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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 11: Dr. Anthony Fauci, White House Chief Medical Advisor and Director of t...
Naomi Thomas and Brenda Goodman, CNN

The US is in ‘transition phase’ of pandemic, Fauci says

The United States is "certainly, right now, in this country, out of the pandemic phase," Dr. Anthony Fauci, President Joe Biden's chief medical adviser.
25 days ago
Vice President Kamala Harris looks on during a meeting with President of Tanzania Samia Suluhu Hass...
ZEKE MILLER, Associated Press

Harris positive for COVID-19, Biden not ‘close contact’

Vice President Kamala Harris has tested positive for COVID-19, the White House says.
26 days ago
COVID-19 was the third leading cause of death in the United States in 2021, CDC reports. Flags are ...
Deidre McPhillips, CNN

CDC: COVID-19 was third leading cause of death in US in 2021

COVID-19 was the third leading cause of death in the United States in 2021, following heart disease and cancer, for the second year in a row, according to provisional data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
30 days ago
FILE -- A COVID-19 testing centre sign at Heathrow Terminal 5 on November 28, 2021 in London, Engla...
Larry D. Curtis

Utah woman accused of selling counterfeit negative COVID-19 tests at airport

SALT LAKE CITY — A Salt Lake County woman is accused of selling fake negative COVID-19 test results to travelers and keeping the money, instead of sending it to her employer. Linda Fufui Toli is facing a charge of wire fraud in U.S. District Court of Utah. Court documents include a notice of intent to […]
1 month ago
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EVAN PEREZ, CNN Justice Correspondent

Feds charge 21 people with Covid-related fraud

Federal prosecutors on Wednesday announced charges against 21 people for allegedly seeking to defraud government health care programs of $149 million in a variety of pandemic-related scams, including selling fake Covid-19 vaccination cards and submitting claims for unnecessary medical tests.
1 month ago
Airline passengers without face masks prepare to enter a security checkpoint at San Francisco Inter...
DAVID KOENIG, Associated Press

EXPLAINER: What happens in the post-mask world of travel?

A ruling by a judge in Florida means that the federal requirement to wear masks on airplanes and public transportation appears to be dead.
1 month ago
A general view of Cinderella's Castle at Walt Disney World Resort on March 03, 2022 in Lake Buena V...
The Associated Press

Disney World: Face masks optional for all areas of resort

Walt Disney World has lifted the last of its mask requirements, meaning face coverings will be optional for visitors at all locations on the central Florida Disney property.
1 month ago
Brittany Tait, KSL TV

Masks no longer required at Salt Lake City Int’l Airport

Travelers at the Salt Lake City International Airport reacted to the news that masks are no longer required to fly following a ruling from a federal judge in Florida.
1 month ago
FILE PHOTO A Lyft ride hailing vehicle moves through traffic in Manhattan on July 30, 2018 in New Y...
Brian Fung, CNN Business

Uber and Lyft will no longer require masks for US riders and drivers

Face masks are now optional for Uber and Lyft riders and drivers in the United States, the ride-hailing companies said Tuesday, shortly after several major airlines announced a similar change in policy.
1 month ago
Officials gather to celebrate the Utah Transit Authority's new TRAX airport station, marking the cu...
Josh Ellis, KSL TV

UTA drops mask requirement for trains and buses

The Utah Transit Authority announced passengers on all UTA trains and buses will no longer need to wear masks.
1 month ago
FILE An American Airlines Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner approaches for a landing at the Miami Internation...
Pete Muntean and Dave Alsup, CNN

These airlines are making masks optional after mandate struck down

Several U.S. airlines announced masks are now optional on their aircraft after a federal judge in Florida struck down the Biden administration's mask mandate.
1 month ago
Travelers wait for baggage at Salt Lake City International Airport in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, ...
CURT ANDERSON, Associated Press

Cheers, fear as judge strikes down U.S. transit mask mandate

A federal judge’s decision to strike down a national mask mandate was met with cheers on some airplanes but also concern about whether it’s really time to end the order sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic.
1 month ago
A man wearing personal protective equipment rides his bike along a street on April 16, 2022 in Shan...
The Associated Press

Shanghai reports first deaths in current COVID-19 outbreak

Officials say three people have died from COVID-19 in Shanghai, in the first reported deaths in the latest outbreak in China's most populous and wealthiest city.
1 month ago
DJ Kay Slay poses for a photo during MTV's Sucker Free at the MTV Times Square Studios on July 24, ...
The Associated Press

Hip hop pioneer DJ Kay Slay dies of COVID-19 at age 55

Pioneering hip hop artist Keith Grayson, who performed as DJ Kay Slay and worked with top stars, has died of complications from COVID-19.
1 month ago
A sign on a door asks people to wear masks in downtown  on April 15, 2022 in Philadelphia, Pennsylv...
The Associated Press

Suit seeks to overturn renewed Philadelphia mask mandate

Several businesses and residents have filed suit in state court in Pennsylvania seeking to overturn Philadelphia’s renewed indoor mask mandate scheduled to be enforced beginning Monday amid a surge in COVID-19 infections.
1 month ago
A COVID vaccine and testing site is set up outside of Yankee Stadium on the Opening Day of the seas...
LAURA UNGAR, AP Science Writer

It’s not over: COVID-19 cases are on the rise again in US

The U.S. may be heading into another COVID-19 surge, with cases rising nationally and in most states after a two-month decline.
1 month ago
A sign for the Food And Drug Administration is seen outside of the headquarters on July 20, 2020 in...
The Associated Press

FDA authorizes 1st breath test for COVID-19 infection

The Food and Drug Administration has issued an emergency use authorization for what it says is the first device that can detect COVID-19 in breath samples.
1 month ago
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Pfizer to seek COVID booster for healthy 5- to 11-year-olds

Pfizer wants to expand its COVID-19 booster shots to healthy 5- to 11-year-olds.
1 month ago
Tamara Vaifanua, KSL TV

New study finds virtual schooling has negatively impacted mental health for college students

Mental health has declined for many college students who experienced virtual schooling during the pandemic — that’s one of the findings of a new study released by the Utah-based company, Qualtrics.
1 month ago
FILE: A sign reading, 'masks required in this area,' is seen as travelers prepare to check-in for t...
ZEKE MILLER, Associated Press

AP source: CDC to extend travel mask requirement for 2 weeks

The Biden administration will extend through May 3rd the nationwide mask requirement for public transit as it monitors an uptick in COVID-19 cases.
1 month ago
FILE: People walk through Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix where new COVID-19 cases are ...
DAVID KOENIG, AP Airlines Writer

Mask rule for planes and trains still up in the air

How much longer will airline travelers and subway riders have to wear face masks? The Biden administration is facing that decision in the next few days.
1 month ago
Health workers wear protective gear as they wait to give nucleic acid test to detect COVID-19 on lo...
The Associated Press

US orders consular staff to leave Shanghai amid COVID surge

The U.S. has ordered all non-emergency consular staff to leave Shanghai, which is under a lockdown to contain a COVID-19 surge.
1 month ago
The beach in Carvoeiro, Portugal. (Ines/Adobe Stock via CNN)...
Forrest Brown and Marnie Hunter, CNN

Much of Europe remains at the CDC’s highest travel risk as other regions improve

For the third week in a row, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention did not add a single new destination to its highest-risk Level 4 category for travel.
1 month ago
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MICHAEL RUBINKAM, Associated Press

Philadelphia to restore indoor mask mandate as cases rise

Philadelphia has become the first major U.S. city to reinstate its indoor mask mandate after reporting a sharp increase in coronavirus infections.
1 month ago
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