Health Feb 25Amid COVID-19 pandemic, flu has virtually disappeared in the U.S.
February is usually the peak of flu season, with doctors' offices and hospitals packed with suffering patients. But not this year.
Education Feb 12CDC says strong evidence in-person schooling can be done safely
Its roadmap for reopening schools emphasizes mask wearing and social distancing and other actions, saying vaccination of teachers is important but not a prerequisite for reopening.
Health Feb 102 masks better than 1 to slow spread of COVID-19, CDC data says
When both the exhaling and inhaling heads were double-masked, more than 95% of the particles were blocked, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday.
Health Feb 04U.S. rushes to catch up in the race to detect mutant viruses
Despite its world-class medical system and its vaunted Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. fell behind in the race to detect dangerous coronavirus mutations.
Health Jan 28Virus variant from South Africa detected in U.S. for first time
A new coronavirus variant identified in South Africa has been found in the United States for the first time, with two cases diagnosed in South Carolina, state health officials said Thursday.
Politics Jan 12U.S. to require all arriving passengers to get COVID-19 test
The U.S. is already facing a surge of coronavirus infections, and new, more contagious variants are emerging around the world. The CDC says the test won't eliminate all risk, but it will slow the spread of the virus in the…
Health Dec 22U.S. deaths in 2020 top 3 million
This is the deadliest year in U.S. history, with deaths topping 3 million for the first time. It's due mainly to the coronavirus pandemic that has killed nearly 320,000 Americans, and counting.
Health Dec 20People over 75, essential workers next in line for vaccine
The developments occurred as the nation seeks to ramp up a vaccination program that only began in the last week and so far has given initial shots to about 556,000 Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Health Dec 01U.S. panel to consider who should get the first COVID-19 shots
An influential scientific panel on Tuesday is set to tackle one of the most pressing questions in the U.S. coronavirus epidemic: When the first doses of COVID-19 vaccine become available, who should be at the front of the line for…
Health Dec 01WATCH: U.S. advisers say health workers, care homes should receive vaccines first
An influential government advisory panel convened on Tuesday to answer one of the most pressing questions in the U.S. coronavirus outbreak: Who should be at the front of the line when the first vaccine shots become available?…