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US faces wave of omicron deaths in coming weeks, models say

The fast-moving omicron variant may cause less severe disease on average, but COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. are climbing and modelers forecast 50,000 to...

COVID-19 health emergency could be over this year, WHO says

The head of emergencies at the World Health Organization says the worst of the coronavirus pandemic, including deaths, hospitalizations and lockdowns, could be over...

Russia to shorten COVID-19 isolation period to 7 days

Russia is shortening the required isolation period for people infected with COVID-19 from 14 to seven days By DASHA LITVINOVA Associated Press January 18, 2022, 4:47...

China media say foreign parcels suspected in new infections

Chinese state media report parcels mailed from overseas may have spread the omicron variant of the coronavirus in Beijing and elsewhere ByThe Associated Press January 18,...

Japan ready to expand COVID restrictions as infections surge

Japan’s government is preparing social restrictions in Tokyo and other regions as the omicron variant of the coronavirus infects more people By YURI KAGEYAMA Associated...

Australia has record COVID-19 deaths, hospitals under stress

Australia has reported a record high of COVID-19 deaths, and its second-largest state declared an emergency in hospitals to cope with surging patient admissions...

Hong Kong arrests 2 ex-air crew for breaking COVID-19 rules

Hong Kong police have arrested two former flight attendants for allegedly leaving their homes when they should have been in isolation for possible coronavirus...

Abortion clinics challenging Texas law dealt new setback

A federal appeals court has dealt opponents of Texas’ strict abortion law another defeat ByThe Associated Press January 18, 2022, 12:45 AM • 2 min read Share to...

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...

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 ByThe Associated Press January 17, 2022,...