Jan 10, 2022 11:50 PM EST
The latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on isolation and testing for COVID-19 has received intense pushback. Many health experts are now criticizing what the CDC has said and how its officials have said it. This includes the American Medical Association, which issued a strong rebuke. Dr. Gerald Harmon, president of...
Jan 10, 2022 09:22 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Starting Saturday, private health insurers will be required to cover up to eight home COVID-19 tests per month for people on their plans. The Biden administration announced the change Monday as it looks to lower costs and make testing for the virus more convenient amid rising frustrations ...
Jan 10, 2022 09:16 PM EST
One of the first studies to track whether COVID-19 vaccination might affect periods found a small and temporary change. Research published last Wednesday tracked nearly 4,000 U.S. women through six menstrual cycles and on average, the next period after a shot started about a day later than ...
Jan 10, 2022 05:15 PM EST
... a health problem — whether it's a personal health problem or a broader public health challenge — it can lead to disengagement." The White House says COVID-19's waning as a preeminent concern actually underscores its success rolling out preventative measures, including vaccines. It argues that economic jitters now exacerbated ...
Jan 08, 2022 11:26 PM EST
CHICAGO — Negotiations resumed Saturday to resolve a standoff between Chicago school officials and the city's teachers union over COVID-19 precautions that canceled three days of classes, but the public war-of-words between union leaders and Chicago's mayor showed little sign of easing. In a statement, Mayor ...
Jan 08, 2022 08:25 PM EST
A new documentary called “The Facility,'' uses footage from a pay-per-minute video call app inside the now-shuttered Irwin County Detention Center to chronicle the experiences of migrants in the early months of the pandemic. At the time, the positivity rate in federal detention centers was 50%. The film has been shortlisted for an academy award....
Jan 08, 2022 04:55 PM EST
Djokovic was given a medical exemption backed by the Victoria state government and Australian Open organizers on Jan. 1, based on information he supplied to two independent medical panels, and he was approved for a visa electronically.
Jan 07, 2022 08:56 PM EST
... Why is Biden buying these test kits? It represents an acknowledgement by the president that the administration needs to do more to increase access to COVID-19 testing, which is an important tool to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. In cases where infected people show symptoms or not ...
Jan 07, 2022 06:38 PM EST
At a White House briefing this week, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious-disease expert, said many children hospitalized with COVID-19 have other health conditions that make them more susceptible to complications from the virus. That includes obesity, diabetes and lung disease. Fauci and Walensky have emphasized ...
Jan 06, 2022 11:39 PM EST
Vice President Kamala Harris stood by the White House’s approach to COVID-19 pandemic response on Thursday, saying the Biden-Harris administration has made progress over the last year and “we have, still, work to do.” While acknowledging that the pandemic at this moment “is extremely frustrating” for everyone ...
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