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    From: " (CDC)" <sohco@CDC.GOV>
    Subject: Media Advisory: CDC Media Telebriefing: Update on COVID-19
    Date: Jun 12, 2020 9:36 AM

    Media Advisory

    For Immediate Release
    Friday, June 12, 2020

    Contact: CDC Media Relations
    (404) 639-3286

    CDC Media Telebriefing: Update on COVID-19

    What The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will provide an update to media on the COVID-19 response.

    Who Robert Redfield, M.D., CDC Director
    Jay C. Butler, M.D., CDC’s Deputy Director of Infectious Diseases and COVID-19 Response Incident Manager

    When 12:00 p.m. ET Friday, June 12, 2020


    Media: 800-857-9756
    International: 1-212-287-1850

    Non-Media: 800-988-9459
    International: 1-517-308-9146

    Important Instructions
    Due to anticipated high volume, please plan to dial in to the telebriefing 15 minutes before the start time.

    Media: If you would like to ask a question during the call, press *1 on your touchtone phone. Press *2 to withdraw your question. You may queue up at any time. You will hear a tone to indicate your question is pending.

    A transcript will be available following the briefing at CDC’s web site:

  • #2
    Teleconference notes:

    6th month of response...a lot of work ahead as US re-opens

    Focus on spread and transmissible and also asymptomatic transmission

    Social distancing, hand washing, face covering - key defenses

    Thanks US people for protecting most vulnerable

    The situation is unprecedented and the pandemic is not over

    MMWR has some recommendations

    Bad news - pandemic is not over

    Good news - flattened curve

    As communities re-open cases are increasing in some areas

    Higher risk when associate with more people and length of time of exposures

    Use social distancing, wash hands / alcohol cleaner, face coverings

    Giving some examples of how to deal with pandemic going ahead...i.e. maintain distancing, avoid sharing frequently touched items, use drive-up

    Asking for continuing efforts to changing life practices..could see more cases as states re-open

    Gear up for fall and winter - just-in-case - also pushing flu vaccine for this flu season to differentiate between COVID-19 and flu

    some technical problems as question and answer period starts...can't hear any voices....

    nada....some technical voices....

    Mass gatherings? political rallies? Guidelines are for any type of gathering - backyard gatherings or anything - don't attend events if you are ill or recently exposed to a positive case.

    Want to keep curve flattened

    Wide spread lock downs in the future? Monitoring and surveillance is key. Extensive mitigation efforts might need to happen again. Local decisions. Vast majority of people have not been exposed to this virus.

    Embargo on info from this meeting until 1 p.m. ET - (No guideline to link to on CDC site yet. I will link when it is available.)

    Nationally hospitalization rates going down. Ongoing situation. Very concerned about hospitalization rates.

    Pre-symptomatic and asymptomatic nature of COVID-19 needs aggressive surveillance in vulnerable groups. i.e. test all nursing home residents, all prisons, all risk settings, some urban areas....

    A document says infections spiking in US? Haven't seen that document that indicates spiking like Brazil, please forward to CDC media.....

    Redfield thanks media for reporting on CDC public health efforts.

    Conference over.

    (I am literally just sitting here waiting for 1 p.m. to push the Post Reply button.....)

    Report mentioned above:

    Public Attitudes, Behaviors, and Beliefs Related to COVID-19, Stay-at-Home Orders, Nonessential Business Closures, and Public Health Guidance — United States, New York City, and Los Angeles, May 5–12, 2020



    • #3
      I don't see how that document linked above is a list of recommendations.

      edited to add that apparently another document will be out later today....?