• D. Brit

CDC Reverts to Previous Guidelines


Latest Updates with the Coronavirus:

  • The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reverted to its previous guidelines on Monday afternoon saying that the update posted on Friday was a draft of proposed changes and that it was not meant to be posted.

  • The draft stated that Covid-19 could be transmitted simply by breathing. Now the guidelines are back to saying that the virus is mainly thought to be spread between people in close proximity "through respiratory droplets produces when and infected person coughs, sneezes or talks."

  • Some are already saying the sudden change back to old guidelines could be politically motivated, though there is no proof of this thus far.

  • Global confirmed cases of Covid-19 are at over 31 million and over 960,000 deaths.

  • The US continues to be the hardest hit of all countries with over 6.8 million cases and nearly 200,000 deaths (source Johns-Hopkins).

  • President Trump announced this week that there will be enough vaccines for all Americans by April. Several vaccines are going through Phase 3 Trials and the President remains optimistic that we will have a vaccine available before the end of the year.

  • The CDC Director said we should expect to see widespread vaccination in the 2nd or 3rd quarter of 2021.

  • The updates come as Europe faces a large resurgence of Coronavirus cases with infections hitting record highs. The World Health Organization warned this week that a "very serious situation" is unfolding in Europe and that this should serve as a warning to everyone of what may come in the second wave of the pandemic.

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