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New York officials confirm 5 cases of omicron Covid variant across state

An advertisement outside a hospital promoting COVID-19 testing in New York City on November 19, 2021. Spencer Platt | Getty Images Five cases have been confirmed in New York by the governor of Covid-19. Kathy Hochul spoke out late Thursday night, just hours after the discovery of Covid-19 variants in Minnesota-Colorado. At a press conference, […]

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Biden says no lockdowns, won’t expand vaccine mandates this winter

U.S. president Joe Biden talks about the plans of his administration to defeat coronavirus diseases (COVID-19), and the rise of Omicron variants during his visit at the National Institutes of Health. This was on December 2, 2021 in Bethesda Maryland. Kevin Lamarque | Reuters President Joe BidenOn Thursday, he stated that his plans to combat […]

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Minnesota reports second U.S. omicron case in resident who traveled to NYC

Outside a hospital, a sign advertises COVID-19 Testing on November 19, 2021 in New York City. Spencer Platt | Getty Images According to the Minnesota Department of Health, Thursday was confirmed by Minnesota’s public health officials that there is a second case in the United States of the omicron Covid variant. The victim had just […]

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Biden asks businesses to proceed with vaccine mandate after omicron variant arrives in U.S.

U.S. President Joe Biden talks about the efforts of his administration to alleviate supply chain problems during holiday season at the White House, Washington, December 1, 2021. Kevin Lamarque | Reuters President Joe BidenOn Thursday, the Administration asked companies to accept the Covid-19 vaccination and testing requirements. This is despite the fact that the rule […]

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First U.S. omicron patient fully vaccinated and has mild symptoms

Gov. Gavin Newsom answers questions at a press conference about COVID-19 and housing for homeless vets held at West Los Angeles VA Medical Center Los Angeles, Wednesday, November 10, 2021. Sarah Reingewirtz – MediaNews Group Los Angeles Daily News | MediaNews Group | Los Angeles Daily News via Getty Images Californian Covid-19 victim who test […]

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FDA advisory panel narrowly endorses Merck’s oral Covid treatment pill, despite reduced efficacy

This illustration was taken in Poland, November 5, 2021. It shows a medicine pill with the Merck logo on it and the words “Molnupiravir” and “COVID-19”. Jakub Porzycki | NurPhoto | Getty Images The use of’shortening’ was narrowly approved by a panel from the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday. MerckRidgeback Biotherapeutics’ Oral Covid Treatment […]

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Fauci says omicron Covid variant has already been found in 20 countries, but not yet in the U.S.

A hand holds a medical pen in this illustration. Rafael Henrique | LightRocket | Getty Images Chief medical advisor to the White House Dr. Anthony Fauci stated Tuesday that 226, cases of highly mutated Covid-19 variant omicron have been identified in 20 countries. However, U.S. officials are yet to confirm a case. This variant was […]

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CDC tells adults to get booster shot amid omicron concerns

Rochelle Waensky, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director (CDC), makes her opening remarks during the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions hearing entitled “Next Steps: Road ahead for the COVID-19 response” in Washington, Washington, on November 4, 2021. Elizabeth Frantz | Reuters On Monday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reinforced its recommendation […]

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Biden gives an update on new Covid omicron variant

[The stream is slated to start at 11:45 a.m. ET. Please refresh the page if you do not see a player above at that time.] President Joe BidenMonday will see remarks by Mr. Smith about the Covid variant micron of coronavirus, which has been causing concern in markets and governments all over the world. It […]

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NYC reinstitutes Covid mask advisory ‘at all times’ indoors regardless of vaccination status

A MTA worker can be seen on the subway wearing a mask after the Metropolitan Transportation Authority of New York (MTA), and The Port Authority of New Jersey (NY) declared a mandated coronavirus vaccine or weekly testing for all employees of New York City, New York City, New York City, Aug 2, 2021. Andrew Kelly […]