(NEW YORK) -- The flu season is notorious for being difficult to predict. However, flu trends from last year and from other parts of the globe can help us make informed estimates. So far, experts are on the fence if this year's flu season may... Read More.
Seventy Hollywood celebrities, including Anne Hathaway, Ciara and Debbie Allen, have signed an open letter to world leaders, urging them to help stymie the spread of COVID-19. Other signatories include Jordana Brewster, Connie Britton, Yvette Nicole Brown, Peter Dinklage, Annie Lennox, Joel McHale, Idina Menzel, Debra Messing, Alyssa Milano, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Edward James Olmos and Michelle Williams. The letter, published by... Read More.
(RENO, Nev.) -- Animal advocates are urging Nevada state officials to call off this year's annual bear hunt as wildfires continue to rage across the West. Wildlife advocates say hunting season should be canceled as the wildfire situation is so dire that bears are undergoing... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- Singer and actress Olivia Rodrigo visited the White House Wednesday, adding some star power to the Biden administration to effort to get more young people to get the COVID-19 vaccine. "I am beyond honored and humbled to be here today to help spread... Read More.
(LOS ANGELES) -- Wildfire scientists and fire officials are pleading with people to forego fireworks this Fourth of July, as unprecedented heat waves and drought conditions have elevated fire risk in the western United States. In an open letter published this week in The Conversation,... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- Several leading progressive Democrats on Capitol Hill have urged the White House and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to extend and strengthen a federal eviction moratorium that is set to expire at the end of the month. In a new letter... Read More.
Former President Barack Obama is urging his fellow Americans to "Roll Up Your Sleeves" and get the COVID-19 vaccine. Teaming with basketball legends Charles Barkley and Shaquille O'Neal for NBC's hour-long Roll Up Your Sleeves special, the former president hoped to persuade more Americans of color to get vaccinated... Read More.
BY: JULIA JACOBO, ABC NEWS (TAMPA, Fla.) — Florida officials are urging residents in the surrounding areas of a wastewater storage pond to heed evacuation orders ahead of a potential overflow of polluted water. On Friday, the Manatee County Public Safety Department warned of... Read More.
By ASHLEY SCHWARTZ-LAVARES, ERIELLE RESHEF and ALLIE YANG, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- San Antonio emergency room physician Dr. Nayeli Rodulfo-Zayas spent much of last summer treating patients with severe COVID-19 infections in the intensive care unit, too often watching them... Read More.
By DR. TARUN JAIN and DR. SAMUEL ROTHMAN, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Even with millions of vaccine shots pricking arms every day, epidemiologists are warning that it's too soon for states to ease up on public COVID-19 measures without risking... Read More.
By MARYALICE PARKS, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- In addition to roads and bridges, President Joe Biden has signaled a willingness to revamp what advocates refer to as the nation's "care infrastructure," benefits and workplace requirements such as paid family and sick leave that... Read More.
By ARIELLE MITROPOULOS, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Even with the race to vaccinate as many Americans as possible accelerating, some experts are warning that if Americans don't also follow proper safety and mitigation measures the U.S. could see a COVID-19 resurgence.