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6 Apr
Have questions about how viral vector vaccines protect you against #COVID19?
They teach your body how to recognize the virus that causes COVID-19. If you are exposed to the virus later, your body will know how to fight it off. Learn more: bit.ly/31sDVjD.
A viral vector vaccine uses a harmless version of a different virus to deliver information to your body that helps it protect you. The vaccine does not contain the virus that causes #COVID19 and cannot give you COVID-19. Learn more: bit.ly/31sDVjD.
If you are exposed to the real #COVID19 virus after being vaccinated, your body sees these proteins and tells your immune system to fight the virus. Learn more: bit.ly/31sDVjD.
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6 Apr
Have questions on how mRNA vaccines protect against #COVID19?

The mRNA in #COVID19 vaccines has information to teach your body how to fight the virus. The vaccine does not contain live virus, so it can’t give you COVID-19. It cannot change your DNA. More: bit.ly/3qAVLM0
mRNA vaccines teach our cells how to make a protein that triggers an immune response to #COVID19 inside our bodies. The immune response makes antibodies that protect us from getting infected if the real virus enters our bodies. More: bit.ly/3qAVLM0.
If you are exposed to the real #COVID19 virus after being vaccinated, your body recognizes these proteins and tells your immune system to fight the virus. Learn more: bit.ly/3qAVLM0.
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4 Mar
As of March 1, national forecasts predict that 4,400–12,900 new #COVID19 deaths will be reported during the week ending March 27, bringing the projected total number of deaths to 540,000–564,000. More: bit.ly/CDC_MForecast.
As of March 1, national forecasts predict that 166,000–563,000 new #COVID19 cases will likely be reported during the week ending March 27. More: bit.ly/CDC_CForecast.
As of March 1, national forecasts predict that 1,900–10,000 new #COVID19 hospitalizations will likely be reported on March 29. More: bit.ly/CDC_HForecast.
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25 Feb
As of February 22, national forecasts predict that 4,300–12,600 new #COVID19 deaths will be reported during the week ending March 20, bringing the projected total deaths to 526,000–548,000. More: bit.ly/3cKQIl4
As of February 22, national forecasts predict that 142,000–584,000 new #COVID19 cases will likely be reported during the week ending March 20. More: bit.ly/2MRNLIv
As of February 22, national forecasts predict that 1,300–5,000 new #COVID19 hospitalizations will likely be reported on March 22. More: bit.ly/2MUhi4i
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31 Dec 20
New @CDCMMWR shows COVID-19 antigen tests can be fast and inexpensive but sometimes require a second test to confirm the result. Protect others until your test result is confirmed. Learn more: bit.ly/MMWR123120. Image
HCPs: A recent @CDCMMWR found that antigen tests were less accurate than RT-PCR tests in correctly identifying people with #COVID19. Learn more: bit.ly/MMWR123120. Image
However, the report also shows that people with no symptoms with negative antigen test results are unlikely to have COVID-19 and generally do not require further testing. Image
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8 Oct 20
A3: All over the country, health departments and community organizations are making efforts to ensure Hispanic and Latino people have fair access to health. Of course, more are needed, but here are a few examples of their great work #HealthyLatinos
A3: State health departments and private industries are working to tailor services for Hispanics, including frontline workers: #HealthyLatinos
A3: The @CAPublicHealth: Housing for the Harvest Program offers temporary hotel housing to agricultural workers who need to isolate due to #COVID19. bit.ly/3l20Mus. #HealthyLatinos
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8 Sep 20
Are you an adult interested in wellness and preventive health? We are going to be sharing a series of questions about a certain vaccine in the thread below. Follow along to learn more! #healthyaging Image
Are you an adult living with #diabetes?
Are you 50 years old or older?
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3 Apr 20
Breaking: CDC’s recommendation on use of cloth face coverings, especially in areas of significant community-based transmission of #COVID19. Read more: bit.ly/2Ravt42
Recent studies show that a significant portion of individuals with #COVID19 lack symptoms (“asymptomatic”) and that even those who eventually develop symptoms (“pre-symptomatic”) can transmit the virus to others before showing symptoms.
In light of new evidence, CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings to slow spread of #COVID19 in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores & pharmacies) esp. in areas of significant community-based transmission.
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28 Mar 20
NEW CDC Health Alert Network advisory: Severe Illness Associated with Using Non-Pharmaceutical Chloroquine Phosphate to Prevent and Treat #Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). bit.ly/2QU8xpt
Chloroquine phosphate, when used without a prescription and supervision of a healthcare provider, can cause serious health consequences, including death. See CDC health advisory: bit.ly/2QU8xpt
Do not ingest aquarium use products or any other chemicals that contain chloroquine phosphate to treat #COVID19. These chemicals are not intended for human consumption and can lead to serious health consequences, including death. See CDC health advisory: bit.ly/2QU8xpt
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13 Mar 20
Our #COVID19 Twitter Q&A with CDC’s Deputy Director for Infectious Diseases, Dr. Jay Butler, starts now:
#askCDC
Q: How afraid of coronavirus should I be? #askCDC
- @Boomstick824

A:
Q: #askCDC Any recommendations for domestic travels, as many passengers from high-risk countries have landed in numerous regional airports?
- @eatrightchef

A:
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25 Feb 20
UPDATE: As of 2/18, 2,807 cases of hospitalized e-cigarette, or vaping, product use-associated lung injury (EVALI) or deaths reported from all 50 states, DC, & 2 US territories (Puerto Rico & USVI). 68 deaths have been confirmed in 29 states & DC. cdc.gov/lunginjury. Image
Due to continued declines in new EVALI cases since September 2019, and the identification of vitamin E acetate as a primary cause of EVALI, today is the final CDC update on the number of hospitalized EVALI cases and deaths nationally. cdc.gov/lunginjury.
CDC recommends that people do not use THC-containing e-cigarette, or vaping, products, particularly from informal sources like friends, family, or in-person or online dealers. Vitamin E acetate should not be added to any e-cigarette, or vaping, products. cdc.gov/lunginjury.
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21 Feb 20
CDC announces change in how confirmed US cases of #COVID19 will be categorized. Listen to audio from today’s telebriefing: bit.ly/39Rsape.
There are now 2 categories of #COVID19 cases in the US: 1) Cases detected through the domestic public health systems, and 2) cases among people who were repatriated via @StateDept flights from Wuhan (China) & from the Diamond Princess cruise ship (Japan). cdc.gov/COVID19.
Fourteen cases of #COVID19 have been detected through US public health systems; only 2 of those were from person-to-person spread. CDC will update #COVID19 cases counts every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. bit.ly/3aNsqXL.
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11 Feb 20
UPDATE: As of 2/4, 2,758 cases of hospitalized e-cigarette, or vaping, product use-associated lung injury (EVALI) or deaths reported from all 50 states, DC, & 2 US territories (Puerto Rico & USVI). 64 deaths confirmed in 28 states & DC. cdc.gov/lunginjury Image
The number of EVALI cases peaked in September 2019; however, states continue to report new cases to CDC. cdc.gov/lunginjury
CDC recommends people don’t use e-cigarette, or vaping, products that contain THC. Data show products containing THC, esp. those obtained from informal sources (like friends, family, or in-person or online dealers) play a major role in EVALI. cdc.gov/lunginjury
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31 Jan 20
The CDC, under statutory authority of the Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary, has issued federal quarantine orders to all 195 United States citizens who repatriated to the U.S. on January 29, 2020. The quarantine will last 14 days from when the plane left Wuhan, China.
This action is a precautionary and preventive step to maximize the containment of the virus in the interest of the health of the American public. The current epidemic in Mainland China has demonstrated the #2019nCoV’s capacity to spread globally. cdc.gov/ncov
This legal order is part of a public health response that is necessary to prevent the transmission and spread of this virus in the U.S. This federal quarantine will protect the health of the repatriated US citizens, their families, and their communities. #2019nCoV
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31 Oct 19
As of 10/29, a total of 1,888 cases of lung injury associated with use of e-cigarette, or vaping, products were reported from 49 states (all but Alaska), DC, & USVI. 37 deaths were confirmed in 24 states. Get the latest info at cdc.gov/lunginjury Image
CDC recommends that people do not use e-cigarette, or vaping, products that contain THC. Data suggests products containing THC, particularly those obtained from informal sources (like friends, family, or dealers) play a major role in the lung injury outbreak.
If you are using e-cigarette, or vaping, products to quit smoking, do not return to smoking cigarettes. Adults using e-cigarettes for smoking cessation should weigh all risks and benefits, and consider using FDA-approved nicotine replacement therapies. cdc.gov/lunginjury
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24 Oct 19
OUTBREAK UPDATE: As of 10/22, a total of 1,604 cases of lung injury associated with use of e-cigarette, or vaping, products were reported from 49 states (all but Alaska), DC, & USVI. 34 deaths were confirmed in 24 states. Get the latest info at cdc.gov/lunginjury Image
CDC recommends that people do not use e-cigarette, or vaping, products that contain THC. Data suggests products containing THC, particularly those obtained from informal sources (like friends, family, or dealers) play a major role in the lung injury outbreak.
If you are using e-cigarette, or vaping, products to quit smoking, do not return to smoking cigarettes. Adults using e-cigarettes for smoking cessation should weigh all risks and benefits, and consider using FDA-approved nicotine replacement therapies. cdc.gov/lunginjury
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17 Oct 19
As of 10/15, a total of 1,479 cases of lung injury associated with use of e-cigarette, or vaping, products were reported from 49 states (all but Alaska), DC, & 1 U.S. territory. 33 deaths were confirmed in 24 states. Get the latest info at cdc.gov/lunginjury Image
CDC recommends that people do not use e-cigarette, or vaping, products that contain THC. Data suggests products containing THC, particularly those obtained off the street or from informal sources (like friends, family, or dealers), play a major role in the lung injury outbreak.
Since the specific cause or causes of lung injury are not yet known, the best way to stay healthy & safe while we learn more is to consider refraining from use of all e-cigarette, or vaping, products. All tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, carry a risk.
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11 Oct 19
CDC and @US_FDA have not identified the cause or causes of lung injuries associated with e-cigarette, or vaping, products. The only commonality among all cases is patients report the use of e-cigarette, or vaping, products. Learn more in @CDCMMWR: bit.ly/30Z2IJL Image
To date, national and state data suggest that products containing THC are linked to most of the cases and play a major role in the outbreak. CDC recommends that people not use e-cigarette, or vaping, products that contain THC. bit.ly/30Z2IJL
If you use e-cigarette, or vaping, products & develop symptoms of lung injury (incl. coughing, chest pain, nausea, vomiting, fatigue & fever), see a healthcare provider right away. For more information, visit cdc.gov/lunginjury
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27 Sep 19
We are in the midst of a complex investigation into lung injury assoc. w/ e-cigarette product use/vaping that spans nearly all states & involves serious, life-threatening illness in ppl who report use of variety of e-cigarette/vaping substances & products. bit.ly/2lGPQJt
As of 9/24, 805 confirmed and probable cases of lung injury associated with e-cigarette product use/vaping were reported in 46 states and one territory. 12 deaths have been confirmed in 10 states. bit.ly/2lGPQJt
More than two-thirds of patients suffering from lung injury associated with e-cigarette product use/vaping are male, and the median age of cases is 23 years old, with 62% of patients aged 18-34 years. bit.ly/MMWRLungInjury
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19 Sep 19
As of 9/17, 530 cases of lung injury associated w/ use of e-cigarette/vaping products have been reported from 38 states & one territory. 7 deaths have been confirmed. Learn the latest findings. bit.ly/2lWykRe Image
CDC has sex & age data on 373 cases of lung injury associated w/ use of e-cigarette/vaping products. 67% of cases are people 18 to 34 years old; 16% are younger than 18 years old. Of these, 72% of cases are male.
Until we know more, if concerned about these health risks, CDC recommends you consider refraining from using e-cigarette/vaping products. If you’ve recently used an e-cigarette/vaping product & have symptoms like those reported in this outbreak, see a healthcare provider.
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19 Sep 19
HCPs: What approach do you take in your practice to address parents’ questions about #HPV vaccine? Keep reading this thread to learn how one doctor found success! 👇
Dr. Raj Naik, Wisconsin’s HPV Vaccine is Cancer Prevention Champion Award winner, leverages the CASE method. This approach helps his team connect directly with parents to better understand their concerns about #HPVvaccine.

What does CASE stand for?
C(orroborate): Find common ground.
A(bout Me): Share your expertise.
S(cience): Define the science.
E(xplain): Make a strong recommendation. Image
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