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That decision was kept under wraps among a small circle of top White House aides that night as they began making arrangements for the president to address the watershed moment the following day. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst(REUTERS)

CDC’s new mask change as a surprise, creates confusion for businesses

Bloomberg |
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2021 05:57 PM IST
  • The decision sparked confusion, as businesses weighed whether to immediately scrap mask requirements even though they have no way of knowing whether their staff and customers are vaccinated.
The resurgence of the virus, which causes severe bleeding and organ failure and is spread through contact with body fluids, has alarmed governments in the region and international health organizations, concerned that a major outbreak could overwhelm health infrastructures already battling a pandemic.(AFP)
The resurgence of the virus, which causes severe bleeding and organ failure and is spread through contact with body fluids, has alarmed governments in the region and international health organizations, concerned that a major outbreak could overwhelm health infrastructures already battling a pandemic.(AFP)

US CDC says risk of Ebola to the United States is extremely low

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 10:39 AM IST
Guinea started an Ebola vaccination campaign on Tuesday, the World Health Organization said earlier in the week, as authorities race to contain the first resurgence of the virus there since the world's worst outbreak in 2013-2016.
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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.
Only 19 percent of Juul’s followers were at least 21.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Only 19 percent of Juul’s followers were at least 21.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Teens made up most of e-cigarette maker Juul’s Twitter following - study

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2019 01:25 PM IST
Last year, an estimated 3.8 million middle and high school students used e-cigarettes, up from 2.1 million in 2017, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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