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CDC: Mike Pence Isn’t A ‘Close Contact’ Of Trump, ‘Safe’ To Participate In Debate

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it does not consider Vice President Mike Pence a “close contact” of President Donald Trump and that he can safely participate in Wednesday’s vice presidential debate. In a memo released Tuesday, CDC Director Robert Redfield wrote that after consultation with White House physician Jesse Schonau and given […]

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Weight Isn’t The Problem With COVID-19. How We Talk About It Is.

Messages about the perceived association between weight and COVID-19 risk are everywhere. On the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website, there’s a page dedicated to “Obesity, Race/Ethnicity, and COVID-19,” in which the agency blatantly states that “obesity worsens outcomes from COVID-19.” The page goes on to say that while obesity is complex and is […]

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CDC Now Says COVID-19 Isn’t Airborne Threat. Scientists Say That’s Wrong.

Scientists are firing back at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention after the federal agency on Monday reversed its identification of the coronavirus as an airborne virus, a conclusion that many experts say scientific evidence has supported for months now. The CDC’s brief recognition of the virus as being airborne on Friday was celebrated as long […]

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Widespread Voting By Mail Isn’t Guaranteed In 6 States That Could Determine The Election

President Donald Trump wants Republicans to “fight very hard” against “horrible,” “corrupt” proposals allowing voters to cast their ballots by mail during the coronavirus pandemic. But the states that matter most for Trump’s reelection campaign already allow voters to do just that. Arizona, Florida, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, the six states most likely […]