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Necessity is the mother of invention, as the saying goes. So when the staff at CDC’s office in Fort Collins, Colorado, started seeing a dire, nationwide need for personal protective equipment (PPE) as COVID-19 spread, they got creative.
Health Communication Specialist Jill Brown normally spreads the word about CDC research to news outlets and the public. But in mid-January, she joined the first wave of CDC volunteers screening arriving passengers at San Francisco International Airport.
Working long days from his socially distanced dining-room table, Dr. John Brooks is looking for clues to bring COVID-19 to an end.
When COVID-19 cases surged in the Detroit area in April, Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer Guillermo “Memo” Sanchez was called to help prevent the disease from spreading in nursing homes.