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Pfizer Pill Becomes First US-Authorized Home COVID Treatment

Pfizer Pill Becomes First US-Authorized Home COVID Treatment

HEALTH | By Matthew Perrone | Dec 23
U.S. health regulators authorized the first pill against COVID-19, a Pfizer drug that Americans will be able to take at home to head off the virsus's worst effects.

Is the COVID-19 Vaccine Safe for Children?

Is the COVID-19 Vaccine Safe for Children?

HEALTH | By Lauran Neergaard | Dec 23
More than 5 million children ages 5 to 11 have gotten a first dose since early November, and government safety monitoring has not uncovered any surprise problems.

Omicron May Sideline Two Leading Drugs Against COVID-19

Omicron May Sideline Two Leading Drugs Against COVID-19

HEALTH | By Matthew Perrone | Dec 20
The two standard drugs doctors have used to fight COVID-19 are unlikely to work against omicron.

Fauci Says Omicron Variant is `Just Raging Around the World'

Fauci Says Omicron Variant is `Just Raging Around the World'

NATIONAL | By Josh Boak | Dec 19
The COVID-19 omicron variant is "just raging around the world," Dr. Fauci said Sunday as President Joe Biden prepares to issue "a stark warning of what the winter will look like" for unvaccinated Americans.

Hits 'Keep Coming': Hospitals Struggle as COVID Beds Fill

Hits 'Keep Coming': Hospitals Struggle as COVID Beds Fill

NATIONAL | By Ed White | Dec 19
Hospitals across the country are struggling to cope, already buffeted by a crush of patients from the ongoing surge of the COVID-19 delta variant and now bracing for another highly transmissible mutation.

Data Indicate Omicron is Milder, Better at Evading Vaccines

Data Indicate Omicron is Milder, Better at Evading Vaccines

HEALTH | By Andrew Meldrum | Dec 14
The omicron variant is offering more hints about what it may have in store as it spreads around the globe: A highly transmissible virus that may cause less severe disease.

Pfizer Says COVID Booster Offers Protection Against Omicron

Pfizer Says COVID Booster Offers Protection Against Omicron

HEALTH | By Lauran Neergaard | Dec 8
Pfizer said Wednesday that a booster dose of its COVID-19 vaccine may protect against the new omicron variant even though the initial two doses appear significantly less effective.

Is Travel Safe During the Pandemic This Holiday Season?

Is Travel Safe During the Pandemic This Holiday Season?

HEALTH | Nov 23
Holiday travel can be safe if you're fully vaccinated against COVID-19, but officials say people who haven't gotten the shots should delay travel.

COVID Cases Surge in Michigan and Minnesota Hot Spots

COVID Cases Surge in Michigan and Minnesota Hot Spots

HEALTH | By Ed White | Nov 17
Michigan and Minnesota hospitals have reported a wave of COVID-19 patients not seen in months as beds were filled with unvaccinated people.

Foreign Citizens Seek U.S.-Approved Shots as Travel Resumes

Foreign Citizens Seek U.S.-Approved Shots as Travel Resumes

By Justin Spike | Nov 7
Non-immigrant adults need to have received vaccines authorized by the Food and Drug Administration or which received an emergency use listing from the World Health Organization.

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