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Have you heard the new Republican conspiracy theory about the Omicron variant?
(CNN)Roughly 24 hours after most people in America first heard about the Omicron variant of Covid-19, Texas Rep. Ronny Jackson (R) offered a conspiracy theory to explain what was happening.
Letter From Catherine the Great Shows Her Support for Inoculations
In a letter from 1787 to be sold at auction this week, the Russian empress called for widespread access to a precursor of the smallpox vaccine.
UK scientific advisers brace for hundreds of confirmed Omicron Covid cases
Scientific advisers are bracing themselves for hundreds of UK cases of the Omicron Covid variant to be confirmed in the next week or so, the Guardian has learned.
A Times correspondent reports from a plane held on the tarmac in Amsterdam.
Someday, I may appreciate the irony in this situation.
Could Covid Lead to Progress?
Mass tragedies sometimes have unexpected consequences.
Credit... Illustration by Christoph Niemann
A mystery has long surrounded the Great Influenza of 1918-19.
Children 5 to 11 in N.Y.C. can start getting Covid shots Thursday, the mayor said.
Coronavirus vaccinations for children 5 to 11 years old are expected to begin Thursday in New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Wednesday.
COVID-19 Boosters Are Now Recommended for All Eligible Pregnant People
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) now recommends that all pregnant and recently pregnant individuals receive a COVID-19 booster shot when they are eligible, according to guidance published on Nov. 3.
Covid-19 in Denmark: Experts recommend return of facemask and coronapas
Denmark lifted all of its remaining Covid-19 restrictions in September, when daily infection rates were low.
Analysis | Beijing's Covid Paranoia Is Alienating China's Diaspora
For decades, China tried to foster strong ties with its own diaspora to benefit from for the talent and money spread around the world.
As COVID-19 numbers decrease, rural areas are still seeing proportionally worse death rates
The number of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths are going down across Texas. However, rural county health leaders still grapple with higher death rates.