WASHINGTON , -- Thousands could soon be fired for not complying with the U.S. vaccine mandate. This has led some Republican lawmakers to express concern about removing critical national security employees.
WASHINGTON, Pfizer Inc. announced Friday that the company's experimental antiviral pill, COVID-19, reduced hospitalizations and deaths by almost 90% among high-risk adults. The drugmaker is now joining the race to bring an easy-to-use coronavirus medication to the U.S.
BANJA LUKA (Bosnia-Herzegovina) -- As the coronavirus rages across neighboring countries, doctors from Bosnia are watching with fear. They are bracing themselves for a new wave of the virus in Bosnia. The Balkan nation has a low vaccination rate, and was among the worst affected countries in Europe during the pandemic.
BERLIN , AstraZeneca announced Thursday that it has withdrawn its application for approval in Switzerland of its COVID-19 vaccine. This was because Switzerland's medical regulator wanted to limit its use to those over 50.
GENEVA , A 53-country area in Central Asia and Europe faces the "real danger" of a resurgence in the coronavirus pandemic within the next weeks, or is already experiencing a new wave. This was the warning from the head of the World Health Organization’s regional office.
LONDON , - Britain granted conditional approval on Thursday for the first drug to treat COVID-19. The first country to approve the treatment by drugmaker Merck is also in this group, though it was not immediately clear when the pill would become available.
TOPEKA (Kansas) -- A Kansas lawmaker, aged 21, was charged with domestic battery in connection to a disturbance involving his brother. He said that he will be taking a break from his legislative duties for a few days.
EAST RUTHERFORD (N.J.) -- The New York Giants will have restricted access to their facility Thursday following an unusually high number false positives at the laboratory that handled their COVID-19 testing.
On Monday, the global death toll from COVID-19 reached 5 million. This is less than two years after a crisis that has not only decimated poor countries but also humbled rich ones with top-quality health care systems.
The global death toll by COVID-19 was over 5 million Monday. This is less than two years after a crisis that has both devastated poor countries and humbled rich ones with top-quality health care systems.
WASHINGTON — Anticipating a green light from vaccine advisers, the Biden administration is assembling and shipping millions of COVID-19 shots for children ages 5-11, the White House said Monday. The first could go into kids’ arms by midweek.