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Omicron sub-variant BA.2 makes up about 35% of COVID variants in US - CDC

BA.2 is becoming more common in the US, as its circulation is up from 22.3% of all variants during the week that ended on March 12.

By REUTERS
22/03/2022

Bird flu poses 'low public health risk' amid outbreaks in 13 US states

CDC isn't overly concerned as Avian Influenza outbreaks were found in domesticated flocks in Maryland, Missouri, Indiana, Connecticut and Iowa last week.

06/03/2022

Africa CDC talking to Pfizer about importing its COVID treatment pill

Governments around the world are scrambling to buy Paxlovid, while Merck's Molnupiravir has faced setbacks after disappointing trial data.

By REUTERS
13/01/2022

COVID-19: Omicron pushes US hospitalizations toward record high

Hospitalizations have increased steadily since late December as Omicron quickly overtook Delta as the dominant strain of the coronavirus in the United States.

By REUTERS
07/01/2022

Pfizer's COVID-19 shot causes mostly mild side effects in young kids - US CDC

The CDC reported that children were experiencing systemic side effects like fatigue and headache and only very few suffered from myocarditis.

By REUTERS
30/12/2021

CDC cuts isolation time for asymptomatic COVID-19 cases to 5 days

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also said the asymptomatic people after isolation should follow five days of wearing a mask when around others.

By REUTERS
28/12/2021

CDC recommends Moderna, Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines over J&J's

The CDC's move came after its Advisory Committee on Immunization voted unanimously to make the recommendation in favor of the vaccines made by Moderna Inc and Pfizer /BioNTech over the J&J shot.

By REUTERS
17/12/2021

COVID: First known US Omicron case found in fully vaccinated overseas traveler

The infected person was a traveler who returned to the United States from South Africa on Nov. 22 and tested positive seven days later and suffered mild symptoms, officials said.

By REUTERS
01/12/2021

Confessions of a COVID-19 analyst: I'm unsure whether to vaccinate my kids - comment

It will take a couple more weeks until we have information on any unexpected side effects experienced by these children once they are fully vaccinated.

US CDC recommends COVID-19 vaccine for young children

They said the benefits of vaccination outweigh the risks of the vaccine.

By REUTERS
03/11/2021
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