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July 21, 2024 at 3:20 PM

New studies on how healthy prenatal diet and COVID impact pregnancy

ABC News' medical correspondent Dr. Darien Sutton breaks down the latest medical news, including two studies on pregnancy making headlines.
July 21, 2024 at 3:20 PM
VIDEO: New studies on how healthy prenatal diet and COVID impact pregnancy
July 20, 2024 at 7:57 PM

Biden continues to 'improve steadily' after testing positive for COVID-19: Doctor

The White House said it will provide regular updates on the president's status "as he continues to carry out the full duties of the office while in isolation."
July 20, 2024 at 7:57 PM
President Joe Biden and Maritza Rodriguez, Biden for President Latina adviser, greets patrons at Linda Michoacan Mexican Restaurant, during a stop in Las Vegas, on July 17, 2024.
July 18, 2024 at 7:36 PM

Biden has COVID-19 and didn't wear a mask. CDC's guidelines say he doesn't have to

President Joe Biden did not wear a face mask in public a couple of times after the White House announced he had tested positive for COVID-19
July 18, 2024 at 7:36 PM
President Joe Biden walks down the steps of Air Force One at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware, Wednesday, July 17, 2024. Biden is returning to his home in Rehoboth Beach, Del., to self-isolate after testing positive for COVID-19. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
July 18, 2024 at 7:13 PM

VP Kamala Harris speaks at NC campaign event as Biden sidelined due to COVID-19

Vice President Kamala Harris said, "You cannot claim you stand for unity if you are pushing an agenda that deprives Americans of rights."
July 18, 2024 at 7:13 PM
VIDEO: VP Kamala Harris speaks at NC campaign event as Biden sidelined due to COVID-19
July 18, 2024 at 6:41 PM

No significant risk of birth defects linked to COVID infection, study shows

ABC News medical contributor Dr. Jessica Shepard shares a new study that found no increased risk of major birth defects attributed to a first-trimester COVID infection or vaccination.
July 18, 2024 at 6:41 PM
VIDEO: No significant risk of birth defects linked to COVID infection, study shows
July 18, 2024 at 5:50 PM

Inquiry finds Britain was ill-prepared for COVID-19 pandemic and failed its citizens

An inquiry into the U.K. government's response to COVID-19 found it was ill-prepared for a pandemic and serious errors in planning failed its citizens
July 18, 2024 at 5:50 PM
FILE - Protesters show pictures of COVID victims and placards outside Dorland House as Britain's former Prime Minister Boris Johnson testifies at Britain's COVID-19 public inquiry in London, on Dec. 7, 2023. The U.K. government was ill-prepared for the COVID-19 pandemic and serious errors in planning failed its citizens, an inquiry found Thursday, July 18, 2024. Retired judge Heather Hallett, who is leading the ongoing inquiry, said the government wrongly believed in 2019 that it was one of the best-prepared countries in the world for an outbreak and it anticipated the wrong pandemic — influenza. “This belief was dangerously mistaken," Hallett said in releasing her first report. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
July 18, 2024 at 4:00 PM

Biden tests positive for COVID as pressure grows for him to leave 2024 race

President Joe Biden has put his campaign on hold after his diagnosis and amid heightened concerns around his health, with a growing number of Democrats urging him to step aside as the party nominee.
July 18, 2024 at 4:00 PM
VIDEO: Biden tests positive for COVID as pressure grows for him to leave 2024 race
July 18, 2024 at 12:02 AM

Biden tests positive for COVID: White House

He was set to speak at a UnidosUS conference Wednesday.
July 18, 2024 at 12:02 AM
VIDEO: Biden tests positive for COVID: White House
July 17, 2024 at 11:49 AM

EC didn't provide enough information about COVID-19 vaccine deals: EU court

The EU general court says the European Commission did not allow the public enough access to information about COVID-19 vaccine purchase agreements it secured with pharmaceutical companies during the pandemic
July 17, 2024 at 11:49 AM
July 9, 2024 at 5:16 PM

Where COVID cases are increasing in the US amid summer 'bump'

Amid an expected "bump" in summer COVID-19 cases, data indicates the southern and western U.S. are seeing the largest increases.
July 9, 2024 at 5:16 PM
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July 8, 2024 at 6:54 PM

'The last thing that we want is another wave': Governor

Colorado Governor Jared Polis appeared on ABC's "This Week" Sunday.
July 8, 2024 at 6:54 PM
In this Oct. 28 2021, file photo, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis speaks during a news conference in Denver.
July 8, 2024 at 12:20 PM

Second gentleman Doug Emhoff tests positive for COVID-19, office says

Emhoff was at the White House a few days ago to celebrate Independence Day with Harris, President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden.
July 8, 2024 at 12:20 PM
Emhoff was at the White House a few days ago to celebrate Independence Day with Harris, President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden.
July 8, 2024 at 11:31 AM

Second gentleman Doug Emhoff tests positive for COVID-19, office says

Second gentleman Doug Emhoff is asymptomatic and continuing to work remotely, his office said.
July 8, 2024 at 11:31 AM
Douglas Emhoff attends Project Healthy Mind's World Mental Health Day Gala at Spring Studios on Oct. 10, 2023 in New York City.
July 4, 2024 at 8:59 AM

Former 'Pretty Ricky' group member talks being convicted of PPP fraud

Diamond 'Blue' Smith exclusively speaks out about his 12-month prison sentence after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud connected to covid relief loans.
July 4, 2024 at 8:59 AM
VIDEO: Former 'Pretty Ricky' group member talks being convicted of PPP fraud
July 3, 2024 at 7:06 PM

How the COVID-19 pandemic impacted learning and development in young children

Experts are looking into possible learning delays in babies and toddlers.
July 3, 2024 at 7:06 PM
VIDEO: How the COVID-19 pandemic impacted learning and development in young children
July 3, 2024 at 12:19 AM

Trial for next-generation nasal COVID-19 vaccine begins

This week, the National Institutes of Health began testing an experimental COVID-19 vaccine.
July 3, 2024 at 12:19 AM
This week, the National Institutes of Health began testing an experimental COVID-19 vaccine.
July 2, 2024 at 10:10 PM

What to know about the next generation of COVID-19 vaccines

A NIH-sponsored clinical trial has begun testing a nasal COVID-19 vaccine. Here's what you need to know about the possible next generation of shots.
July 2, 2024 at 10:10 PM
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July 2, 2024 at 4:38 PM

Dr. Ashish Jha talks increase in COVID cases

The dean of the Brown University School of Public Health shares what to know to stay safe amid a summer wave of COVID-19 cases and the new strain circulating.
July 2, 2024 at 4:38 PM
VIDEO: Dr. Ashish Jha talks increase in COVID cases
June 30, 2024 at 7:08 PM

Fauci on why he never quit during Trump administration

Dr. Anthony Fauci said he never considered resigning, despite death threats and backlash from White House advisers over his handling of the pandemic.
June 30, 2024 at 7:08 PM
Dr. Anthony Fauci, former Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testifies before the House Oversight and Accountability Committee Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic, at the Rayburn House Office Building, on June 3, 2024, in Washington, D.C.
June 30, 2024 at 3:31 PM

Rising number of COVID cases amid 4th of July

ABC News’ medical correspondent Dr. Darien Sutton reports on the rising number of COVID cases across the country. Plus, safety advice while handling fireworks.
June 30, 2024 at 3:31 PM
VIDEO: Rising number of COVID cases amid 4th of July
1 month ago

5 charged for alleged $120,000 bribe attempt in COVID fraud trial

Five people have been charged in connection with an alleged plot to bribe a juror with $120,000 cash during a federal trial over pandemic relief fraud.
1 month ago
Images of cash in connection with an alleged jury bribe included in a search warrant filed on June 3, 2024.
1 month ago

A look at new COVID variant

U.S. health officials are keeping an eye on the so-called “flirt” variants as the U.K. sees a rise in COVID hospitalizations.
1 month ago
VIDEO: A look at new Covid variant
1 month ago

Dr. Anthony Fauci talks COVID response under former President Trump

Dr. Fauci discusses advising Former President Trump during the height of the pandemic, serving under seven presidents as NIAID director.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Dr. Fauci on COVID efforts: 'If trying to save people's lives is a crime, I'm guilty'
1 month ago

COVID cases may rise this summer. Experts say it's not cause for concern

Early indicators show COVID-19 cases may be increasing across the U.S. this summer. Experts say this is why you shouldn't be concerned.
1 month ago
A covid test is seen in Williamsburg, Va., March 18, 2024.
1 month ago

Early indicators show US could see a COVID-19 uptick this summer

Wastewater data from the western U.S. showed an increase in viral activity in the past month.
1 month ago
Wastewater data from the western U.S. showed an increase in viral activity in the past month.
1 month ago

How the pandemic disrupted the supply chain and impacted daily life

ABC News' Elizabeth Schulze speaks with author Peter Goodman about his book "How the World Ran Out of Everything."
1 month ago
VIDEO: How the pandemic disrupted the supply chain and impacted daily life
1 month ago

How long COVID is impacting communities of color

A Washington Post story documented how getting a diagnosis of long COVID in communities of color can be particularly challenging.
1 month ago
VIDEO: How long COVID is impacting communities of color
1 month ago

Andrew Cuomo to testify before House panel on COVID nursing home policy

Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will testify behind closed doors on Capitol Hill about his COVID response, including his highly scrutinized handling of nursing homes.
1 month ago
Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will testify behind closed doors on Capitol Hill about his COVID response, including his highly-scrutinized handling of nursing homes.
1 month ago

'Unusual' cancers emerged after the pandemic. Is COVID to blame?

A new article found that aggressive, late-stage cancers have seen an uptick following the pandemic. Is COVID to blame? Dr. Darien Sutton explains.
1 month ago
VIDEO: 'Unusual' cancers emerged after the pandemic. Is COVID to blame?
2 months ago

Dr. Anthony Fauci testifies about COVID response and origins

The former director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases defended actions the agency took and recommended amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Dr. Anthony Fauci testifies about COVID response and origins
2 months ago

Fauci pushes back partisan attacks in fiery House hearing over COVID-19 origins

Dr. Fauci, the former top U.S. infectious disease expert, appeared before Congress to dismiss Republican claims that he tried to cover up the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic as "simply preposterous."
2 months ago
VIDEO: Fauci pushes back partisan attacks in fiery House hearing over COVID-19 origins
2 months ago

Fauci faces scrutiny from House Republicans

Dr. Anthony Fauci sat before Congress as he faces scrutiny from House Republicans over his response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its origins.
2 months ago
VIDEO: O'Brien Fauci
2 months ago

Fauci grilled at House subcommittee hearing

Former National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Dr. Anthony Fauci voluntarily testified about the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
2 months ago
Dr. Anthony Fauci voluntarily testified about the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
2 months ago

Key takeaways: Fauci defends against GOP claims on COVID origins, response

House Republicans grilled Dr. Anthony Fauci at a hearing on Monday as they continue to scrutinize his COVID-19 response and examine theories of the virus's origin.
2 months ago
Dr. Anthony Fauci, former director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, takes his seat as he arrives for a House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic hearing on Capitol Hill, in Washington, DC, June 3, 2024.
2 months ago

Fauci issues opening statement in House hearing

Dr. Anthony Fauci, former director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testifies before the House Oversight Committee.
2 months ago
Dr. Anthony Fauci, former director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testifies before the House Oversight Committee.
2 months ago

Fauci to testify Monday

Dr. Anthony Fauci is set to publicly testify on Capitol Hill for the first time in two years in what's expected to be a fiery hearing led by House Republicans. ABC News' Alison Kosik reports.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Fauci to testify Monday
2 months ago

Republicans poised to grill Anthony Fauci over COVID-19 response, origins

House Republicans are poised to grill Dr. Anthony Fauci at a hearing as they continue to scrutinize his COVID-19 response and examine theories of the virus's origin.
2 months ago
House Republicans are poised to grill Dr. Anthony Fauci at a hearing as they continue to scrutinize his COVID-19 response and examine theories of the virus's origin.
2 months ago

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.
2 months ago
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.
2 months ago

Anti-masking bill approved by NC Senate

State Sen. Sydney Batch describes the battle over anti-masking legislation in North Carolina.
2 months ago
State Sen. Sydney Batch describes the battle over anti-masking legislation in North Carolina.
2 months ago

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.
2 months ago
Republican lawmakers in North Carolina are pushing to ban masks
2 months ago

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.
2 months ago
People play with pool balls in Bryant Park in New York City, Aug. 24, 2021.
3 months 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.
3 months ago
In this Aug. 6, 2022, file photo, a sign for the Center for Disease Control headquarters is shown in Atlanta.
3 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.
3 months ago
VIDEO: 12-year-old boy describes 4-year battle with ‘invisible’ disease of long COVID
4 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.
4 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.
4 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.
4 months ago
What we learned about long COVID 4 years later
4 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.
4 months ago
In this Jan. 27, 2024, file photo, a woman suffering from long Covid is shown in Sheffield, England.
4 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.
4 months ago
A doctor draws the Moderna coronavirus disease (COVID-19) booster vaccine  at a pharmacy in Schwenksville, Penn., Sept. 8, 2022.
4 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.
4 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.
4 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.
4 months ago
Paxlovid manufactured Pfizer.
5 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.
5 months ago
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo prepares to board a helicopter after announcing his resignation, Aug. 10, 2021, in New York.