Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC study finds racial, regional disparities as schools reopened for in-person learning

BY: - July 2, 2021

WASHINGTON — After last year’s abrupt shutdown of schools due to the coronavirus pandemic, increasing numbers of students returned to in-person learning. But a new study shows that racial and geographic gaps persisted as K-12 students went back to their classrooms — with non-Hispanic white kids more often the ones attending a brick-and-mortar school full-time in […]

For hundreds of thousands of Ohioans, the pandemic isn’t over. Is anybody thinking about them?

BY: - May 24, 2021

For hundreds of thousands of Ohioans, the pandemic isn't over. Is anybody thinking about them?

CDC: It’s OK for vaccinated grandparents to visit family if no risk for severe disease

BY: - March 9, 2021

WASHINGTON — People who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can safely socialize inside with other vaccinated individuals without wearing masks or maintaining distance, federal health officials advised Monday in their first formal guidance for vaccinated Americans. Perhaps more critically at a time when more than 90% of Americans are still waiting to be fully vaccinated, the […]

Covid crowds some out of Ohio hospitals, federal release shows

BY: - December 23, 2020

Hospital beds in Ohio and elsewhere are filling with coronavirus patients, prompting the federal government to ease rules and allow more people to be treated at home. But for some reason, top Ohio health officials don’t seem to want to say that. Among other experts, Ashish K. Jha has reported that nationally the portion of […]

Advocates urge at-risk tenants to apply for eviction moratorium

BY: - September 24, 2020

Advocates from the Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio are advising tenants facing eviction to act immediately to get protection under the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s new eviction moratorium. The CDC recently issued the first ever nationwide order temporarily banning the eviction of tenants who are unable to pay rent in order […]

COMMENTARY

Amid pandemic, getting annual flu shot is more important than ever

BY: - September 1, 2020

In 1796, English physician Edward Jenner made an observation: when deliberately exposed to cowpox – a relatively mild illness spread routinely from cattle to humans – patients developed immunity not just to cowpox, but to smallpox, a deadly virus that had killed countless individuals around the world throughout recorded history. The first vaccine was invented, […]

Vaccine makers deny political pressure in race for safe, effective shot

BY: - July 23, 2020

Leaders of the companies working on some of the top candidates for COVID-19 vaccines predict they should have shots available by early 2021, but said they will rely on the federal government to determine how to distribute them. The heads of five biopharmaceutical companies with promising vaccine candidates told members of Congress Tuesday that they […]

How Ohio has responded to COVID-19: Part One

BY: - May 28, 2020

The star of Ohio’s first coronavirus press conference wasn’t the state health director who would eventually have a bobblehead made in her honor. Nor was it the governor, who would soon enjoy soaring approval ratings for his handling of the pandemic.  Actually, the star was the bodybuilding former governor of California. Calling in from his […]

COMMENTARY

Masks help stop the spread of coronavirus – the science is simple

BY: - May 15, 2020

I’m a data scientist at the University of San Francisco and teach courses online in machine learning for fast.ai. In late March, I decided to use public mask-wearing as a case study to show my students how to combine and analyze diverse types of data and evidence. Much to my surprise, I discovered that the […]

Fauci warns reopening too soon could cause ‘suffering and death’

BY: - May 14, 2020

WASHINGTON — A top Trump administration health official warned U.S. senators Tuesday that reopening the economy too quickly could cause suffering, death and an even longer economic setback. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, told lawmakers there could be a surge […]

Trump’s critics warn his order to keep meat plants open imperils workers

BY: - May 5, 2020

WASHINGTON — Democratic senators are accusing President Donald Trump of putting workers at risk by ordering meat and poultry processors to remain open during the COVID-19 pandemic. Senate Democrats including Democratic Ohio U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown are asking Trump to amend an executive order he signed last week, which declared meat plants to be “critical infrastructure” and […]

COMMENTARY

Dr. Birx’s decision: protecting American lives or protecting the president

BY: - May 4, 2020

Dr. Harold Bornstein should have been our first clue that President Donald Trump might not fully respect what physicians do. Yet, here we are, on the cusp of a risky “reopening” of our country’s social and economic life, hoping that physicians and scientists are driving federal policy. Among other things, Trump has used his daily […]