More than 100,000 patients are hospitalized due to the novel coronavirus in the U.S. for the first time since the outbreak began in early 2020. The grim milestone comes as health officials warned of surges tied to holiday travel and lockdown fatigue. Hope h...
Amid the resurgence, states have begun reopening field hospitals to handle an influx of patients that is pushing health care systems — and their workers — to the breaking point. Hospitals are bringing in mobile morgues. “It’s going to be a very dark couple...
Hospital officials in New Mexico are warning they are at or nearing capacity as cases of COVID-19 are surging across the state. Officials for various hospitals in the state have warned that their facilities are nearing or reaching capacity amid the surge. F...
A young coronavirus patient is going viral after he opened up about his experience with COVID-19, warning others that the virus is “no joke.”Riley Behrens, of Arizona, detailed his experience in a viral Twitter thread Sunday, saying he suffered a transient...
Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday reiterated his advocacy for in-person learning, citing evidence that schools aren’t a major source of coronavirus transmission. The comments arose in an interview w...
The organizer of a swingers’ convention in New Orleans last month says more than 40 cases of COVID-19 have been linked to the event. The so-called "Naughty N’awlins” convention, which began Nov. 11 and lasted for a series of days, has resulted in 41 cases o...
Alabama’s recent increase in coronavirus cases — what one official described as a “tidal wave” — could soon overwhelm hospitals in the state. On Tuesday alone, the state added some 3,376 new or probable cases of COVID-19, per state estimates. Hospitalizatio...
The World Health Organization (WHO) issued an update to coronavirus mask-wearing guidance for the first time in nearly six months. In the update, the health agency advises wearing a mask as part of “a comprehensive package of prevention and control measures...
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Wednesday announced shorter coronavirus-related quarantine periods ahead of anticipated holiday travel. The CDC announced two acceptable quarantine periods, though noted that the previously-established...
In the race to get a coronavirus vaccine into the hands of those who need it most, the U.K. jumped out in front on Wednesday by granting approval to Pfizer and BioNTech’s two-dose jab. The approval comes more than a week before the U.S. FDA is scheduled to...
News of Florida topping 1 million coronavirus cases followed shortly after Gov. Ron DeSantis reiterated his sharp disapproval of a statewide mask mandate and business closures. The Florida Department of Health on Tuesday reported 8,632 cases from the day pr...
There’s a mere 18-month age gap between this proud mom and her baby – and thanks to the wonders of science, the record-breaking infant is technically 27 years old. Molly Everette Gibson was born from an embryo that was frozen in October 1992 – only 18 month...
Amid breaking news early Wednesday of the U.K. granting emergency approval to Pfizer and BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine, both companies are geared to deliver doses immediately. Pfizer said the first doses could arrive in the U.K. within days, per a company...
Coronavirus vaccines could be the target of organized criminal networks that could look to sell fake shots, Interpol warned Wednesday, according to a report. Interpol said it alerted law enforcement across its 194 member countries about the threat. The agen...
LONDON—The U.K. became the first Western nation to grant emergency-use authorization for a Covid-19 vaccine, clearing a shot developed by Pfizer Inc. of the U.S. and BioNTech SE of Germany to be distributed in limited numbers within days. The two-shot vacci...
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious diseases doctor, says Broadway could possibly be shining its bright lights again by early next fall. Fauci, in an interview with WNBC Tuesday evening, said if people get vaccinated in the spring as the vaccine...
Health care workers and nursing home residents should get priority when the first coronavirus vaccine shots become available, an influential government advisory panel said Tuesday. The recommendations now must be approved by CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield...
A panel of independent experts advising the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in a public meeting on Tuesday voted that health care workers and residents of long-term care facilities will be the first to receive the long-awaited coronavirus v...
A panel of independent experts advising the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in a public meeting on Tuesday voted that health care workers and residents of long-term care facilities will be the first to receive the long-awaited coronavirus v...
Though the first case of the coronavirus wasn’t identified in the U.S. until January, a new study suggests that the novel disease was present earlier in the country than first thought. A study published Monday in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases con...