Without a strong national strategy and budget focused on sexual health, monkeypox could become another entrenched sexually transmitted infection.
The national outlook is improving, but as new Omicron subvariants spread fast, a few places are turning to mask orders again.
The virus “is not known to linger in the air,” agency officials said. But the research is far from definitive.
In many places, there is no system for sharing home test results with health officials, but the information may still be beneficial for public health.
Last year, people 65 and older died from Covid at lower rates than in previous waves. But with Omicron and waning immunity, death rates rose again.
Why haven’t Covid mask mandates made much difference?
A wave of parents has been radicalized by Covid-era misinformation to reject ordinary childhood immunizations — with potentially lethal consequences.
The United States has stockpiled millions of doses of two smallpox vaccines, also effective against monkeypox. But the outbreaks so far are clustered in other countries.
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Previously, the agency said those 50 and older could opt for the additional shot, but only encouraged people over 65 or with underlying medical conditions to get it.
There have been dozens of cases reported in recent weeks among populations not typically vulnerable to the disease.
The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urged local leaders and individuals to at least consider returning to wearing masks in indoor public settings.
After reaching historic lows more than a decade ago, rates are on the rise again.
The spread of the Omicron variant has given scientists an unsettling answer: repeatedly, sometimes within months.
The United States and Australia share similar demographics, but their pandemic death rates point to very different cultures of trust.
Nearly one million people have died from Covid in the United States. Many of the loved ones they left behind are grieving in a nation that wants to move on.
The White House has been asking Congress for $22.5 billion in emergency aid to continue responding to the pandemic, but Republicans have insisted on a much lower number.
Hospitalizations remain low, partly a reflection of greater immunity in the population.
The under-5 Covid vaccine should be approved.
Machine learning is known for its ability to spot fraudulent credit charges or recognize faces. Now researchers are siccing the technology on viruses.
But prior infection does not guarantee protection from the virus, officials said, and Americans should still get vaccinated and boosted.
Blood tests showed a sharp increase in the proportion of people — especially children and adolescents — in the United States who had antibodies indicating past exposure to the virus, the agency said.
China is meddling with free enterprise as it hasn’t in decades. The results are familiar to those old enough to remember: scarcity, and the rise of black markets.
What might a more effective mask mandate look like?
The city will reach a yellow, or medium, risk level if new cases surpass 200 a week for every 100,000 residents. Here’s what that would mean.
The country’s largest city has recorded just 17 Covid deaths, despite surging cases. How China defines a Covid death may be part of the reason.
Many travelers removed their masks after a judge struck down a federal mandate for public transit. Health experts voiced concern, but President Biden said it was now up to individuals.
Coronavirus cases have risen in major cities. Hospitalizations have not.
The cluster is the first known instance of likely animal-to-human transmission in the United States.
A sharp increase in new infections triggered the return of indoor mask rules a little more than a month after they were lifted.
The coronavirus remains new enough and its long-term effects unpredictable enough that measuring the threat posed by an infection is a thorny problem.
An increasing reliance on at-home testing and the closings of mass testing sites are making official case counts less reliable, scientists say.
Cases are rising there, but it’s uncertain if it’s the beginning of a larger surge.
A lawyer flew home to China hoping to see his family for the first time since the pandemic began. Instead, he was trapped in three months of quarantine.
Republican intransigence could help incubate a new variant.
A late-stage trial was halted after strong early results, according to the company, but outside scientists have not yet seen the data.
The Omicron subvariant BA.2 is causing an increase in infections, especially in Manhattan. But hospitalizations have yet to rise.
Why haven’t cases started rising again in the U.S.?
Countries that once led the world in coronavirus monitoring are now scaling back, leaving the world less prepared to spot future variants, experts said.
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The agency cited “current public health conditions and an increased availability of tools to fight Covid-19” as grounds for returning in late May to prepandemic policies for admitting migrants.
Coronavirus infections have spread at an elder care facility in Shanghai. Workers said deaths are increasing and resources dwindling.
Officials say demand has slowed as coronavirus cases have fallen. But some experts question the scaling back of services, especially vaccination campaigns.
Many experts expect Covid caseloads to rise soon. Here are four steps to protect people.
Unlike other Chinese cities, Shanghai had never before imposed a full-scale citywide lockdown, but the current measure comes close.
New York City officials began holding vaccine clinics at elementary schools this week in hopes of improving rates among children, as coronavirus cases start to head back up.
Given the surge of Omicron cases in Asia, the new research lends urgency to vaccination campaigns in China and Hong Kong.
Infections may rise in the United States. How it plays out is up to us.
The coronavirus was expected to devastate the continent, but higher-income and better-prepared countries appear to have fared far worse.