Joe Neel

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The CDC Revises Its Summer Camp Guidance, Easing Restrictions

Friday, May 28, 2021

Masks are optional for vaccinated kids, and other recommended restrictions have been softened, making for a more relaxed camping experience for children this summer.


Some Colleges Are Mandating COVID-19 Vaccines — But At What Cost?

Thursday, April 08, 2021

Schools have long required vaccinations for several diseases. Now, some colleges and cruise ships are making immunization against COVID-19 mandatory, igniting concerns of equity and civil liberties.


Advisers To CDC Debate How COVID-19 Vaccine Should Be Rolled Out

Friday, October 30, 2020

In advance of a COVID-19 vaccine being available, a group of independent medical advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention weighed Friday who should get the vaccine first and how.


CDC Reduces Consecutive Minutes Of COVID-19 Exposure Needed To Be A 'Close Contact'

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Health officials once advised going into quarantine and being tested for the coronavirus if you were near an infected person for 15 minutes. Now the rule is a total of 15 minutes in a 24-hour period.


Forum: Pandemic's Disproportionate Impacts on Minority Communities in U.S. Cities

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

A recent NPR poll finds minority communities have been disproportionately burdened by wage gaps and chronic illnesses during the pandemic. Watch a expert discussion at 12 noon ET Wed. Sept. 30.


NPR Poll: Financial Pain From Coronavirus Pandemic 'Much, Much Worse' Than Expected

Wednesday, September 09, 2020

In the largest U.S. cities, at least half of all households have seen a serious financial loss such as lost job, wages or savings. Many problems are concentrated in Black and Latino households.


FDA Removes Top Spokesperson After Blood Plasma Blunder

Friday, August 28, 2020

Emily Miller was central in defending the FDA commissioner, Dr. Stephen Hahn, after he falsely said that blood plasma could lower the death rate from COVID-19 by more than a third.


FDA Cautions About Accuracy Of Widely Used Abbott Coronavirus Test

Thursday, May 14, 2020

The test has been promoted by the Trump administration as a key factor in controlling the epidemic in the U.S. and is used for daily testing at the White House.


FDA Warns Against Wide Use Of The Drugs Trump Hailed As 'Game Changers'

Friday, April 24, 2020

The agency said Friday that using hydroxychloroquine and a related compound, chloroquine, for COVID-19 may cause life-threatening side effects. That warning contradicts the president's own enthusiasm.


CDC To Fund 650 Health Experts To Help States Trace, Stop COVID-19

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

CDC director Dr. Robert Redfield says the agency will double the current number of positions to aid local health departments in quashing new outbreaks. They will focus on testing and contact tracing.


CDC Hospital Data Point To Racial Disparity In COVID-19 Cases

Wednesday, April 08, 2020

In a study of the early coronavirus epidemic in the U.S., a third of people who were hospitalized were African American. Top risk factors were high blood pressure and obesity.


U.S. Surpasses China In Cases Of Coronavirus

Thursday, March 26, 2020

The U.S. with about 82,000 cases passed China with about 81,000. The cases being detected in the U.S. have risen as more tests have become available, although the wait for tests can still be long.


Coronavirus Task Force Doctor Did Not Meet Guidelines For Test, But Got One Anyway

Monday, March 23, 2020

Dr. Deborah Birx said she had a "low-grade fever" Saturday and tested negative for coronavirus. But her symptoms don't line up with what the government is advising for who should get a test.


Webcast: Health Implications Of Income Inequality

Monday, January 27, 2020

Watch as experts on income inequality discuss a recent NPR poll that is notable for capturing the views of the top 1% of earners in America. The webcast will be livestreamed at 12 p.m. ET Monday.


Is There Hope For The American Dream? What Americans Think About Income Inequality

Thursday, January 09, 2020

A new survey of Americans across all income brackets captures some surprising views about their economic experience and expectations of success.


CDC Says Number Of Possible Cases Of Vaping-Related Lung Illness Has Doubled

Friday, September 06, 2019

The CDC says it is probing 450 reported cases of illness in people who vaped nicotine or cannabis products. Health officials say it's too soon to pinpoint a single product or substance as the cause.


Freak Summer Hailstorm Hits Mexico's Guadalajara

Monday, July 01, 2019

"Hail more than a meter high, and then we wonder if climate change exists," said Enrique Alfaro Ramírez, the governor of Jalisco state. The Mexican army is helping to dig out the city.


Poll: Many Rural Americans Struggle With Financial Insecurity, Access To Health Care

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

A new poll from NPR, Harvard and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation gives a glimpse into rural life in America today, finding that many people living in rural communities live on the edge financially.


Guidance: On References To Attitudes About Vaccines

Monday, May 13, 2019

In particular, avoid the use of the terms "anti-vax" and "anti-vaxxer." It's important to stick to the science — and to use neutral language in describing peoples' positions.


Halting U.S. HIV Epidemic By 2030: Difficult But Doable

Wednesday, February 06, 2019

The Trump administration has a plan to end the spread of HIV in the U.S. in 10 years. HIV/AIDS advocates say it's feasible but that the administration's actions on health run counter to the goal.