“Any time we’ve seen a new variant, it’s already spread around the world. So the fact that Omicron is in multiple countries in Europe, in the US, is not necessarily an ominous sign. And I think that’s a key point to keep in mind,” Dr. Peter Hotez, dean of the School of Tropical Medicine at […]

“I would hope that within the next week or two weeks, so many of those people will take advantage of the vaccine,” Dr. William Schaffner, a professor at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, told CNN’s Alisyn Camerota on Friday. “That will help us in the immediate term. And I would anticipate that, as bad as Omicron […]

A resident from the Alexandra township gets tested for the coronavirus in 2020. A new coronavirus variant has been detected in South Africa that scientists say is a concern because of its high number of mutations and rapid spread among young people in the heavily populated province of Gauteng. Jerome Delay/AP hide caption toggle caption […]

With coronavirus infection rates back on the rise, many Americans are wondering why the U.S. is, once again, experiencing surge in cases and hospitalizations, despite widespread vaccinations. The U.S. is now reporting more than 94,000 new COVID-19 cases each day — up by 47% since late October. And 35 states — nearly all of them […]

Currently, more than 16,000 clinicians are caring for millions of patients through the National Health Service Corps, which was founded in 1972 in response to dwindling numbers of primary care physicians. They work in areas with limited access to health care, and during the pandemic thousands served in community health centers and hospitals across the […]

A Disney employee welcomes guests to Walt Disney World Resort on July 11, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Disney has paused its COVID-19 vaccine mandate to comply with a new Florida law. Matt Stroshane/Walt Disney World Resort via Getty hide caption toggle caption Matt Stroshane/Walt Disney World Resort via Getty A Disney employee welcomes […]

“We don’t support some of the statements that he has made, but we respect his right to have his own personal point of view,” the company said in the statement. “We recognize our customers, employees, agents and brand ambassadors come from all walks of life, with differing viewpoints on many issues. Our mission at State […]

Rule would require workers at businesses with more than 100 employees to get COVID-19 shots or be tested weekly. A federal appeals court in the United States has frozen a vaccine mandate by President Joe Biden’s administration that is intended to push workers at businesses with more than 100 staff into getting COVID-19 shots, or […]

“We’ll have a file in the US hopefully before the end of the year,” Erck said. If the FDA gives the green light, the first 100 million doses of the protein-based vaccine will be ready to ship following authorization, Erck said. Novavax’s vaccine, called NVX-CoV2373, is made

The numbers: Restaurants and other service-oriented companies saw business grow rapidly in October as coronavirus cases fell nationwide, showing the U.S. economy is speeding up again even in the face of persistent labor and supply shortages. An index of activity based on a survey of business executives jumped to a record 66.7% from 61.9% in […]

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