Coronavirus

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

Residents line up for COVID-19 tests in Beijing.

Xinjiang Loosens Some COVID-19 Restrictions After Lockdown Protests

During Xinjiang's lockdown, some residents elsewhere in the city have had their doors chained physically shut.

 | AP and Patrick Fok

A shopper carries groceries at a supermarket

Beijing On Edge As City Adds New Quarantine Centers

Daily cases of COVID-19 across China are hitting records, with 32,695 reported Friday.

 | AP

A flu shot sidewalk ad seen in front of Walgreens in San Francisco, Calif.

Hospitals Are Bracing For COVID, RSV And The Flu Amid The Holidays

Learn how to protect yourself, plus get a couple of other wellness tips to make Thanksgiving a safe and healthy one.

 | Lindsey Theis

Man wearing a face mask.

China's Guangzhou Locks Down Millions In 'Zero-COVID' Fight

China is the only major country in the world still trying to curb virus transmissions through strict lockdown measures and mass testing.

 | AP

A man gets swabbed for COVID test near a building of Peking University in Beijing

In 'Zero-COVID' China, 1 Case Locks Down Peking University

Peking University students and faculty were not allowed to leave the grounds unless necessary and classes on the main campus were moved online.

 | AP

A worker wearing a face shield talks to people standing in line for COVID-19 tests.

China Eases Some Quarantine For Travelers Even As Cases Rise

Incoming passengers to China will only be quarantined for five days instead of seven, followed by three days of isolation at their place of residence.

 | AP

Microscopic image of RSV

RSV Cases Are Rising Along With Expected Flu, COVID Surge

Medical experts say the break in flu and respiratory illness hospitalizations brought on by COVID is over, with hospitals already seeing a big change.

 | Stephen Graddick IV

President Joe Biden receives his COVID-19 booster from a member of the White House medical unit

White House Urges More Americans To Get COVID Booster Amid Low Uptake

It’s been almost two months since the new boosters were approved but less than 10% of adults have gotten the new doses.

 | Kellan Howell

Students sit at their desks in a classroom

Test Scores Show Historic COVID Setbacks For Kids Across U.S.

Across the country, math scores saw their largest decreases ever, and reading scores dropped to 1992 levels.

 | AP

A person holding a candle

Is COVID Why Some People Can't Smell Candles?

Nick Beauchamp is a professor and researcher who was curious about bad Amazon reviews for Yankee Candles amid the COVID pandemic.

 | Lindsey Theis

A nurse fills a syringe with a COVID-19 vaccine at a pop up vaccination site

Experts Warn Of Possible COVID Wave As Subvariant List Grows

This week's CDC data shows three Omicron subvariants account for 20% of genetically sequenced COVID-19 cases. It was 17.5% last week.

 | Lindsey Theis

Brain scans

New Study: 5% Of COVID Patients Suffer From Long Haul Symptoms

The World Health Organization defines long COVID as symptoms that are present for 3 months after being infected and linger for at least two months.

 | Lindsey Theis

Manufacturing of Pfizer's COVID-19 bivalent vaccine for ages 5-11

U.S. Clears Updated COVID Boosters For Kids As Young As 5 Years Old

The boosters, rolled out for Americans 12 and older last month, are doses modified to target today's most common and contagious Omicron relatives.

 | AP

Foreign travelers gather upon arrival at the Haneda International Airport

Tourists Flock To Japan After COVID Restrictions Lifted

Japan's daily limit of 50,000 arrivals is gone after the country lifted its border restrictions.

 | AP

A registered nurse prepares a dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children

Pfizer Seeks To Expand Omicron Booster To 5- To 11-year-olds

FDA vaccine chief Dr. Peter Marks said last week he expected a decision on boosters for that age group soon.

 | AP

Booster shots of the Pfizer COVID-19.

4.4M Americans Roll Up Sleeves For Omicron-Targeted Boosters

Some Americans who got the new shots said they are excited about the idea of targeting the vaccine to the variants circulating now.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

President Joe Biden speaks during a meeting with state and local elected officials about reproductive health care

President Joe Biden Claims The Pandemic Is Over

The president's comment during an interview with "60 Minutes" doesn't align with what top health officials say.

 | James Packard

A doctor looking at scans of a patient's brain

Doctors Are Still Hunting For The Cause Of Long COVID Brain Fog

Studies show 30% of COVID patients report brain fog a few months after they're sick. It's 65 to 85% for long-haulers sick beyond that.

 | Lindsey Theis

Morning sunlight is reflected off buildings in the financial district of lower Manhattan in New York City, New York

U.S. Moved Online, Worked From Home More Often As Pandemic Raged

New data offers the first reliable glimpse of life in the U.S. during the COVID-19 era, as the 1-year estimates from a 2020 survey were unusable.

 | AP

A scale is shown.

Eating Disorders Increased Sharply In Teens During Pandemic

Experts reported an increase in emergency room treatment and helpline support for eating disorders during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 | Maritsa Georgiou

A syringe is prepared with a COVID-19 vaccine

Updated Omicron Booster Shots Are Now Available For Americans

Experts say the booster shots are to get ahead of a COVID surge before the end of the year, when more people are indoors.

 | Lindsey Theis

Pfizer shows vials of the company's updated COVID-19 vaccine during production in Kalamazoo

The FDA Has Authorized New Omicron Booster Shots

Pfizer and Moderna have released a new COVID booster shot that will target the highly contagious BA.4 and BA.5 omicron variant.

 | Lindsey Theis

Pfizer shows vials of the company's updated COVID-19 vaccine.

U.S. Clears Updated COVID-19 Boosters Targeting Newest Variants

The updated boosters are only for people who have already had their primary vaccinations using the original vaccines.

 | AP

A nurse prepares a vaccine dose.

Pandemic Fatigue Could Cause Problems For Public Health

As most people get tired of dealing with the pandemic, experts worry Congress will too, which could affect vaccines, tests and other policies.

 | Scripps News Staff

Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines.

Moderna Sues Pfizer Over Patents Behind COVID-19 Vaccine

Moderna said in 2020 that it would not enforce its COVID-19-related patents while the pandemic continued. But later said it would update that pledge.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Doses of the anti-viral drug Paxlovid

Study: Pfizer COVID Treatment Pill Showed No Benefit To Younger Adults

Results from a 109,000-patient study show that Paxlovid had no measurable benefit in patients between the ages of 40 and 65.

 | AP

First lady Jill Biden.

Jill Biden Has 'Rebound' COVID-19 Case, President Tests Negative

President Joe Biden, who spent three days with his wife at their Rehoboth Beach, Delaware vacation home, continues to test negative.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff