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"It would be counterproductive from my point of view, from a public health point of view, just in containing the epidemic, if there was an emotional response, to say, ‘Let’s close the schools,'" CDC robert redfield'>Director Robert Redfield said.

“In some areas, we are going to see the health care system overwhelmed," says CDC director Dr. Robert Redfield as Covid-19 hospitalizations surge around the US. Americans can slow the spread by practicing safety precautions, like wearing masks, he added.

The majority of coronavirus spread is being driven by household gatherings and people without symptoms, CDC director Dr. Robert Redfield says He added that transmission is occurring when people take off their masks and gather in homes, where they feel safe.

"We advise the American public... to reconsider traveling." @CDCDirector  Dr. Robert Redfield makes last-minute plea to Americans traveling for Thanksgiving amid surging U.S. coronavirus cases:

CDC robert redfield'>Director Robert Redfield on guidance for holiday gatherings amid COVID-19: “Knowing that this is an important holiday, we really advise people to reconsider about traveling... [and] to limit themselves to small gatherings of individuals that actually live in the same home.”

SOON: A coronavirus vaccine will begin to become available in the United States "probably by the end of the second week in December," CDC Director Robert Redfield said Tuesday.

CDC robert redfield'>Director Robert Redfield projected today that a vaccine could become available “by the end of the second week in December

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CDC director Robert Redfield said that when a vaccine becomes available, it will first be distributed to “nursing-home residents and then some combination of health-care providers and individuals at high risk for a poor outcome”

SOON: A coronavirus vaccine will begin to become available in the United States "probably by the end of the second week in December," CDC Director Robert Redfield said Tuesday.

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NEW: The Trump administration in June installed two political appointees to CDC headquarters who have no public health background. They have instead been tasked with keeping an eye its scientists and Dr. Robert Redfield, the agency director

WOW. @RepKatiePorter , to CDC robert redfield'>Director Robert Redfield: "Will you commit to invoking your existing authority under 42CFR71.30 to provide for coronavirus testing for every American regardless of insurance coverage?" She got him to say yes.

"Everything he says is false," says CDC head Robert Redfield, in overheard phone call, of new Trump COVID-19 adviser Dr. Scott Atlas

The White House is blocking CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield and other officials at the agency from testifying next week before a House Education and Labor Committee hearing on reopening schools

CDC robert redfield'>Director Robert Redfield this morning: “This is the greatest public health crisis to hit this nation in a century,” he said. “We were underprepared.”

Centers for Disease Control Robert Redfield:”We’re seeing, sadly, far greater suicides now than we are deaths from Covid. We’re seeing far greater deaths from drug overdose, that are above excess, than we had as background, than we are seeing deaths from Covid.” Why no coverage?

CDC robert redfield'>Director Robert Redfield: “I do think the fall and the winter of 2020 and 2021 are going to be the probably one of the most difficult times that we experienced in American public health.”

NEW: The White House is blocking CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield and other officials from the agency from testifying before a House Education and Labor Committee hearing on reopening schools next week, @Acosta  reports.

Dr. Anthony Fauci now going into “modified quarantine” after being in close proximity with the White House staffer who was positive, @jaketapper  reports. Fauci joins CDC’s Dr. Robert Redfield and FDA’s Dr. Stephen Hahn who are also in quarantine as a result.

After CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield was asked why people who wanted coronavirus tests weren’t getting them, Dr. Anthony Fauci spoke up and said, “It is a failing. I mean, let’s admit it."

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