By PBS NewsHour
In May, the CDC made a decision to reduce tracking and collecting data on breakthrough infections to only those involving hospitalizations and deaths -- leaving a big gap in understanding the impact of variants as COVID-19 cases surge across the…
Less than half the people in Texas are currently fully vaccinated. 96% of ICU beds are full, leaving just over 300 available across the state. The state’s health department has requested additional mortuary trailers from FEMA in anticipation of more…
Judy Woodruff and William Brangham discuss the Biden administration's reported plans to recommend coronavirus booster vaccinations for Americans starting eight months after they received their second shot. An official announcement is anticipated Wednesday.
By Hope Yen, Associated Press
Federal health officials have been actively looking at whether extra shots for the vaccinated may be needed as early as this fall, reviewing case numbers in the U.S. “almost daily” as well as the situation in other countries such as…
By Lauran Neergaard, Mike Stobbe, Associated Press
Americans at high risk from COVID-19 because of severely weakened immune systems are now allowed to get a third vaccination in hopes of better protection, a policy change endorsed Friday by influential government advisers.
By Aamer Madhani, Associated Press
The U.S. government’s top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, said Sunday that he was hopeful the Food and Drug Administration will give full approval to the coronavirus vaccine by month’s end and predicted the potential move will spur a…
While new COVID-19 cases surge, debate over lockdowns, masks and vaccine mandates continue. Yesterday, United Airlines announced that it will require all of its U.S. employees to be vaccinated as a condition of employment. Juliette Kayyem, professor at the Harvard…
By Terry Spencer, Associated Press
The U.S. is now averaging 100,000 new COVID-19 infections a day, returning to a milestone last seen during the winter surge in another bleak reminder of how quickly the delta variant has spread through the country.
By Laura Santhanam
With the more transmissible delta variant fueling steep spikes in places where vaccination rates are low, experts insist more must be done.
Roughly 2.7 million civilians working for the federal government now have a big choice to make about COVID-19 shots as President Joe Biden moves to require federal workers get vaccinated or face regular testing. That decision, and the return to…
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