF YOU HAVE ANY OBJECTIONS YOU MAY DISCONNECT AT THIS TIME. I WILL TURN THE CONFERENCE OVER TO OUR HOST MR. BEN HAYNES. YOU MAY PROCEED.

    HAYNES: THANK YOU, JILL. THANK YOU ALL FOR JOINING US TODAY
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  • Federal Railroad Administration Publishes Railroads’ Third Quarter 2020 Positive Train Control Implementation Status Updates

    Federal Railroad Administration Publishes Railroads’ Third Quarter 2020 Positive Train Control Implementation Status Updates | site |


    PTC systems governing operations on 99.6% of all 57,537 PTC-mandated route miles


    (Information contained in Federal Railroad Administration [FRA] press release: November 18, 2020) WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today released a quarterly status update on railroads’ self-reported progress, as of September 30, 2020, toward fully implementing positive train control (PTC) systems by December 31, 2020, as required by Congress. All railroads subject to the statutory mandate are currently operating PTC systems in revenue service or in advanced field testing, known as revenue service demonstration (RSD). As of September 30, PTC technology remains to be activated on approximately 223 required route miles, based on railroads’ Third Quarter 2020 PTC Progres...
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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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  • U.S. Surgeon General Releases Call to Action on Hypertension Control

    U.S. Surgeon General Releases Call to Action on Hypertension Control

    U.S. Surgeon General Releases Call to Action on Hypertension Control | site |


    High Blood Pressure Control IS Possible


    (October 7, 2020) - - On October 7, 2020 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published the following information:

    Today, Surgeon General VADM Jerome M. Adams, M.D., M.P.H., issued a Call to Action urging Americans to recognize and address hypertension control as a national, public health priority. The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Control Hypertension provides strategies for those on the frontlines of health care and public health to address this costly, dangerous and far too common chronic health condition.







    Hypertension,...
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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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  • 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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    Federal Railroad Administration Announces Landmark Achievement with Full Implementation of Positive Train Control 
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Federal Railroad Administration Announces Landmark Achievement with Full Implementation of Positive Train Control | site |



    (Information contained in Federal Railroad Administration press release dated: December 29, 2020) Washington - - The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announced today that positive train control (PTC) technology is in operation on all 57,536 required freight and passenger railroad route miles, prior to the statutory deadline of December 31, 2020, set by Congress. In addition, as required, FRA has certified that each host railroad’s PTC system complies with the technical requirements for PTC systems. Furthermore, railroads have reported that interoperability has been achieved between each applicable host and tenant railroad that operates on PTC-governed main lines. “Achieving 100 percent PTC implementation is a tremendous accomplishment and reflects the Department’s top priorities – safe...
    01-02-2021, 06:19 PM
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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
    CDC expands Local Area Health Estimates to Include Data for the Entire U.S.
    by Staff Reporter 1
    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
    ...
    12-09-2020, 09:28 PM

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