In addition to airport screenings, there are travel restrictions for passengers arriving from China. Foreign nationals who have visited China in the past 14 days may not enter the United States. Citizens and residents may enter, but based on their travel and health history, they will have some level of restrictions on their movements for 14 days from the time they left China, according to the CDC. … [Read more...] about CDC considering expansion of airport health screenings for novel coronavirus
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"One of the things that local health departments and state health departments are really doing is trying to make sure that we're getting the best information out so that we're quelling fear but at the same time leaning forward and preparing people as this continues to grow and develop," said Kertanis, of the National Association of County and City Health Officials. … [Read more...] about How to prepare for coronavirus in the United States: 10 questions answered
The nation’s public health laboratories, exasperated by the malfunctioning tests in the face of a global public health emergency, have taken the unusual step of appealing to the Food and Drug Administration for permission to develop and use their own tests. In Hawaii, authorities are so alarmed about the lack of testing ability that they requested permission from the CDC to use tests from Japan. A medical director at a hospital laboratory in Boston is developing an in-house test, but is frustrated that his laboratory won’t be able to use it without going through an onerous and time-consuming review process, even if demand surges. … [Read more...] about Why Hasn’t the U.S. Done More Coronavirus Tests?
The patient became ill four days after arriving in the United States and sought care. Based on the patient's symptoms and travel history, doctors suspected the novel Wuhan coronavirus and sent specimens to the CDC in Atlanta, where tests Monday confirmed the virus. … [Read more...] about First US case of Wuhan coronavirus confirmed by CDC
At least 19 inmates have died in Mississippi prisons since late December. Many died amid outbursts of violence at Parchman and other prisons. Some were found hanging in their cells. Earlier this month, the U.S. Justice Department said its civil rights division would investigate Parchman and other Mississippi prisons. … [Read more...] about 152 Mississippi inmates, backed by Jay-Z and Yo Gotti, sue prison over ‘barbaric’ conditions