Air Force medical personnel arrive at Cleveland Clinic to assist with coronavirus response
A team of 20 U.S. Air Force medical personnel arrived at the Cleveland Clinic on Wednesday morning to assist with the health system’s coronavirus response.
Can’t order your free COVID tests from the government? Here’s what could be going on
If you’ve been getting an error message when ordering your tests, here’s what could be going on, according to the U.S. Postal Service, which is working with the Biden administration to deliver the tests.
Beijing Covid flareup worsens with new clusters at cold storage
China's capital found a Covid-19 cluster among cold chain workers on Wednesday, the latest sign the country is seeing more infections resulting from a controversial claim of transmission through contaminated goods.
Billionaire Soon-Shiong launches 1 billion-dose vaccine plant in Cape Town
U.S. biotech billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong launched a plant that will produce a billion Covid-19 vaccine doses a year in Cape Town by 2025, which would make it the biggest such factory in Africa and could help the least vaccinated continent tackle the pandemic.
Europe is looking beyond omicron despite wall of infections
Europe is experiencing record infections. Nonetheless, countries are increasingly exploring how they can safely start to open things back up. Some want to treat the virus as an endemic, rather than pandemic.
Sotomayor says she did not ask Gorsuch to wear a mask on the Supreme Court bench
Justice Sonia Sotomayor said in a statement Wednesday that she did not ask Justice Neil Gorsuch to wear a mask, as suggested in an NPR report.
Think COVID is becoming like the flu? Here’s how much worse it still is
With the U.S. recording more than 750,000 new cases and nearly 2,000 deaths a day from the super-contagious omicron variant, and hospitals in many parts of the country still bracing for the worst, it's difficult to foresee the day we can liken COVID to influenza.
Early omicron breakthroughs show mRNA vaccines' weakness
Booster shots with messenger RNA vaccines failed to block the highly contagious omicron variant in a study of some of the first documented breakthrough cases. Seven German visitors to Cape Town experienced symptomatic Covid-19 infections between late November and early December despite being boosted.
US forces in Germany contend with soaring COVID numbers as country reaches new pandemic record
In the Kaiserslautern area, 68 new infections among U.S. forces were confirmed last week, which is believed to be the highest on record, according to a report.
South Korea pressures US military to do more to curb coronavirus infections
Pyeongtaek, where Camp Humphreys is located, reported that roughly 42% of the city’s COVID-19 cases between Jan. 3 and 16 stemmed from people affiliated with the U.S. military, a public health official said.