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Coronavirus

FDA OKs another Pfizer, Moderna COVID booster for 50 and up

U.S. regulators today authorized another COVID-19 booster for people age 50 and older, a step to offer extra protection for the most vulnerable in case the coronavirus rebounds. The Food and Drug Administration's decision opens a fourth dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines to those people at ...

Moderna says its low-dose COVID shots work for kids under 6

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine works in babies, toddlers and preschoolers, the company announced Wednesday -- and if regulators agree it could mean a chance to finally start vaccinating the littlest kids by summer. Moderna said in the coming weeks it would ask regulators in the U.S. and Europe to ...

Scientists worry virus variant may push up COVID cases in US

With coronavirus cases rising in parts of Europe and Asia, scientists worry that an extra-contagious version of the omicron variant may soon push cases up in the United States too. Experts are also keeping their eyes on another mutant: a rare delta-omicron hybrid that they say doesn't pose ...

Doctors finding hurdles to using pills to treat COVID-19

High-risk COVID-19 patients now have new treatments they can take at home to stay out of the hospital — if doctors get the pills to them fast enough. Health systems around the country are rushing out same-day prescription deliveries. Some clinics have started testing and treating patients in ...

St. Patrick’s Day parades turn pandemic blues Irish green

NEW YORK (AP) — St. Patrick's Day celebrations across the country are back after a two-year hiatus, including the nation's largest in New York City, in a sign of growing hope that the worst of the coronavirus pandemic may be over. The holiday served as a key marker in the outbreak's ...

Athens County COVID rate jumps as OU students return

ATHENS, Ohio — From Dec. 23 to Jan. 5, Athens County ranked 81st out of Ohio’s 88 counties in terms of new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people at 924.6. Dec. 30 to Jan. 12, the rate jumped to 1,873.7, 29th in the state. According to the most recent statistics released Thursday by the Ohio ...