Coronavirus

Woman in Shanghai is tested for COVID-19

Shanghai Officials Seek 'Societal Zero COVID' With Mass Testing

Officials say a one-month lockdown of China's largest city may be eased if new COVID-19 testing shows the virus is no longer spreading.

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

Fauci: 'Pandemic Phase' Over For U.S., But COVID-19 Still Here

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says cases have risen about 25% in the past week.

 | Kellan Howell

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki

White House Pleads For More COVID Funding; GOP Questions Spending

With the White House asking Congress to pass additional COVID relief funding, Republicans question how the previous $1.9 trillion package was spent.

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President Joe Biden

Administration Expands Availability Of COVID Antiviral Pill

Supply of Paxlovid was initially very limited, but as COVID cases across the country have fallen and manufacturing has increased, it's more abundant.

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A vial of the COVID-19 treatment drug Remdesivir

FDA Approves Remdesivir To Treat Children With COVID-19

The FDA announced Monday that it approved use of the antiviral medication to treat patients as young as 28 days old.

 | Scripps News Staff

A CDC COVID-19 vaccination card

NYC School Employees Put On Leave, Accused Of Faking Vaccination Proof

It's unclear what evidence was used to determine the vaccination cards were fake, but the district and law enforcement are investigating.

 | Scripps News Staff

President Joe Biden

Biden Administration To Promote Availability Of COVID Antiviral Pill

Paxlovid was initially very limited, but as COVID-19 cases across the country have fallen and manufacturing has increased it is now far more abundant.

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Residents wearing masks line up for mass COVID testing in Beijing.

Beijing Districts Placed Under Lockdown As COVID Cases Mount

Residents were staying home and stocking up on food as a safeguard against the possibility that they could be confined indoors.

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Air travelers at a security checkpoint

Justice Dept. To Appeal Order Voiding Travel Mask Mandate

A notice of appeal was filed in federal court in Tampa.

 | AP and Stephanie Liebergen

A nurse prepares a COVID vaccine

Who Isn't Getting COVID?

Earlier this year, the CDC estimated that 43% of Americans have had COVID.

 | Tammy Estwick and Scripps News Staff

Cash, debit cards and guns seized in an unemployment insurance fraud investigation.

Newsy Investigates: The Slow Hunt For Stolen Unemployment Aid

A lack of investigators and data are snarling the fight to claw back billions of dollars in stolen COVID-19 unemployment relief, Newsy has learned.

 | Patrick Terpstra

Residents line up for mass testing in a lockdown area in the Jingan district of western Shanghai

Shanghai Allows 4 Million More Out Of Homes As Virus Rules Ease

Some people are still not allowed to leave their neighborhoods, and large gatherings are prohibited.

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Walt Disney World

Disney World: Face Masks Optional For All Areas Of Resort

The rule change was posted Tuesday on Disney's website.

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Passengers wait in line at the security checkpoint at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

Feds Will Appeal Mask Ruling Only If Mandate Still Needed

This comes a day after a Florida judge ended the sweeping mandate, which required face coverings on planes and trains and in transit hubs.

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Syringes and a vial of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

Moderna Announces Step Toward Updating COVID Shots For Fall

Moderna's goal is to produce a combination shot that specifically targets Omicron.

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Customers wear face masks in Philadelphia.

New York Pledges To Stay Open, While Other States Remain Cautious

COVID-19 cases are up slightly nationally, but they appear to be less severe, with deaths and hospitalizations still dropping.

 | Alexandra Miller

Passengers wearing face masks sit on a plane.

Florida Federal Judge Says Masks Can't Be Required On Planes

The CDC continues to recommend masks on mass transportation, though it won't be enforced.

 | James Packard

Gurdeep Pandher dances bhangra in the snow

Dancing For Joy Bhangra Style — One Day At A Time

Gurdeep Pandher danced away pandemic woes every day for two years, and his bhangra videos amassed hundreds of thousands of viewers.

 | Cat Sandoval

People celebrate the confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court

Supreme Court Won't Hear New York City Teacher Vaccine Dispute

New York City began requiring public school employees to be vaccinated in the fall of 2021.

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Medical staff prepare to move the body of a deceased COVID-19 patient.

U.S. Nears 1 Million COVID Deaths

The seven-day average of COVID hospitalizations remains just below 15,000.

 | AP

A nurse checks on a COVID-19 patient.

Uninsured Americans Could Soon Be Charged For Covid Testing, Vaccines

A federal program that was reimbursing health care providers for costs of COVID care has run out of money.

 | Kellan Howell

Masked attendees stand at church.

Pandemic Aftermath Leads To Mixed Bag For Religious Attendance

Many faith leaders are encouraging members to return to their places of worship, but the amount of regular churchgoers has plateaued.

 | Amber Strong

A sign advising visitors to wear masks.

It's Not Over: COVID-19 Cases Are On The Rise Again In U.S.

Most cases are now being caused by a subvariant known as BA.2 that is thought to be 30% more contagious.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

A person being swabbed during a COVID-19 test.

Uninsured Americans Now Being Charged For COVID Tests

The federal program that was reimbursing health care providers for COVID costs has run out of money.

 | Kellan Howell

A choir rehearses in a church.

Churches Prepare For Easter Sunday Celebrations After Pandemic Pause

After two years of muted celebrations on Easter, many of America’s churches are finally going to be bringing back larger, in-person masses.

 | Amber Strong

A health worker uses a syringe to draw a dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Pfizer To Seek COVID Booster For Healthy 5- To 11-Year-Olds

Pfizer tested the kid booster while Omicron was surging this winter.

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Singer and Performer Barry Manilow

Manilow To Miss Opening Of Off-Broadway Show After Positive COVID Test

Barry Manilow's "Harmony" is based on the true story of a group of entertainers that included Jewish singers in 1920s Germany.

 | Scripps News Staff

Plane passengers wear face masks

Biden Administration To Extend Mask Mandate For Public Transit

The CDC announced the face mask requirement will be extended until May 3.

 | AP

Travelers wear face masks in an airport

Biden Administration's Travel Mask Mandate Still Up In The Air

The airline industry and Republicans want to end the mandate that has required face masks on public transit for the past 14 months.

 | AP

Women wear face masks in a store

Philadelphia To Restore Indoor Mask Mandate As COVID Cases Rise

Health inspectors will begin enforcing the mask mandate at city businesses April 18.

 | AP