(NEW YORK) -- The World Health Organization warned Thursday that the surging COVID-19 pandemic in many parts of the world increases the likelihood that new, potentially dangerous variants may emerge in the future. "The pandemic is nowhere near finished," said Professor Didier Houssin, chair of... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Since the emergence of new COVID-19 variants, experts have worried that the virus may have developed mutations allowing it to outmaneuver existing vaccines. Early laboratory studies proved worrisome, showing vaccines seemed to produce far fewer virus-fighting antibodies against some of the newer... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Pop quiz: In which country was the B.1.617.2 coronavirus variant first detected? If the answer (India), wasn't on the tip of your tongue, the World Health Organization is here to help. On Monday, the WHO announced that it had a new naming... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- The COVID-19 pandemic is not over yet and hospitals are seeing a startling uptick in younger patients filling hospitals. States including Florida, Washington, Michigan, Colorado and Pennsylvania are reeling from a rise in virus cases and hospitalizations among younger people. Experts say group... Read More.
By IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- A study released Tuesday by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases provided strong evidence that the coronavirus vaccines will stand up against the new variants.Researchers at the agency, which is... Read More.
BY: BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC NEWS (NEW YORK) — Just days after he loosened COVID-19 restrictions for businesses, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Monday that an indefinite pause is being implemented on further measures to reopen the state because of the coronavirus... Read More.
BY: EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC NEWS (NEW YORK) — The New York and United Kingdom variants account for an estimated 51% of new COVID-19 cases in New York City, mayoral adviser Dr. Jay Varma said Wednesday. The New York variant represents about 39% of all samples sequenced in the... Read More.
By STEPHANIE EBBS and SONY SALZMAN, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Johnson & Johnson and the FDA on Wednesday released respective detailed analysis on the one-shot COVID-19 vaccine, with the FDA announcing the company's data meets the requirements for the emergency... Read More.
By STEPHANIE EBBS and SONY SALZMAN, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Johnson & Johnson and the Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday released respective detailed analysis on the one-shot COVID-19 vaccine, with the FDA announcing the company's data meets the requirements for the... Read More.
By ZACHARY ORLINS, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Scientists have identified seven new coronavirus variants that have emerged in the United States, according to a study awaiting peer review.All seven variants contained a similar mutation and were found to have emerged... Read More.
By MATTHEW VANN, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- As public health officials warn that the new COVID-19 variant originating in the U.K. could become dominant across the U.S. by March, the nation’s largest testing companies and laboratories say their coronavirus tests are prepared... Read More.
By MORGAN WINSOR, ERIN SCHUMAKER, IVAN PEREIRA and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now infected more than 103 million people worldwide and killed over 2.2 million of them, according to real-time data... Read More.