(NEW YORK) -- With the CDC estimating that the delta variant accounts for more than 90% of new COVID cases in the U.S., scientists are still learning more about what makes this variant different from prior versions of the virus. There are dozens of COVID-19... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Half of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 developed complications associated with the virus, prompting experts to warn that long-term problems from COVID could strain the health system for years, according to new research out of the United Kingdom. The study, published Thursday in... Read More.
(ATLANTA) -- Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, warned Friday that a highly contagious variant of the novel coronavirus that was first detected in India could soon become the dominant strain in the United States. "I think that that's... Read More.
(LONDON) -- The World Health Organization said it's still unclear how a man in eastern China contracted the first known human case of a rare strain of bird flu called H10N3. "The source of the patient's exposure to the H10N3 virus is not known at... Read More.
(ATLANTA) -- The more contagious variant of coronavirus that originated in the UK, the B-117 variant, has become the dominant strain in the U.S., CDC director Rochelle Walensky said on Wednesday. "Based on our most recent estimates from CDC surveillance, the B-117 variant is now... Read More.
By EMILY SHAPIRO and SASHA PEZENIK, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- As a historic winter storm knocks out power and bursts pipes across Texas, hospitals in the lone star state are facing additional stress.Hospitals, already contending with COVID-19 patients, are now... Read More.
By JEANETTE TORRES-PEREZ, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Kevin Durant won’t be on the court Monday night when the Brooklyn Nets take on the Sacramento Kings.The Nets announced on Twitter Sunday that the 32-year-old power forward “has been diagnosed... Read More.
By MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Arizona has become "the hottest hot spot" for COVID-19, as the state experiences the highest case rates in the world and record hospitalizations -- and health officials warn the numbers are only going to get... Read More.
By MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now infected more than 85.1 million people worldwide and killed over 1.8 million of them, according to real-time data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering... Read More.
By MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- In April, a month after the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a global pandemic, the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) reported that, for the first time, half of the... Read More.
By SASHA PEZENIK, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- An unequal burden in America's COVID-19 pandemic has been borne by those most vulnerable to the virus, and most at risk to its economic fallout. Latino, Black and Native American households across the... Read More.