How to help save lives after a mass shooting

The following is a statement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding a mass shooter in Western Virginia: We know that many people are affected by this mass shooting and we have offered our support and assistance to all those impacted.

This is a very difficult time for all of us, and our thoughts and prayers are with all those who are affected.

We urge everyone to keep the following in mind: First, the CDC does not endorse any particular brand of medication, and we strongly encourage people to talk to their healthcare provider if they are considering taking a prescription medication.

Second, we cannot offer medical advice for anyone under the age of 18, and the CDC is not a medical professional and we cannot provide information about medications for people who have not been vaccinated.

Third, people can reach the CDC at 1-800-CDC-INFO.

And fourth, everyone who believes they are at risk for contracting the deadly virus should call the CDC toll-free at 1(800)CDC-8255 and speak with a trained health professional.

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