The guidelines outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will no longer be mandatory for cruise lines. Source by: Stringr
Temporary subsidies helped boost enrollment under the Affordable Care Act to a record 14.5 million, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. But unless Democrats in Congress extend those subsidies, many of those new enrollees will be in for a rude surprise just ahead of midterm elections. Meanwhile, the need to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer further crowds an already tight legislative schedule. Joanne Kenen of Politico and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Sarah Karlin-Smith of the Pink Sheet, and Anna Edney of Bloomberg News join KHN’s Julie Rovner to discuss these issues and more. Also this week, Rovner interviews Diana Greene Foster, author of “The Turnaway Study: Ten Years, a Thousand Women, and the Consequences of Having — Or Being Denied — An Abortion.”
ABC News reports the drive to put booster shots in Americans' arms is faltering.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention plans to send a clear message to pharmacies on a conference call this week: Stop turning away immune-compromised people when they come seeking fourth doses of Covid-19 vaccines.
Just as free Covid-19 tests are landing in the mailboxes of people who ordered them, the first free N95 masks for the public have started to arrive at US pharmacies, with more on the way in the coming days.
California would allow children age 12 and up to be vaccinated without their parents' consent, the youngest age of any state, under a proposal…
Three studies released Friday offered more evidence that COVID-19 vaccines are standing up to the omicron variant, at least among people who received booster shots.
Three large new studies from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention highlight the importance of getting a booster shot to provide the best protection against the Omicron coronavirus variant.
Facing a lawsuit just days into his term over his executive order making masks optional for schoolchildren, Gov. Glenn Youngkin on Thursday night asked the Supreme Court of Virginia to dismiss the complaint.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidance last week that urges Americans to wear the highest quality mask they can wear consistently and that fits well. Specifically, they classify the masks by level of protection.
Stafford and King George will permit masking to become optional once Gov. Glenn Youngkin's executive order allowing parents to opt their children out mask mandates goes into effect Jan. 24.
Here's what you need to know about masks like N95s, where to get them and how to use them safely.
All seven board members supported deferring the vote, but newly-seated Hartwood representative Alyssa Halstead said she wants the board to "determine and be very clear" with the community about "a stopping point" for masking and other COVID-19 mitigation procedures.
The CDC recommends that people infected with COVID-19 self-isolate at home, stay in a specific “sick room” and use a separate bathroom if poss…
The CDC’s director, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, will weigh the panel's advice before making a final decision soon.
CDC WON’T TWEAK RULES IN DEFINING AN INDIVIDUAL ‘FULLY VACCINATED’
The FDA has expanded Pfizer’s COVID-19 boosters for U.S. children as young as 12 as the omicron variant spreads. Final approval is still needed from the CDC.
MIAMI—The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating more cruise ships due to new cases of COVID-19 as the omicron varia…
The US hit a seven-day average of 265,427 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, blowing past the country's previous record of about 252,000 daily cas…
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials said the guidance is in keeping with growing evidence that people with the coronavirus are most infectious in the two days before and three days after symptoms develop.
Covid-19 numbers keep soaring as Christmastime travelers scatter back across country and Americans prepare for another holiday weekend.
Revelers will still ring in the new year in New York's Times Square next week, there just won't be as many of them as usual under new restrictions announced Thursday as the city grapples with a spike in COVID-19 cases.
Omicron has raced ahead of other variants and is now the dominant version of the coronavirus in the U.S., accounting for 73% of new infections…