A federal judge on Monday blocked in 10 states a Biden administration vaccine requirement, finding the agency that issued the rule mandating health care workers get vaccinated against the coronavirus likely exceeded its authority.
The omicron variant was already in the Netherlands when South Africa alerted the World Health Organization about it last week, Dutch health authorities said Tuesday, adding to fear and confusion over the new version of the coronavirus in a weary world hoping it had left the worst of the pandemic behind.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday everyone aged 18 years and older should get a booster shot, as it looks to tackle a new and highly infectious strain of the coronavirus that is quickly spreading across the globe.
A University of Utah doctor said Monday that it's likely a "given" the omicron variant will hit Utah — but he also said there's no reason to panic. Utah health officials reported 2,476 new COVID-19 cases since Friday, as well as 21 deaths.
Susan Heavey, Reuters | Posted Nov. 28 - 2:04 p.m.
U.S. health officials on Sunday said they were preparing for the likely appearance of the new omicron COVID-19 variant, with restrictions set to begin on Monday against travelers from eight southern African countries.
The new potentially more contagious omicron variant of the coronavirus popped up in more European countries on Saturday, just days after being identified in South Africa, leaving governments around the world scrambling to stop the spread.
Philip Blenkinsop and Marine Strauss, Reuters | Posted Nov. 27 - 2:23 p.m.
European Union residents will need to have COVID-19 vaccine booster jabs if they want to travel to another country in the bloc next summer free of tests or quarantines, the European Commission proposed on Thursday.
Manas Mishra and Michael Erman, Reuters | Posted Nov. 26 - 7:20 p.m.
Merck & Co said on Friday updated data from its study of its experimental COVID-19 pill showed the drug was significantly less effective in cutting hospitalizations and deaths than previously reported.
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits plummeted last week to the lowest level in more than half a century, another sign that the U.S. job market is rebounding rapidly from last year's coronavirus recession.
The U.S. is facing its second Thanksgiving of the pandemic in better shape than the first time around, thanks to the vaccine, though some regions are seeing surges of COVID-19 cases that could get worse as families travel the country for gatherings that were impossible a year ago.
The Biden administration asked a federal appeals court on Tuesday to lift a court-ordered stay on a sweeping workplace COVID-19 vaccine rule to avoid serious harm to public health, or alternatively to allow a masking-and-testing requirement.
Cadell Walker rushed to get her 9-year-old daughter Solome vaccinated against COVID-19 — not just to protect her but to help stop the coronavirus from spreading and spawning even more dangerous variants.
On Monday, Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes's office announced he has tested positive for COVID-19 and state health officials reported more than 3,000 new COVID-19 cases since Friday. Health care workers across the state were also given a special thank-you.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday expanded availability of COVID-19 booster shots to all American adults, hoping to preserve vaccine protection against the fast-spreading delta variant.
Lauran Neergaard, Matthew Perrone and Mike Stobbe, Associated Press | Updated Nov. 19 - 5:10 p.m.
The U.S. on Friday opened COVID-19 booster shots to all adults and took the extra step of urging people 50 and older to seek one, aiming to ward off a winter surge as coronavirus cases rise even before millions of Americans travel for the holidays.
A judicial panel on Tuesday consolidated 34 lawsuits challenging the Biden administration's workplace COVID-19 vaccine rule in the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, a venue favored by opponents of the rule.
A new financial infusion of federal funds is now available for Utah's small businesses that have employees taking time off due to COVID-19 vaccinations. Eligible businesses can apply for that money starting Tuesday morning.
Utah joined a dozen states in a lawsuit Monday challenging the Biden administration's vaccine mandate for Medicare and Medicaid providers and suppliers, and asked a federal court in Louisiana to put the rule on hold.
Many people are experiencing conflict in their relationships due to differing opinions about COVID-19 vaccines. In this edition of LIFEadvice, Coach Kim shares ways to bridge the differences of opinion and handle conversations about vaccination.
Maggie Fox and Deidre McPhillips, CNN | Posted Nov. 13 - 11:00 a.m.
The coronavirus numbers don't look so good this week. New COVID-19 diagnoses are up in about half of U.S. states over the past week. Hospitalizations are up in 11 states, and deaths have risen in 17 states.