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CDC warns contagious UK COVID variant likely to be dominant strain in US by March

The coronavirus variant that was first identified in the United Kingdom is now spreading rapidly in the U.S and it will likely become the dominant strain in the US by March.
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According to CDC more than 90,000 people could die from COVID-19 in next 3 weeks

More than 90,000 people could die from coronavirus in the next three weeks, according to a forecast published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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CDC urges Americans to wear masks indoors when not at home

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now recommending universal mask wearing at all times outside one’s home including indoors. Read the full story now.
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Coronavirus quarantine period can be reduced to 10 or 7 days: CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday announced it was shortening the recommended quarantine period for people who have been exposed to coronavirus.
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CDC panel says healthcare workers, nursing homes should get vaccine first

A CDC committee issued recommendations today advising that healthcare workers and nursing home staff and residents should be at the front of the line when the first coronavirus vaccine shots become available.
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CDC expected to recommend COVID-19 vaccine priorities, though no clear answers yet

A CDC committee will meet Tuesday to vote on who should get a coronavirus vaccine first, after it is approved by the FDA. The federal government has said 40 million vaccine doses could be available by the end of December.
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Employees working in an office rather than remotely may increase their risk of getting COVID: CDC Study

Since the onset of COVID-19 in March, workplaces have implemented measures to reduce the spread of the virus. In a study, the CDC found people who commuted to work were more likely to get COVID compared to those who worked from home. Read more now.
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CDC investigating multi-state E. coli outbreak that left 10 hospitalized

Health officials have launched an investigation into a multi-state outbreak of E.Coli. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), at least 23 people have fallen ill. Read more now.
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10 hospitalized, 1 dead in multi-state Listeria outbreak linked to deli meat: CDC

The CDC is warning of a Listeria outbreak believed to be linked to deli meat that has sickened 10 people across multiple states. The agency issued a warning about the outbreak on Friday. Get more info now!
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What the CDC’s updated definition of a COVID-19 ‘close contact’ means

Earlier this week, the CDC released a new definition of what it means to be in “close contact” with someone who has been infected with the novel virus.
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