President Joe Biden to end COVID-19 emergencies in May
It comes as lawmakers have already ended elements of the emergencies that kept millions of Americans insured during the pandemic
FDA's advisers back plan to simplify COVID-19 vaccinations
Who needs another shot and when sparked more debate
US proposes once-a-year COVID shots for most Americans
This means Americans would no longer have to keep track of how many shots they’ve received or how many months it’s been since their last booster
As COVID surges in China, US begins testing more travelers
'What we can control is what's happening in the United States'
Lack of info on China's COVID-19 surge stirs global concern
The US, Japan, India, South Korea, Taiwan and Italy have announced testing requirements for passengers from China
Long COVID: Could mono virus or fat cells be playing roles?
Millions of people worldwide have had long COVID, reporting various symptoms including fatigue, lung problems, and brain fog and other neurological symptoms
US deaths fell this year, but not to pre-COVID levels
If current trends continue, this year will mark the first annual decline in deaths since 2009.
China won't report asymptomatic COVID cases in further shift
'Beijing is really confused right now,' said one resident, surnamed Zhu. 'They made a complete 180-degree turn without even going through a transitionary period.'
China eases virus controls amid effort to head off protests
A newspaper reported Beijing, the capital, has begun allowing some people with the virus to isolate at home, avoiding crowded quarantine centers that have prompted complaints
After a year, omicron still driving COVID surges and worries
Nationally, new COVID cases averaged around 39,300 a day
Blackfeet Nation challenges ban on vaccine mandates
Law professors and attorneys say the challenge appears to be the first time that pandemic-related laws have been challenged in court over an alleged infringement on tribal sovereignty
Massive learning setbacks show COVID's sweeping toll on kids
'When you have a massive crisis, the worst effects end up being felt by the people with the least resources'
WHO: COVID end 'in sight,' deaths at lowest since March 2020
In its weekly report on the pandemic, the U.N. health agency said deaths fell by 22 percent in the past week, at just over 11,000 reported worldwide
WHO: COVID-19 deaths fall overall by 9%, infections stable
Cases also fell by more than 20 percent in the Americas and the Middle East.
Pfizer says 3 COVID shots protect children under 5
The Food and Drug Administration has begun evaluating data from rival Moderna, which hopes to begin offering two kid-sized shots by summer
US deaths from COVID hit 1 million, less than 2 1/2 years in
The confirmed number of dead is equivalent to a 9/11 attack every day for 336 days
Creeping COVID-19 cases result in few schools mask mandates
Reactions have ranged from supportive to angry
Tribes credited with elevating vaccinations in rural Arizona
'All we can do is share our personal stories and encouragement and acceptance. In this line of work, as much as we want people to be boosted, we can’t force it down their throat'
Pandemic gets tougher to track as COVID testing plunges
What’s driving the drop? Experts point to COVID fatigue
COVID-19, overdoses pushed US to highest death total ever
The CDC this month quietly updated its provisional death tally
Number of COVID patients in US hospitals reaches record low
Hospitalizations are now at their lowest point since summer 2020, when comprehensive national data first became available
Much of Shanghai locked down as mass COVID-19 testing begins
Residents will be required to stay home
Joe Biden aides to Congress: Fund COVID aid, don't cut budget
The White House has said the government is running out of funds for vaccines, testing and treatments
For kids with COVID-19, everyday life can be a struggle
Among the puzzling outcomes of the coronavirus, which has killed more than 6 million people worldwide since it first emerged in 2019, are the symptoms suffered by children
WHO says COVID boosters needed, reversing previous call
The updated recommendations came from an 18-member advisory group that focuses on the impact of "variants of concern"
Pandemic fears are fading along with omicron: Poll
Signs the nation is ready to move on from the biggest COVID-19 wave to date are everywhere
Some Americans welcome new CDC mask guidance, others wary
'I have been vaccinated and boosted but I don't want to get sick'
Hong Kong's success in fending off COVID comes back to haunt
Only about 30 percent of Hong Kong residents over the age of 80 are fully vaccinated
CDC: Many healthy Americans can take a break from masks
More than 70 percent of the U.S. population in counties can stop wearing masks
CDC to significantly ease pandemic mask guidelines Friday
It was not immediately clear how it would affect U.S. federal mandates requiring face coverings on public transportation
Q&A: Surgeon General on omicron, masks and mental health
'The pandemic is not over today. We are still seeing record numbers of hospitalizations, deaths, and cases in this country'
Delay ahead for Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for kids under 5
'We take our responsibility for reviewing these vaccines very seriously because we're parents as well,' the FDA vaccine chief said
Here's why mask mandates are falling across the US
Across the U.S., COVID-19 hospitalizations have dropped nearly 30 percent over the past three weeks
Pfizer asks FDA to allow COVID-19 vaccine for kids under 5
Pfizer said Tuesday it had started submitting its data to the FDA and expects to complete the process in a few days
Virus infections for Olympic athletes, coaches rising faster
A total of 200 positive tests for COVID-19 have now been recorded at the Olympics since Jan. 23