Pfizer and BioNTech begin clinical trial for Omicron-specific vaccine

(CNN) — Pfizer and BioNTech have begun a clinical trial for their Omicron-specific Covid-19 vaccine candidate, they announced in a news release on Tuesday. TheRead More

FDA halts use of antibody drugs that don’t work vs. omicron

WASHINGTON (AP) — COVID-19 antibody drugs from Regeneron and Eli Lilly should no longer be used because they don’t work against the omicron variant thatRead More

Two years into the pandemic, Yale’s ‘happiness’ course is more popular than ever

(CNN) — When Yale psychology professor Laurie Santos witnessed the severity of the depression, anxiety and stress her students were facing, she decided to doRead More

COVID-19 hospitalizations are dropping in the Northeast. In other parts of the country, they’re rising

(CNN) — During what has been another devastating surge of COVID-19 across the country, there is good news: Some states are starting to see infection numbers and hospitalizations drop.Read More

Orlando mayor says he has COVID-19, encourages shots

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The mayor of central Florida’s largest city said Friday he has COVID-19, just days after the mayor of the area’s mostRead More

Booster shots needed against omicron, CDC studies show

NEW YORK (AP) — Three studies released Friday offered more evidence that COVID-19 vaccines are standing up to the omicron variant, at least among peopleRead More

Covid-19 vaccinations do not impair fertility in men or women, study finds

(CNN) — A new study adds to growing evidence that there is no connection between Covid-19 vaccinations and a reduced chance of conceiving. Rather, couples in theRead More

A Canadian restaurant had to close its dining room because it accepted dog photos in lieu of proof of vaccination, negative Covid tests

(CNN) — A restaurant in Alberta was forced to briefly close its dining room after the health department found patrons were showing photos of dogsRead More

Supreme Court rejects bill to block federal mask mandate for air travel

The Supreme Court rejected a bill to block the federal mask mandate for air travel. The court denied an emergency pause without comment or dissent.Read More

CDC moves 22 new destinations into its highest-risk level for travel

(CNN) — The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention moved a whopping 22 nations into its highest-risk travel category for Covid-19 on Tuesday. ByRead More