Coronavirus

President Joe Biden meets with COVID-19 Response Team

Officials: Millions Of Orders Placed For COVID Vaccines For Youngest

White House officials say pharmacies and states have ordered 1.45 million Pfizer doses and about 850,000 Moderna shots.

 | AP

A sign for Moderna, Inc. hangs on its headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Moderna Says Updated COVID Shot Boosts Omicron Protection

COVID-19 vaccine makers are studying updated boosters that might be offered in the fall to better protect people against future coronavirus surges.

 | AP

Vials of freshly manufactured Novavax COVID-19 vaccines wait to be labeled

FDA Advisers Back Novavax Vaccine As New U.S. Option

The hope is that Novavax will appeal to those who don't want an mRNA vaccine because trials showed it had fewer side effects.

 | Lindsey Theis

The Vaccine Rollout

The Vaccine Rollout

Scripps Howard Finalist: Bloomberg News did an incredible job of reporting - using data and other methods - on the 2021 rollout of Covid-19 vaccines.

 | Bloomberg

Passenger wears personal protective equipment on a Delta Airlines flight.

DOJ Asks Court To Reverse Order Lifting Travel Mask Mandate

It’s not exactly clear if the TSA and airlines would start enforcing the mandate again, if the ruling were overturned.

 | James Packard

A worker in protective gear watches a barber cut a man's hair on the street in Shanghai.

Shanghai Moves Toward Ending 2-Month COVID-19 Lockdown

Shanghai had imposed a suffocating lockdown under China's "zero-COVID" strategy that aims to snuff out any outbreak with mass testing and isolation.

 | AP

People wait on line to get tested for COVID-19.

U.S. Making COVID Antiviral Drug More Available At Test Sites

The nation's first federally backed test-to-treat site is opening Thursday in Rhode Island, with more set to open in the coming weeks.

 | AP

Vials of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

Pfizer Says 3-Dose COVID-19 Vaccine Is Effective For Children Under 5

Pfizer says preliminary data shows its three-dose vaccine regimen is 80% effective in preventing symptomatic COVID-19 in kids 6 months to 4 years old.

 | AP

White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha.

U.S. Sees Risk Of COVID Supply Rationing Without More Funds

The Biden administration officials have been warning for weeks that the country has spent nearly all the money approved for COVID-19 response.

 | AP

Migrants who had crossed the Rio Grande river into the U.S.

Judge: COVID Asylum Restrictions Must Continue On Border

The Justice Department said the administration will appeal, but the ruling virtually ensures that restrictions will not end as planned on Monday.

 | AP

Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, holds his face mask.

Officials Say More Areas Of U.S. May See Mask Recommendations

Some experts are worried the country now is seeing signs of a sixth wave, driven by an Omicron subvariant.

 | Kellan Howell and AP

An employee in North Korea disinfects the work floor

North Korea Boasts COVID Recovery As WHO Worries About Missing Data

Some experts say North Korea could be simply releasing people from quarantine after their fevers subside.

 | AP

A nurse holds a vial of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11

FDA Clears COVID Booster Shot For Healthy Kids Ages 5 To 11

Pfizer and its partner BioNTech make the only COVID-19 vaccine available for children of any age in the U.S.

 | AP

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un

North Korean Leader Blasts Pandemic Response As COVID Outbreak Surges

According to state media, more than 500,000 people have been quarantined due to a fast spreading fever — but those numbers are likely underreported.

 | AP

A worker in protective suit sprays disinfectant as residents line up for mass COVID testing

Shanghai Says Lockdown To Ease As Virus Spread Mostly Ends

Still, most of the city's 25 million people remain under some form of restriction, and movement around the city is highly limited.

 | AP

White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha.

U.S. 'Vulnerable' To COVID Without New Vaccines

Dr. Ashish Jha said the virus is adapting to be more contagious and booster doses for most people will be necessary.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

A woman waits in a queue to be screened for COVID-19 at a testing centre in Soweto, South Africa

South Africa In New Surge Of COVID From Versions Of Omicron

South Africa's new cases have gone from an average of 300 per day in early April to about 8,000 per day in mid-May.

 | AP

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on TV

North Korea Reports 6 Deaths After Acknowledging First COVID Outbreak

The outbreak could be devastating to a country with a broken health care system and malnourished population.

 | AP

The American flag flies at half-staff at the White House to commemorate 1 million American lives lost due to COVID-19

1 Million Americans Have Died From COVID-19

The disease is now the #3 leading cause of death in the U.S., according to the CDC.

 | Lindsey Theis

U.S. President Joe Biden.

Biden Marks COVID 'Tragic Milestone' In U.S. At Global Summit

The coronavirus has killed more than 999,000 people in the U.S. and at least 6.2 million people globally since it emerged in late 2019.

 | Kellan Howell and AP

Vials of the Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine.

FDA Restricts J&J's COVID-19 Vaccine Due To Blood Clot Risk

The FDA said the shot should only be given to adults who cannot receive a different vaccine or specifically request J&J's vaccine.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

A worker in a protective suit swabs a man's throat for a COVID-19 test.

WHO Estimates Nearly 15 Million Deaths Associated With COVID-19

The estimate is more than double the official global death toll of 6 million.

 | AP and Adi Guajardo

A worker wearing a protective suit swabs a man's throat for a COVID-19 test at a testing site

Beijing Closes 10% Of Subway Stations To Stem COVID Spread

Beijing has been on high alert with COVID, with restaurants and bars limited to takeout only, gyms closed and classes suspended indefinitely.

 | AP

An elderly resident gets swabbed during a COVID-19 test

Beijing Preps COVID-19 Hospital Spaces, Though New Cases Low

The city is also setting up a 10,000-bed quarantine facility to house those who have tested positive and their close contacts.

 | AP

Workers from USA Health test a person for COVID-19 at a drive-up clinic

Uncertainty For Uninsured As Federal COVID Funding Stalls In Congress

One doctor says the pandemic is leading to another crisis for hospitals and patients as COVID funding runs out and more is stalled in Congress.

 | Scripps News Staff

A woman wearing a mask in South Africa.

South Africa Likely In New COVID Wave, Says Health Minister

South Africa's new infections are now several thousand per day, up from a few hundred a few weeks ago.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

People make their way on a pedestrian street at the foot of the Acropolis hill, in Athens

Tourists, Rejoice! Italy, Greece Relax COVID-19 Restrictions

COVID rules will be lifted for all international and domestic flights.

 | AP

A vendor wearing a face mask sits near pinwheels for sale at a public park in Beijing

Beijing Shuts Dine-In Services For Holidays To Stem Outbreak

Authorities said that dining in restaurants has become an infection risk.

 | AP

Child at appointment during a Moderna COVID-19 vaccine trial

Moderna Seeks To Be 1st With COVID Shot For Kids Under 5

Moderna is asking U.S. regulators to approve its COVID-19 vaccine for kids under 5 — the only group not yet eligible for vaccination.

 | AP and Terace Garnier

People wait in line to get tested for coronavirus

How The COVID Lockdown In Shanghai Has Spun Into Chaos

China's zero-COVID policy has locked residents in their homes for way longer than initially planned. Now it's created urgent problems for citizens.

 | Scripps News Staff