COVID: Some Call on CDC to Use Different Metrics to Determine Mask GuidanceSome health experts are questioning whether the best metric is being used to determine policy during this latest confusing chapter in the fight against COVID.
CDC: Vaccinated Teachers, Students Don't Need To Wear Masks Inside ClassroomsVaccinated teachers and students don’t need to wear masks inside school buildings, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday in relaxing its COVID-19 guidelines.
COVID: California To Continue Mask Mandate Through June 15California health officials said Monday they were keeping the state's current mask mandates in place until June 15.
COVID Reopening: East Bay Moviegoers Carefully Step Back Into TheatersWith pandemic restrictions starting to be peeled back, people in the East Bay headed out Friday night to enjoy a night at the movies as Regal Cinema reopened theaters in Berkeley and Oakland.
Drug Expert: U.S. Needs an 'Operation Warp Speed' for Opioid EpidemicA new federal report shows how the coronavirus pandemic has created a perfect storm when it comes to drug overdose deaths.
COVID Lockdown Stress Leads to Spike in Opioid Overdose DeathsDuring the COVID pandemic, according to a new CDC report, the United States has set a record when it comes to overdose deaths.
Bay Area Officials Ponder Easing Indoor Mask Requirements in Wake of New CDC GuidanceMore than a year after the pandemic began, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday that fully vaccinated Americans could dispense with wearing masks in most settings.
CDC Recommends Pfizer's COVID Vaccine for Kids Age 12 and UpThe CDC on Wednesday formally adopted a recommendation from a panel of its independent advisers to use Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine in adolescents age 12 to 15.
CDC Panel Adjourns Without Vote on Extending Johnson & Johnson COVID Vaccine PauseA Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory committee did not vote Wednesday on whether to extend the nation's pause on Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine, after experts on the panel argued there was still insufficient data to make final recommendations.
COVID Restrictions Ease for Vaccinated Travelers; Traffic Swells at Bay Area AirportsThe U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new travel guidelines Friday that ease restrictions for fully-vaccinated travelers.
COVID Vaccines: Women Reporting Worse Side Effects Than Men In CDC StudyThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the results of a study that examined that first 13.7-million people to receive the vaccine and found that women experienced worse side effects than men.