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The US Food and Drug Administration's independent Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) voted Tuesday to support recommending inclusion of an Omicron specific component for a Covid-19 booster vaccine.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has added two destinations to its "high" category for Covid-19 risk -- including a Caribbean nation popular for its beaches.
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A summer of joy is what we need... now. Like many of us, you may be disheartened -- maybe even overwhelmed -- by America's bitter political divides. But with 90 or so days of summer ahead, this season is still an opportunity to grab hold of some goodness. Summer festivals are in full swing, …
What was meant to be a simple errand, a daughter driving her aging father to the hospital to pick up his medicine, has pulled a small city on China's border with North Korea -- and its nearly two-month Covid-19 lockdown -- into the national spotlight, after the pair ran afoul of pandemic rules.
President Joe Biden’s May trip to Northeast Asia rightly received extensive media coverage. By contrast, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin’s June journey to Southeast Asia has received much less.
Covid patients aren't directly overwhelming hospitals right now, but ripple effects of the pandemic are keeping beds full and patients away from the care they need.
Thinking of traveling to Europe next summer? If so, get ready to pay a fee before you enter. The European Union has announced the launch of its long-awaited visa waiver plan. Under the new system, EU residents are exempt and have the freedom to spend as much time as they want in many countri…
Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit Hong Kong next week to mark the 25th anniversary of the city's handover to China, state media reported on Saturday -- the leader's first trip outside the mainland since the pandemic began.
Even the littlest children can experience long Covid, according to a large study, one of the first of its kind to include infants and toddlers.
You can't predict the future, but you can do your best to prepare for it. According to a survey of more than 1,100 US retirees, 70% of respondents wished their younger selves would have saved more and started earlier to create bigger nest eggs for retirement.
Just days after the United States rolled out child-sized doses of Covid-19 vaccine for children younger than 5, the Biden administration has launched a new ad campaign to encourage parents to give their kids the "best protection" against Covid-19: a vaccine.
Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5 appear to escape antibody responses among both people who had previous Covid-19 infection and those who have been fully vaccinated and boosted, according to new data from researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, of Harvard Medical School.
Singapore has reported the first confirmed case of monkeypox in Southeast Asia during this year's outbreak -- while another confirmed case has been found in South Korea.
As the country navigates a more controlled phase of the pandemic, Los Alamos County, New Mexico, has been ranked the healthiest US community for the third year in a row.
Finally, Covid-19 vaccines for kids under the age of 5 are going into tiny arms and legs this week. Since the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended two options for this age group -- one from Pfizer/BioNTech and another from Moderna -- parents and caregivers may be wonderi…
All across the nation this summer, Americans have been "un-hitting" the pause button, resuming travel, family vacations, and reunions, getting out of the house and largely back among the unmasked masses.
Today is the first official day of summer and the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. As expected, maximum sunshine and intense heat are forecast across much of the drought-stricken US for the foreseeable future. Meteorologists also say power grid failures could impact vast p…
Covid-19 vaccines for children younger than 5 are rolling out this week. The US Food and Drug Administration and US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention signed off on the shots' safety and efficacy. Like with any vaccine, though, it's possible kids may experience a few side effects.
Happy Juneteenth! Today marks the anniversary of June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers brought the news of freedom to enslaved Black people in Galveston, Texas. And it's also Father's Day, so there's plenty to celebrate all around.
A 5-year-old had just finished his first day of kindergarten when he watched his young mother collapse and take her final breaths. A 13-year-old has suffered panic attacks since her dad's death. A 17-year-old must face adulthood without his idol.
North Korea has dispatched medical crews and epidemiological investigators to a province battling the outbreak of an intestinal disease, state media reported on Sunday.
The US Food and Drug Administration gave emergency use authorization on Friday for both the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna vaccines for young children. Vaccine advisers to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention voted unanimously on Saturday in support of giving babies and other kids …
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky signed off on Covid-19 vaccinations for children under 5 on Saturday, clearing the way for vaccinations to be administered soon.
The Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccines are now authorized for emergency use in young children. The US Food and Drug Administration expanded the authorizations for the vaccines Friday to include children as young as 6 months.
Through the many phases of the Covid-19 pandemic -- nearly a dozen variants, the introduction of vaccines, the dropping of prevention measures and more -- one thing has remained constant: The virus and its effects are not one-size-fits-all.
Major retailers are facing a backlash for selling themed products in an attempt to monetize Juneteenth, the upcoming federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the US. Inclusion experts say "tone deaf" marketing campaigns -- including Walmart's Juneteenth ice cream and Dollar Tree's…
The antiviral medication Paxlovid appears to be most effective in people whose age or underlying health puts them at high risk for becoming severely ill with Covid-19, but it appears to be less effective for average-risk adults, drugmaker Pfizer reported.
Vaccine advisers to the US Food and Drug Administration voted unanimously on Wednesday in favor of expanding the emergency use authorizations for the Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccines to include children as young as 6 months.
Liu, a 39-year-old tech worker in Beijing, arrived in the central city of Zhengzhou on Sunday with all the boxes ticked to travel under China's stringent Covid restrictions.
Vaccine advisers to the US Food and Drug Administration decided unanimously Tuesday in favor of expanding the emergency use authorization of Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine to include older children and teens, ages 6 to 17, saying it would offer more benefits than risks.
Rohit Kumar Rai and his wife have both lost family members in India to Covid-19, so they know how serious the disease can be. That's why they have been living so carefully in Texas until their 4-year-old son can be vaccinated as well.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke at the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles. Trudeau tweeted June 13 he has tested positive again for the virus that causes Covid-19.
Several months after older children became eligible to get vaccinated against Covid-19, the United States might be just days away from offering vaccines to those younger than 5.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday placed three new destinations in its "high" risk category for Covid-19, including a North American travel behemoth.
TORONTO (CTV Network) -- As more details emerge about the long-term effects of COVID-19, experts say vaccination is likely to have protective benefits against long COVID, also known as post-acute sequelae SARS-CoV-2 infection (PASC). But an important question that has yet to be answered is e…