Two top CDC officials leave agency
Two senior Trump political appointees departed the CDC, a senior official at the agency confirmed to CNN. Kyle McGowan, the chief of staff, and Amanda Campbell, the deputy chief of staff, resigned effective Friday, leaving to start a consulting firm, the official said. Both left voluntarily, the official added.... Read more
Delta announces new policy for passengers who can’t wear masks
Delta Air Lines will now require medical screenings for passengers who can’t wear face masks due to health reasons — and asks that they reconsider flying altogether as the coronavirus pandemic rages. The strengthened policy adds another layer of protection for passengers who are already mostly required to wear... Read more
Education secretary won’t say whether schools should follow CDC guidelines
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Sunday refused to say whether schools should follow guidelines from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on reopening, saying those guidelines are meant to be “flexible.” “The CDC guidelines are just that, meant to be flexible and meant to be applied as... Read more
Carters pose in face masks, ask public to save lives
Former President Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter on Saturday urged the American people to “please wear a mask to save lives” as the country continues to battle the deadly coronavirus. The couple’s Atlanta-based charity, the Carter Center, posted a photo on Twitter Saturday of the pair wearing white... Read more
CDC, health workers conducting random tests in Fulton, DeKalb
Health workers are knocking on doors around metro Atlanta this week to conduct random antibody tests to see how many people have been infected with the novel coronavirus. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — which is headquartered in Atlanta — has partnered with the Georgia Department... Read more

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