The sudden emergence of Omicron — the dystopian-sounding new coronavirus variant with at least one confirmed case in the U.S.— has ushered in the most disorienting phase of the pandemic since COVID-19 first materialized two winters ago. Yahoo News explains when and how we’ll learn more about Omicron and just how much of a threat it poses.
The sudden emergence of Omicron — the dystopian-sounding new coronavirus variant — has ushered in the most disorienting phase of the pandemic since COVID-19 first materialized two winters ago. Yahoo News explains when and how we’ll learn more about Omicron and just how much of a threat it poses.
As the Delta variant continues to dominate COVID-19 infections in the U.S., so-called breakthrough cases have gained more attention. These stories are in the news, our social media feeds and in the minds of many of those who got inoculated. But how common are they? Dr. Monica Gandhi, an infectious disease specialist and professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, discusses the chances of getting a breakthrough infection, and who is more likely to be affected.
Outdoor transmission of COVID-19 has been rare with previous strains of the virus. But as the hypercontagious Delta variant continues to drive up cases in some areas of the country, many have begun to wonder if this variant is more transmissible outdoors. As Labor Day approaches and many Americans plan to have outdoor gatherings, the question has become more urgent. Dr. Diego Hijano, an infectious disease specialist at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, explains what we know so far about Delta's transmissibility outdoors and how you can best protect yourself against it.
Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas joins Yahoo News National Correspondent Alexander Nazaryan for a wide-ranging discussion including why Arkansas has reversed the decision to ban local governments from implementing mask mandates. Hutchinson also reacts to praise from the Biden administration for his handling of the Delta variant and hints at a potential run for the White House in 2024.
Responding to concerns about the potential for rising COVID-19 cases to derail economic progress, White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters Friday that Americans should not expect further lockdowns of businesses or schools. She added that because of the progress made by the administration, “we are not turning back the clock.”
This week, Florida shattered its records for COVID-19 hospitalizations, as the state fights a new surge of cases driven by the highly contagious Delta variant. Admissions have grown tenfold statewide in just over a month, and hospitals throughout the state are again facing an overwhelming demand, with their COVID-19 wards filling after nearly emptying in June. Alix Zacharski, a nurse manager of a COVID-19 intensive care unit at Miami’s Jackson Memorial Hospital, discussed the hospital's current experience of COVID-19 with Yahoo News.
Jeff Zients, the White House COVID-19 response coordinator, said during a Monday briefing that 1 in 3 COVID cases nationwide were in Florida and Texas over the past week.
Last week, President Biden raised eyebrows when he announced that federal civilian workers would be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19, or face measures such as frequent testing, yet did not extend that mandate to members of the military. Jonathan Moreno, professor of medical ethics and health policy at the University of Pennsylvania, explains the military’s history of experimental medicine — and why its approach to the COVID-19 vaccine makes sense.
Following in the footsteps of organizations like Mothers Against Drunk Driving and March for Our Lives, a new political lobbying force made up of survivors of the COVID-19 pandemic is beginning to form. Several groups, such as “Young Widows and Widowers of Covid-19” and “Covid Survivors for Change,” started as outlets for people affected by the coronavirus to connect during isolation and are beginning to turn their shared grief into action. Chris Kocher, executive director of Covid Survivors for Change, explains what the movement hopes to accomplish.
This week Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said new data shows the Delta variant of the coronavirus, in rare breakthrough infections, is able to be transmitted from vaccinated individuals to others. The CDC revised its guidance and said everybody should wear a mask in areas with “substantial and high” levels of Delta transmission. With this revised guidance, how can people stay safe in social settings, and should fully vaccinated people be worried? Dr. Leana Wen, emergency physician and author of the new book, “Lifelines: A Doctor’s Journey in the Fight for Public Health” explains what Americans can do.
Five people were injured when a Delta Air Lines flight experienced severe turbulence and was forced to make an emergency landing.
Delta Air Lines Inc on Tuesday forecast a further decline in revenue growth per mile flown in the first quarter, hit by a partial government shutdown.
Susan Peirez has reportedly lost her job after Marissa Rundell shared a video of her shouting at her and her son on a Delta Airlines flight.
Delta Air Lines is fighting back against accusations that its employees kicked a YouTube star off a flight for speaking Arabic. Adam Saleh’s video of himself and a friend getting removed from a plane in London on Wednesday went viral. But Delta said in a statement that Saleh and his friend were removed for “provocative behavior.”