What we know about the Omicron variant

 (CNN) — A new and potentially more transmissible coronavirus variant first identified in South Africa has prompted a fresh round of travel restrictions across the world and raised concernRead More

World races to contain new COVID threat, the omicron variant

BRUSSELS (AP) — Nearly two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, the world raced Friday to contain a new coronavirus variant potentially more dangerous than the one thatRead More

FDA: Merck COVID pill effective, experts will review safety

Federal health regulators say an experimental COVID-19 pill from Merck is effective against the virus, but they will seek input from outside experts on risksRead More

WHO hosts special meeting on worrying new COVID-19 variant

GENEVA (AP) — Advisers to the World Health Organization are holding a special session Friday to flesh out information about a worrying new variant ofRead More

Covid-19 cases are on the rise this Thanksgiving

(CNN) — Thanksgiving this year will be much different than last year, but far from risk-free, as Covid-19 cases continue to rise across the country and millionsRead More

Employees of Massachusetts hospital system ask for Supreme Court intervention in vaccine mandate challenge

(CNN) — Employees of the Massachusetts hospital system Mass General Brigham have asked the Supreme Court to intervene in a lawsuit they’ve brought challenging their employer’s Covid-19Read More

Bodies pile up outside hospital morgue as Romania struggles with fourth wave of Covid

(CNN) — “It’s relentless — relentless,” sighed nurse Claudiu Ionita, standing in front of a line of gurneys in Bucharest University Hospital’s morgue. On eachRead More

Fully vaccinated family members can celebrate holidays without masks, Fauci says

(CNN) — If you and your family members are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, it’s OK for you to ditch the masks this holiday season when you’reRead More

Southeastern Grocers expands booster vaccines to adults 18 and older

Southeastern Grocers (SEG) have begun administering all booster vaccines to adults ages 18 and older. The inoculations started Saturday at all Fresco y Más, HarveysRead More

US opens COVID boosters to all adults, urges them for 50+

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. on Friday opened COVID-19 booster shots to all adults and took the extra step of urging people 50 and olderRead More