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CDC director Dr Rochelle Walensky stressed that the agency is asking people to take their health into their own hands by getting vaccinated.(AP)

CDC chief wants unvaccinated people to be ‘honest with themselves’. Here’s why

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kunal Gaurav | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 17, 2021 05:04 PM IST
  • According to the CDC, around 40 per cent of the US adult population is yet to receive at least one dose of vaccine against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19).
A healthcare worker administers a dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at a Veterans Affairs medical centre Covid-19 vaccination site in Washington, D.C.(Bloomberg)
A healthcare worker administers a dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at a Veterans Affairs medical centre Covid-19 vaccination site in Washington, D.C.(Bloomberg)

Fully vaccinated against Covid-19? Here’s CDC's list of dos and don’ts

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 09, 2021 03:57 PM IST
  • More than 305 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine has been administered globally so far, according to a scientific online publication Our World in Data.
Travelers who have been in the two central African countries within the past 21 days must fly to New York -JFK, Chicago, Atlanta, Washington Dulles, Newark or Los Angeles.(Unsplash)
Travelers who have been in the two central African countries within the past 21 days must fly to New York -JFK, Chicago, Atlanta, Washington Dulles, Newark or Los Angeles.(Unsplash)

New US CDC rules for DRC, Guinea travelers take effect Thursday

Reuters | , Washington
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 09:35 AM IST
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new public health requirements for US visitors who have recently been in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or Guinea because of concerns about Ebola.
Representational image.
Representational image.

US CDC sets guidance for schools to reopen safely in pandemic

Bloomberg |
UPDATED ON FEB 13, 2021 01:25 PM IST
The agency outlined mitigation strategies that include the proper use of masks, social distancing of six feet, strict cleaning and maintenance of classrooms, and rapid contact tracing.
A man blows his nose as he sits next to a statue of Mr Bean in Leicester Square as the number of coronavirus cases grow around the world, in London, Britain, March 17, 2020.(REUTERS)
A man blows his nose as he sits next to a statue of Mr Bean in Leicester Square as the number of coronavirus cases grow around the world, in London, Britain, March 17, 2020.(REUTERS)

Novel coronavirus can survive on surfaces or in air for several hours: Study

Washington | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAR 18, 2020 10:07 AM IST
The new coronavirus was detectable for up to two to three days on plastic and stainless steel, and for up to 24 hours on cardboard.
A Facebook mail processing warehouse near company headquarters was evacuated Monday as officials work to determine what caused mail to test positive for the nerve agent sarin.(Reuters File Photo)
A Facebook mail processing warehouse near company headquarters was evacuated Monday as officials work to determine what caused mail to test positive for the nerve agent sarin.(Reuters File Photo)

Facebook evacuates 4 buildings after possible nerve agent Sarin found on campus

Menlo Park | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2019 09:29 AM IST
The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says sarin is a chemical warfare agent that is a clear, colourless, odourless and tasteless liquid. It can evaporate into the environment, prompting symptoms within seconds.
‘13 Reasons Why’ associated with increase in youth suicide rates says study.(Katherine Langford/Instagram)
‘13 Reasons Why’ associated with increase in youth suicide rates says study.(Katherine Langford/Instagram)

‘13 Reasons Why’ associated with increase in youth suicide rates: Study

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2019 10:54 AM IST
Netflix’s uber-popular show ‘13 Reasons Why’ was responsible for a 28.9 percent increase in suicides among youth aged between 10 and 17 in the US in April 2017, according to recent findings.
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