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The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has asked states to prepare for massive distributions of Covid-19 vaccines by early November.

Public health officials want the most vulnerable high-risk groups to get the Covid-19 vaccine as soon as late October or early November.

Officials agree that health agencies in all 50 states should "urgently" prepare for a complex effort to distribute the vaccines to "hundreds of millions" of Americans - despite the fact that the death rate is very low.

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The CDC sent guidance to every state on the same day President Trump told the Republican National Convention that a vaccine might be ready before the end of the year.

Over a dozen companies have accelerated clinical trials in a race to get their vaccines to market first. The usual safeguards have been waived in order to get the vaccines to market in a matter of months.

The FDA normally requires three years of clinical trials before a vaccine goes to market.

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The vaccine contains RNA (Ribonucleic acid) that are designed to alter the body's host cells to produce antibodies against the coronavirus.

Unlike normal vaccines, which contain DNA fragments of dead virus to produce antibodies, RNA vaccines are genetically engineered messenger RNA that contain specific directions to alter human DNA and tell it to create proteins, which in turn stimulates the cells to make antibodies.

RNA vaccines don't require dead pathogens to make antibodies. The human host's own genetic code is theoretically supposed to be altered (changed) by the RNA vaccine. RNA vaccines have been used on animals in veterinary medicine for years.

No RNA vaccines have ever been approved for human use.

Dr. Anthony Fauci and and Dr. Stephen Hahn, who heads the Food and Drug Administration, have said in interviews that RNA vaccines should be made readily available for certain groups, i.e. Black people, the elderly over 65, and "those incarcerated", before clinical trials have been completed.

Doctors and nurses on the frontlines will get the vaccines first, according to Fauci.

With so few Black people willing to step up and volunteer to be guinea pigs, the CDC's guidance acknowledged that its distribution plan is "hypothetical".

Dr. Saskia Popescu, an infection prevention epidemiologist based in Arizona, is concerned that the vaccine is highly politicized.

"It's hard not to see this as a push for a pre-election vaccine," he said.

Further complicating the vaccination effort is the cold storage requirement and the fact that two doses will need to be given 2 weeks apart.

"How are you going to make sure people get both [doses]?" said Dr. Cedric Dark, an emergency medicine physician at Baylor College of Medicine in Texas.

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President Donald Trump has blocked all evictions through the end of the year. Trump’s executive order gives the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) leeway to stop evictions by labeling evictions a health risk.

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The order helps people who fell behind on their rent because their income was impacted by the coronavirus.

Any landlord who violates the order will face stiff fines at a minimum of $100,000.

Under the executive order, the CDC can use its power as the country's health authority to block all evictions from taking place because of the risk of newly homeless people spreading the virus.

"I want to make it unmistakably clear that I'm protecting people from evictions," Trump said in a statement on Tuesday.

Trump took action after House Democrats and the White House failed to deliver a new stimulus package.

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The order left landlords and home builders angry and threatening to file federal lawsuits as soon as the moratorium takes effect.

Many landlords have already begun filing evictions around the country.

White House deputy press secretary Brian Morgenstern told reporters on Tuesday that the president's executive order signed Tuesday will help millions of Americans stay in their homes.

"Today's announcement means that people struggling to pay rent due to the coronavirus will not have to worry about being evicted and risk further spreading, spreading of, or exposure to the disease due to economic hardship," he said. "The administration has also made funds available to alleviate any economic impact to tenants, landlords, and property owners."

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Twitter.com removed a viral post retweeted by President Donald Trump over the weekend that showed the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) dramatically revised the Covid-19 death toll to just over 9,000 cases.

In a weekly update on its website on Aug. 26, the Atlanta-based agency noted only 6% of Covid-19 deaths were due to Covid-19 alone. 94% of deaths had underlying medical conditions. The majority of the deaths were people over age 65.

Under Table 3: "Provisional Death Counts for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)", the CDC lists conditions contributing to Covid-19 deaths in death certificates.

Of the deaths related to Covid-19, only 6% listed Covid-19 alone. 94% had other causes of death, such as cardiac arrest, respiratory failure, gunshot wounds or car accidents.

All of the cases were counted as Covid-19-related deaths bringing the death toll in the U.S. to over 180,000. If only Covid-19 was listed on the death certificates, the death toll would be just over 9,000 -- far less than deaths caused by the common flu.

President Trump retweeted the viral post that trended under the hashtag #only6%.

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Anyone who clicked the link saw the message: "This Tweet is no longer available because it violated the Twitter Rules."

Twitter decided the post violated its rules because it didn't fully explain: "For deaths with conditions or causes in addition to COVID-19, on average, there were 2.6 additional conditions or causes per death."

Twitter was annoyed that users would see the viral post and assume that only 6% of those who died from Covid-19 didn't have any preexisting conditions -- even though that is basically what the CDC stated based on the death certificates.

The death toll from Covid-19 has plunged to record lows, particularly in the East. For example, Maine and New York City counted no new Covid-19 deaths in the past two weeks.

The CDC recommends hand washing and social distancing to prevent spread of the flu-like coronavirus.

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All Gas No Brakes host Andrew Callaghan went down to Florida to get comments and reactions to Covid-19 from young Black people on vacation/quarantine.

The footage shows young people denying the coronavirus exists, while others say the virus was developed by the United States for population control. Callaghan posted the footage to Instagram on Thursday.

Young Black people all over the country have resumed their lives as if there is no pandemic.

Nightclubs in Atlanta and Miami are packed, as young people ignore the CDC's advice to wear masks and practice social distancing. Watch the video below to see why the guideline recommendations are falling on deaf ears.
 

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Center for Disease Control Director Robert Redfield says suicides and drug overdoses have surpassed the death rate for COVID-19 among young people in America.

Redfield said lockdowns and lack of public schooling negatively impacts mental health among young people.

"We're seeing, sadly, far greater suicides now than we are deaths from COVID," Redfield testified in a Buck Institute Webinar. "We're seeing far greater deaths from drug overdose that are above excess that we had as background than we are seeing the deaths from COVID."

About 146,000 people have died from COVID or COVID-related causes, according to CDC data.

Federal data recorded 48,000 deaths from suicide and at least 71,000 deaths from drug overdoses in 2018.

The Chicago Sun-Times reviewed specifically black populations. In Cook County, Illinois, the number of suicide deaths among Black people is already higher than for all of 2019.

According to the American Medical Association, there has been a 40% increase in suicides and drug overdoses in Colorado in 2020. The number of calls to suicide hotlines have increased 48 percent.

Between March 15 and April 29, as many people committed suicide in Queens, New York than did between January 1 and April 29 the year prior.

Hopelessness and despair amid job uncertainty and the ongoing lockdowns have impacted mental health among children, teenagers and young adults in this country.

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The CDC has pushed for children to return to schools and adults to return to work as the deaths from COVID-19 have reached a new low.

Just 300+ people died from COVID in the U.S. last week, according to the CDC.

Redfield said he's "absolutely comfortable" with his grandchildren returning to school in the fall.

40 million jobs have been lost to the economic shutdown caused by the pandemic, compared to 2.6 million jobs lost in all of 2008 when the SARS/H1N1 virus arrived in the U.S.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) plans to stop calling the coronavirus an epidemic because of a major drop in deaths.

The death rate has fallen so low that "the percentage is currently at the epidemic threshold."

"Based on death certificate data, the percentage of deaths attributed to pneumonia, influenza or COVID-19 (PIC) decreased from 9.0% during week 25 to 5.9% during week 26, representing the tenth week of a declining percentage of deaths due to PIC," the CDC wrote on its website.

In a leaked memo in April, the CDC urged doctors to classify "probable" deaths as COVID-19-related.

The memo stated tests were not necessary to confirm COVID-related death. Doctors complained that the COVID-19 death rate was artificially inflated.

As a result of the CDC's memo, many family members were denied insurance payouts since insurance companies do not cover pandemic-related illnesses.

Families filed lawsuits against doctors and hospitals which effectively ended the false diagnoses and the COVID-19 death rate tumbled.
 

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President Trump ordered governors to reopen churches in states where church services are banned. Open the churches, or I will, he said in a tersely-worded statement on Friday.

In his daily coronavirus press conference, Trump declared all churches should open for Memorial Day weekend. He said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued guidance to governors declaring places of worship "an essential part of life," allowing them to reopen as of this weekend.

He said if governors had any questions they could call him at the White House, but they're not going to be successful changing his mind.

Trump made it clear that if governors refused to open the churches, he would "override the governors."

Trump added: "In America we need more prayer -- not less!"

Watch Trump's press conference below.

Question: do you plan to attend church services this weekend?

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After stating the coronavirus can remain on surfaces for days, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now says the virus "does not spread easily on surfaces."

With public mistrust in the CDC at an all-time high, the federal health agency walked back its warning that the virus can survive for up to 3 days on contaminated surfaces.

According to Fox News, the agency again revised its guidelines on the way the virus easily spreads on surfaces.

"This is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads, but we are still learning more about this virus," the CDC states on its website.

For months, the CDC claimed the virus survived on surfaces for days and that frequently touched surfaces should be wiped down with household cleaners.

Now the agency emphasizes that the virus is mainly spread between people who are in close contact, within 6 feet of each other, when someone with the infection coughs, sneezes or talks, causing droplets of spittle to land in another person's mouth or nose.

The CDC recommends wearing face masks -- but studies show standard face masks and face coverings do not prevent the spread of the virus. In fact, face masks can spread the virus if worn incorrectly.

Masks should be discarded after a few hours of use and the same mask should not be worn the next day.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said last month there was no evidence to suggest the virus can be transmitted on the surface of food items and there is no need to wipe down groceries or food packaging.

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A White House valet has tested positive for the coronavirus. Trump's personal valet is part of a military unit that works with the president and the first family.

President Trump confirmed he has had little contact with the infected valet. Trump was notified of the valet's test result on Wednesday and the president was again tested for the virus, which was negative.

It's unclear if the valet is symptomatic.

The president and Vice President Mike Pence are each tested several times a week for the potentially deadly virus. White House staff and Trump's cabinet members are also tested weekly, but new guidelines were issued on Thursday to test White House staffers daily.

A former CDC official urged President Trump to quarantine himself for 14 days since someone who works close to him has tested positive.

Dr. Cyrus Shahpar recommended that the president "quarantine for 14 days from the last contact with the confirmed case."

Dr. Shahpar told CNN:

"We all don't want to transmit disease. In this case, as a high visibly person, I think he should set an example and really go into that quarantine of 14 days. And don't put too much stock into one negative test. It takes time to develop, you know, enough virus to test positive. So, one test today doesn't necessarily mean that you know, over the next few days, it may not be something different."

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has tripled the number of signs and symptoms for Covid-19.

The original symptoms included fever, coughing and shortness of breath. The new symptoms include muscle pain, headache, shaking chills, sore throat and loss of taste or smell. The symptoms appear 2 to 14 days after exposure to the virus.

A rare sign usually seen among the elderly population is reddened eyes, pink eye or eye irritation and itching.

Many adults report a loss of taste or smell. There are enough reports of this symptom to add it to the original list.

"If you have a sudden change in taste or smell... this may be the initial marker, so you would not want to be spreading it," said a CDC researcher.

The CDC warns that older adults over 50 and those with underlying, preexisting conditions such as diabetes, COPD, heart problems, HIV/AIDS, obesity, and asthma continue to be at high risk for Covid-19.

98% of people who test positive for Covid-19 recover after showing no symptoms or mild to moderate symptoms.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have come up with a plan to reopen parts of America.

The CDC and FEMA have created a public health strategy to reopen parts of the country that were locked down in response to the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

COVID-19 causes mild symptoms or no symptoms in most healthy adults. The virus causes acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and potentially fatal pneumonia among the elderly, particularly those with chronic illnesses such as respiratory and heart problems, obesity, and smokers.

According to The Washington Post, the federal agencies plan to get Americans back to work by giving guidance to states on how to ease restrictions by removing draconian measures such as stay-at-home orders and wearing face masks in public.

The guidance is part of a larger White House effort to get Americans out of their homes and back to work by May 1.

President Trump wants a detailed plan on reopening the country on his desk within days so he can issue suggestions for some states to reopen by May 1.

"The plans to reopen the country are close to being finalized," Trump reassured Americans on Tuesday.

The plan involves reopening some states in three steps beginning on May 1. Then, through May 15, ramping up the manufacturing of tests and PPE equipment and increasing emergency funding to states. Then reopening schools for children who, as a group, are least affected by the virus.

Some Americans may have to give up their health and location data to return to work.

Tech giants Apple and Google are developing software to track COVID-19 infected people via their cell phones.

And the plan calls for a workforce of 670 support communities to do contact tracing of people who came in contact with the infected.

President Trump said he will speak with all 50 governors "very shortly" and would begin authorizing individual governors to implement "a very powerful reopening plan" at a specific time and date for each state.

Trump hinted he will not take "no" for an answer from governors.

He added: "We will hold the governors accountable. But again, we're going to be working with them to make sure it works very well."

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new guidelines late Wednesday night allowing employees to return to work if they have been exposed to coronavirus and are asymptomatic.

President Donald Trump celebrated the news after previously predicting the country would return to work by Easter.

Earlier in the day Trump tweeted:

"Once we OPEN UP OUR GREAT COUNTRY, and it will be sooner rather than later, the horror of the Invisible Enemy, except for those that sadly lost a family member or friend, must be quickly forgotten. Our Economy will BOOM, perhaps like never before!!!"

The new CDC guideline is the first step towards reopening the U.S. after weeks of lockdowns and quarantines that led to 10 million workers losing their jobs.

The CDC specified that "essential workers" in such fields as healthcare or grocery stores, can return to work if they were exposed to the virus and are asymptomatic.

The virus causes mild to moderate flu-like symptoms in most healthy adults. About 80% of those infected show no symptoms.

COVID-19 can cause a rare fatal pneumonia among elderly people or people with chronic illnesses (heart disease or respiratory problems such as asthma, diabetes).

Employees who have been exposed to COVID-19 and are asymptomatic must wear face masks at all times and continue to practice social distancing when applicable at work.

The CDC has been criticized for predicting unrealistic death rates based on flawed statistical models.

In an effort to raise the death toll to match their flawed predictions, the CDC instructed hospitals and funeral homes to classify every death as COVID-related if the deceased tested positive for coronavirus before they died. Even deaths at home are added to the tally.

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The death toll from the coronavirus pandemic is not the catastrophe that doctors with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) predicted it would be.

U.S. lawmakers locked down many states under guidance from the CDC who predicted millions of people would die from the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

The CDC is being accused of fraud for inflating death toll numbers by instructing hospitals, morgues and funeral homes to assign COVID-19 as the cause of death - even if people died from another cause.

The CDC's official guidance for coding COVID-19 is to assign cause of death as COVID-19 if the disease is "caused or is assumed to have caused or contributed to death."

No lab tests or autopsies are required under the CDC's guidance. The CDC's policy has come under scrutiny and is being mocked on social media by activists such as Candace Owens, who has been very vocal about the CDC's deception.

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"We've now arrived at the point where doctors and politicians are openly admitting to fluffing the death count," she tweeted on Wednesday.

Owens suggested that doctors are classifying every death as COVID-related to artificially raise the death toll.

"Apparently, doctors and nurses around the world are wondering why no one is dying from heart attacks and strokes anymore. Flu and pneumonia deaths also went off a cliff. Turns out everyone is only dying of #Coronavirus now.

Gee. I wonder why."

Fox News host Tucker Carlson argued that the coronavirus outbreak in America hasn't been the "disaster that we feared."

And Fox News host Britt Hume noted that Dr. Deborah Birx, a member of the White House coronavirus task force, confirmed suspicions that the government is fudging the death count.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta is considering urging people to wear face coverings in public.

According to The Washington Post, two federal officials are saying the CDC was debating whether to advise the general public to wear masks in public.

As of Tuesday morning, the CDC's Covid-19 website recommended that only people with symptoms and those caring for people with symptoms cover their faces.

The CDC stressed that the public should reserve medical face masks for health care workers.

The news is the latest in a series of confusing messages by health experts at the CDC. The CDC previously urged the public not to wear faces masks after studies have shown that wearing face masks will not prevent infections.

Doctors and nurses wearing protective equipment such as face masks still contracted the virus after they put on and removed the masks with contaminated hands.

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Encouraging the general public to wear face masks will only lead to more infections. The correct way to put on a face mask is to have it fitted or adjusted to the face by someone else to ensure there are no gaps in the mask, such as in this photo.

But look at the man's hands: he is touching the mask near his eyes. If he has live virus on his hands he probably transmitted the virus to himself via his eyes.

If the CDC changes its guidelines, it will send another confusing message to the general public that will result in more infections.

The CDC still recommends that people wash their hands and avoid touching their faces while in public.

The CDC offers the following tips to avoid spreading the flu or Covid-19 virus:

1. Do not touch your face with unwashed hands
2. Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds
3. Avoid close contact with sick people
4. Sneeze and cough into a tissue or your elbow
5. Stay home if you are sick
5. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces
6. When in doubt consult with a healthcare professional

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Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms says hospital intensive care units are "at capacity" during the coronavirus outbreak.

Georgia has confirmed 1,387 coronavirus cases and 7 deaths due to the virus.

Bottoms said intensive care units are struggling to find beds for the sickest patients, partly due to a water main break at Grady, the city's public hospital.

She confirmed Atlanta's hospitals aren't overrun by coronavirus patients, like hospitals in New York City.

"People have to understand that when we overrun our hospitals, people will still come in with heart attacks, people will still have car accidents," she told CBS 46.

"These things that happen every day on top of COVID-19 will make our health care system collapse in the same way you're seeing it in New York and you're seeing it happen across the globe."

Bottoms said hospitals in Atlanta are likely to be "near capacity" as the pandemic grows.

The CDC says people who have mild flu symptoms should avoid going to a hospital unless absolutely necessary.

The CDC offers the following tips to avoid spreading the flu or Covid-19 virus:

1. Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds
2. Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands
3. Avoid close contact with sick people
4. Sneeze and cough into a tissue or your elbow
5. Stay home if you are sick
5. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces
6. When in doubt consult with a healthcare professional