President Biden said on Monday that the expected arrival of the Omicron variant won’t lead to new restrictions, even as he admitted that little is known about this newest strain of the coronavirus, which was first detected in South Africa. He vowed that his administration would fight the new variant "not with shutdowns or lockdowns, but with more widespread vaccinations, boosters, testing and more."
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On Thursday, millions of Americans gathered for what was, for many, their first normal Thanksgiving since 2019. On Friday, the nation groggily awoke to news that a new coronavirus variant, tagged as B.1.1.529 and named Omicron, had been detected in South Africa. “This variant has a large number of mutations, some of which are concerning,” the World Health Organization said in a statement.
Even with worries of a new COVID-19 surge growing, nobody is trying to “cancel” any holidays. Public health officials, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, have routinely said vaccinated people can have a normal holiday.
Remote schooling during the 2020-21 academic year contributed to “highly significant” learning loss, according to a new study published today by the National Bureau of Economic Research.
When will the pandemic end? That was the question posed by a reporter to Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top medical adviser to President Biden, during a briefing of the White House pandemic response team.
Dr. Leana Wen, an emergency physician, explains what to do if you or someone in your household tests positive for COVID-19 around the holidays.
Less than two weeks into the effort to vaccinate children between the ages of 5 and 11, the White House is seeing encouraging uptake statistics for this youngest cohort, according to internal Biden administration figures.
Last Thursday, Colorado — breaking with federal officials — became the first state in the U.S. to approve COVID-19 boosters for all residents over 18 who were initially vaccinated at least six months ago.
After two years of living cautiously, many Americans are ready to live normally again, which might mean watching Thanksgiving Day football on the couch with distant cousins or attending an office Christmas party — and this time, not on Zoom.
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Coronavirus cases are surging in several U.S. states with relatively high vaccination rates, prompting concern among health officials who had hoped inoculations would help curb the COVID-19 pandemic.
So far, over 900,000 children between the ages of 5 and 11 have already received the first dose of the two-dose Pfizer vaccine, and another 700,000 appointments were “already on the calendar at local pharmacies,” the White House said Wednesday.
With the approval of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine for children ages 5 to 11, many parents who have dutifully been masking their children since the beginning of the pandemic are asking a question that closely tracks with the vaccine rollout: When can kids shed their masks?
A new poll has found that Americans who consume more right-wing media are far more likely to believe misinformation about COVID-19 and the vaccine against it.
Encouraging jobs numbers for October and news of a highly effective new COVID-19 treatment gave President Biden an encouraging capstone to a week that saw Democrats lose the gubernatorial mansion in Virginia while failing to agree on the president’s domestic spending bill in Washington.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approved coronavirus vaccinations for children between the ages of 5 and 11 on Tuesday, and the Biden administration has said the effort will begin in earnest next week.
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top medical adviser to President Biden, engaged in by-now-familiar recriminations on Thursday, clashing — as they have before — on the origins of the coronavirus.
Roughly 28 million children ages 5 to 11 are now eligible to receive Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, and millions of parents are understandably following this development closely. Yahoo News spoke to internal medicine physician Dr. Lucy McBride about what parents and caregivers should know.
On Tuesday, after months of delays, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finally authorized Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11, citing clinical trials that found it both safe and more than 90 percent effective in preventing symptomatic infection in kids.
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In preparation for final regulatory approval of coronavirus vaccinations for children between the ages of 5 and 11, the Biden administration has already begun shipping millions of coronavirus vaccine doses across the country.
A study published on Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that natural immunity offers far weaker protection against COVID-19 than a vaccine does.
Various agencies still don’t agree on whether the pandemic likely began due to a laboratory incident in Wuhan, China, or was caused by a natural crossover from animals to humans.
When it comes to COVID-19, what happens in the United Kingdom rarely stays in the United Kingdom — and that, in turn, rarely bodes well for the rest of the world.
“I know it doesn’t feel like it, but inflation is both a feature and a bug of a normalizing economy.”
“What is not going to work, and hasn’t worked, is trying to talk people out of the lived reality of higher prices.”
“When inflation expectations rise, actual inflation tends to follow.”
“The Fed must acknowledge that its monetary policy has been a source of inflation, and that it will need to raise interest rates.”
“The supply chain logjams are the core of the problem right now, and that should work itself out over time.”