• CDC director Robert Redfield just told Senators that most Americans won't get a coronavirus vaccine until summer or fall 2021

    10 days ago - By Business Insider

    Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, wears a mask during a House subcommittee hearing on July 31, 2020 in Washington, DC.
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    At a Senate subcommittee hearing on Wednesday, CDC Director Robert Redfield said most Americans won't receive a coronavirus vaccine until "late second quarter, third quarter 2021."
    That contradicts the timeline that Paul Mango, deputy chief of staff for policy at the Department of Health and Human Services, put forward the same day.
    Mango said the US is on track to "vaccinate every American before the...
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  • CDC director Robert Redfield suggests face masks may be more effective than a vaccine in preventing individual coronavirus infections

    10 days ago - By Business Insider

    Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , wears a mask during a House subcommittee hearing on July 31, 2020 in Washington, DC.
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    CDC director Robert Redfield said on Wednesday that wearing a mask might be "more guaranteed" to protect an individual from the coronavirus than a vaccine.
    Redfield's comments came in response to a Senator's question about whether President Trump is undercutting coronavirus-prevention efforts by forgoing a mask in public settings.
    Studies have shown that mask-wearing effectively prevents transmission...
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