US health officials propose once-a-year COVID-19 vaccines for most Americans
The proposal comes as boosters have become a hard sell.
Mandatory masking in schools reduced COVID-19 cases during delta surge, study finds
Researchers conducted the study when the delta variant was the dominant strain and found that mask requirements resulted in 72-percent fewer cases.
CDC: Vaccine, previous infection offered added protection against delta
A recent CDC report found that those who were vaccinated and survived a COVID-19 infection were more protected from delta than those who were vaccinated but did not previously contract the virus
Omicron vs. delta: Study examines difference between two coronavirus variant symptoms
The differences between omicron and delta variant symptoms were analyzed as part of a COVD-19 infection survey.
Holiday Bowl canceled, UCLA pulls out due to COVID-19
UCLA was scheduled to face North Carolina State in Tuesday's 43rd annual Holiday Bowl. Tuesday afternoon the university announced it would be unable to participate.
Omicron variant appearing milder than delta, South African doctors say
In the two weeks since omicron first was reported in Southern Africa, other doctors have shared similar stories. All caution that it will take many more weeks to collect enough data to be sure, their observations and the early evidence offer some clues.
US improves surveillance for tracking new coronavirus variants
Viruses mutate constantly. To find and track new versions of the coronavirus, scientists analyze the genetic makeup of a portion of samples that test positive.
COVID-19 hot spots in parts of US serve as warning sign for upcoming winter
The contagious delta variant is driving up COVID-19 hospitalizations in the Mountain West and fueling disruptive outbreaks in the North.
AY4.2 variant: CDC says new delta sublineage of COVID-19 seen in US
Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the CDC, said Wednesday the AY4.2 sublineage recently identified in the United Kingdom has also been observed in the United States.
COVID-19 risk among kids increased amid delta, start of school year, AAP warns
The COVID-19 risk among children has increased amid the delta variant and the start of the school year, a pediatricians group said.
COVID-19 variant R.1 is ‘something really to watch,' researcher says
R.1 is not a CDC variant of concern or interest
Does delta variant make COVID-19 worse for children?
The delta variant has been identified in at least 180 countries, according to the World Health Organization.
Hospitals in multiple states rationing health care amid crushing COVID-19 surge
Idaho's public health leaders have expanded health care rationing statewide amid a massive increase in the number of coronavirus patients requiring hospitalization.
Florida surpasses 50K COVID-19 deaths after battling delta wave
Health officials say the state of Florida has surpassed 50,000 coronavirus deaths since the pandemic began. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has tallied 50,811 deaths after adding more than 1,500 COVID-19 deaths provided by state authorities on Thursday.
US unemployment claims rise as delta variant weighs on economy
U.S. unemployment claims rose last week to 332,000 from a pandemic low, a sign that worsening COVID-19 infections may have slightly increased layoffs.
The delta variant is wreaking havoc on most of Texas — but not El Paso. Here’s why
The share of COVID-19 tests in El Paso that come back positive is hovering around 6%, while the statewide positivity rate is three times that at 18%.
COVID-19 surge: Rising cases hurting airline ticket sales
The leading U.S. airlines say that the rise in COVID-19 cases is hurting ticket sales and pushing back the recovery of the travel industry.
US COVID-19 deaths surpass 650,000 as delta variant fuels pandemic
The U.S. COVID-19 death toll reached 650,000 this week as the nation faces the delta variant fueling hospitalizations, many of whom are unvaccinated.
More than 1 in 4 new COVID-19 cases are now in children, report says
A new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics says more one in four coronavirus cases are among children — the highest ratio since the pandemic began.
US COVID-19 cases nearly 4 times higher Labor Day weekend compared to 2020
Oxford University said the U.S. has seen nearly four times as many COVID-19 cases compared to Labor Day 2020. Deaths were also nearly twice as high compared to a year ago, according to the same chart.