House committee investigates reports of political interference at CDC

Dr. Charlotte Kent with CDC Scientific Publications Branch claims she was asked to delete a coronavirus report email

Image: Erin Scott/Reuters, FILE (ABC News) –Congressional investigators are looking into whether Dr. Robert Redfield, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, allegedly requested that a subordinate delete an email sent by a Trump administration political appointee seeking changes to a coronavirus report written by career scientists. Rep. Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., chair of the House committee investigating…

CDC: ‘Masks are the best defense against COVID-19’

Dr. Redfield says, 'we have clear scientific evidence that they work, best defense'

(CNN) — A new study is putting a number to the lives that could be saved, if most Americans would wear a mask while out in public. Director of the CDC, Dr. Robert Redfield says “We have clear scientific evidence that they work and they are our best defense.” The Director for the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Dr….

CDC discourages trick or treating this Halloween

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has made recommendations on how to enjoy Halloween while still being safe this year. With the coronavirus pandemic in mind, the CDC advises against trick or treating, indoor costume parties and haunted houses as they are considered high-risk activities.  The CDC recommends alternate activities such as pumpkin carving, outdoor scavenger…

CDC: Number of people infected with coronoavirus jumps in U.S.

(CNN) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its coronavirus tally, saying there are now 53 confirmed cases in the United States.  That’s up 18 cases just from Friday. The new cases are all from the Diamond Princess Cruise Ship. Globally, there are at least 79-thousand confirmed cases and more than 26-hundred deaths. The World Health Organization…