Say goodbye to the COVID-19 vaccination card. The CDC has stopped printing them

(AP) — It’s the end of an era for a once-critical pandemic document: The ubiquitous white COVID-19 vaccination cards are being phased out. Now thatRead More

Florida Gov. DeSantis recommends against latest COVID booster in ongoing disagreement with FDA, CDC

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and the state’s top health department official are directly contradicting federal health recommendations and warning residents againstRead More

Early lab tests suggest new COVID-19 variant BA.2.86 may be less contagious and less immune-evasive than feared

(CNN) — Scientists around the world are fast-tracking lab experiments to try to understand the highly mutated BA.2.86 variant of the virus that causes COVID-19. Results just beginningRead More

States gear up for this fall’s triple threat of respiratory viruses: COVID-19, flu and RSV

(CNN) — State and local health officials across the United States are bracing for a rise in respiratory illnesses this fall, and they are making plansRead More

New variant EG.5 is on the rise as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations go up

(CNN) — There’s a new coronavirus variant topping the leaderboard in the United States: EG.5. Nationally, EG.5 is causing about 17% of new COVID-19 cases inRead More

‘I beat the odds’: South Florida man who spent weeks in ICU with COVID celebrates 80th birthday

A South Florida man continues to beat the odds, as he celebrates yet another trip around the sun, years after he fought a tough battleRead More

From teachers to waiters: The industries that haven’t bounced back from the pandemic

New York (CNN) — Economists have been closely watching monthly US job reports for signs of cracks in the labor market that could offer clues asRead More

WHO downgrades COVID pandemic, says it’s no longer emergency

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization said Friday that COVID-19 no longer qualifies as a global emergency, marking a symbolic end to the devastatingRead More

US to lift most federal COVID-19 vaccine mandates next week

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration will end most of the last remaining federal COVID-19 vaccine requirements next week when the national public health emergencyRead More

US Open ‘very hopeful’ unvaccinated Novak Djokovic can play

(AP) — After Novak Djokovic withdrew from tournaments in Florida and California because he still can’t travel to the United States as a foreign citizen who is notRead More