Companies Pfizer and BioNTech are currently running tests in response to the rapidly spreading omicron variant with data likely available in the coming weeks.
"Today’s our day one," said Lt. Col. Stephen Duryea. "We’re going to be here for about 30 days."
The new omicron variant appears to be driving a dramatic surge in South Africa, providing the world a glimpse of where the pandemic might be headed.
As COVID-19 continues to spread, researchers say a significant number of people worldwide may face a long-term or even permanent loss of smell and taste as more become infected.
Monoclonal antibodies are proteins made in a lab which copy the human immune system’s ability to fight off harmful pathogens such as the novel coronavirus, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
The WHO says measures like higher vaccination rates, social-distancing guidelines and wearing masks should remain the foundation for fighting the pandemic.
Even as Michigan reports more than 70% of its population 16 and older getting the first dose of the vaccine, a fourth surge is hampering the state's hospitals.
The request comes as the world rushes to learn more about the new and highly transmissible omicron variant first discovered by South Africa.
“Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate ensures that many Oklahoma National Guard members will simply quit instead of getting a vaccine, a situation that will irreparably harm Oklahomans’ safety and security,” said Attorney General John O’Connor.
Biden is unveiling a winter plan to combat COVID-19 and its new omicron variant with more availability of shots and vaccines but without major new restrictions.
The U-M cases have been identified as the h3n2 strain of influenza. That’s important, and concerning because we tend to see more hospitalizations and deaths in years where that strain of flu is the dominant one.
In its new HIV/AIDS strategy released Wednesday on the annual commemoration of World AIDS Day, the Biden administration is calling racism “a public health threat” that must be fully recognized as the world looks to end the epidemic.
On Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021, Michigan reported 16,530 cases of COVID-19 and 358 since Monday, 160 of which were from vital records review. That's an average of 8,265 cases per day.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is asking for federal pandemic money to be allocated toward COVID-19 testing in Michigan schools.
FDA health panel endorses Merck COVID-19 pill, paving way for U.S. authorization of the first at-home drug for virus.
The first officially authorized safe havens for people to use heroin and other narcotics have been cleared to open in New York City in hopes of curbing overdoses.
Testing methods the city of Royal Oak used to detect lead in water could lead to higher levels of lead in other cities across the country.
Beaumont Dearborn is getting 22 military personnel to help relieve strain from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Officials from Moderna and Pfizer are assessing their responses to the new COVID-19 variant omicron and say it will take months to develop a tweaked shot if needed.
Benton Harbor is accepting bids from contractors to replace all lead water pipes in the city by 2023.