Will Stone

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With omicron now dominant, depleted U.S. hospitals struggle to prepare for the worst

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Understaffed hospitals are already coping with increased patient demand heading into the holidays. They have few options to expand if omicron creates a huge new wave of COVID patients.


Hospitals are still reeling from delta as omicron cases start to multiply

Sunday, December 19, 2021

U.S. hospitals have a heads-up on omicron, but that doesn't mean they feel ready to deal with what could be a huge wave of patients infected by the new variant of COVID-19.


Struggling hospitals brace for another wave of COVID brought by the omicron variant

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Many U.S. hospitals are already struggling with a wave of COVID-19 patients and now they are also racing to prepare for the omicron variant, which threatens to further accelerate hospitalizations.


The U.S. is averaging 120,000 COVID-19 infections daily in seasonal surge

Sunday, December 12, 2021

Health care workers in the U.S. are eyeing the omicron variant of COVID-19 while the delta variant continues to put hospitals under stress.


What omicron's fast spread could mean for the U.S. – and the world

Friday, December 10, 2021

The variant has spread through South Africa with remarkable speed — and been detected in at least 60 other countries. Specialists are trying to figure out the next stage for this unwelcome variant.


What omicron's alarming spread means for the U.S.

Thursday, December 09, 2021

The omicron variant is gaining a foothold in Europe. Scientists say it is spreading faster than delta and can do so even in places where many people are vaccinated. What could this mean for the U.S.?


Scientists are combing through coronavirus samples to see how widespread omicron is

Thursday, December 02, 2021

Scientists are scouring coronavirus samples for clues of the omicron variant. The U.S. is in a better position now than it was earlier to find the variant, but some part of the country may struggle.


Pfizer wants the FDA to let 16- and 17- year-olds get a COVID-19 booster shot

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Pfizer's CEO says the vaccine maker has asked federal regulators to authorize boosters for 16- and 17-year-olds. Currently, only people 18 and over are eligible for a booster in the U.S.


I'm fully vaccinated and I also had COVID. Do I need a booster?

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Booster shots have been authorized for all U.S. adults, and the government is urging people to get them. But what if you've already had COVID and the vaccine?


The federal government moves closer to expanding booster shots for everyone

Friday, November 19, 2021

An expert panel of CDC advisers will meet to consider expanding COVID-19 booster eligibility to all adults. With cases rising in the U.S., how much can boosters really help?


What to know ahead of the authorization for Pfizer's COVID booster

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

The FDA plans to authorize Pfizer's COVID vaccine boosters for all adults 18 and older. The announcement could happen Thursday. What is the evidence for boosting younger healthier people?


U.S. COVID cases start to rise again as the holidays approach

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

After declining most of the fall, new infections are up again in more than half of U.S. states, worrying experts about what the holiday season may bring.


COVID-19 cases are rising again in the U.S.

Monday, November 15, 2021

It's an ominous sign ahead of the holidays: coronavirus cases are again rising in the U.S. In some states, hospitals are already under siege with an influx of patients.


States in the Southwest U.S. are facing COVID surges

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Colorado hospitals are on the verge of a crisis as COVID-19 cases are rising. New Mexico and Utah are not far behind.


New guidance goes against taking an aspirin daily

Thursday, November 11, 2021

An influential medical panel is cautioning older adults against taking a low dose of aspirin to prevent a first stroke or heart attack. It's a change in guidance for many Americans.


COVID is still crushing parts of the U.S. as the holiday season approaches

Thursday, November 04, 2021

The U.S. is entering an uneasy stretch of the pandemic. Despite progress, the delta surge is dragging on in certain regions. Can vaccines ward off a big surge over the holidays?


COVID is down in the U.S., but some regions are still experiencing outbreaks

Monday, November 01, 2021

Ahead of the holidays, coronavirus cases are down, but the U.S. remains stuck in a cycle of regional outbreaks, even in heavily vaccinated northern states. Can boosters and kids vaccines make a dent?


People with substance use disorder are more vulnerable to COVID-19

Sunday, October 31, 2021

New research shows people with substance use disorders are significantly more vulnerable to a breakthrough infection of COVID-19.


What you need to know about COVID boosters

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

You've seen the headlines about COVID boosters. But what does it all mean for you? Here's how to sort through the science and figure out if and when you need a booster and which one to get.


What Colin Powell's death can and can't tell us about COVID breakthrough cases

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

With high-profile stories of vaccinated people dying from COVID, how worried should you be about getting a serious breakthrough case? Here's how the data shake out.