Skip to content

Coronavirus (COVID-19) National News

US diverts COVID-19 funds to secure vaccines amid stalemate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration said Wednesday that a funding crunch is forcing it to divert more than $10 billion in coronavirus relief from test procurement and other efforts as it tries to come up with money to secure the next generatio
Moderna says updated COVID shot boosts omicron protection

Moderna says updated COVID shot boosts omicron protection

Moderna's experimental COVID-19 vaccine that combines its original shot with protection against the omicron variant appears to work, the company announced Wednesday.
FDA advisers back Novavax COVID shots as 4th US option

FDA advisers back Novavax COVID shots as 4th US option

American adults who haven’t yet gotten vaccinated against COVID-19 may soon get another choice, as advisers to the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday backed a more traditional type of shot.

Vaccine protesters who shut down meeting won't face charges

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s attorney general said Tuesday that he will not bring criminal charges against protesters who disrupted an Executive Council meeting in September before it began, forcing Gov. Chris Sununu to postpone it.
Liberty battling injuries, COVID-19, look to get on roll

Liberty battling injuries, COVID-19, look to get on roll

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Liberty are a work in progress. When coach Sandy Brondello took over the team this year she knew it would take time for the players to gel on the court.

Rangers place LHP Brett Martin on COVID-19 list

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Texas Rangers placed reliever Brett Martin on the COVID-19 list Tuesday before the first game of a doubleheader against the Guardians. Bench coach Donnie Ecker was also placed in health and safety protocols by the team.

Alaska COVID-19 health emergency order ending July 1

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska's state health commissioner is ending a public health emergency order that's been in place in response to the pandemic.
German FM cuts trip after positive COVID test in Pakistan

German FM cuts trip after positive COVID test in Pakistan

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's foreign minister is cutting short a three-country foreign trip after testing positive for COVID-19 in Pakistan on Tuesday.
NBA Finals, season on schedule thanks to replacement players

NBA Finals, season on schedule thanks to replacement players

Adam Silver was on his phone constantly in late December. At that time, the NBA had more than 100 players sidelined by virus-related issues, along with some head coaches, assistant coaches, referees and team staffers.
Beijing reopens restaurants as new COVID-19 cases drop

Beijing reopens restaurants as new COVID-19 cases drop

BEIJING (AP) — Diners returned to restaurants in most of Beijing for the first time in more than a month Monday as authorities further eased pandemic-related restrictions after largely eradicating a small COVID-19 outbreak in the capital under China'