HEALTH

New Zealand's attitude changes as virus cases increase from 1 to 24,000.
New Zealand's attitude changes as virus cases increase from 1 to 24,000.

After a single coronavirus case in a community, the New Zealand government placed the entire country under lockdown in August.

Illinois COVID-19 Mask mandate ends for most indoor spaces
Illinois COVID-19 Mask mandate ends for most indoor spaces

As the COVID-19 pandemic subsides, the need to cover the face in indoor spaces in Illinois ended Monday

5 Important Historical Pharmaceutical Breakthroughs
5 Important Historical Pharmaceutical Breakthroughs
Justin Bieber confirms positive for Covid and delays Las Vegas concert
Justin Bieber confirms positive for Covid and delays Las Vegas concert
Hong Kong has reported more than 6,000 cases of virus surge in the past year
Hong Kong has reported more than 6,000 cases of virus surge in the past year
31 year old fitness influencer is "working on recovery" after being placed on a ventilator
31 year old fitness influencer is "working on recovery" after being placed on a ventilator

After Lexi Reed was admitted for unspecified illness, her husband posted an update to her Instagram account.

These robotic fish can swim at the beat of your heart.
These robotic fish can swim at the beat of your heart.
The cautionary tale of COVID from Hong Kong's hamsters
The cautionary tale of COVID from Hong Kong's hamsters
Are Pfizer's Covid tablets going to high-risk patients? The U.S. rollout
Are Pfizer's Covid tablets going to high-risk patients? The U.S. rollout
Here's what you need to know about home rapid tests and the results
Here's what you need to know about home rapid tests and the results

At-home Covid test kits have become very popular thanks to the omicron version.

Johns Hopkins study reopens COVID lockdown discussion
Johns Hopkins study reopens COVID lockdown discussion

The report stated that they had contributed to economic activity's decline, increasing unemployment, reducing schooling and causing political unrest.

Minister: Not yet ready to open borders
Minister: Not yet ready to open borders
Alzheimer's-Like Differences in COVID Patients Brains; Flu Shot, MRNA booster Safe Together
Alzheimer's-Like Differences in COVID Patients Brains; Flu Shot, MRNA booster Safe Together
Omicron Variant Increases U.S. Coronavirus Mortality to 900,000.
Omicron Variant Increases U.S. Coronavirus Mortality to 900,000.
FDA approves Moderna's Covid vaccine
FDA approves Moderna's Covid vaccine

Spikevax is the second vaccine to be approved by the FDA in the United States. It joins Pfizer's vaccine.

Are you still in need of a mask? Here's how CDC decides if you need one.
Are you still in need of a mask? Here's how CDC decides if you need one.

Although Covid hospitalizations and cases are declining rapidly in the U.S.A, two important metrics remain too high to recommend that you ditch your mask recommendations.

Unions make cash payments to workers, raising fears of an exodus from the aged care industry
Unions make cash payments to workers, raising fears of an exodus from the aged care industry
Omicron raises concerns about COVID long term and its causes
Omicron raises concerns about COVID long term and its causes
UK Report: New Omicron variant is more infectious
UK Report: New Omicron variant is more infectious

The new sub-variant is more infectious than the original omicron variant

Pfizer starts testing COVID shots omicron-matched in adults
Pfizer starts testing COVID shots omicron-matched in adults

Pfizer will enroll healthy adults to test a modified COVID-19 vaccine. It matches the highly contagious Omicron variant. To see how it compares to the original shots.

China tests 2M in Beijing; lifts COVID lockdown at Xi'an
China tests 2M in Beijing; lifts COVID lockdown at Xi'an
The agency director is trying to make CDC more mobile.
The agency director is trying to make CDC more mobile.
Supreme Court skeptical of Biden’s workplace vaccination rule
Supreme Court skeptical of Biden’s workplace vaccination rule
Connecticut provides 620,000 COVID-19 testing to schools that are plagued by student and staff absences
Connecticut provides 620,000 COVID-19 testing to schools that are plagued by student and staff absences

Help in the form 670,000 at-home rapid testing was made available Tuesday to child care providers and schools across the state as they struggle with COVID-19-related absenteeisms. Tuesday's announcement was made by Ned Lamont.

Rep. Greene's Twitter account is banned for COVID claims
Rep. Greene's Twitter account is banned for COVID claims

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (AP) -- Twitter announced Sunday that it had removed the personal account of Marjorie Taylor Greene, a far-right representative of Texas. This was in response to multiple violations of COVID-19's misinformation policy. It is the latest strike against Taylor Greene who has been accused of embracing conspiracy theories and being a "cancer" to the GOP. The House then removed Taylor Greene from all committees.

Fauci: CDC considering COVID testing requirement for asymptomatic patients
Fauci: CDC considering COVID testing requirement for asymptomatic patients
Austin, Pentagon chief, says he tested positive for COVID
Austin, Pentagon chief, says he tested positive for COVID
Omicron soar in Australia is responsible for new virus infections
Omicron soar in Australia is responsible for new virus infections
Omicron sends thousands of children to US hospital
Omicron sends thousands of children to US hospital

According to CDC data, COVID hospitalizations of children rose by 58 percent in the US over the past week.

COVID delays holiday travel by thousands: "Omicron, the Grinch that Stole Christmas"
COVID delays holiday travel by thousands: "Omicron, the Grinch that Stole Christmas"

Due to the recent COVID surge, it was a hard Christmas weekend for thousands.

As state cases rise, 3rd Florida-based vessel is infected
As state cases rise, 3rd Florida-based vessel is infected
Many US churches cancel their Christmas services in person
Many US churches cancel their Christmas services in person
Omicron sweeps the nation; 73% of all new US COVID cases are now Omicron
Omicron sweeps the nation; 73% of all new US COVID cases are now Omicron
As the omicron variant gains ground in the US, virus fears increase
As the omicron variant gains ground in the US, virus fears increase

BOSTON (AP), -- Monday's New Year's Eve celebration was canceled by Boston, the nation's second largest city. The smallest state of the United States reimposed an indoor mask mandate after the omicron version leapfrogged all other variants to become America's dominant coronavirus variant.

Live updates: The UK rushes for businesses affected by omicron
Live updates: The UK rushes for businesses affected by omicron

LONDON -- Britain announced 1 billion pounds ($1.3Billion) in loans and grants to support the hospitality sector. This was after days of pressure from restaurants, pubs and other businesses who have seen their income plummet following public health warnings.

EXPLAINER - Why Elizabeth Holmes' trial hinges upon intent
EXPLAINER - Why Elizabeth Holmes' trial hinges upon intent
EXPLAINER - Boosters are key to fighting omicron. There is still much to learn
EXPLAINER - Boosters are key to fighting omicron. There is still much to learn
German hospital gets an edge with military in combating COVID
German hospital gets an edge with military in combating COVID
Moderna: Good results from the initial booster data for omicron
Moderna: Good results from the initial booster data for omicron

Moderna Monday stated that it would recommend a booster dose for its COVID-19 vaccine to protect against the rapidly spreading Omicron variant.

Across services, troops face discipline for refusing vaccine
Across services, troops face discipline for refusing vaccine

WASHINGTON (AP), -- The U.S. military has begun disciplinary actions against troops who refuse to receive the coronavirus vaccine. Officials said that as many as 20,000 troops could be removed from service if they don't get it.

Omicron is a common way Christmas revelers avoid celebrating.
Omicron is a common way Christmas revelers avoid celebrating.
The US is facing a double coronavirus spike due to omicron advances
The US is facing a double coronavirus spike due to omicron advances
Afghanistan's healthcare system is on the verge of collapse
Afghanistan's healthcare system is on the verge of collapse
How to make your vaccination appointment more convenient
How to make your vaccination appointment more convenient

As the government intensified its Coronavirus booster program efforts ahead of Christmas, vaccine centres all over the country have experienced long lines.

Happy 100th, bloody Mary: Paris celebrates cocktail's birthday
Happy 100th, bloody Mary: Paris celebrates cocktail's birthday

Harry's Bar in Paris celebrates the 100th Birthday of the Bloody Mary, a vodka-tomato juice cocktail thought to have originated at this iconic watering hole in 1921.

Omicron will be the dominant variant in EU by January mid-January
Omicron will be the dominant variant in EU by January mid-January