(WASHINGTON) -- The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved Pfizer boosters for 12- to 15-year-olds. The moves comes as schools reopen after the holiday break. In a release, the FDA said it has amended the emergency use authorization for the Pfizer vaccine to also shorten... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Amid pushback from some public health officials on new Centers for Disease Control guidance for individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19, which does not require a negative test to end isolation after five days, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- With the explosion of coronavirus cases in the U.S., fueled in part by the highly contagious omicron variant, Americans are once again facing a wave of sickness and the anxiety and stress that comes with it. Those who believed that mass vaccination... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- Hundreds to thousands of calls come in to the Disability Information and Access Line (DIAL) each week from disabled people across the country with questions about COVID-19, vaccinations, testing spots and more. As one of the first call centers to focus specifically on... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- As the COVID-19 pandemic has swept the globe, more than 5.4 million people have died from the disease worldwide, including over 824,000 Americans, according to real-time data compiled by Johns Hopkins University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering. About 62% of the population... Read More.
(NEW YORK) - New Year's Eve celebrations for 2021 were significantly scaled back due to COVID, with hopes of larger celebrations to mark 2022. But with case numbers surging, are this year's festivities safe? It depends what your plans are, according to Dr. Anthony Fauci. "What... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- COVID-19 has touched all corners of the world -- and fear, anxiety, and grief have followed in its wake. The pandemic has taken a toll on the mental health and well-being of many, due to the climbing death toll, the social... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- With questions swirling about how well rapid COVID-19 tests work when it comes to detecting the omicron variant, leading scientists are now reassuring the public that they do work, and have a valuable role to play in the ongoing pandemic. Among them... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- As the highly transmissible omicron variant of COVID-19 spreads across the country, children are being impacted, too. Last week, nearly 200,000 children in the U.S. tested positive for COVID-19, up by about 50% since the beginning of December, according to new data... Read More.
(ATLANTA) -- COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective for children, according to three new studies released Thursday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. One study, which evaluated the safety reports of more than 42,000 children ages 5 to 11 who received a... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- A real-world study of South African health care workers found that two doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine offer 85% protection against hospitalization from the omicron variant. Separately, the company announced new data from a laboratory study that shows its... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Amid a record-breaking surge, the U.S. is now averaging more COVID-19 cases per day than at any other point in the pandemic, according to new data updated on Wednesday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Federal data shows the nation... Read More.