The United States will share technologies used to make COVID-19 vaccines through the World Health Organization and is working to expand rapid testing and antiviral treatments for hard-to-reach populations, President Joe Biden said on Thursday.
The FBI confirmed its agents searched the Illinois-based Center for COVID Control headquarters in the midst of federal investigations into the multi-million-dollar testing business.
Roger Strukhoff was being treated for intestinal bleeding at a hospital outside Chicago this month when he suffered a mild heart attack.
NBC Sports confirmed Wednesday it will not send announcers to the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing regarding a surge in the COVID-19 omicron variant in China, USA Today reported.
An experimental nose spray developed in Finland could protect people from COVID-19 infection for up to 8 hours. Researchers from the University of Helsinki developed a novel treatment that successfully blocked infection from the virus during animal laboratory studies. The mice that were used in the study also were less likely to have upper respiratory distress after contact with the virus when the spray was administered.
PARIS—French Health Minister Olivier Veran said on Sunday the isolation period for fully vaccinated people who test positive for COVID-19 would be cut to seven days from 10 days.
Global COVID-19 infections hit a record high over the past seven-day period, Reuters data showed on Wednesday, as the Omicron variant raced out of control and governments wrestled with how to contain its spread without paralyzing fragile economies.
While experts say that fully vaccinated people can safely gather during the holidays, infections rates of COVID-19 are high and rising in many areas of the country. So, there’s a good chance that someone at your celebration could be infected with the virus. Now there’s a free online tool that can show you the odds that someone infected with COVID will be at your event, depending on the size of your gathering.
One of the safest ways to socialize with friends and family during the holiday celebrations is to take a rapid antigen COVID-19 test before any gathering. Experts say that taking a test each morning you plan to spend time with people outside your household provides an excellent layer of protection.
Although at-home tests for COVID-19 are available at many retailers across the country, the results of these tests are usually not reported to government agencies and are therefore not factored into the official case count, USA Today reports.