Omicron

Biden to deploy military medical teams to 6 states struggling with Omicron
Joe Biden
Omicron Blues

Biden to deploy military medical teams to 6 states struggling with Omicron

Omicron may be headed for a sharp drop because so many people are infected
Dr. Janet Woodcock
Omicron Blues

Omicron may be headed for a sharp drop because so many people are infected

U.S. supermarket shelves really are empty, and it's not just due to Omicron
Grocery store shelf
where's the beef?

U.S. supermarket shelves really are empty, and it's not just due to Omicron

WHO: Over half of Europe could get COVID-19 in next 6 to 8 weeks
Coronavirus testing in Leipzig, Germany
'tidal wave'

WHO: Over half of Europe could get COVID-19 in next 6 to 8 weeks

Strained employers hit by wave of COVID absences
COVID-19 closure sign.
sick day

Strained employers hit by wave of COVID absences

Why hospitals are struggling with Omicron when fewer patients are seriously ill
COVID ward in Massachusetts hospital
It's complicated

Why hospitals are struggling with Omicron when fewer patients are seriously ill

Why Omicron has made COVID-19 case numbers less relevant
Testing center in New York City
Counting the infections

Why Omicron has made COVID-19 case numbers less relevant

Chicago public schools cancel Wednesday classes, citing teachers union
Chicago teachers in September 2021
School's Out

Chicago public schools cancel Wednesday classes, citing teachers union

Biden: Schools should remain open amid Omicron
Joe Biden.
keep teaching

Biden: Schools should remain open amid Omicron

A record 4.5 million people quit their jobs in November
Coffee shop barista and customer exchange money.
see ya

A record 4.5 million people quit their jobs in November

CDC's Walenksy explains new 5-day COVID isolation advisory to Colbert
Rochelle Walensky, Stephen Colbert
The More You Know

CDC's Walenksy explains new 5-day COVID isolation advisory to Colbert

What's behind the public health switcheroo on COVID?
Anthony Fauci.
Picture of Damon LinkerDamon Linker

What's behind the public health switcheroo on COVID?

Is Omicron less severe? It's complicated.
A COVID graph.
Picture of Ryan CooperRyan Cooper

Is Omicron less severe? It's complicated.

South Africa 'may have passed the peak' of Omicron wave
A man receives a COVID-19 vaccine in Johannesburg
the coronavirus crisis

South Africa 'may have passed the peak' of Omicron wave

Cut Joe Biden (half) a break on the Omicron surge
President Biden wears a mask
Picture of Ryan CooperRyan Cooper

Cut Joe Biden (half) a break on the Omicron surge

FDA authorizes at-home COVID test by Siemens Healthineers
A woman self administers a COVID-19 test in New York.
COVID-19

FDA authorizes at-home COVID test by Siemens Healthineers

In defense of CDC realism
CDC Director Rochelle Walensky
Picture of W. James Antle IIIW. James Antle III

In defense of CDC realism

CDC lowers estimate of Omicron case prevalence in U.S.
New Yorkers wait in line for COVID-19 tests.
making changes

CDC lowers estimate of Omicron case prevalence in U.S.

Biden: Supply of at-home COVID test kits is 'clearly not enough'
President Joe Biden.
concessions

Biden: Supply of at-home COVID test kits is 'clearly not enough'

3 more colleges drop from bowl games as COVID surges
Alumni Stadium in Massachusetts.
caught it

3 more colleges drop from bowl games as COVID surges

Fauci: 'Stay away' from larger New Year's parties this year
Dr. Anthony Fauci.
Auld Lang Syne

Fauci: 'Stay away' from larger New Year's parties this year

Airlines cancel thousands of holiday weekend flights, blaming Omicron
Delta
going nowhere fast

Airlines cancel thousands of holiday weekend flights, blaming Omicron

1 in 60 Manhattanites reportedly infected with COVID in past week
Lower Manhattan COVID-19 test line.
Another COVID Christmas

1 in 60 Manhattanites reportedly infected with COVID in past week

10 things you need to know today: December 23, 2021
Pfizer world headquarters
Daily briefing

10 things you need to know today: December 23, 2021

3 new studies add to evidence Omicron is less severe
London amid Omicron
'qualified good news'

3 new studies add to evidence Omicron is less severe

De Blasio 'hopeful' NYC's New Year's Eve celebration will happen
Times Square
on or off?

De Blasio 'hopeful' NYC's New Year's Eve celebration will happen

South Africa's Omicron surge already appears to have peaked
South African beachgoers during Omicron surge
Omicron Falling?

South Africa's Omicron surge already appears to have peaked

Walter Reed Army scientists testing vaccine that could protect against Omicron
Col. Wendy Sammons-Jackson, Dr. Nelson Michael,
A new hope

Walter Reed Army scientists testing vaccine that could protect against Omicron

1st known Omicron death in U.S. reported in Texas
A doctor treats a COVID-19 patient.
the coronavirus crisis

1st known Omicron death in U.S. reported in Texas

Biden's big Omicron gamble
President Biden.
Picture of Damon LinkerDamon Linker

Biden's big Omicron gamble

10 things you need to know today: December 21, 2021
Waiting for a COVID test in New York City
Daily briefing

10 things you need to know today: December 21, 2021

Biden's new Omicron plan involves mailing out half a billion at-home COVID tests
Joe Biden
Omicron Rising

Biden's new Omicron plan involves mailing out half a billion at-home COVID tests

Biden spent time with 'mid-level staff member' who tested positive for COVID
Joe Biden
Noted

Biden spent time with 'mid-level staff member' who tested positive for COVID

Omicron now dominant coronavirus strain in new U.S. cases
People wait in line to get their COVID-19 vaccine shots.
the coronavirus crisis

Omicron now dominant coronavirus strain in new U.S. cases

Moderna says booster dose effective against Omicron in lab study
Moderna vaccine
Vaccination Nation

Moderna says booster dose effective against Omicron in lab study