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CDC Chief: Schools Must Safely Reopen This Fall for Public Health Reasons

Robert Redfield of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) testified on Friday that this fall, the United States must reopen schools that were shut down to stem the coronavirus spread because failing to do so would be detrimental and even deadly for the development and health of students K thru 12.

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Maxine Waters: Hospitals Should Tell Donald Trump to ‘GO TO HELL!’

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), angered by the Trump administration’s requirement that hospitals bypass the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and report coronavirus data directly to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), said that hospitals should tell the president to “GO TO HELL.”

INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - MAY 29: Congresswoman Maxine Waters distributes meals during the #WONDALUNCH Los Angeles drive-through meal giveaway at Crozier Middle School on May 29, 2020 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)

CDC Employees: Declare Racism a Public Health Crisis

Around nine percent of the 11,000 employees who work at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) signed a letter to agency Director Robert Redfield charging that black employees face “ongoing and recurring acts of racism and discrimination” on the job.

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CDC: Coronavirus Fatality Rate 0.26%, 8-15x Lower than Estimates

Data from the U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests that the novel coronavirus’s true fatality rate in the United States, which takes into account mild and asymptomatic cases, stands at 0.26 percent, about eight to 15 times lower than earlier mortality rate estimates of between two and four percent, which prompted the lockdowns.

A patient is moved by an ambulance team at NewYork–Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, Wednesday, May 6, 2020, in New York during the coronavirus pandemic. The great majority of people newly hospitalized with the coronavirus in New York are either retired or unemployed and were avoiding public transit, according to a …

Boeing and Airbus Study How Coronavirus Behaves in Planes

Aircraft manufacturers Boeing and Airbus announced this week that they are conducting tests to determine how the Chinese virus behaves on airplanes in flight. Their efforts, along with work by the FAA and CDC, are concentrated on ensuring safe flights as the public returns to the skies.

Boeing employees work on a 737 MAX jet at the company's factory in Renton, Washington -- the aviation giant has unveiled a fix to the software system of the jet, which has suffered two deadly crashes in recent months