• Rise in new COVID-19 infections draws questions about U.S. approach to the pandemic

    Rise in new COVID-19 infections draws questions about U.S. approach to the pandemic

    May 24, 2022 10:30 PM EDT

    Cases of COVID-19 are moving back up again at a rapid pace, driven by a highly contagious offshoot of the original omicron strain. Meanwhile, parents of young kids are eagerly awaiting approval of Pfizer’s and likely Moderna’s vaccines for kids under 5 years old. Katherine Wu, a ...

  • News Wrap: Pfizer says its COVID-19 vaccine offers strong protection to children under 5

    News Wrap: Pfizer says its COVID-19 vaccine offers strong protection to children under 5

    May 23, 2022 10:55 PM EDT

    In our news wrap Monday, Pfizer says three small doses of its COVID-19 vaccine offers strong protection to children under 5, the U.S. surgeon general warned of burnout and staffing shortages among health care workers, the first Russian soldier to be tried for war crimes during the conflict in Ukraine was sentenced to life in...

  • Monkeypox virus spreads to multiple countries amid struggle to contain COVID-19

    Monkeypox virus spreads to multiple countries amid struggle to contain COVID-19

    May 23, 2022 10:30 PM EDT

    ... United States. Those numbers will grow. But it's unlikely that we're going to be talking anything close to what we have seen with COVID-19. And there's a lot of good news to think about. One is, it's not nearly as transmissible. You have a much ...

  • Kim Jong Un, other North Koreans attend large funeral amid COVID worry

    Kim Jong Un, other North Koreans attend large funeral amid COVID worry

    May 23, 2022 09:00 PM EDT

    ... broken and chronically short of medicine and supplies. In South Korea, where most of its 52 million people are fully vaccinated, the fatality rate of COVID-19 was 0.13 percent as of Monday. South Korea’s spy agency told lawmakers last week that some of the fever cases tallied ...

  • Three Pfizer COVID shots protect children under 5, company says

    Three Pfizer COVID shots protect children under 5, company says

    May 23, 2022 03:51 PM EDT

    ... COVID-19 cases once again are rising. The 18 million tots under 5 are the only group in the U.S. not yet eligible for COVID-19 vaccination. WATCH: CDC approves Pfizer COVID vaccine booster shots for children ages 5 to 11 The Food and Drug Administration has begun evaluating ...

  • COVID-19 pandemic 'not over' with nearly 1 billion unvaccinated globally, WHO chief says

    COVID-19 pandemic 'not over' with nearly 1 billion unvaccinated globally, WHO chief says

    May 22, 2022 06:33 PM EDT

    BERLIN (AP) — The COVID-19 pandemic is “most certainly not over,” the head of the World Health Organization warned Sunday, despite a decline in reported cases since the peak of the omicron wave. He told governments that “we lower our guard at our peril.” The U.N. health agency's ...

  • White House COVID response coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha discusses the growing virus surge

    White House COVID response coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha discusses the growing virus surge

    May 21, 2022 09:45 PM EDT

    Obviously, there's been a lot of misinformation about children and vaccines, and particularly children and COVID, suggesting that somehow COVID is not a big deal for kids. We know kids can get sick from this, what we have to do is both make vaccines widely available and continue to ...

  • As COVID funding runs out, U.S. could see rationing of supplies

    As COVID funding runs out, U.S. could see rationing of supplies

    May 21, 2022 03:48 PM EDT

    Jha, who declined to put a specific projection on potential loss of life, has become the face of the Biden administration’s efforts to persuade Congress to approve an additional $22.5 billion for COVID-19 response. “The scenarios that we’re planning for are for things like what if ...

  • Judge says Title 42 COVID restrictions must continue on border

    Judge says Title 42 COVID restrictions must continue on border

    May 21, 2022 01:16 AM EDT

    An American Civil Liberties Union attorney derided the decision. “Title 42 may only be used for public health purposes, but the States that brought this lawsuit appear to care only about COVID restrictions when they involve asylum seekers and are using the case as a transparent attempt to manage the ...

  • News Wrap: CDC approves Pfizer COVID vaccine booster shots for children ages 5 to 11

    News Wrap: CDC approves Pfizer COVID vaccine booster shots for children ages 5 to 11

    May 20, 2022 10:55 PM EDT

    In our news wrap Friday, children in the U.S. ages 5 to 11 began receiving their Pfizer COVID vaccine booster shots after the CDC gave its final approval, a federal judge rules COVID asylum restrictions must continue on the border, the Justice Department unveiled new efforts to combat hate ...