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May 23, 2024 at 8:01 PM

North Carolina wants to tighten mask restrictions. Disabled residents are concerned.

Disabled North Carolina residents say a mask ban that is under consideration in the state legislature would make it harder for them to access parts of their communities.
May 23, 2024 at 8:01 PM
Simone Hetherington, a speaker during public comment, urges lawmakers not to pass the masking bill during the state Senate Rules Committee in the Legislative Building in Raleigh, N.C., May 15, 2024.
May 21, 2024 at 8:32 PM

Anti-masking bill approved by NC Senate

State Sen. Sydney Batch describes the battle over anti-masking legislation in North Carolina.
May 21, 2024 at 8:32 PM
State Sen. Sydney Batch describes the battle over anti-masking legislation in North Carolina.
May 16, 2024 at 11:23 PM

Republican lawmakers in North Carolina pushing to ban masks

The proposed bill was spurred in part due to protests against the war in Gaza on college campuses.
May 16, 2024 at 11:23 PM
Republican lawmakers in North Carolina are pushing to ban masks
May 13, 2024 at 11:05 PM

KP.2 is now the dominant COVID variant. Will we see an increase this summer?

A new offshoot of omicron, KP.2, has become the dominant variant in the U.S. Experts are predicting the country may see a mild "swell" of cases this summer.
May 13, 2024 at 11:05 PM
People play with pool balls in Bryant Park in New York City, Aug. 24, 2021.
1 month ago

COVID-19 hospitalizations hit record low, the CDC says

Weekly COVID hospitalizations have hit their lowest level ever reported since the pandemic began, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
1 month ago
In this Aug. 6, 2022, file photo, a sign for the Center for Disease Control headquarters is shown in Atlanta.
2 months ago

12-year-old boy describes 4-year battle with ‘invisible’ disease of long COVID

Theo Huot de Saint-Albin was just 9 when he first contracted COVID-19 in 2020.
2 months ago
VIDEO: 12-year-old boy describes 4-year battle with ‘invisible’ disease of long COVID
2 months ago

US life expectancy rose in 2022 as deaths due to COVID dropped, CDC report finds

A new CDC report published early Thursday found U.S. life expectancy rose in 2022 after two years of declines and following a drop in COVID deaths.
2 months ago
People visit the 'In America: Remember' public art installation near the Washington Monument on the National Mall, Sept. 18, 2021, in Washington, D.C.
2 months ago

What we learned about long COVID 4 years later

Millions of Americans are still experiencing long COVID more than four years since the global COVID-19 outbreak was declared a pandemic.
2 months ago
What we learned about long COVID 4 years later
2 months ago

Long COVID mystery: Researchers are 'scratching the surface' of what they understand

Four years after the WHO declared the COVID-19 outbreak to be a pandemic, researchers say much is still not understood about a common complication: long COVID.
2 months ago
In this Jan. 27, 2024, file photo, a woman suffering from long Covid is shown in Sheffield, England.
3 months ago

COVID by the numbers: A look at hospitalizations, deaths over 4 years

Monday marks the 4-year anniversary of the WHO declaring the COVID global outbreak to be a pandemic. Here's a look at the virus in the U.S. by the numbers.
3 months ago
A doctor draws the Moderna coronavirus disease (COVID-19) booster vaccine  at a pharmacy in Schwenksville, Penn., Sept. 8, 2022.
3 months ago

On the anniversary of the WHO's COVID pandemic declaration, a look back

Monday marks the 4-year anniversary of the World Health Organization declaring the COVID outbreak a pandemic. ABC News takes a look back at some of the key moments.
3 months ago
In this Jan. 17, 2020, file photo, medical staff transfer patients to Jin Yintan hospital in Wuhan, Hubei, China, after a second person in the city had died of a pneumonia-like virus since the outbreak started in December.
3 months ago

Why COVID-19 patients who could most benefit from Paxlovid still aren’t getting it

Paxlovid has been shown to reduce the risk of severe COVID in high-risk patients, but those who could most benefit from the drug aren't getting it.
3 months ago
Paxlovid manufactured Pfizer.
3 months ago

Andrew Cuomo subpoenaed by congressional panel probing COVID-era nursing homes

The House panel probing the response to the COVID-19 pandemic has subpoenaed former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo over his handling of nursing homes during the pandemic.
3 months ago
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo prepares to board a helicopter after announcing his resignation, Aug. 10, 2021, in New York.
3 months ago

CDC updates guidelines for those testing positive for COVID-19

Plus, The Lakers’ Lebron James is very close to a career high record score on the court.
3 months ago
VIDEO: CDC updates guidelines for those testing positive for COVID-19
3 months ago

CDC drops 5-day COVID isolation guidelines

Health officials say people can return to work and regular activities 24 hours after their fever goes away and as long as their symptoms are improving.
3 months ago
VIDEO: CDC drops 5-day COVID isolation guidelines
3 months ago

CDC drops 5-day COVID isolation guideline

People recovering from COVID-19 no longer need to remain isolated for five days after symptoms end, according to the new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
3 months ago
People recovering from COVID-19 no longer need to remain isolated for five days after symptoms end, according to the new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
3 months ago

CDC drops 5-day isolation period for recovering COVID-19 patients

People who are recovering from COVID-19 no longer need to remain isolated for five days after symptoms end, according to new guidance from the CDC.
3 months ago
Pedestrians wear masks in Los Angeles July 13, 2022.
3 months ago

Small study shows a possible reason some long COVID patients experience 'brain fog'

Small study shows a possible reason some long covid patients experience "brain fog" - a discovery that could help the ongoing research for better tests and treatments.
3 months ago
A man wearing a face mask is seen on a street in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 16, 2022.
3 months ago

'High,' 'very high' levels of respiratory virus activity seen in half of states: CDC

New CDC data updated Friday shows 25 states are experiencing ‘high’ or ‘very high’ levels of respiratory illness activity.
3 months ago
Doctors look over a COVID-19 patient in the Medical Intensive care unit (MICU) at St. Luke's Boise Medical Center in Boise, Idaho, Aug. 31, 2021.
3 months ago

CDC report finds COVID patients 4.3 times more likely to develop chronic fatigue

A new CDC study published Wednesday found that COVID-19 patients are 4.3 times more likely to develop chronic fatigue than those who have not had the virus.
3 months ago
In this undated stock photo, a man is seen resting his head in his hands.
3 months ago

COVID-19 patients develop chronic fatigue at higher rate, CDC report finds

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also found that women and older people were at a higher risk.
3 months ago
VIDEO: COVID-19 patients develop chronic fatigue at higher rate, CDC report finds
3 months ago

CDC considering plans to change COVID guidelines: Report

This would be the first change from the agency since 2021, according to The Washington Post.
3 months ago
VIDEO: CDC considering plans to change COVID guidelines: Report
3 months ago

Pregnant people could develop long COVID, study shows

A study presented at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine’s 2024 annual meeting showed that pregnant people had a lower average of long COVID compared to the average adult, Dr. Jen Ashton explains.
3 months ago
VIDEO: Pregnant people could develop long COVID, study shows
4 months ago

Many students have not regained COVID-era losses in reading, math, report finds

A new report finds students have only recovered about one-third of the original loss in math and one-quarter of the loss in reading experienced during the COVID pandemic.
4 months ago
In an undated stock photo, students are seen raising their hands in a classroom.
4 months ago

Study finds risks for babies born to unvaccinated parent with COVID-19

A new study shows babies born to unvaccinated pregnant people with COVID-19 may be more likely to suffer respiratory disease than those born to vaccinated people.
4 months ago
A new study shows babies born to unvaccinated pregnant people with COVID-19 may be more likely to suffer respiratory disease than those born to vaccinated people.
4 months ago

New CDC respiratory illness numbers

The agency says both flu and COVID hospitalizations have decreased over the last few weeks.
4 months ago
VIDEO: New CDC respiratory illness numbers
4 months ago

Babies born to unvaccinated people who had COVID may risk respiratory distress: Study

A new study shows babies born to unvaccinated pregnant people with COVID-19 may be likely to suffer respiratory disease than those born to vaccinated people.
4 months ago
4 months ago

New study involving pregnancy and COVID

The study shows babies born to mothers who had COVID-19 during pregnancy are three time more likely to have breathing issues after birth.
4 months ago
VIDEO: New study involving pregnancy and COVID
4 months ago

New long COVID study uncovers high inflammation in patients

A new study in Science is shining a light on the continuing impact of long COVID.
4 months ago
Healthcare workers administer COVID-19 PCR test at a free test site in Farragut Square on Dec. 28, 2021, in Washington, D.C.
4 months ago

Why Americans may be at risk of heart problems as COVID, flu spread across US: Expert

As COVID, flu and other viruses continue spreading, an expert says respiratory illness season can lead to an increased risk of heart problems for many Americans.
4 months ago
A general practitioner examining a coughing patient in a clinic, using a stethoscope.
4 months ago

Respiratory illness numbers declining across states

Twenty-three states are experiencing "high" or "very high" levels of respiratory illnesses, according to health officials.
4 months ago
VIDEO: Respiratory illness numbers declining across states
4 months ago

CDC cautions against high respiratory illness cases

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the spread of respiratory illnesses appears to be slowing, for now.
4 months ago
VIDEO: CDC cautions against high respiratory illness cases
4 months ago

COVID hospitalizations increase for 9th straight week: CDC

CDC data updated Friday shows COVID-19 hospitalizations have risen for the ninth straight week while flu hospitalizations decreased for the first time in weeks.
4 months ago
Healthcare workers treat a Covid-19 patient on the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) floor at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Jan. 31, 2022.
4 months ago

States report rising levels of flu, COVID and RSV

At least 38 states have reported high or very high levels of respiratory illnesses.
4 months ago
VIDEO: States report rising levels of flu, COVID and RSV
5 months ago

1,500 Americans dying from COVID each week despite vaccines, treatments

Despite availability of COVID vaccines and treatments, an average of 1,500 Americans are dying from the virus every week. Experts explain why this might be happening.
5 months ago
Denise Fractious, 68, of Pasadena, receives her COVID vaccine during a flu and COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Kaiser Permanente Pasadena on Oct. 12, 2023, in Pasadena, Calif.
5 months ago

CDC warns respiratory illnesses continue to spread

At least 38 states are now showing "high" or "very high" cases of illness including, COVID-19, flu and RSV.
5 months ago
VIDEO: CDC warns respiratory illnesses continue to spread
5 months ago

Respiratory illnesses elevated in 38 states, according to CDC

Data from the the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows respiratory illnesses are elevated in 38 states.
5 months ago
5 months ago

What to know about JN.1 variant as it makes up majority of COVID cases in the US

The JN.1 variant now makes up a majority of COVID cases in the U.S., CDC data shows. Here's what you need to know.
5 months ago
In this Feb. 1, 2022, file photo, X-ray technicians take a chest x-ray of an unvaccinated Covid-19 patient on the Intensive Care Unit at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Conn.
5 months ago

COVID-19 and RSV cases on the rise

ABC News contributor Dr. Alok Patel talks about the rise of illnesses like COVID-19, RSV and the flu during the winter months and what you can do to protect yourself.
5 months ago
VIDEO: COVID-19 and RSV cases on the rise
5 months ago

Indoor mask requirements reinstated in hospitals in 9 states and NYC

Some hospitals are returning to masking, given the rise of respiratory illnesses like COVID, RSV and the flu.
5 months ago
VIDEO: Indoor mask requirements reinstated in hospitals in 9 states and NYC
5 months ago

Public hospitals in this city bring back mask mandates in certain areas

New York City Health + Hospitals is bringing back indoor masking across its buildings in areas where patients are being cared for amid a rise in respiratory viruses.
5 months ago
Pedestrians dressed for cold weather walk in Lower Manhattan in New York City, January 2, 2024.
5 months ago

Inside the hunt for alleged COVID loan fraudsters

Nearly four years after the pandemic started, federal investigators say they are still finding COVID relief loan-related fraud.
5 months ago
VIDEO:  Inside the hunt for alleged COVID loan fraudsters
5 months ago

Partial mask mandate returns to New York City public hospitals

COVID and flu cases have been rising across the United States.
5 months ago
COVID and flu cases have been rising across the United States.
5 months ago

How to keep your family healthy amid rise in respiratory illnesses

With 31 states and Washington, D.C., experiencing "high" or "very high" level of activities, ABC News’ Dr. Jen Ashton shares what we should know.
5 months ago
VIDEO: How to keep your family healthy amid rise in respiratory illnesses
5 months ago

Hospitals in at least 6 states are requiring masks indoors

Amid a rise in COVID and flu cases and hospitalizations, several hospitals across the U.S. are reinstating mask requirements for staff and visitors.
5 months ago
Michael Nason and Donna Nason wear face masks in Union Station, Aug. 31, 2023, in Los Angeles.
5 months ago

Mask mandates reinstated in Los Angeles

Healthcare facilities are mandating masks for doctors and patients after an uptick in COVID-19 cases.
5 months ago
VIDEO: Mask mandates reinstated in Los Angeles
5 months ago

Doctors warn of a spike in respiratory infections

Across the country, health officials are seeing a rise in respiratory illnesses like RSV, COVID, the flu, and the common cold.
5 months ago
VIDEO: Doctors warn of a spike in respiratory infections
5 months ago

Respiratory illness cases rising in the US

ABC News’ Dr. Darien Sutton provides an update on the increase in respiratory illnesses across the country.
5 months ago
VIDEO: Respiratory illness cases rising in the US
5 months ago

The latest on RSV, flu and COVID

ABC News’ Dr. Darien Sutton answers questions about the illnesses that continue to spread this holiday season.
5 months ago
VIDEO: The latest on RSV, flu and COVID
5 months ago

Hospitals see increase in respiratory illness ahead of holidays

23 states plus New York City and Washington DC are seeing high or very high levels of respiratory illnesses.
5 months ago
VIDEO: rease in respiratory illness ahead of holidays