Biden visits clinic, celebrates COVID shots for kids under 5
President Joe Biden visited a vaccination clinic to celebrate that virtually all Americans can now get a COVID-19 shot Tuesday after the authorization of vaccines for kids under 5 over the weekend.
US begins vaccinating young children against coronavirus
Pediatricians, drugstores, hospitals and community vaccination centers began to administer first doses of two vaccines to children.
'It always wins': North Korea may declare COVID-19 victory
The daily updates from state-controlled media say cases are plummeting.
Hong Kong's new health chief staunchly defends COVID Zero
Lo Chung-mau will be a key figure in determining whether Hong Kong finally shifts away from the hardline COVID policies that have left the one-time financial hub cut off from the world.
US opens COVID vaccine to little kids; shots begin this week
The shots will become available this week, expanding the nation's vaccination campaign to children as young as 6 months.
Justice Department makes public search warrant targeting Sen. Richard Burr over stock trades
The fight over the records stems from a federal investigation that began in 2020 into whether Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C, illegally used information from congressional briefings about the coronavirus to sell $1.65 million in stock just before the pandemic hit.
Germany’s health minister urges voluntary use of face masks
Germany was experiencing an expected increase in cases that amounted to a “summer wave,” German official said.
'We are devastated.' Doctors angry over DeSantis not ordering COVID vaccines for young kids
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says parents who want to vaccinate their children under 5 can do so without the state's help. The Florida Department of Health has said the risk of vaccination outweighs the benefits for children in this age group.
Airlines were totally unprepared when travel came roaring back
As countries reopen borders and COVID-19 curbs fall away, travel has sprung back with such voracity that it’s resulted in an unprecedented labor crunch, made worse by the pandemic-induced layoffs of hundreds of thousands of workers, from pilots to cabin crew and ground-handling staff.
FDA clears Moderna, Pfizer COVID shots for children 5 and under
COVID vaccines for children ages 5 and under from Pfizer Inc. and Moderna Inc. received authorization from U.S. regulators, meaning almost all of the American population can soon get protected against COVID-19.
Florida only state not preordering toddler COVID-19 vaccines
Florida is the only state that hasn't preordered COVID-19 vaccines for toddlers in anticipation of their final approval by the federal government.
WHO: COVID-19 deaths rise, reversing a 5-week decline
After five weeks of declining coronavirus deaths, the number of fatalities reported globally increased by 4% last week, according to the World Health Organization.
Edwards Air Force Base moves to HPCON Bravo
Edwards Air Force Base will move from Health Protection Condition Alpha to Bravo beginning June 21.
COVID-19 outbreak reported at Illinois veterans’ home
Sixteen residents and six staff members at the home, which is about 50 miles south of Chicago, have tested positive for the virus.
N. Korea reports another disease outbreak amid COVID-19 wave
North Korea on Thursday reported the eruption of another infectious disease in addition to its ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, saying leader Kim Jong Un has donated his private medicines to those stricken with the new disease.
Iwakuni commander says farewell as COVID-19 duty ends
Marine Col. Lance Lewis relinquished command of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni near Hiroshima to Col. Richard Rusnok during a ceremony on the parade deck.
FDA advisers endorse 1st COVID-19 shots for kids under 5
The Food and Drug Administration's vaccine advisers gave a thumbs-up to vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer for the littlest kids.
Fauci tests positive for virus, has mild COVID-19 symptoms
The 81-year-old Fauci, who is fully vaccinated and has received two booster shots, was experiencing mild COVID-19 symptoms, according to a statement Wednesday from the National Institutes of Health.
Kishida unveils plan to set up pandemic crisis control unit
Japan has managed to significantly slow COVID-19 infections, but it is still too early to “put our guards down,” said Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida.