When fielding questions on the Biden administration’s plan to tackle the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the nation’s top infectious expert said he feels free to "let the science speak" under the new administration — which he described as a "liberating feelin...
A California woman is pleading with others to remain diligent in protecting themselves and loved ones against the novel coronavirus after she and eight other members of her family contracted the disease, including her father, who was killed by it. "My dad w...
A variety of butternut squash products are facing a recall over concerns they are contaminated with listeria, according to a recall notice posted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website this week. In a recall notice shared on Tuesday, Lancast...
Those who recover from coronavirus infection have immunity for at least five to six months, per several early studies, and while re-infections to prior strains were rare, new mutated strains pose a risk of contracting the novel virus again, scientists say....
"The health and safety of students, educators, staff and families is paramount," Carole Johnson, who was picked by Biden to lead the nationwide testing program, said during a call on Wednesday. "The administration will always be honest about the challenges...
"In response to concerns that some providers are failing to administer their allotments of vaccine on a timely basis, [Alabama Department of Public Health] will begin removing vaccine supplies from providers who are not administering vaccine in a timely way...
A pledge from America's top infectious disease expert that the United States would maintain ties with the World Health Organization (WHO) was met with gratitude by the head of the United Nations' health agency. Dr. Anthony Fauci, who is the new U.S. head of...
A batch of 330,000 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine that caused allergic reactions in at least 10 people has been cleared for continued use after health officials say they found "no scientific basis to continue the pause." California's Department of Pu...
Amazon offering to help distribute the coronavirus vaccine just hours after President Trump left the White House was "disgraceful," Fox News medical contributor Dr. Marc Siegel said on Thursday. That should not get in the way of public health," Siegel told...
Concerning preliminary findings on Wednesday add to growing evidence that a coronavirus variant first identified in South Africa escapes the neutralization power by antibodies in convalescent plasma. The 501Y.V2 variant involves nine mutations on the virus’...
The Biden administration is aiming to vaccinate 100 million people in 100 days, but the new director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned that it won’t necessarily mean calling up the local pharmacy to schedule your COVID-19 shot i...
Can COVID-19 vaccines be mixed and matched? Health officials say both doses should be of the same vaccine. The COVID-19 vaccines rolling out in the United States, the United Kingdom and other parts of the world so far require two shots given a few weeks apa...
First-grade teacher Karen Stachowiak spent almost five hours on the New York state hot line and website to land an appointment set for Wednesday, only to have it canceled. The Buffalo-area resident and her parents were among several thousand people with can...
When it comes to protecting against the novel coronavirus, are two face masks better than one? While face masks have proven to tamp down on droplet spread, including harmful, virus-laden particles, questions remain if doubling up on masks could boost protec...
A 78-year-old legally blind Israeli man has reportedly regained his sight following an artificial cornea transplant — the first time such a procedure has ever been successful. Jamal Furani of Haifa was able to read text and recognize relatives after receivi...
A Florida family is grieving the loss of an 8-year-old girl who died after showing signs of a rare but serious syndrome related to the novel coronavirus, her father said. Deaurra Nealy, a second-grade student at Twin Lakes Academy Elementary in Jacksonville...
U.K. health authorities are voicing some early, positive signs that the country may be getting a hold on the deadly coronavirus pandemic, fueled by a highly transmissible variant. England has been under a strict national lockdown, announced Jan. 4, which co...
Eighteen members of the same family have been infected with COVID-19 after they gathered in Pennsylvania to celebrate the holidays. Darlene Reynolds, of Milmont Park, said the virus swept through her family after she had relatives from as far as Canada come...
One woman who suffered an allergic reaction to Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine said she will "absolutely, positively" get the second dose citing concerns about the virus itself. Cheryl Brennan, who received the dose at Petco Park in San Diego last week, said her...
"It’s hard to leave at a time when the pandemic still hasn’t reached its peak and the worst days haven’t come," Redfield told the New York Times. "It would have been more rewarding to leave when the pandemic is under control, but I do feel proud." While som...