New COVID-19 cases in South Africa have burgeoned from about 200 a day in mid-November to more than 16,000 on Friday. Here are the latest updates on the omicron variant.
Expert: “Omicron is a spark that’s on the horizon. Delta variant is the fire that’s here today.” With two variants on the loose in the U.S., here's what we know, and what we don't. Plus, the latest maps and stats on the virus.
Take this 10-question quiz to see how well you can identify COVID-19 vaccine news, statistics and information that are not real. Plus, 30 coronavirus questions answered.
Numerous legal challenges make it less likely President Joe Biden can enforce sweeping vaccine mandates planned this month and next. Here are prospects for the major mandates, plus a new quiz on vaccine misinformation.
SEATTLE, Wash. - Officials confirmed the omicron variant has been found in a positive COVID-19 patient in California. Researchers like Pavitra Roychoudhury said it was only a matter…
The United States' first confirmed case of the omicron coronavirus variant has been identified in California, according to a source familiar.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state has started offering residents a digital record of their coronavirus vaccinations that can be used to access businesses and other places where vaccine proof is required. The Washington State Department of Health said the…
Brazil and Japan today joined a rapidly widening circle of countries to report cases of the omicron variant. The mutant was already in Europe a week before South Africa sounded an alarm. Find out the latest here.
An experimental COVID-19 drug that could soon become the first U.S.-authorized pill to treat the coronavirus faces one final hurdle Tuesday: A panel of government experts.
Omicron was in Netherlands days earlier than first thought; Barbados drops British monarchy; plus other top news
Things to know today: The omicron variant had already spread when South Africa alerted WHO about it last week; Barbados stopped pledging allegiance to Queen Elizabeth II as it became a republic.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday blocked President Joe Biden’s administration from enforcing a coronavirus vaccine mandate on thousands of health care workers in 10 states that had brought the first legal challenge against the requirement.
A new coronavirus variant revived old conspiracy theories this week as widely shared social media posts falsely claimed the omicron variant was nothing but a cover-up for darker agendas.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Health Authority is offering to pay pharmacies $35 for each dose of COVID-19 vaccine they administer, with the intention to boost vaccination rates. Based on the health authority’s database, 79% of people 18 years or…
Vaccine "was a word that was extremely high in our data every single day in 2021," said Peter Sokolowski, Merriam-Webster's editor-at-large.
WHO says it could still take some time to get a full picture of the threat posed by omicron. Here's what we know — and what we don't.
Things to know today: Nations are trying to keep the new omicron variant at bay with travel bans; the sex-trafficking trial of Jeffrey Epstein's longtime companion Ghislaine Maxwell gets underway.
Social media users correctly noted that WHO skipped two letters, leading to questions about the move. Here are the facts.
Two countries half a world apart become the latest to detect the new omicron variant in travelers arriving from southern Africa. Get the latest here.
The latest on the new omicron variant: Two new cases confirmed in Britain as new restrictions are being placed on travel with each passing hour.
President Joe Biden will restrict travel from South Africa and seven other countries starting…
A WHO panel named the variant "omicron" and classified it as a highly transmissible virus of concern, the same category that includes the delta variant, the world's most prevalent.