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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.
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.
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.
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.
Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Many Americans are now eligible for a COVID vaccine booster. Are you? Our quiz will help you figure it out.
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.
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.
Saturday, October 16, 2021
An FDA advisory committee recommends people who received the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine be given a booster shot.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.