Coronavirus

First Lady Jill Biden

First Lady Jill Biden Tests Positive For COVID-19, Has 'Mild' Symptoms

She had been vacationing with President Joe Biden in South Carolina when she began experiencing symptoms Monday.

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A sign asks those getting vaccinated to keep 6 feet apart during a vaccination event

CDC Drops Quarantine, Distancing Recommendations For COVID

The changes are driven by a recognition that an estimated 95% of Americans 16 and older have acquired some level of immunity.

 | AP

President Joe Biden

Biden Leaves White House For 1st Time Since Getting COVID-19

The president was cleared from an isolation that lasted longer than expected because of a rebound case of the virus.

 | AP

U.S. President Joe Biden.

Biden Tests Positive For COVID-19, Returns To Isolation

CDC says most COVID-19 rebound cases remain mild and that severe disease during that period has not been reported.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

President Joe Biden

President Biden Tests Negative For COVID-19, Ends 'Strict Isolation'

President Biden is scheduled to appear in the White House Rose Garden around midday Wednesday.

 | AP

President Joe Biden speaks virtually during a meeting with his economic team.

Biden Improves 'Significantly,' Throat Still Sore From COVID

Biden's doctor says the results of the preliminary sequencing that indicated the BA.5 variant do not affect Biden's treatment plan "in any way."

 | AP and Haley Bull

President Joe Biden talks on the phone with his national security team.

Biden's COVID Symptoms Improve; WH Shows Him Working Phones

President Joe Biden responded well to treatment, his doctor said.

 | Willie James Inman and AP

CDC Endorses More Traditional Novavax COVID Shot For Adults

CDC officials said between 26 million and 37 million adults haven’t had a single dose of any COVID vaccine.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Nurse fills a syringe with a COVID-19 vaccine.

COVID Cases Continue To Rise In The U.S.

The Biden administration is urging Americans, particularly those age 50 and up, to stay current on their COVID vaccines.

 | Maura Sirianni

A patron wears a mask while waiting for a food order

Masks Could Return To Los Angeles As COVID Surges Nationwide

With the new omicron variants again pushing hospitalizations and deaths higher in recent weeks, states and cities are rethinking their responses.

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A woman wears a mask while outside.

New Omicron Subvariant Is The Most Infectious COVID-19 Strain Yet

A subvariant of the COVID-19 Omicron variant, BA.5, is now the dominant strain in the U.S., and its infection rates are even more harsh.

 | Maritsa Georgiou

Indian Christians wearing face masks during prayer

New Coronavirus Mutant Raises Concerns In India And Beyond

Scientists say the new variant — named BA.2.75 — appears to spread rapidly and may be able to get around immunity from vaccines and prior infection.

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People wearing face masks in Beijing

Beijing Appears To Retract Vaccine Mandate After Pushback

Residents pushed back after the city announced that starting next week, people had to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination to enter some public spaces.

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

Dr. Anthony Fauci On Variant-Specific COVID-19 Vaccines

"We need to pay attention to them and not just blow them off," Dr. Fauci said of the variants.

 | Scripps News Staff

A worker wearing a protective suit swabs a woman's throat for a COVID-19 test at a coronavirus testing site in Beijing

Shanghai, Beijing Order New Round Of Mass COVID-19 Testing

The latest outbreak in China's largest city has been linked to a karaoke parlor that reopened without authorization or preventive measures.

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Department of Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Health, Admiral Rachel Levine, watches child get vaccinated.

WHO: COVID-19 Cases Rising Nearly Everywhere In The World

The report released late Wednesday says infections rose by about 32% in Europe and Southeast Asia, and by about 14% in the Americas.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

A doctor administers a vaccine to a child.

What To Know Now About COVID And Updated Vaccines

COVID in the U.S. is definitely not what it once was, but there are still changes in vaccines and research we're trying to understand.

 | Scripps News Staff

A syringe is prepared with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

Pfizer Says Tweaked COVID-19 Shots Boost Omicron Protection

Pfizer's Omicron-only booster sparked the strongest immune response against that variant.

 | AP

coronavirus vaccines

COVID Vaccines Saved 20M Lives In 1st Year, Scientists Say

Researchers excluded China because of uncertainty around the pandemic’s effect on deaths there and its huge population.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Former White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx

Former COVID Response Coordinator Criticizes Early Missteps

Dr. Deborah Birx testified before a House subcommittee, saying unclear messaging in the early days of the pandemic resulted in inaction.

 | Kellan Howell

President Joe Biden speaks to a child as he visits a COVID-19 vaccination clinic.

Biden Visits Clinic, Celebrates COVID Shots For Kids Under 5

Biden said the U.S. is "the first country in the world to offer safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines for children as young as six months."

 | Willie James Inman and AP

Production of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for children under 5

U.S. Opens COVID Vaccine To Young Kids; Shots Begin This Week

This expands coronavirus vaccine offerings to children as young as 6 months.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Children and their guardians wearing masks because of COVID-19 pandemic.

FDA Authorizes 1st COVID-19 Shots For Infants, Preschoolers

The FDA's action allows the companies to begin shipping millions of preordered doses across the country.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testifies virtually during hearing.

Senate Health Committee Held Hearing On State Of COVID Pandemic

COVID cases are trending upward again in the U.S. averaging over 100,000 new daily cases, up from under 30,000 in April, according to CDC data.

 | Kellan Howell

Dr. Anthony Fauci.

Dr. Fauci Tests Positive For COVID-19, Has Mild Symptoms

Fauci tested positive using a rapid antigen test. He will return to work at the National Institutes of Health when he tests negative.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

A boy receives a dose of China's Sinovac COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine.

FDA Advisers Move COVID-19 Shots Closer For Kids Under 5

FDA reviewers said both brands, Moderna and Pfizer, appear to be safe and effective for children as young as 6 months old.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

A vial of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is displayed on a counter at a pharmacy

FDA Advisers Back Moderna's COVID-19 Vaccine For Older Kids

Vaccine effectiveness was estimated at 93% for the teens, and 77% for the younger children, according to the FDA analysis.

 | AP

Couple wearing face masks

Virus Outbreak At Nightclub Sets Off New Beijing Clampdown

Despite the recent outbreak, Beijing reported just 51 new cases on Monday.

 | AP

Syringes and colorful bandages are prepared as children from local schools prepare to get COVID-19 vaccines

U.S.: Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Appears Effective For Kids Under 5

The review from the Food and Drug Administration is a key step toward an expected decision to begin vaccinating babies, toddlers and preschoolers.

 | AP

COVID-19 airport testing site.

U.S. Lifts COVID-19 Test Requirement For International Travel

The CDC will reevaluate the need for the testing requirement every 90 days and it could be reinstated if a troubling new variant emerges.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff