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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

20 Jan 2018

CDC's flu tracking program to continue if U.S. government shuts down

CHICAGO The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will continue its work tracking one of the worst flu seasons the United States has seen in several years even if the federal government shuts down on Saturday, senior administration officials said on Friday.

19 Jan 2018

U.S. government shutdown would shutter CDC's flu tracking programme

CHICAGO If the U.S. Senate fails to avert a government shutdown at midnight Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be forced to suspend its seasonal flu programme as the nation faces one of the worst flu seasons in several years.

17 Jan 2018

Cognitive test given to Trump is a 10-minute routine screening

The cognitive test on which U.S. President Donald Trump received a perfect score is considered a good screening tool for mental decline in an otherwise healthy person, medical experts said.

17 Jan 2018

Cognitive test given to Trump is a 10-minute routine screening

The cognitive test on which U.S. President Donald Trump received a perfect score is considered a good screening tool for mental decline in an otherwise healthy person, medical experts said.

17 Jan 2018

Cognitive test given to Trump is a 10-minute routine screening

The cognitive test on which U.S. President Donald Trump received a perfect score is considered a good screening tool for mental decline in an otherwise healthy person, medical experts said.

12 Jan 2018

Flu in U.S. now widespread but season may be peaking: CDC

CHICAGO Seasonal influenza is now widespread across the continental United States, causing severe illness and rising numbers of hospitalizations, but this year's outbreak may be peaking, government health officials said on Friday.

21 Dec 2017

Opioid crisis trims U.S. life expectancy, boosts hepatitis C: CDC

CHICAGO The opioid crisis is rippling through the U.S. healthcare system, causing a spike in rates of hepatitis C related to increased opioid injections and reducing overall life expectancy among Americans, which has fallen for the second year in a row, U.S. health officials said on Thursday.

19 Dec 2017

U.S. lifts funding ban on studies that enhance dangerous germs

CHICAGO The U.S. government on Tuesday lifted a 2014 temporary ban on funding research involving the flu and other pathogens in which scientists deliberately make them more transmissible or more deadly.

19 Dec 2017

U.S. lifts funding ban on studies that enhance dangerous germs

CHICAGO The U.S. government on Tuesday lifted a 2014 temporary ban on funding research involving the flu and other pathogens in which scientists deliberately make them more transmissible or more deadly.

14 Dec 2017

Seasonal flu kills more globally than previously thought: U.S. study

CHICAGO As many as 646,000 people are dying globally from seasonal influenza each year, U.S. health officials said on Wednesday, a rise from earlier assessments of the disease's death toll.

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