New York rats can carry nearly all variants of COVID-19, study finds
Researchers noted that the rats are actually susceptible to the alpha, delta and omicron variants of the disease.
US health officials propose once-a-year COVID-19 vaccines for most Americans
The proposal comes as boosters have become a hard sell.
COVID-19 mutations found in NYC rats, study shows
COVID-19 mutations were found in NYC's massive rat population, and experts are concerned the mutation could jump from the vermin to humans.
BA.2 variant may push up U.S. COVID cases, scientists warn
Scientists worry that a contagious coronavirus variant may soon push cases up in the United States just as it has in Europe and Asia. One reason? After about two months of falling cases in the U.S., COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted across the nation.
Omicron vs. delta: Study examines difference between two coronavirus variant symptoms
The differences between omicron and delta variant symptoms were analyzed as part of a COVD-19 infection survey.
Science delivered but politics triumphed amid pandemic, WHO chief says
WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is concerned that the delta and omicron variants will create a "tsunami" of new COVID cases and he criticized wealthier nations for allowing politics to exacerbate the pandemic.
Health experts: Omicron, delta variants pose double infection risk
Health experts say that a person could catch omicron, delta, or both at the same time, and also risk a concurrent flu infection on top of one or both of those variants.
Is traveling safe during the pandemic this holiday season?
Traveling this holiday season can be safe if you're fully vaccinated for COVID-19. For those who haven't gotten their shots, officials advise delaying travel.
Cell process may explain why coronavirus variants are more infectious, NIH study shows
NIH scientists believe they have discovered why the coronavirus alpha and delta variants have an easier time infecting host cells and hope the discovery will lead to more effective treatment.
US COVID-19 deaths top 700,000 as delta variant fuels pandemic
Globally, nearly 4.8 million people have died of COVID-19, according to Johns Hopkins data.
COVID-19 can infect pancreatic cells that make insulin, study suggests
Since the emergence of the novel coronavirus in late 2019, research has shown that people with severe COVID-19 infection can go on to develop other health conditions like pneumonia, blood clots and as more evidence emerges, diabetes.
NJ surpasses one million positive PCR tests; School districts report 39 outbreaks
Roughly one in nine New Jersey residents have had COVID-19, according to the latest data.
More minorities getting COVID-19 vaccine, White House says
New data from the Kaiser Family Foundation shows more Black and Latino Americans are getting the COVID-19 vaccine compared to earlier this year.
Many families face food challenges amid COVID-19 pandemic, poll shows
Many Americans struggling to feed their families over the past pandemic year say they have had difficulty figuring out how to get help and had trouble finding healthy foods they can afford.
COVID-19 variant R.1 is ‘something really to watch,' researcher says
R.1 is not a CDC variant of concern or interest
COVID-19 cases higher in schools without mask policies, CDC studies show
The studies found that school districts without a universal masking policy in place were more likely to have COVID-19 outbreaks.
Nearly all NYC teachers say schools do not have proper safety plan: Poll
According to a new survey, almost all of the members of New York City's largest teacher's union are saying the city's COVID-19 protocols in schools are insufficient.
Does delta variant make COVID-19 worse for children?
The delta variant has been identified in at least 180 countries, according to the World Health Organization.
Poll: Half of vaccinated Americans ‘extremely’ hesitant to spend holidays with unvaccinated family
A recent Harris poll found that half of vaccinated Americans say they are “extremely” or “considerably” hesitant to spend the holidays with unvaccinated family members or friends.
CDC study: Moderna vaccine most effective at preventing hospitalization
A CDC study comparing the three vaccines authorized in the U.S. found that Moderna’s is most effective at preventing hospitalization due to COVID-19.