Omicron

The red-blue COVID-19 death rate gap narrowed under Omicron
The White House
Vaccination Nation

The red-blue COVID-19 death rate gap narrowed under Omicron

Is 73 percent Omicron immunity enough for America to ride future variant waves?
Music festival in Serbia
The other 26 percent

Is 73 percent Omicron immunity enough for America to ride future variant waves?

CDC's Walensky: No timeline for relaxing school masking guidance
Rochelle Walensky
Mask politics

CDC's Walensky: No timeline for relaxing school masking guidance

Free yourself from COVID-19
Lightning.
Picture of Damon LinkerDamon Linker

Free yourself from COVID-19

The pathological politics of leaving the pandemic behind
COVID anger.
Picture of Damon LinkerDamon Linker

The pathological politics of leaving the pandemic behind

January jobs report significantly beats expectations
Hiring sign
this just in

January jobs report significantly beats expectations

Analysis: America's COVID death rate much higher than in other wealthy nations
COVID memorial in Los Angeles
American exceptionalism

Analysis: America's COVID death rate much higher than in other wealthy nations

Lost on the way back to normal
COVID people.
Picture of Damon LinkerDamon Linker

Lost on the way back to normal

Analysis: U.S. COVID hospitalizations halved with European vaccination rates
Vaccination in England
Vaccination Nations

Analysis: U.S. COVID hospitalizations halved with European vaccination rates

Florida's DeSantis upset FDA canceled 2 antibody cocktails ineffective against Omicron
Regeneron infusion center in Florida
Monoclonal Fixation

Florida's DeSantis upset FDA canceled 2 antibody cocktails ineffective against Omicron

Young kids are handling COVID 'less childishly' than Bari Weiss, MSNBC host says
Bari Weiss, Mehdi Hasan
COVID doesn't care

Young kids are handling COVID 'less childishly' than Bari Weiss, MSNBC host says

Omicron may be peaking in the U.S., but models predict lots more death
COVID ward in Israel
Omicron Falling?

Omicron may be peaking in the U.S., but models predict lots more death

White House to distribute 400 million free N95 masks next week
N95 masks
Free PPE

White House to distribute 400 million free N95 masks next week

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