• Fauci says U.S. headed in 'wrong direction' on coronavirus

    Fauci says U.S. headed in 'wrong direction' on coronavirus

    Jul 25, 2021 08:02 PM EDT

    The United States is in an “unnecessary predicament” of soaring COVID-19 cases fueled by unvaccinated Americans and the virulent delta variant, the nation’s top infectious diseases expert said Sunday.

  • Death toll rises to 92 in blaze at coronavirus ward in Iraq

    Death toll rises to 92 in blaze at coronavirus ward in Iraq

    Jul 13, 2021 07:26 PM EDT

    ... wouldn't take the older man back to a hospital. "He wants me to take him home. He said, `It's better to die of coronavirus than being burned alive,'" Salman said.The disaster is likely to stoke public discontent toward Iraq's political establishment ahead of October elections, said ...

  • UK health minister resigns after breaching coronavirus rules

    UK health minister resigns after breaching coronavirus rules

    Jun 26, 2021 08:24 PM EDT

    LONDON — U.K. Health Secretary Matt Hancock, who has led the country’s response to the coronavirus, resigned Saturday, a day after apologizing for breaching social distancing rules with an aide with whom he was allegedly having an affair. Hancock had been under growing pressure since the tabloid Sun newspaper ...

  • Japan’s emperor is ‘extremely worried’ the Tokyo Olympics could accelerate coronavirus spread

    Japan’s emperor is ‘extremely worried’ the Tokyo Olympics could accelerate coronavirus spread

    Jun 24, 2021 02:01 PM EDT

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Emperor Naruhito is "extremely worried" that the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics could accelerate the spread of the coronavirus, the head of the Imperial Palace said Thursday with the games opening in one month. The games will bring thousands of foreign athletes, officials, sponsors and journalists to ...

  • Coronavirus delta variant 'may hit us pretty hard' this fall. Here's what you need to know

    Coronavirus delta variant 'may hit us pretty hard' this fall. Here's what you need to know

    Jun 15, 2021 10:55 PM EDT

    As Americans mourn 600,000 lives lost to COVID-19, two states once hit hard by the pandemic — California and New York — ended nearly all health restrictions on gatherings Tuesday in a sign of the return to normalcy. But states where vaccinations are lagging are not out of the woods yet, especially with the delta...

  • Can people vaccinated against COVID-19 still spread the coronavirus?

    Can people vaccinated against COVID-19 still spread the coronavirus?

    May 27, 2021 07:51 PM EDT

    ... to COVID-19, immunologists are still figuring out what they call the “correlates of protection,” factors that predict just how protected someone is against the coronavirus. Researchers believe that an optimum amount of “neutralizing antibodies,” the type that not only bind the virus but also prevent it from infecting, are ...

  • UK urges Biden to drop coronavirus air travel restrictions

    UK urges Biden to drop coronavirus air travel restrictions

    May 12, 2021 10:08 PM EDT

    ... addressing COVID-19.”According to UK government data, 35% of adults are fully vaccinated and deaths and hospitalization rates are dropping. While the UK’s coronavirus infection numbers might be better than the other countries whose travel is restricted, the picture is made more complicated by the increasing threat of ...

  • India's capital to lock down amid devastating coronavirus surge

    India's capital to lock down amid devastating coronavirus surge

    Apr 19, 2021 01:47 PM EDT

    NEW DELHI (AP) — New Delhi imposed a weeklong lockdown Monday night to prevent the collapse of the Indian capital's health system, which authorities said had been pushed to its limit amid an explosive surge in coronavirus cases. In scenes familiar from surges elsewhere, ambulances catapulted from one hospital to another, trying to find an...

  • These patients tested negative for coronavirus, but still have 'long COVID' symptoms

    These patients tested negative for coronavirus, but still have 'long COVID' symptoms

    Apr 12, 2021 02:43 PM EDT

    Despite a negative covid test, people could have been infected with the coronavirus anyway. And some of them might face lingering health issues.

  • To track coronavirus variants, U.S. needs more genetic sequencing, scientists say

    To track coronavirus variants, U.S. needs more genetic sequencing, scientists say

    Apr 12, 2021 02:31 PM EDT

    The U.S. lags in testing coronavirus samples from COVID-19 patients, which can help track the spread of the virus and the emergence of new variants. But labs are ramping up this crucial surveillance.