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Medical expert on a possible COVID-19 peak in Northeast as daily cases drop

Dr. Todd Ellerin discusses the decline in daily COVID-19 cases in the Northeast and whether the Biden administration is working fast enough to curb the omicron spread.
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VIDEO: Medical expert on a possible COVID-19 peak in Northeast as daily cases drop
1 hour ago

UK's Johnson, and his foes, await key 'partygate' report

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is fighting for his career and he has one constant refrain: Wait for Sue Gray
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This undated photo issued on Jan. 13, 2022 by GOV.UK shows Sue Gray, second permanent secretary at the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities. Gray is a senior but previously obscure civil servant who may hold Johnson’s political future in her hands. She has the job of investigating allegations that the prime minister and his staff attended lockdown-flouting parties on government property. (GOV.UK via AP)
3 hours ago

Israel study: 4th vaccine shows limited results with omicron

An Israeli hospital says preliminary research indicates a fourth dose of the coronavirus vaccine provides only limited defense against the omicron variant that's raging around the world
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N'amah Yetzhak Abohaikal, a volunteer with the women's unit of United Hatzalah emergency service, prepares administer the COVID-19 vaccine to a teen girl as her brother and grandmother watch, at Clalit Health Services in Mevaseret Zion, Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
3 hours ago

WVa governor resumes briefings, says COVID is 'tough stuff'

West Virginia Gov. Justice has resumed his weekly briefings on the coronavirus, six days after he tested positive for COVID-19
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In Greece, unvaccinated people 60 and up face monthly fines

Greece has imposed a vaccination mandate for people 60 and older, as a spike in infections has put sustained pressure on Greek hospitals
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An elderly man wearing a face mask to curb the spread of coronavirus, walks past Athens' municipality building and in front of the statue of the ancient statesman Pericles of Athens' Golden Age, on Monday, Jan. 17, 2022. Greece has imposed a vaccination mandate for people over age 60, as coverage remains below the European Union average and while a recent spike in infections has sustained pressure on hospitals. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
January 17

Hawaii to require travelers have booster shots to be 'fully vaccinated'

Gov. David Ige said the new rule will not go into effect for at least two weeks.
January 17
Tents are set during a Pro golf event at Haleiwa, Oahu, Hawaii, Jan. 15, 2018.
January 17

Joint Chiefs Chairman Milley tests positive for COVID-19

The Joint Chiefs of Staff says Chairman Gen. Mark Milley has tested positive for COVID-19 and is experiencing very minor symptoms
January 17
FILE - Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, listens during a House Armed Services Committee hearing on the conclusion of military operations in Afghanistan, Sept. 29, 2021, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Milley has tested positive for COVID-19 and is experiencing very minor symptoms, a spokesperson said Monday. (Olivier Douliery/Pool via AP, File)
January 17

EU chief scraps meetings because driver is COVID-19 positive

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has canceled her in-person appointments at the European Parliament this week after her driver tested positive for COVID-19
January 17
January 17

Beijing records 1st case of omicron before Winter Olympics

Dr. Alok Patel discusses whether the Olympic Games can continue safely and the encouraging signs the Northeast has reached its peak with the latest COVID surge.
January 17
VIDEO: Beijing records 1st case of omicron before Winter Olympics
January 17

Daily virus cases in Russia double as omicron spreads

Russian authorities have reported a sharp spike in new coronavirus cases apparently driven by the rapid spread of the omicron variant health officials warned about last week
January 17
January 17

Vaccination mandated for commuters on Manila public transit

People who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are being banned from riding public transport in the Philippine capital region in a desperate move to curb spiking infections
January 17
A resident reacts as a health worker inoculates him with the Astra Zeneca's Covid-19 vaccine at a vaccination center in Quezon City, Philippines on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022. Officials said they are assuming that the local transmission of the highly contagious omicron variant is driving the current spike in COVID-19 cases as government enforces stricter health restrictions in the country. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
January 16

Group: Tax rich to fund vaccines for poor hit by pandemic

Anti-poverty group Oxfam has called for governments to impose a one-time 99% tax on the world’s billionaires and use the money to fund expanded vaccine production for the poor
January 16
File---File picture taken Jan.24, 2022 shows a police security guard on the roof of a hotel ahead of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber,file)
January 16

No vaccine? No cafe, according to new French virus law

Law excludes unvaccinated people from restaurants, sports arenas, other venues.
January 16
FILE - Parliament members attend a session of questions to the Government at the French National Assembly in Paris, Jan. 4, 2022. France's parliament is voting Sunday on a bill that would exclude unvaccinated people from restaurants, movie theaters, sports arenas and other venues, the central measure of government efforts to protect hospitals amid record numbers of virus infections. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
January 16

After Biden's first year, the virus and disunity rage on

President Joe Biden came to office seeing two sicknesses in his country
January 16
FILE - President Joe Biden speaks about his infrastructure plan and his domestic agenda during a visit to the Electric City Trolley Museum in Scranton, Pa., on Oct. 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
January 16

Omicron exposes inflexibility of Europe's public hospitals

Public hospitals have a "closing window of opportunity" to prevent overwhelming.
January 16
January 16

COVID deaths and cases are rising again at US nursing homes

COVID-19 infections are soaring again at U.S. nursing homes because of the omicron wave, and deaths are climbing too
January 16
January 16

Austria tweaks vaccine mandate plan, to come in next month

The Austrian government has presented revised plans for its proposed COVID-19 vaccine mandate
January 16
Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer presents a bill for a planned compulsory vaccination due to the COVID19-virus at a press conference in Vienna, Austria, Sunday, Jan. 16, 2021. (AP Photo/Michael Gruber)
January 16

Denmark lifts COVID restrictions, opens many public venues

Denmark has lifted a number of coronavirus restrictions and allowed the reopening of certain venues despite the spread of the omicron variant in the country
January 16
FILE - Poeple queue to enter the art museum ARoS, in Aarhus, Denmark, May 19, 2020. Denmark has lifted a number of coronavirus restrictions and allowed the reopening of certain venues despite the spread of the omicron variant in the country. Cinemas, zoos, museums and theaters were among the places that could open their doors Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022. (Bo Amstrup/ Ritzau Scanpix via AP, File)
January 15

Iranian state TV: Omicron cause of death in 3 Iranians

Iranian state television says three Iranian citizens have died after they were infected with omicron, the new, more easily spread variant of the coronavirus
January 15
January 15

A digital divide haunts schools adapting to virus hurdles

Philanthropy, federal relief funding and other community driven efforts to close the digital divide in a year of remote schooling have helped significantly to bring more children online
January 15
Abigail Schneider, 8, center, completes a level of her learning game with her mother April in her bedroom, Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. "I'm determined to push and push to get them the things that help them," said April Schneider. "I have to go above and beyond to make sure whatever requirements they need they get." (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
January 15

Front-line workers, families share heartache of children hospitalized with COVID

At Dayton Children's, an influx of COVID-19 patients are coming in for care.
January 15
Respiratory Therapist Hillary O'Neil speaks with ABC News' Kayan Whitworth at Dayton Children's Hospital.
January 15

'Mild COVID' isn't always mild: Tips for recovering at home

"The majority of the treatment ... is aimed at relieving symptoms."
January 15
In this undated file photo, a woman sits on her couch while wearing a mask.
January 15

Biden team regroups after court loss on COVID shots-or-test

The White House is pushing ahead with efforts to prod people to get COVID-19 shots after the Supreme Court put a halt to the administration’s sweeping vaccinate-or-test plan for large employers
January 15
President Joe Biden walks towards Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, Jan. 14, 2022, to travel to Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
January 15

County's $7M in PPE left outside, damaged by California rain

About $7 million worth of surplus personal protective equipment and cleaning supplies, purchased by a Northern California county earlier in the coronavirus pandemic, was damaged in recent rainstorms after it was left outside for months
January 15
January 14

Biden team regroups after court loss on COVID shots-or-test

The White House is pushing ahead with efforts to prod people to get COVID-19 shots after the Supreme Court put a halt to the administration’s sweeping vaccinate-or-test plan for large employers
January 14
President Joe Biden begins to speak about the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law at the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House Campus in Washington, Friday, Jan. 14, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
January 14

Pediatric COVID-19 hospital admissions in US quadruple since last month

ABC News’ Kayna Whitworth goes inside a Dayton, Ohio, children’s intensive care unit to see firsthand what doctors are facing as pediatric COVID-19 cases rise.
January 14
VIDEO: Pediatric COVID-19 hospital admissions in US quadruple since last month
January 14

Garbage and recyclables pile up as omicron takes its toll

The omicron variant is sickening so many sanitation workers around the U.S. that some cities have had to delay or suspend garbage and recycling pickup, angering residents shocked that governments can’t perform this most basic of functions
January 14
Municipal sanitation workers collect trash in Philadelphia, Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022. The omicron variant is sickening so many sanitation workers around the U.S. that waste collection in Philadelphia and other cities has been delayed or suspended. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
January 14

CDC encourages more Americans to consider N95 masks

U.S. health officials have updated their mask guidance, encouraging more Americans to wear N95 or KN95 masks
January 14
Registered nurse Scott McGieson wears an N95 mask as he walks out of a patient's room in the acute care unit of Harborview Medical Center, Friday, Jan. 14, 2022, in Seattle. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is deploying 100 members of the state National Guard to hospitals across the state amid staff shortages due to an omicron-fueled spike in COVID-19 hospitalizations. Inslee announced Thursday that teams will be deployed to assist four overcrowded emergency departments at hospitals in Everett, Yakima, Wenatchee and Spokane, and that testing teams will be based at hospitals in Olympia, Richland, Seattle and Tacoma. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
January 14

Marines OK first religious exemptions for COVID-19 vaccine

The U.S. Marine Corps has approved its first two COVID-19 vaccine exemptions based on religious reasons, something no other military service has done so far
January 14
January 14

Child hospitalizations rise amid omicron surge

Dr. Simone Wildes, an infectious disease specialist at South Shore Health, discusses the increase of pediatric cases and how the deployment of medical teams can help in hard-hit areas.
January 14
VIDEO: Child hospitalizations rise amid omicron surge
January 14

Medical professional evaluates omicron surge as hospitals and schools suffer

A California physician talks the latest on COVID-19, including the countrywide testing shortage.
January 14
VIDEO: Medical professional evaluates omicron surge as hospitals and schools suffer
January 14

Travel nurses reflect on COVID pandemic as 2-year anniversary approaches

Fastaff travel nurses Lydia Mobley and Alex Stow describe the exhausting COVID fight on the front lines, and share a story of hope amid the heartbreak.
January 14
VIDEO: Travel nurses reflect on COVID pandemic as 2-year anniversary approaches
January 14

Website for free virus tests is coming. How will it work?

A new federal website to request free COVID-19 test kits will launch Wednesday, with the first shipments going out to Americans by the end of the month
January 14
President Joe Biden, accompanied by FEMA administrator Deanne Criswell, speaks about the government's COVID-19 response, in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House Campus in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
January 14

Shkreli ordered to return $64M, is barred from drug industry

A federal judge has ordered Martin Shkreli to return $64.6 million in profits reaped from inflating the price of a lifesaving drug and barred him from the pharmaceutical industry for the rest of his life
January 14
FILE - Martin Shkreli leaves after appearance on Capitol Hill in Washington before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform Committee, Feb. 4, 2016. A federal judge on Friday, Jan. 14, 2022, ordered Shkreli to return $64.6 million in profits he and his company reaped from inflating the price of the life-saving drug Daraprim and barred him from participating in the pharmaceutical industry for the rest of his life. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
January 14

Brazil starts vaccinating children after weeks of delay

Brazil has begun giving COVID-19 vaccines to children, marking the start of an effort that was delayed several weeks by the federal government’s reluctance to endorse shots for kids
January 14
A health worker gives a shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to 8-year-old Indigenous youth Davi Seremramiwe Xavante at the Hospital da Clinicas in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday, Jan. 14, 2022. The state of Sao Paulo started the COVID-19 vaccination of children between ages 5 and 11. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
January 14

Federal testing website launches next week, 4 tests per home

The White House says the federal website where Americans can request free COVID-19 tests will begin accepting orders on Wednesday
January 14
President Joe Biden speaks about the government's COVID-19 response, in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House Campus in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
January 14

Judge orders Martin Shkreli to return $64.6M in drug profits, bars him from pharmaceutical industry for life

Judge orders Martin Shkreli to return $64.6M in drug profits, bars him from pharmaceutical industry for life
January 14
January 14

Treasury: Arizona risks relief funds over anti-mandate rules

The Biden administration is threatening to recoup COVID-19 relief funds sent to Arizona over state provisions it says discourage families and school districts from following federal guidance recommending face coverings in schools
January 14
FILE - In this June 10, 2020, file photo, an ambulance is parked at Arizona General Hospital in Laveen, Ariz. Arizona is continuing to see slight downward trends with coronavirus hospitalizations as officials find more related deaths. Arizona is committing millions of dollars and asking the federal government for extra help as hospitals face a growing strain from rising COVID-19 caseloads and warn they are nearing their limits. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
January 14

What to know about at-home COVID tests

At-home tests have soared in popularity as lab tests have become harder to get.
January 14
Employees of the Miami-Dade Public Library System distribute Covid-19 home rapid test kits in Miami, Florida, Jan. 8, 2022.
January 14

Dutch government eases lockdown, but not for hospitality

The Dutch government has eased its coronavirus lockdown, allowing non-essential stores, universities, sports clubs and “contact businesses” like hairdressers to reopen for the first time in nearly a month
January 14
FILE- Closed restaurants because of a lockdown forced people to eat outdoors next to a closed shop in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021, as the fast-spreading coronavirus variant omicron rages through Western Europe. The new Dutch government was meeting Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, to discuss whether to extend or ease its coronavirus lockdown amid growing anger and plans for civil disobedience from businesses that have been shuttered for weeks. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)
January 14

Czechs to let some workers stay on after testing positive

The new Czech government will allow some workers who have tested positive for the coronavirus to stay on the job, in an extraordinary measure to ease possible staff shortages caused by an anticipated surge of the omicron variant
January 14
FILE- Medical workers examine the rapid antigen tests for the coronavirus in Prague, Czech Republic, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020. Czech Republic's Health Minister Vlastimil Valek said Friday Jan. 14, 2022 that the new Czech government will allow some people who have been tested positive for the coronavirus to keep working, an extraordinary measure to ease possible staff shortages caused by an anticipated surge of the omicron variant. The measure, which was used during the previous coronavirus waves, would only apply for workers at the health care system and in nursing homes who have no symptoms of COVID-19. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek, file)
January 14

Most of Poland's pandemic advisers resign over govt backing

More than two thirds of Poland’s COVID-19 medical advisory body have resigned saying the government is not heeding their advice in its pandemic measures
January 14
January 14

Russia backs away from unpopular anti-coronavirus measures

The Russian government has decided to delay a controversial bill requiring QR codes confirming vaccination or recovery from COVID-19 to access public places, despite surging cases and warnings from top officials about the highly infectious omicron variant
January 14
FILE - Russian Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova speaks to the media in Moscow, Russia, Dec. 10, 2020. The Russian government has decided to delay a controversial bill requiring QR codes confirming vaccination or recovery from COVID-19 to access public places, despite surging cases and warnings from top officials about the highly infectious omicron variant. Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova said on Friday, Jan. 14, 2022 the legislation was postponed due to the “high uncertainty” as the draft bill was originally prepared in response to the delta variant but “new challenges” have arisen.(Dmitry Astakhov/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP, File)
January 14

Study: More evidence links a virus to multiple sclerosis

A new study offers stronger evidence that one of the world's most common viruses may set some people on the path to developing multiple sclerosis
January 14
This image provided by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services shows an illustration of the outer coating of the Epstein-Barr virus, one of the world’s most common viruses. New research is showing stronger evidence that Epstein-Barr infection could set some people on the path to later developing multiple sclerosis. (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services via AP)
January 14

German med students praised for standing up to protesters

German officials have praised a group of medical students who held a silent vigil outside a hospital in Dresden late Thursday in protest against a rally by far-right vaccine skeptics
January 14
January 14

Israel says 500K have received 4th vaccine dose

Israel’s Health Ministry says more than 500,000 people have received a 4th vaccine dose
January 14
Esther Pamensky, a volunteer with the women's unit of United Hatzalah emergency service, administers a fourth dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to a woman at Clalit Health Services in Mevaseret Zion, Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
January 14

Insurers, employers start helping more with chronic disease

Insurers and employers are taking a renewed interest in programs that help people deal with chronic _ and potentially expensive _ health problems
January 14
Vanessa Akinniyi poses front of her doctor's office in Jacksonville, Fla., Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022. Akinniyi was stuck in denial about diabetes until a care manager from her health insurer coaxed her out. The nurse fed Akinniyi information about her condition and talked about potential problems she could run into like vision loss. (AP Photo/Gary McCullough)
January 14

Mask rules get tighter in Europe in winter's COVID-19 wave

Some European countries are re-instating or stiffening mask mandates.
January 14
A man and woman wearing FFP2 masks to curb the spread of COVID-19 are seen in front of a mural depicting Santa Claus, in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022. Italy, Spain and other European countries are re-instating or stiffening mask mandates as their hospitals struggle with mounting numbers of COVID-19 patients. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
January 14

Romania to launch COVID-19 jabs for children aged 5 to 11

Romanian authorities say children aged between 5-11 will be able to get vaccinated against COVID-19 starting late January, as the country grapples with a virus surge and low adult vaccination rates
January 14
January 14

Ethiopia objects to alleged "misconduct" of WHO chief Tedros

The government of Ethiopia has sent a letter to the World Health Organization accusing its Ethiopian director-general of “misconduct” after his sharp criticism of the war and humanitarian crisis in the country
January 14
FILE - Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), talks to the media regarding the coronavirus COVID-19 and WHO's global health priorities in 2022, during a new press conference, at the World Health Organization (WHO) headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, Dec. 20, 2021. The government of Ethiopia has sent a letter to the World Health Organization, stating its objection to the "misconduct" of its director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. Ethiopia nominated Tedros to be the head of the U.N. health agency four years ago, but says he has "not lived up to the integrity and professional expectations required from his office," accusing him of interfering in Ethiopia's internal affairs, according to a press release issued late Thursday. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP, File)