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Covid-19 infections have been rising at an alarming rate for eight consecutive weeks, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned, as the virus sweeps unabated through hotspots in several corners of the globe.
Across the globe, the coronavirus pandemic has brought isolation, shut down travel and shown there are few places to hide from a virus that preys on impatience. But this time of extremis has also yielded unexpected moments of humanity, personal connections and insight about the world, say "M…
The State Department announced Monday that it would begin to update its travel advisories to more closely align with those from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a change that "will result in a significant increase in the number of countries at Level 4: Do Not Travel, to approx…
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The Biden administration on Monday will allocate $150 million from the American Rescue Plan to community-based health care providers across the nation to help boost their coronavirus response for underserved communities and vulnerable populations, senior White House Covid-19 response adviser…
The Biden administration has ramped up its role in distributing and administering coronavirus vaccines, boosting federal pipelines in recent months with more doses and more vaccination sites in preparation for mounting US supply and the next phase of the US vaccination campaign.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said Sunday that he expects a decision to be made about the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine by Friday, predicting the vaccine would come back on the market with restrictions or warnings.
An announced crowd of 47,218 attended Alabama's spring football game on Saturday, making it the biggest crowd at a sporting event in the United States in the COVID-19 era.
Denmark has removed the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine from its vaccination program, saying it is not needed because the country has already reached "such an advanced point" in its vaccine rollout.
About 5,800 people who have been vaccinated against coronavirus have become infected anyway, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tells CNN.
Leaving middle seats vacant on airplanes can significantly reduce a passenger's risk of being exposed to the coronavirus that causes Covid-19, a new study suggests.
Cases of COVID-19 at the University of Georgia returned to the low levels sustained throughout March after an uptick at the beginning of April. For the week of April 5 – 11, 33 cases were reported—a drop of 38 percent from the preceding week. Of those who reported positive tests through the DawgCheck system, 25 […]
Economic turnaround hopes are strongly tied to the vaccine rollout around the globe — so a new concern over the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine was just about the last thing the recovery needed.
For the sixth month in a row, the city of Rio de Janeiro has seen more deaths than births -- a devastating indicator of the nation's unceasing Covid-19 crisis.
The NFL on Tuesday issued a memo to all team personnel that announced the league's plans to move forward with COVID-19 vaccination education and accessibility and encouraged all players and staff to get vaccinated.
The share of Georgia small businesses still closed compared to January 2020, just prior to the onset of the pandemic, stands at 32.3 percent, the 15th highest percentage among 45 states examined, according to an online data tracker managed by Harvard University.
It was after 10 p.m. Monday when officials leading President Joe Biden's ambitious vaccine effort received some alarming news.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the US Food and Drug Administration are recommending that the United States pause the use of Johnson & Johnson's Covid-19 vaccine over six reported US cases of a "rare and severe" type of blood clot.
As the vaccine rollout continues to accelerate and the broader US economy prepares to reopen, talk of vaccine verification apps has heated up.
The World Health Organization has warned that the world needs a "reality check" on the state of the pandemic, as countries abandon restrictions despite four weeks of rising deaths and seven weeks of rising cases globally.
At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, scientists didn’t think the virus was transmitted by air. A short time later, their tune changed when they realized through hundreds of studies that it was indeed spreading through airborne transmission. At R.S. Andrews, we have a solution that coul…
A standoff has emerged between the White House and Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer as federal health officials have rejected the governor's repeated requests for additional vaccine doses as her state experiences a surge in cases driven by the B.1.1.7 variant of Covid-19.
MINNEAPOLIS/ST.PAUL — A new probe into the lingering impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic has revealed correlations to six unhealthy eating behaviors, according to a study by the University of Minnesota Medical School and School of Public Health. Researchers say the most concerning finding indic…
"American Idol" judge Luke Bryan is sitting out the first live show after testing positive for Covid-19, the singer announced on Monday.
Now that more people are getting vaccinated against coronavirus, is this the moment to trade your neighborhood cycle for a motivating spin class at the gym?
What used to be a mysterious new variant first detected in the UK is now the most dominant coronavirus strain in the US.
Over 175.1 million doses of coronavirus vaccines have been administered in the United States as of April 9, but many people still have questions about when to get the vaccine -- particularly if they have had Covid-19 over the past year.
India has been gripped by a life or death race against Covid-19, as the country of nearly 1.4 billion people rolls out one of the fastest vaccination drives in the world while recording all-time high tallies of infections.
As they chart the country's tentative economic recovery, White House officials see possibility in the wake of the pandemic -- an opportunity to dive full bore into pursuing the most transformative progressive policies in decades.
If you're wondering how to get back to in-person religious services, CNN Medical Analyst Dr. Leana Wen recommends thinking about it like your finances.
The Supreme Court by a 5-4 vote on Friday blocked another state Covid-19 restriction on religious services, with another late-night order, over protests from California officials that the limits affecting some Bible study sessions did not impinge on religious rights and were to be lifted wit…
Nearly 40% of US Marines are declining Covid-19 vaccinations, according to data provided to CNN on Friday by the service, the first branch to disclose service-wide numbers on acceptance and declination.
Ping! It's the email you've been dreading -- your child may have been exposed to Covid-19 at school. How are you to cope with the next two weeks of quarantine and the fear that your child -- or another member of the family -- may fall ill?
Four University of Georgia experts answered some of the most frequently asked questions about COVID-19 vaccines in a recent virtual panel discussion held on campus. Moderated by Dr. Shelley Nuss, dean of the Augusta University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership, the panelists discusse…
The NBA expects to have arenas packed full of fans when the 2021-22 season begins, with the chances of it happening increased by a deal with a COVID-19 screening company, ESPN reported.
DALTON — Three rival Georgia carpet companies took a break from their floor-covering competition to focus on a foe that united them: COVID-19.
The coronavirus variant first identified in the United Kingdom is now the most common strain of coronavirus in the United States, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said Wednesday.
More than 528,000 Americans have signed up for Affordable Care Act coverage on the federal exchange in the first six weeks of the special enrollment period President Joe Biden opened for the uninsured.
Just five states have accounted for about 43% of new coronavirus cases over the last week, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
Buford resident Zach Brantley received a choice from his wife last month: he either got the COVID-19 vaccine or he couldn’t play rugby this year.
Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte tested positive for Covid-19 Monday after experiencing mild symptoms on Sunday, according to his office.
Norwegian Cruise Line wants to start US cruises again on July 4, and it's willing to require all passengers and staff to be vaccinated before it sets sail.
President Joe Biden announced on Tuesday that he is moving up his deadline for states to make all American adults eligible for a coronavirus vaccine by almost two weeks, but said Americans must remain on a "war footing" to beat the virus.
New Zealand will allow Australians to travel to the country quarantine-free, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said in a press conference Tuesday, April 6.
Michigan is in another coronavirus surge and hospitals are again on the front line, but this time they have a new type of patient: younger and healthier.
ORLANDO (WFOR) -- When it comes to the pandemic, the rules are the rules even at “the most magical place on Earth.”
Sunday Citizen used data from the U.S. Census Bureau's Household Pulse Survey, which collected responses biweekly between April 2020 and February 2021, to compile statistics on anxiety, depression, and mental health activities in every state and Washington D.C.