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The U.S. is one of 2 dozen nations that have confirmed cases of the omicron variant

Thursday, December 02, 2021

The first case of the omicron COVID variant has been identified in the U.S. Health officials found it in a traveler who had returned from South Africa just before Thanksgiving.


New antiviral drugs are coming for COVID. Here's what you need to know

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

The FDA is considering new pills that could treat people in early stages of COVID. Here's what to know about how they work, how effective they are and the impact they could make on the pandemic.


What the U.S. can learn from China's response to COVID infections

Monday, November 08, 2021

While China tries to stamp out COVID-19 infections as soon as they pop up, the U.S. has a much more laissez-faire approach of learning to live with the virus, even if it means a thousand deaths a day.


3,900 bottles of scented room spray recalled over rare bacterial infections

Thursday, October 28, 2021

A scented room spray has caused a cluster of rare bacterial infections in the South and Midwest. 3,900 bottles of the room spray are being recalled, and users are being warned to bleach their sheets.


Booster shots are here. Take our quiz to see if you need one

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Many Americans are now eligible for a COVID vaccine booster. Are you? Our quiz will help you figure it out.


CDC advisers vote to recommend Moderna and Johnson & Johnson boosters

Thursday, October 21, 2021

An advisory panel to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has backed the rollout of boosters for the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines.


FDA authorizes Moderna and Johnson & Johnson boosters and 'mix and match' approach

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

The Food and Drug Administration has authorized booster shots for the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines. It's also allowing "mixing and matching" of vaccines as boosters.


FDA panel recommends second Johnston & Johnson COVID shot for adults

Saturday, October 16, 2021

An FDA advisory committee recommends people who received the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine be given a booster shot.


FDA advisers all voted to recommend the authorization of a Johnson & Johnson booster

Friday, October 15, 2021

The FDA's advisory committee met to debate the best course ahead for improving immunity against the delta variant for people who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.


FDA advisers recommend Moderna booster shot for at-risk adults

Thursday, October 14, 2021

The Food and Drug Administration's vaccine advisory committee met Thursday to consider whether a Moderna booster shot is safe and helpful in the country's fight against COVID-19.


The White House will spend an additional $1 billion on rapid at-home COVID tests

Wednesday, October 06, 2021

The investment is a response to an ongoing national shortage and follows a $2 billion investment in September to supply rapid tests to community health centers, food banks and schools.


How Ivermectin Ended Up In The Middle Of A COVID-19 Controversy

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Ivermectin is a medication that's been around for decades, and it's been a miracle drug — against parasites. But now, ivermectin is the latest drug caught up in a COVID-19 controversy.


How Ivermectin Became The New Focus Of The Anti-Vaccine Movement

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Scientists are still studying whether the deworming medicine could have any effect on COVID-19. But the frenzy over the drug has far more to do with politics than science. Here's how that happened.


U.S. Health Officials Urge People Not To Use Deworming Medicine Ivermectin For COVID

Sunday, September 05, 2021

Ivermectin is used to fight worms and other parasites in animals and humans. But people are taking it to treat COVID-19, despite warnings from experts and poisonings tied to the drug.


CDC Warns Against Off-Label Use Of COVID Vaccine

Thursday, September 02, 2021

Using the COVID vaccine "off-label" — whether that's for booster shots or young children — may be tempting to some vaccine providers, but the CDC warns it could get them into trouble.


Health Care Providers Are Warned Not To Give COVID Vaccines Beyond Recommendations

Wednesday, September 01, 2021

The CDC says using COVID-19 vaccines in ways that have not been authorized — such as in underage children, or as a booster dose — can leave providers and individuals uncovered if problems arise.


CDC Advisers Review The Pfizer Vaccine's Benefits And Risks

Monday, August 30, 2021

An advisory committee to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is meeting Monday to consider whether any changes are needed to its existing recommendations for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.


COVID Booster Shots Are Coming. Here's What You Need To Know

Thursday, August 19, 2021

If all goes to plan, Americans who got Pfizer or Moderna shots can get a third dose eight months after their last jab. Here's why health officials think you'll need one.


COVID Booster Shots Could Be Out For The Public By Fall. Here's How It Would Work

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Federal officials are signaling the COVID-19 booster shots for the general population could be coming as early as this fall. It could boost immunity before prior vaccinations start wearing off.


CDC Joins FDA In Recommending Additional COVID-19 Vaccine Dose For Certain People

Saturday, August 14, 2021

The CDC is officially recommending an additional dose of vaccine for people with weakened immune systems who have already received two doses of either the Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.