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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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  • 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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  • Veterans Affairs, American Lung Association partner to help Veterans diagnosed with Lung Disease

    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, American Lung Association partner to help Veterans diagnosed with Lung Disease | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, press release dated: December 18, 2020)

    Washington - - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced its partnering with the American Lung Association to help Veterans, diagnosed with lung disease, live healthier lives.

    The partnership will increase Veterans’ access to information about lung disease and resources. “This collaboration will promote effective coping strategies designed to slow the progression of lung disease and offer support networks to help Veterans and their caregivers,” said VA Secretary Robert Wilkie. “VA researchers are dedicated to learning more about diseases that impact both Veterans and humankind to help with prevention and treatment.” VA and the Lung Association will also join forces on tra
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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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  • NIH Researchers link Cases of ALS and FTD to a Mutation associated with Huntington’s Disease

    National Institutes of Health Researchers link Cases of ALS and FTD to a Mutation associated with Huntington’s Disease | site |




    NIH says previously unknown genetic connection could be a target for gene therapy.



    (Information contained in National Institutes of Health [NIH] press release: December 4, 2020) A study led by researchers at the National Institutes of Health has made a surprising connection between frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), two disorders of the nervous system, and the genetic mutation normally understood to cause Huntington’s disease. This large, international project, which included a collaboration between the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) and the National Institute on Aging (NIA), opens a potentially new avenue for diagnosing and treating some individuals with FTD or ALS. Several neurological disorders have been linked to “repeat expan...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Johns Hopkins Covid-19 Story Tip - - - Lessons From A Disease Of Aging May Block Coronavirus Infection

    Johns Hopkins Covid-19 Story Tip: Lessons From A Disease Of Aging May Block Coronavirus Infection | site |




    (October 20, 2020) - - Today, October 20, 2020, Johns Hopkins Medicine published the following information:


    "Our researchers are studying a potential connection between #COVID-19 and a premature aging disease called progeria. An enzyme linked to progeria may be able to defend against the virus that causes COVID-19." (Quote from Johns Hopkins Medicine)


    An enzyme linked to a premature aging disease called progeria may also defend against viruses, including SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19.

    The enzyme, called membrane-associated zinc metalloprotease ZMPSTE24, was discovered by the laboratory of Susan Michaelis, Ph.D. She has spent the last several decades studying the enzyme and its effect on a protein called lamin A, which is critical to maintaining the structure of the nucleus, a cell’s control center. M
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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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    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
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    Veterans Affairs, American Lung Association partner to help Veterans diagnosed with Lung Disease
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, American Lung Association partner to help Veterans diagnosed with Lung Disease | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, press release dated: December 18, 2020)

    Washington - - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced its partnering with the American Lung Association to help Veterans, diagnosed with lung disease, live healthier lives.

    The partnership will increase Veterans’ access to information about lung disease and resources. “This collaboration will promote effective coping strategies designed to slow the progression of lung disease and offer support networks to help Veterans and their caregivers,” said VA Secretary Robert Wilkie. “VA researchers are dedicated to learning more about diseases that impact both Veterans and humankind to help with prevention and treatment.” VA and the Lung Association will also join forces on tra
    ...
    12-26-2020, 10:07 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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