FDA authorizes first at-home test that can detect both flu and COVID-19

(CNN) — If you’ve got a fever and a cough, you don’t necessarily have to go to the doctor anymore to find out if it’sRead More

California won’t require COVID vaccine to attend schools

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California won’t make children get the coronavirus vaccine to attend schools, state public health officials said Friday, reversing a state policyRead More

Holidays didn’t lead to feared bump in flu cases, CDC says

NEW YORK (AP) — New U.S. government data suggests holiday gatherings didn’t spark surges in respiratory diseases. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention onRead More

Bethlehem rebounds from pandemic, lifting Christmas spirits

BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — The biblical town of Bethlehem marked a merry Christmas on Saturday, with thousands of visitors descending upon the traditional birthplaceRead More

DeSantis seeks grand jury investigation of COVID-19 vaccines

MIAMI (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Tuesday that he plans to petition the state’s Supreme Court to convene a grand jury to investigateRead More

Cruise ship with 800 COVID-positive passengers docks in Sydney

(CNN) — A cruise ship with hundreds of COVID-positive passengers docked in Sydney, Australia, after being hit by a wave of infections. The Majestic PrincessRead More

Florida Blue, other companies offer free COVID-19 vaccines, flu shots amid seasonal concerns

An alarming trend has drawn concern around the country as hospitals are filling up due to an unusually active and early flu season. “Times inRead More

CDC director tests positive for COVID-19

(CNN) — Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, tested positive for COVID-19 Friday. Walensky is experiencing mild symptomsRead More

Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine will cost $110-$130 per dose

(AP) — Pfizer will charge $110 to $130 for a dose of its COVID-19 vaccine once the U.S. government stops buying the shots, but theRead More

Long COVID: What science has learned about the loss of smell and taste

(CNN) — Imagine waking up one morning after recovering from COVID-19 to find that your coffee smells like unwashed socks, your eggs reek of fecesRead More