• FDA meeting in June to consider COVID vaccines for youngest American children

    FDA meeting in June to consider COVID vaccines for youngest American children

    Apr 29, 2022 03:27 PM EDT

    The FDA said Friday it plans to convene its outside panel of vaccine experts on June 8, 21 and 22 to review applications from Moderna and Pfizer for vaccines in tots and babies.

  • Racial split on COVID-19 endures as restrictions ease in U.S.

    Racial split on COVID-19 endures as restrictions ease in U.S.

    Apr 29, 2022 01:49 PM EDT

    The experience scared her — she has a preexisting lung condition, and knew family members who died from COVID-19. She said she plans to get vaccinated as soon as she can. “I called my children while I was in the emergency room,” Plant said. “I didn’t know ... if it ...

  • News Wrap: Moderna seeks FDA approval for its Covid vaccine for children under 6

    News Wrap: Moderna seeks FDA approval for its Covid vaccine for children under 6

    Apr 28, 2022 10:45 PM EDT

    In our news wrap Thursday, Moderna filed for FDA authorization of its Covid-19 vaccine for children under the age of 6, Oklahoma lawmakers gave final approval to ban abortions after six weeks of pregnancy, new research warns thousands of new viruses could spread in the next 50 years due ...

  • A divided Congress grapples with rising gas prices, COVID relief and immigration

    A divided Congress grapples with rising gas prices, COVID relief and immigration

    Apr 28, 2022 10:35 PM EDT

    ... is something that is more likely to get through Congress sometime in coming weeks and months. Now, sort of more in the middle, talking about COVID finds. That is a hot political issue right now. Republicans do not trust Democrats. There is politics involved. I do think, though, everyone realizes ...

  • WATCH: White House press secretary Jen Psaki pressed the urgency for more Ukraine, COVID funding

    WATCH: White House press secretary Jen Psaki pressed the urgency for more Ukraine, COVID funding

    Apr 28, 2022 05:57 PM EDT

    White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki says the Biden administration isn't giving any deadlines to Congress on when to approve additional funding for Ukraine and COVID but the need is urgent. Watch Psaki's remarks in the player above. This comes after President Joe Biden asked Congress on Thursday ...

  • Shanghai seeks 'societal zero COVID' amid lockdown

    Shanghai seeks 'societal zero COVID' amid lockdown

    Apr 27, 2022 02:11 PM EDT

    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Shanghai city authorities said Wednesday they will start rounds of COVID-19 testing over the next few days to determine which neighborhoods can safely be allowed a limited amount of freedom of movement, as residents in Beijing watch carefully on word for whether the capital city will ...

  • Administration expands availability of COVID antiviral pill

    Administration expands availability of COVID antiviral pill

    Apr 26, 2022 11:05 PM EDT

    ... 20,000 to more than 30,000 next week and eventually to 40,000 locations. The administration used the pharmacy channel to boost availability of COVID-19 vaccines more than a year ago. "Paxlovid will be widely available everywhere in America," said Dr. Ashish Jha, the White House COVID-19 ...

  • Vice President Kamala Harris tests positive for COVID-19

    Vice President Kamala Harris tests positive for COVID-19

    Apr 26, 2022 04:53 PM EDT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, the White House announced, underscoring the persistence of the highly contagious virus even as the U.S. eases restrictions in a bid to revert to pre-pandemic normalcy. The White House said Tuesday that Harris tested positive ...

  • White House expands availability of COVID antiviral treatment amid ample supply

    White House expands availability of COVID antiviral treatment amid ample supply

    Apr 26, 2022 03:06 PM EDT

    ... 20 million people, which is estimated to last for several more months. The administration has warned that subsequent deliveries are dependent on Congress approving additional COVID-19 response funding. The Food and Drug Administration authorized Pfizer's drug for adults and children age 12 or older with a positive COVID ...

  • WATCH: White House press secretary Jen Psaki says without funding, U.S. will lose out on COVID treatments

    WATCH: White House press secretary Jen Psaki says without funding, U.S. will lose out on COVID treatments

    Apr 26, 2022 01:51 PM EDT

    ... secured future booster doses. Republicans have shown no signs of backing down from their insistence that before supplying the 10 GOP votes needed for the COVID-19 funding package to pass the Senate, the chamber must vote on their effort to extend the Trump-era Title 42 order. That COVID ...