CDC Revises COVID-19 Quarantine Recommendations

By Constance M. Gistand, MD, MPH, FACPThe New Orleans Tribune On Monday December 27, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shortened the previously recommended timeframe for isolation from 10 days to five days for anyone who tests positive for COVID 19 infection if they do not have any symptoms. After remaining symptom free for five...

New Report Reveals Breakthrough Cases Among Vaccinated Are Extremely Rare

The rate of breakthrough cases reported among those fully vaccinated is well below 1 percent in all reporting states, ranging from 0.01 percent in Connecticut to 0.90 percent in Oklahoma. The rate of breakthrough cases in the District of Columbia stands at 0.04 percent. Stacy M. BrownNNPA Newswire Senior National...

Government, Community and Faith-based Leaders Join Forces to Champion the Fight Against COVID-19

By Darryl Sellers 2021 has brought with it, more daunting challenges in the African American community’s fight against COVID-19. More transmissible variants of the coronavirus which have emerged are swiftly sweeping their way across the United States. This latest trend in the year-long pandemic is especially troubling for Black people...

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