Dec 5th, 2022 - Headlines from earlier in the fall were grim: Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, life expectancy in the United States has fallen for 2 years running. Last year, according to health officials, the average American newborn could hope to reach 76.1 years, down from 79 years in 2019. So far, so bad. But the headlines don't tell the full story, which is much less dire. In fact, 2022 is the best year i...
Dec 5th, 2022 - NEW YORK (Reuters) - Pfizer Inc is investing more than $2.5 billion at its drug making plants in Belgium and Ireland, gearing up to launch new products it hopes can replace lost revenue as patents expire and COVID-19 vaccine sales decline. The drugmaker said on Friday it plans to spend more than 1.2 billion euros ($1.26 billion) to expand its Puurs, Belgium, manufacturing site, matching the inv...
Dec 5th, 2022 - SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China has started taking steps to ease its zero-COVID policy, fuelling a mix of relief and worry as the public waits to see the health consequences, and impact on the medical system, of a full-blown exit. Researchers have analysed how many deaths the country could see if it pivots to a full reopening, with most pointing to the country's relatively low vaccination rates and ...
Dec 5th, 2022 - (Reuters) -Pfizer Inc and its German partner BioNTech SE said on Monday they have submitted an application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for emergency use authorization of their Omicron-adapted COVID-19 vaccine booster for children aged 6 months through 4 years. If authorized, children would receive the primary series consisting of two doses of the original Pfizer-BioNTech COVI...
Dec 5th, 2022 - The early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic caused an average treatment delay of 3.2 months for 53% of patients with cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL), results from a retrospective study of nine international centers showed. However, among patients with CTCL diagnosed with COVID-19 during that time, no cases were acquired from outpatient visits. "Delays in therapy for patients with cutaneous lymph...
Dec 5th, 2022 - BEIJING (Reuters) - More Chinese cities including Urumqi in the far west announced an easing of coronavirus curbs on Sunday as China tries to make its zero-COVID policy more targeted and less onerous after unprecedented protests against restrictions last weekend. Urumqi, the capital of the Xinjiang region and where the protests first erupted, will reopen malls, markets, restaurants and other ve...
ASL: If you test positive for COVID-19 and you’re at risk of getting very sick, you may be able to get treatment. Find out if you are at risk for severe COVID-19 and how to get treatment. This video can also be viewed at http://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/videos/asl/get-treatment/get-treatment.mp4
The video provides information regarding CDC’s dedication to provision of language services to various audiences. This video can also be viewed at https://www.cdc.gov/about/videos/332247_Language_Assistance_Nondiscrimination_Policy_LOWRES.mp4
This video provides CDC’s non-discrimination policy and the agency’s dedication to non-discrimination principles. This video can also be viewed at https://www.cdc.gov/about/videos/332247_ASL_Non_Discrim_Notice_LOWRES_Final.mp4
ASL: Director Debrief: Updated COVID-19 Vaccines This video can also be viewed at https://www.cdc.gov/wcms/video/low-res/about/2022/41044104ALS-Debrief-15-Vaccine-Boosters.mp4
Good ventilation (air flow) can help prevent you and others from getting and spreading COVID-19. Find out how you can improve ventilation in your home. This video can also be viewed at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/videos/asl/improving-ventilation-in-your-home/Improving-Ventilation-in-Your-Home-LowRes-2022.09.09.mp4
Children with certain disabilities and medical conditions are more likely to get very sick from COVID-19. Here's what parents and caregivers need to know about COVID-19 vaccination for children with disabilities. This video can also be viewed at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/videos/asl/what-parents-and-caregivers-need-to-know/what-parents-and-caregivers-need-to-know-low-res.mp4
Getting children and teens vaccinated can help protect them from getting really sick if they get COVID-19. Here's what parents and caregivers need to know about COVID-19 vaccination. This video can also be viewed at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/videos/asl/parents-caregivers-still-need-to-know/What-Parents-Need-to-Know-Still-LowRes.mp4
ASL Information on COVID-19 and Coping with Stress This video can also be viewed at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/videos/Coping-with-Stress/050222/330515A_Coping_with_Stress_ASL_LR.mp4
Información en ASL: Guía sobre el uso de mascarillas con base en el nivel de COVID-19 en la comunidad This video can also be viewed at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/videos/asl/cdc-mask-guidance/CDC-Mask-Guidance-esp.mp4
ASL Information on COVID-19 Mask Guidance Based on Community Level Transcript: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/videos/asl/cdc-mask-guidance/Transcript-COVID-19-Mask-Guidance-Based-on-Community-Level.pdf This video can also be viewed at http://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/videos/asl/cdc-mask-guidance/cdc-mask-guidance-english-FINAL.mp4
Transcript: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/videos/when-to-use-a-self-test/When-to-Use-a-Self-Test_-ASL.pdf This video can also be viewed at https://www.cdc.gov/wcms/video/low-res/coronavirus/2022/1306913069When-to-Use-A-Self.mp4
Transcript: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/videos/how-to-interpret-self-test-results/How_to_Use_a_-Self-Test_ASL_02_07_22.pdf This video can also be viewed at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/videos/how-to-interpret-self-test-results/How-to-Use-a-Self-Test.mp4
Transcript: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/videos/interpret-self-test-negative-results/How-to-Interpret-a-Negative-Self-Test-Result_-ASL_-02_07_22.pdf This video can also be viewed at https://www.cdc.gov/wcms/video/low-res/coronavirus/2022/97569756CDC-Negative-Self-Test.mp4
COVID-19 self-tests can be used at home and can provide quick results. This short video offers tips on how to interpret test results. This video can also be viewed at https://www.cdc.gov/wcms/video/low-res/coronavirus/2022/69306930How-to-Interpret-Positive-Self-Test-Result.mp4