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A year in, experts assess Biden's hits and misses on handling the pandemic

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.


Advisers to the CDC say kids as young as 12 should get COVID booster shots

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.


The CDC says a test to get out of COVID isolation is not needed, resisting pushback

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.


New CDC isolation guidelines raise concerns among health experts

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.


The CDC shortens COVID isolation times for people who don't show symptoms

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?


CDC advisers recommend limiting the use of the J&J vaccine due to rare blood clots

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.


Pfizer has announced new results for a pill that fights COVID-19

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.


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.