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Tuesday, January 18, 2022
When he came into office, Biden launched an ambitious seven-point plan for defeating the virus. Here's how experts score his results.
Wednesday, January 05, 2022
Advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say kids as young as 12 should get booster shots. This endorsement clears the way for the CDC to approve boosters for kids between 12 and 15.
Tuesday, January 04, 2022
Those who contracted COVID-19 can end their isolation after five days while continuing to wear a well-fitting mask for an additional five days, according to the agency.
Tuesday, December 28, 2021
Cutting the isolation for positive cases to five days could lead to more infections if people don't take masking seriously. A testing requirement would have made the policy safer, experts say.
Tuesday, December 28, 2021
The CDC says the change is "motivated by science" showing that it's not necessary to isolate for 10 days. During a surge of a more transmissible variant, is it a good idea to revise the guideline?
Thursday, December 16, 2021
CDC advisers called an emergency meeting to review new data and update their recommendations for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. It's been linked to very rare blood clotting that can be fatal.
Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Pfizer's analysis shows that the drug is good at keeping people at high risk of COVID-19 from getting worse. The pill is called Paxlovid.
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.