U.S. Confirms First Case of Omicron COVID-19 Variant
A person in California has become the first in the U.S. to have an identified case of the omicron variant of COVID-19.
US Mandates Vaccines or Tests for Big Companies by January 4
Tens of millions of Americans who work at companies with 100 or more employees will need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by Jan. 4 or get tested for the virus weekly.
Merck Says Experimental Pill Cuts Worst Effects of COVID-19
Drugmaker Merck says its experimental COVID-19 pill reduced hospitalizations and deaths by half in people recently infected with the coronavirus.
Pfizer Sees Waning Immunity From Its COVID-19 Vaccine
The company says its picking up efforts to develop a new booster, and they'll seek approval from the FDA soon.
Fans Banned from Tokyo Olympics as COVID-19 Cases Skyrocket
Fans are banned from the Tokyo Olympics following a state of emergency aimed at containing rising coronavirus infections in the capital.
Masks Won’t Be Required Indoors for Fully Vaccinated Persons, CDC Says
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is easing indoor mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people, allowing them to safely stop wearing masks inside in most places.
Mega Millions Prize Grows to $1 Billion For Friday Night’s Drawing
The jackpot for Friday night's Mega Millions lottery game has grown to $1 billion after more than four months without a winner.
Pfizer’s Coronavirus Vaccine is 95% Effective, Plans to Seek FDA Approval Within ‘Days’
Pfizer announced more results in its ongoing coronavirus vaccine study that suggest the shots are 95% effective.
New Jersey to Lower Limits on Indoor & Outdoor Gatherings
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday said he will be reducing indoor and outdoor gathering limits because of the COVID-19 resurgence.
Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine: Early Study Says Its At Least 90% Effective
Pfizer says an early peek at its vaccine data suggests the shots may be 90% effective at preventing COVID-19.