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A Hong Kong lawmaker who was photographed standing close to Chinese President Xi Jinping earlier this week announced Sunday he had tested positive for Covid-19.
ALBANY — While it may be vacation time for people during the summer, it appears viruses are on the job year around, as health officials report seeing an increase in COVID infections that caused a significant bump in hospitalizations.
TORONTO (CTV Network) -- The key to immunity against COVID-19 and its variants could come from llama’s blood, according to new research.
Parents of children under age 5 can finally get their kids the coronavirus vaccine. The US Food and Drug Administration and US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have given the green light for both the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna vaccines for young kids. Now, everyone ages 6 months a…
North Korea on Friday claimed its Covid-19 outbreak began when two residents touched "unusual things" near the South Korean border, according to state media.
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Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and President Biden's chief medical adviser, recently revealed he is experiencing a rebound of his Covid-19 infection after taking the antiviral medication Paxlovid.
Chinese leader Xi Jinping has left mainland China for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, arriving in Hong Kong Thursday ahead of the 25th anniversary of the city's handover from British to Chinese rule.
The House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021, US Capitol attack has issued a subpoena to compel testimony from Pat Cipollone, former President Donald Trump's White House counsel.
China has eased its quarantine policy for international arrivals, slashing the period by more than half in the biggest relaxation of entry restrictions in the country since the pandemic began.
The US Food and Drug Administration's independent Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee voted Tuesday to support recommending inclusion of an Omicron-specific component for a Covid-19 booster vaccine.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has added two destinations to its "high" category for Covid-19 risk -- including a Caribbean nation popular for its beaches.
Chinese censors scrambled to delete what appears to be a misleading quote by a senior Communist Party official published in state media Monday, which claimed the "zero-Covid" policy would remain in place in Beijing "for the next five years," in an effort to tame an online backlash.
A summer of joy is what we need... now. Like many of us, you may be disheartened -- maybe even overwhelmed -- by America's bitter political divides. But with 90 or so days of summer ahead, this season is still an opportunity to grab hold of some goodness. Summer festivals are in full swing, …
What was meant to be a simple errand, a daughter driving her aging father to the hospital to pick up his medicine, has pulled a small city on China's border with North Korea -- and its nearly two-month Covid-19 lockdown -- into the national spotlight, after the pair ran afoul of pandemic rules.
ALBANY — Dougherty County’s proposed Fiscal Year 2023 budget looks to increase by nearly $3 million over the current spending plan, and a pay raise for employees could add another $3 million to budget outlays.
Covid patients aren't directly overwhelming hospitals right now, but ripple effects of the pandemic are keeping beds full and patients away from the care they need.
Thinking of traveling to Europe next summer? If so, get ready to pay a fee before you enter. The European Union has announced the launch of its long-awaited visa waiver plan. Under the new system, EU residents are exempt and have the freedom to spend as much time as they want in many countri…
Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit Hong Kong next week to mark the 25th anniversary of the city's handover to China, state media reported on Saturday -- the leader's first trip outside the mainland since the pandemic began.
Even the littlest children can experience long Covid, according to a large study, one of the first of its kind to include infants and toddlers.
You can't predict the future, but you can do your best to prepare for it. According to a survey of more than 1,100 US retirees, 70% of respondents wished their younger selves would have saved more and started earlier to create bigger nest eggs for retirement.
Just days after the United States rolled out child-sized doses of Covid-19 vaccine for children younger than 5, the Biden administration has launched a new ad campaign to encourage parents to give their kids the "best protection" against Covid-19: a vaccine.
Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5 appear to escape antibody responses among both people who had previous Covid-19 infection and those who have been fully vaccinated and boosted, according to new data from researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, of Harvard Medical School.
Martha Stewart had to miss out on an event she was looking forward to after testing positive for Covid-19.
Singapore has reported the first confirmed case of monkeypox in Southeast Asia during this year's outbreak -- while another confirmed case has been found in South Korea.
As the country navigates a more controlled phase of the pandemic, Los Alamos County, New Mexico, has been ranked the healthiest US community for the third year in a row.
Finally, Covid-19 vaccines for kids under the age of 5 are going into tiny arms and legs this week. Since the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended two options for this age group -- one from Pfizer/BioNTech and another from Moderna -- parents and caregivers may be wonderi…
All across the nation this summer, Americans have been "un-hitting" the pause button, resuming travel, family vacations, and reunions, getting out of the house and largely back among the unmasked masses.
Today is the first official day of summer and the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. As expected, maximum sunshine and intense heat are forecast across much of the drought-stricken US for the foreseeable future. Meteorologists also say power grid failures could impact vast p…
Covid-19 vaccines for children younger than 5 are rolling out this week. The US Food and Drug Administration and US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention signed off on the shots' safety and efficacy. Like with any vaccine, though, it's possible kids may experience a few side effects.
Happy Juneteenth! Today marks the anniversary of June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers brought the news of freedom to enslaved Black people in Galveston, Texas. And it's also Father's Day, so there's plenty to celebrate all around.
A 5-year-old had just finished his first day of kindergarten when he watched his young mother collapse and take her final breaths. A 13-year-old has suffered panic attacks since her dad's death. A 17-year-old must face adulthood without his idol.
North Korea has dispatched medical crews and epidemiological investigators to a province battling the outbreak of an intestinal disease, state media reported on Sunday.
The US Food and Drug Administration gave emergency use authorization on Friday for both the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna vaccines for young children. Vaccine advisers to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention voted unanimously on Saturday in support of giving babies and other kids …
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky signed off on Covid-19 vaccinations for children under 5 on Saturday, clearing the way for vaccinations to be administered soon.
The Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccines are now authorized for emergency use in young children. The US Food and Drug Administration expanded the authorizations for the vaccines Friday to include children as young as 6 months.
Through the many phases of the Covid-19 pandemic -- nearly a dozen variants, the introduction of vaccines, the dropping of prevention measures and more -- one thing has remained constant: The virus and its effects are not one-size-fits-all.
Major retailers are facing a backlash for selling themed products in an attempt to monetize Juneteenth, the upcoming federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the US. Inclusion experts say "tone deaf" marketing campaigns -- including Walmart's Juneteenth ice cream and Dollar Tree's…
The antiviral medication Paxlovid appears to be most effective in people whose age or underlying health puts them at high risk for becoming severely ill with Covid-19, but it appears to be less effective for average-risk adults, drugmaker Pfizer reported.
Vaccine advisers to the US Food and Drug Administration voted unanimously on Wednesday in favor of expanding the emergency use authorizations for the Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccines to include children as young as 6 months.
Liu, a 39-year-old tech worker in Beijing, arrived in the central city of Zhengzhou on Sunday with all the boxes ticked to travel under China's stringent Covid restrictions.