Washington Post: Virus ‘does not spread easily’ from contaminated surfaces or animals, revised CDC website states

Washington Post: Virus ‘does not spread easily’ from contaminated surfaces or animals, revised CDC website states. “The coronavirus primarily spreads from person to person and not easily from a contaminated surface. That is the takeaway from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which this month updated its ‘How COVID-19 Spreads’ website. The revised guidance now states, in headline-size type, ‘The virus spreads easily between people.’ It also notes that the coronavirus, which causes the disease covid-19, ‘is spreading very easily and sustainably between people.'”

AP Exclusive: Admin shelves CDC guide to reopening country (AP)

AP: AP Exclusive: Admin shelves CDC guide to reopening country. “A set of detailed documents created by the nation’s top disease investigators meant to give step-by-step advice to local leaders deciding when and how to reopen public places such as mass transit, day care centers and restaurants during the still-raging pandemic has been shelved by the Trump administration. The 17-page report by a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention team, titled ‘Guidance for Implementing the Opening Up America Again Framework,’ was researched and written to help faith leaders, business owners, educators and state and local officials as they begin to reopen.”

CNET: Every coronavirus symptom you can have, according to the CDC

CNET: Every coronavirus symptom you can have, according to the CDC. “As countries like the US face coronavirus testing shortages, a lot of people are depending on matching their symptoms to the list of officially recognized symptoms of COVID-19 to determine if they have the disease or not. Those efforts may have gotten easier as the CDC has expanded its list of coronavirus symptoms, adding six more indicators. Previously, the only recognized symptoms were fever, coughing and shortness of breath.”

Washington Post: CDC director warns second wave of coronavirus this winter will likely be worse

Washington Post: CDC director warns second wave of coronavirus this winter will likely be worse. “Even as states move ahead with plans to reopen their economies, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned Tuesday that a second wave of the novel coronavirus will be far more deadly because it is likely to coincide with the start of flu season.”

Washington Post: Americans at World Health Organization transmitted real-time information about coronavirus to Trump administration

Washington Post: Americans at World Health Organization transmitted real-time information about coronavirus to Trump administration. “More than a dozen U.S. researchers, physicians and public health experts, many of them from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, were working full time at the Geneva headquarters of the World Health Organization as the novel coronavirus emerged late last year and transmitted real-time information about its discovery and spread in China to the Trump administration, according to U.S. and international officials. A number of CDC staffers are regularly detailed to work at WHO in Geneva as part of a rotation that has operated for years. Senior Trump-appointed health officials also consulted regularly at the highest levels with the WHO as the crisis unfolded, the officials said.”

Washington Post: CDC considering recommending general public wear face coverings in public

Washington Post: CDC considering recommending general public wear face coverings in public. “Should we all be wearing masks? That simple question is under review by officials in the U.S. government and has sparked a grass-roots pro-mask movement. But there’s still no consensus on whether widespread use of facial coverings would make a significant difference, and some infectious disease experts worry that masks could lull people into a false sense of security and make them less disciplined about social distancing.”