Georgia landlord among those challenging CDC eviction moratorium

Oct 16, 2020
The CDC says the moratorium is needed to help curb the spread of COVID-19. Some landlords say they may not be able to survive.
Property owners around the country are suing the CDC over its eviction moratorium. Above, a Maricopa County constable knocks on an apartment door in Phoenix before evicting tenants for nonpayment of rent on Oct. 6.
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What will Black Friday be like this year?

Oct 14, 2020
Shopping in crowded stores on Thanksgiving or the day after, Black Friday, is on the CDC's list of high-risk activities for the fall holidays.
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Essential workers pressured by mental health issues

Aug 14, 2020
Over a fifth of essential workers have contemplated suicide, according to a CDC report.
A pharmacist working in protective gear. A CDC report shows that mental health issues are plaguing many essential workers.
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How will we know when it's safe to go back to work? Workers and employers want to know.

May 11, 2020
Right now, OSHA doesn’t have a blanket legal standard for protecting workers from infectious diseases.
The medical definition of what's safe has been changing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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For those without homes, social distancing might not be possible

Mar 18, 2020
Homeless shelters in Portland, Oregon, are being asked to make sure people who are coughing sleep in beds six feet away from those who aren't.
Raven Drake has been living in a tent on the Western bank of I-5 in North Portland for the last few months. She’s recently set aside a second tent near hers for sick people to isolate themselves.
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CDC set to testify on Capitol Hill on its budget, as it responds to COVID-19

Mar 10, 2020
Congress just approved $8 billion in emergency funding to help the CDC combat the virus.
President Donald Trump and his Coronavirus Task Force at a press briefing on Feb. 29, 2020.
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Keep those planes clean: CDC issues new guidance for airlines amid outbreak

Mar 9, 2020
If airline staff see someone who appears to have a fever, they should do a deep clean of everything within 6 feet of the passenger.
Deep cleaning could be quite time-consuming, and potentially lead to flight delays.
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Inside the “ER of public health” where the CDC is running its COVID-19 response

Feb 27, 2020
During public health crises like the COVID-19 outbreak, the CDC brings together different parts of the agency at its Emergency Operations Center.
Dr. Jay Butler, deputy director for infectious diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, stands in the agency’s Emergency Operations Center in Atlanta. This has been the “nerve center” of the CDC’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak since January.
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Congress is funding gun violence research again for the first time in 20 years

Jan 22, 2020
Researchers at the Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health will split $25 million dollars.
Brandon Wexler demonstrates for a customer at a store in Delray Beach, Florida, in 2016.
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In time for National HIV Testing Day, progress made on prevention

Jun 28, 2019
A new recommendation makes PrEP, a drug that helps prevent the spread of HIV, free for many more Americans
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