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CDC: Antibody Tests Wrong Half The Time

(CNN) - Those antibody tests for coronavirus may not be as reliable as previously thought. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new guidance saying antibody tests used to determine if people have been infected in the past…

CDC Offers Advice For Public Transit, Cars

(CNN) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has updated its advice for people using public transportation and rideshares. Most of the recommendations shouldn't come as a surprise. Wash your hands. Limit contact with frequently touched surfaces, like…

CDC Estimates 35% Of Infections Are Asymptomatic

(CNN) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates about 35% of people infected with coronavirus are asymptomatic. And it says about .4% of people who develop COVID-19 will die from it. The numbers are part of new…

CDC To Alert Doctors Of Children's Syndrome

(CNN) - The CDC is preparing to alert doctors to watch for a dangerous inflammatory syndrome in children that could be linked to coronavirus. That's according to a CDC spokesman on Tuesday. The syndrome is characterized by persistent fever,…

NYC Deaths May Be Much Higher

(CNN) - The true number of deaths in New York City directly or indirectly attributable to the coronavirus may be much higher than the official count shows. That's according to a report released by the CDC on Monday. New…

CDC Updates Website On Hydroxychloroquine Usage

(CNN) - The CDC has updated its website to remove dosage guidance on hydroxychloroquine. It's currently used to treat malaria, rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases. But it's been touted by president trump and other state officials as a…

CDC Says Separate Newborns From Moms

(CNN) - New CDC guidelines say hospitals should consider separating new moms who have the coronavirus from their newborns. That means they could be separated for up to two weeks. The goal is to keep newborns from contracting the…

U.S. Coronavirus Cases Now At 1,000

(CNN) - The U.S. has now topped one thousand coronavirus cases and 31 deaths. That's according to state and local health agencies, governments and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. People in 38 states, including the District…

CDC: Testing Expands To Patients With Doctor's Order

(CNN) - Federal health officials have issued new guidance on testing for the coronavirus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday that any American with a doctor's order can be tested with no restrictions. This removes…