Health Jan 07Hospitalizations skyrocket in children too young for COVID vaccines
Hospitalizations of U.S. children under 5 with COVID-19 have soared to unprecedented levels, a worrisome trend in youngsters too young to be vaccinated.
Health Jan 05CDC advisers endorse Pfizer COVID boosters for younger teens
An influential government advisory panel is recommending COVID-19 boosters for younger teens. Boosters already are recommended for everyone 16 and older.
Health Jan 05WATCH: CDC urges ‘up to date’ COVID shots but won’t change definition of ‘fully vaccinated’
The move to keep the existing definition of fully vaccination — either two doses of the mRNA vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna or a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine — comes as health officials warned of waning…
Nation Dec 27CDC recommends shorter COVID isolation and quarantine period
U.S. health officials are cutting isolation restrictions for Americans who test positive for the coronavirus and shortening the time that close contacts have to quarantine.
Health Dec 23Omicron less likely than delta to result in hospitalization, studies say
Two new British studies provide some early hints that the omicron variant of the coronavirus may be milder than delta.
Health Dec 222021 likely to eclipse last year as nation’s deadliest, CDC says
It's too early to say for sure, but based on available information, it seems likely 2021 will surpass last year's record number of deaths by at least 15,000, according to the CDC.
Health Dec 20Less than a month after discovery, Omicron now 73 percent of U.S. COVID-19 cases
Omicron has raced ahead of other variants and is now the dominant version of the coronavirus in the U.S. Federal health officials said Monday that omicron accounted for an estimated 73% of new infections last week.
Health Dec 17WATCH: CDC endorses schools’ coronavirus ‘test-to-stay’ policies
U.S. health officials are endorsing "test-to-stay" policies that allow close contacts of students infected with the coronavirus to remain in classrooms if they test negative.
Health Dec 16CDC panel recommends Pfizer, Moderna vaccines over Johnson & Johnson shot due to blood clot risk
Thursday's recommendation came after government advisers reviewed new safety data about rare but potentially life-threatening blood clots linked to J&J's shot.
Health Dec 16WATCH: CDC panel examines J&J COVID-19 vaccine blood clot data, safety data for kids age 5-11
A government advisory panel is meeting Thursday to determine if any restrictions are needed for the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine because of rare but serious blood clots.