Family members of the deceased wait for the cremation procedures at a funeral home in Shanghai, China.

China reports 60,000 COVID-related deaths, says peak passed

The death toll included 5,503 deaths due to respiratory failure caused by COVID-19 and 54,435 fatalities from other ailments combined with COVID-19.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

A nurse takes care of a patient.

Study: Post-COVID symptoms can improve; treatment still frustrating

A study found long COVID symptoms improve within a year, but some patients are skeptical, as are doctors trying to help them.

 | Scripps News Staff

The information booth in the center of the main concourse at Grand Central Terminal.

Did COVID-19 put us in a time warp?

Research indicates the pandemic changed our perception of time.

 | Scripps News Staff

A woman looks after her elderly relative lying on a stretcher as patients receive intravenous drips in the emergency ward.

Beds Run Out At Beijing Hospital As COVID-19 Spreads

A growing number of governments, including the U.S., are requiring virus tests for travelers from China, saying China is not being transparent enough.

 | AP

Visitors are reflected on a window pane as a man counts Chinese currency notes

Beijing Threatens Response To Virus Measures From Other Countries

Australia and Canada this week joined a growing list of countries requiring travelers from China to take a COVID test prior to boarding their flight.

 | AP

Cabin crew wearing protective gear greet and check the temperatures of travelers heading to China onboard a flight

U.S. Will Require COVID-19 Testing For Travelers From China

The U.S. will soon require COVID-19 testing for travelers from China. The U.S. joins a few other nations imposing travel restrictions.

 | AP

An officer collects passports from residents for renewal and re-applications at a community police station in Beijing.

China To Resume Issuing Passports, Visas As Virus Curbs Ease

China stopped issuing visas to foreigners and passports to its own people at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020.

 | AP

A resident wears a mask as he stands near the Lama Temple in Beijing

Foreign Firms: China 'Turns Corner' By Ending Quarantine

China's government downgraded the official seriousness of COVID-19 and dropped a requirement for people with the virus to be quarantined.

 | AP

An ambulance prepares to transfer a patient in critical care to other hospitals due to overcapacity.

Packed ICUs, Crowded Crematoriums: COVID Roils Chinese Towns

As China grapples with its first-ever national COVID-19 wave, emergency wards in small cities and towns southwest of Beijing are overwhelmed.

 | AP

A nurse gives a COVID vaccine to an old woman at a community health center in China.

'A Very Hard Road Ahead' For China As COVID-19 Cases Spiral

An abrupt reopening on Dec. 7 caught China under-vaccinated and short on hospital capacity.

 | AP

A person holds a COVID test kit.

How To Order Free At-Home COVID Tests Ahead Of The Holidays

In an attempt to shrink the post-holiday surge in COVID cases, the Biden administration has reinstated the government's free at-home testing program.

 | Bridget Sharkey

A visitor sits on a bench to look artist Suzanne Brennan Firstenberg's "In America: Remember," a temporary art installation

U.S. Deaths Fell This Year, But Not To Pre-COVID Levels

Current reports suggest U.S. deaths may be down about 3% from 2020 and about 7% compared to 2021.

 | AP

President Joe Biden.

White House Reveals Winter COVID-19 Plans, More Free Tests

COVID-19 cases have shown a marked increase after the Thanksgiving holiday.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

A demonstrator holds a paper saying, "End zero-COVID. End dictatorship. Free China."

What The Historic Protests Against Xi Jinping Could Mean For China

As Xi Jinping begins his third term, widespread protests and the response to "zero-COVID" could give a look into China's future and Xi's legacy.

 | Scripps News Staff

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis / AP

WFTS: Gov. Ron DeSantis Takes Aim At COVID-19 Vaccine Makers

Gov. Ron Desantis has asked Florida's supreme court to impanel a grand jury to investigate COVID-19 vaccine makers.

 | Vanessa Araiza and WFTS

A person waits at a pharmacy counter.

COVID, RSV, Flu Surge Causing Medicine Shortages, Especially For Kids

As respiratory illnesses continue to surge, some pharmacies are running out of liquid versions of medicine that kids commonly use when sick.

 | Lindsey Theis

People sit on a subway.

Masks Might Be Coming Back As 'Tripledemic' Surges

Heading into the holidays, cases of respiratory illness are surging, and authorities are urging people to take preventive measures.

 | Cat Sandoval

A security guard in Beijing keeps watch inside a booth displaying a temperature scan device and a travel QR code.

China To Drop Some Travel Tracking As It Relaxes COVID Rules

China recently said it's ending many of its COVID measures. It has enforced some of the world's tightest virus restrictions over the last three years.

 | AP

Florida state Rep. Joe Harding

'Don't Say Gay' Florida Lawmaker Indicted On Fraud Charges

Florida Rep. Joe Harding is being charged with two counts of wire fraud, two counts of money laundering and two counts of making false statements.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

A nurse gives a vaccine shot.

Doctors: Get Your Flu, COVID Vaccines Now To Be Safe During Holidays

There's more room for the flu and COVID to spread as restrictions subside, but not as many people are up to date on their vaccines either.

 | Lindsey Theis

A resident pulls away a mask during COVID test in Beijing.

China Eases Anti-COVID Measures Following Protests

China is the last major country still trying to stamp out transmission of the virus while many nations switch to trying to live with it.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Staff Sgt. Travis Snyder, left, receives the first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

Congress Set To Rescind COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate For Troops

As of early this month, about 99% of the active-duty troops in the Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps had been vaccinated, and 98% of the Army.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Residents wearing face masks line up for their routine COVID-19 tests

China Eases Controls, Gives No Sign When 'Zero COVID' Ends

China is easing some of the world’s most stringent anti-COVID controls and authorities say new variants are weaker.

 | AP

Residents ride public transportation in the district of Haizhu in China.

China Eases Virus Controls Amid Effort To Head Off Protests

In some areas, markets and bus service reopened, and a newspaper reported Beijing has begun allowing some people with the virus to isolate at home.

 | AP and Patrick Fok

A hospital room

Seniors Are Experiencing Record-High RSV Cases

The latest CDC data from November shows this year, the rate of hospitalization for seniors with RSV is already 10 times higher than average.

 | Lindsey Theis

China residents stand in line to be tested for COVID-19.

China Vows Crackdown On 'Hostile Forces' As Public Tests Xi

The statement from Chinese officials comes amid a massive show of force by security services to deter protests against strict "zero-COVID" lockdowns.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

A woman gets a COVID-19 throat swab.

Doctors Worry For COVID Effects On Seniors, Particularly In China

In a new briefing, health officials urged older adults in China to get a COVID vaccine and addressed lockdowns that are sparking protests.

 | Lindsey Theis

Students in Hong Kong chanted “oppose dictatorship” in a protest against China’s anti-virus controls

Students Sent Home, Police On Patrol As China Curbs Protests

Chinese authorities have eased some controls after protests in several cities, but showed no sign of backing off their larger "zero-COVID" strategy.

 | AP

Police officers pin down and arrest a protester on a street in Shanghai, China.

China Eases Some COVID Rules After Wide Protests Of Lockdowns

China's decision to ease at least some of its COVID restrictions appeared to be aimed at quelling anger.

 | AP

Chinese policemen form a line to stop protesters marching in Beijing.

Crowd Angered By Lockdowns Calls For China's Xi To Step Down

The protests are the most widespread show of opposition to the ruling party in decades.

 | AP and Patrick Fok