Biden signs bill to declassify information on COVID-19 origins
President Joe Biden has signed a bipartisan bill that directs the federal government to declassify as much intelligence as possible about the origins of COVID-19 more than three years after the start of the pandemic.
New study cites Wuhan raccoon dogs as possible origin of COVID-19
The raccoon dog earns its name from its facial markings similar to raccoons. The animals are known to be sold at the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market, where many virologists suspect that the Covid-19 pandemic may have started.
COVID-19 pill Paxlovid moves closer to full FDA approval
The medication has been used by millions of Americans since the FDA granted it emergency use authorization in late 2021.
Johns Hopkins shuts down COVID-19 data tracking hub after 3 years
The site pulled in a staggering 2.5 billion views over its lifetime, becoming a global go-to for monitoring the public health catastrophe.
COVID-19 shocker: Parents lied about their kids’ sickness status and broke quarantine rules, study finds
Parents failed to disclose kids’ health status to protect 'personal freedoms,' researchers say
UK briefly considered extermination of all pet cats during early stage of COVID-19 pandemic
While the U.K. did not go through with this potential plan, other countries such as Hong Kong ended up euthanizing thousands of hamsters and in Denmark millions of minks were culled.
China says it's been 'open and transparent' in search for COVID origins
China said it has been “open and transparent” in the search for the origins of COVID-19, after questions about how the pandemic began received new attention.
Another US agency assesses COVID-19 origin likely a Chinese 'lab leak': report
The Energy Department has reportedly joined the FBI’s stance that the coronavirus likely spread due to a mishap at a Chinese laboratory.
More Americans live paycheck to paycheck, report finds
A report found 166 million consumers in the US fall into that category.
What will ending the COVID-19 emergency look like in the US?
Many Americans will see changes to their insurance and other measures once the emergency comes to an end.
COVID remains a global health emergency, but nearing 'inflection' point: WHO
Three years ago, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak of COVID-19 -- and the virus still remains a global health emergency.
Delaware Gov. John Carney tests positive for COVID-19
Is the COVID-19 pandemic over? WHO to vote whether to end global health emergency declaration
The decision made Friday will likely not be released or revealed until Monday.
US health officials propose once-a-year COVID-19 vaccines for most Americans
The proposal comes as boosters have become a hard sell.
CDC identifies possible 'safety concern' for certain people receiving COVID vaccines
The Centers for Disease Control says that a preliminary COVID-19 vaccine "safety signal" has been identified and is investigating whether the Bivalent Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine creates an increased risk of ischemic stroke in people 65 and older.
German doctor gets over 2 years in prison for illegally issuing mask exemptions during pandemic
A regional court in the southwestern town of Weinheim confirmed Tuesday that the doctor was convicted of “issuing incorrect health certificates” to people from across Germany, most of whom she had never met or examined.
New Omicron subvariant becoming dominant COVID strain in U.S.
A new Omicron variant known as XBB.1.5 is reportedly spreading quickly nationwide as doctors say COVID-19 continues to evolve.
More countries imposing COVID rules on travelers from China
China is battling a nationwide outbreak of the coronavirus after abruptly easing restrictions that were in place for much of the pandemic.
World governments using COVID-19 tech to expand global surveillance
Now, from Beijing to Jerusalem to Hyderabad, India, and Perth, Australia, The Associated Press has found that authorities used these technologies and data to halt travel for activists and ordinary people, harass marginalized communities and link people’s health information to other surveillance and law enforcement tools.
'These children really need our help': Philadelphia non-profit hands out 500 gifts to families in need
Santa Claus may have already made his rounds, but plenty of helpful elves in the form of volunteers are making sure everyone gets a Christmas in Philadelphia.