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Prominent Epidemiologist and Statistician Says, “both science and public health are broken”

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Ridgewood NJ, Dr. Martin Kulldorff is one of the most qualified public health pandemic experts in the United States. To the narrative-shapers, he’s a pariah. As a prominent epidemiologist and statistician, Kulldorff has worked on detecting and monitoring infectious disease outbreaks for two decades. His methods are widely used around the world and by almost every state health department in the United States, as well as by hundreds of people at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Time To Lift COVID-19 Testing Mandate for Teachers & School Employees

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Ridgewood NJ, Senator Kristin Corrado called on Governor Murphy to immediately lift his COVID-testing mandate for unvaccinated teachers and school employees after the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said today that testing healthy students and employees is no longer recommended.

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The Centers for Disease Control Significantly Eases Mask Recommendations, Including for Schools

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Ridgewood NJ, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday significantly eased its mask recommendations, including for schools, as part of long-awaited updated guidance for dealing with COVID-19.

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New CDC Study Says Natural Immunity Outperformed Vaccines Against Delta Strain

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Ridgewood NJ, according to the CDC , Natural immunity from prior infection led to levels of protection against the Delta variant of COVID-19 than vaccination alone.

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New Jersey Department of Health Adopts New CDC Guidance for COVID-19 Quarantine

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Trenton NJ, Based on new recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) is updating its guidance on isolation and quarantine period for both the public and healthcare providers.

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CDC Tightens Testing Requirement for International Travel to the US to One Day

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Ridgewood NJ, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is revising the current Global Testing Order to shorten the timeline for required testing for all international air travelers to one day before departure to the United States. This revision strengthens already robust protocols in place for international travel, including requirements for foreign travelers to be fully vaccinated.

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Village Council Fails to Follow CDC Recommendation Regarding Mask Wearing

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Despite a recent recommendation by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that all people in Bergen County, including those fully vaccinated, wear face coverings/masks indoors, in public places, no members of the Ridgewood Village Council, nor anyone else on the dais, were observed wearing face coverings/ masks during their Public Work Session, held on Wednesday, August 4.

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Please continue to wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status, when visiting all Valley Health System

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Ridgewood NJ, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and State Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli have recommended that New Jersey residents, both vaccinated and unvaccinated, wear masks indoors when there is an increased risk of COVID-19. This recommendation follows the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated guidance that included a recommendation that all individuals resume indoor masking to prevent the community spread of COVID-19.

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Democrats Attempt to Extend Governor Murphy’s Emergency Powers Until 2022

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Trenton NJ, Senator Anthony M. Bucco said it’s clear that public pressure to end the public health emergency immediately has helped to stall an ill-advised Democratic bill that would have extended Governor Phil Murphy’s emergency powers until next year.

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Bergen County Executive James Tedesco Advises Residents on Use of Face Coverings

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Hackensack NJ, As we continue the battle against COVID-19, we continue to keep Bergen County residents informed of current events on a federal, state and local level. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the US authority on coronavirus protocols and protection against COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, will soon issue new guidelines recommending the general public to wear face coverings in public as an added measure of protection.

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New Jersey Office of Homeland Security Warns About the Spread of Misinformation on COVID 19

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Ridgewood NJ, Several individuals and groups are attempting to leverage the COVID-19 pandemic in order to cause panic and scam unsuspecting residents. NJOHSP urges all residents to ensure the validity of information from online platforms and be wary of scams targeting unwitting residents, virtually and physically.

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