One in every 201 Idaho residents tested positive for COVID-19 over the past week, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. The mostly rural state ranks 12th in the U.S. for newly confirmed cases per capita.
A recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report details the problem: Despite experiencing various biological emergencies and running numerous exercises to prepare for more, federal agencies failed to learn numerous lessons that might have helped in the pandemic.
The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits moved up last week to 332,000 from a pandemic low, a sign that the spread of the delta variant may have increased layoffs. Applications for jobless aid rose from 312,000 the week before.
Local COVID conditions have restricted travel to dozens of Department of Defense installations — and after its recent shift to a stricter health protection condition, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base finds itself on that list.
A planned booster shot campaign in the United States is dividing experts, as the Food and Drug Administration's vaccine advisory committee prepares to meet Friday for a nonbinding vote on whether the agency should approve a third dose of the vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech.
Missouri's Attorney General Eric Schmitt sued China over the coronavirus. He signed on to a lawsuit seeking to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. Now, as he positions himself for a Senate run, he's suing to stop mask mandates in the state's liberal cities and Missouri schools.