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Pfizer begins testing omicron-matched COVID shots in adults

COVID-19 vaccine-makers have been updating their shots to better match omicron in case global health authorities decide the change is needed

26 Jan 2022 11:18 AM

Biden answers inflation query by calling Fox reporter SOB

Fox News’ Peter Doocy asked Biden about inflation, which is at a nearly 40-year high and has hurt the president’s public approval

25 Jan 2022 11:29 AM

Explainer: What are US options for sanctions against Putin?

The US and European allies have promised to hit Russia financially like never before

25 Jan 2022 11:23 AM

US orders 8,500 troops on heightened alert amid Russia worry

Biden held an 80-minute video call with several European leaders on the Russian military buildup and potential responses to an invasion

25 Jan 2022 10:59 AM

Booster shots needed against omicron, CDC studies show

Three shots of Pfizer, Moderna jabs were about 67% effective against omicron-related symptomatic disease compared with unvaccinated people

22 Jan 2022 11:08 AM


Top university system in US adds caste to its non-discriminatory policy

This victory in getting caste protections is, though long overdue, also very historic

20 Jan 2022 12:40 PM

US Senate sinks Biden push for major voting rights reforms

The legislation would have guaranteed the right to mail-in voting, ballot drop boxes and at least two weeks of early voting

20 Jan 2022 10:35 AM

US sees highest rate of children COVID-19 hospitalizations

The highest hospitalization rates among all children are in those ages newborn to 4 years, who are not yet eligible for vaccination

17 Jan 2022 1:04 PM

Hostages safe after Texas synagogue standoff; captor dead

An FBI and a police spokeswoman declined to answer questions about who shot the man

16 Jan 2022 2:44 PM

COVID-19 cases rose by more than 50%, deaths stable, says WHO

Last week, WHO noted a pandemic record high of 9.5 million new infections in a single week

12 Jan 2022 4:40 PM


Omicron may be headed for a rapid drop in US and Britain

At the same time, experts warn that much is still uncertain about how the next phase of the pandemic might unfold

12 Jan 2022 10:41 AM

Omicron quickly overtaking Delta globally in terms of circulation: WHO

Omicron is becoming the dominant variant that is being detected

12 Jan 2022 10:05 AM

Poet Maya Angelou becomes first Black woman to appear on US coin

The quarter has for the last 90 years shown the nation's first president, George Washington, on one side and an eagle on the other

11 Jan 2022 4:41 PM

US urges COVID boosters starting at age 12 to fight Omicron

Studies show a booster dose at least temporarily revs up antibodies to levels that offer the best chance at avoiding symptomatic infection

06 Jan 2022 12:43 PM

Omicron cases are hitting highs, but new data puts end in sight

A combination of widespread immunity and numerous mutations have resulted in a virus that causes far less severe disease

04 Jan 2022 10:56 AM


US air travel still messy, with another 2,600 flights scrapped

Around the world, air traffic has suffered snarls since Xmas because of airline staffing issues linked to the spread of the Omicron variant

03 Jan 2022 10:57 AM

US airport chaos as more than 2,700 flights cancelled

Winter weather and crew members infected with COVID-19 have forced airlines to spike thousands of U.S. flights over the past week

02 Jan 2022 10:35 AM

US woman tests positive for COVID-19 mid-flight, isolates for 5 hours in bathroom

Marisa Fotieo, a teacher from Michigan, said her throat began to hurt halfway through the trip on December 19

31 Dec 2021 1:26 PM

Discussions underway for WHO approval for Corbevax COVID-19 vaccine

Corbevax was recently granted emergency approval by the Indian govt and will be manufactured by Hyderabad-based Biological E

31 Dec 2021 9:13 AM

New COVID-19 cases in US soar to highest levels on record

New cases per day have more than doubled over the past two weeks, eclipsing the old mark of 250,000, set in mid-January

30 Dec 2021 12:03 PM