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CDC warns of COVID rebound after Paxlovid treatment

CDC admits COVID can recur even in "patients who have been vaccinated and boosted."

CDC warns of COVID rebound after Paxlovid treatment

Watch: North Korean leader goes maskless despite COVID-19 outbreak

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un attended the funeral of a top official without a mask despite everyone else being required to wear one.

Watch: N. Korean leader goes maskless despite COVID-19 outbreakplayer

COVID vaccines may impair long-term immunity to the virus

Research suggests that vaccination against COVID via mRNA vaccines may reduce body's ability to produce key type of antibody.

COVID vaccines may impair long-term immunity to the virus

Pfizer vaccine generates strong immune response in children under 5

Third dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine found to be effective and safe in children aged 6 months to five years.

Pfizer vaccine generates strong immune response in under-5s

North Korea says COVID outbreak is trending downward

North Korea reports less than 200,000 new patients with fever symptoms for a third consecutive day.

North Korea says COVID outbreak is trending downward

WHO chief: COVID-19 pandemic is most certainly not over

World Health Organization director-general says pandemic isn't over despite decline in reported cases.

'COVID-19 pandemic is most certainly not over'

North Korean leader slams officials for response to COVID-19

Experts fear a greater disaster since there are no vaccines or medical procedures for treating the virus in alienated state.

North Korean leader slams officials for response to COVID-19player

National Institutes of Health director admits to hiding Chinese genome sequences

NIH director says data on origins of SARS-CoV-2 was withdrawn "following Chinese request."

US health agency admits it hid Chinese genome sequences

US Health Secretary tests positive for COVID-19

Health Secretary Xavier Becerra tests positive for COVID-19 during visit to Berlin.

US Health Secretary tests positive for COVID-19

FDA authorizes COVID booster shots for children over 5

Pfizer vaccine receives US government approval for administration to children below the age of 12.

FDA authorizes COVID booster shots for children over 5

Israel announces end to mask mandate on airplanes

Health Ministry to drop requirement to wear masks on planes starting next week.

Israel announces end to mask mandate on airplanes

Report: US to authorize Pfizer booster for 5-to-11-year-olds

CDC vaccine experts reportedly to meet Thursday to discuss Pfizer's request for booster for children.

US to authorize Pfizer booster for 5-to-11-year-olds

No more tests for anyone flying to Israel starting Saturday

No tests to be required before or after flights, for citizens and non-citizens alike.

No more tests for anyone flying to Israel starting Saturday

Watch: N. Korea turns down vaccine offers despite COVID outbreak

Official stats say 1.2 million residents are sick with an 'unknown virus' but an absence of tests may indicate a much greater amount.

Watch: N. Korea turns down vaccine offers despite COVID outbreakplayer

North Korea: Kim orders army to help stabilize supply of medicines

The order comes as the country battles its first confirmed COVID-19 outbreak.

Kim orders army to help stabilize supply of medicines

North Korea declares State of Emergency amid COVID surge

The hermit kingdom is admitting its first COVID-19 crisis, as medical supplies are already running thin.

North Korea declares State of Emergency amid COVID surge player

COVID-19 in North Korea? Country reports six people dead due to 'fever'

The announcement comes a day after North Korea acknowledged for the first time that a COVID-19 outbreak had been recorded in the country.

Six people dead due to 'fever'

Mask requirement on flights likely to be abolished

Health authorities mulling ending requirement to wear masks on flights.

Mask requirement on flights likely to be abolished

Watch: Shanghai 'health workers' drag people from their homes

As the COVID-19 spread grows worse in China, residents are being told to stay indoors 'or else.'

Watch: Shanghai 'health workers' drag people from their homesplayer

Bill Gates tests positive for COVID-19

Microsoft co-founder announces he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is experiencing mild symptoms.

Bill Gates tests positive for COVID-19

New study shows obese people have weak response to COVID shots - unless naturally immune

Obese people with prior COVID infection had identical antibody response. Those without had response at least 3x weaker.

Obese respond poorly to COVID shots - unless naturally immune

New study shows 4th COVID shot only protects against infection for 4 weeks

Protection against severe COVID infection more robust at six-week end point.

4th COVID shot only protects against infection for 4 weeks

Mandatory COVID testing at Ben Gurion to end on May 20

Health Minister in agreement with PM agrees to end practice of mandatory PCR COVID tests at Ben Gurion Airport.

Mandatory COVID testing at Ben Gurion to end on May 20

WHO: 15 million - not 5 million COVID deaths

WHO now says the official death count is 14.9 million - not the original 5.4 million previously reported.

WHO: 15 million - not 5 million COVID deathsplayer

Twitter ban: Dr. Vladimir Zelenko suspended for questioning COVID vaccination for children

"According to the CDC, 99.998% of children recover without treatment, so what is the rationale for vaccination?" was the offending question.

Dr. Zelenko suspended for questioning COVID shots for kids

New study confirms significant benefit of Vitamin D supplementation in preventing COVID

6.4 percent of trial group contracted COVID versus 24.5 percent of placebo group.

Vitamin D confirmed as hugely beneficial in COVID prevention

Was Biden exposed to COVID at Correspondents Dinner?

President Biden may be next in line after journalists from a long list of news stations tested positive for the virus.

Was Biden exposed to COVID at Correspondents Dinner?player

Blinken tests positive for COVID-19

State Department says Secretary of State is experiencing only mild symptoms.

Blinken tests positive for COVID-19

Watch: Chinese metro worker spends a month in underground station

An employee of the Chinese metro was asked to spend an entire month at the underground station due to the COVID-19 outbreak in the country.

Watch: Chinese metro worker spends a month underground player

Pfizer reporting strong demand for COVID pill

Pfizer CEO says company is seeing "very strong signs" of increasing demand for its COVID-19 pill.

Pfizer reporting strong demand for COVID pill

Pfizer announces almost $15 billion in 1st quarter earnings, mostly from COVID vaccine

Profits during this period rose by 61 percent.

$15 billion in 1st quarter earnings, mostly from COVID vaccine

VP Harris tests negative for COVID-19, will return to work

US Vice President will return to in-person work as of Tuesday.

VP Harris tests negative for COVID-19, will return to work

Bill Gates makes another chilling prediction about COVID-19

The billionaire philanthropist says the worst may be yet to come.

Bill Gates makes another chilling prediction about COVID-19player

Study: Omicron has not eliminated Delta

The Omicron variant did not totally eliminate the Delta, and the Delta variant might return, Ben-Gurion University researchers warn.

Study: Omicron has not eliminated Delta

Coronavirus infection coefficient stabilizes, just under 1.0

Number of serious, critical COVID-19 cases continues decline as infection coefficient stabilizes.

Coronavirus infection coefficient stabilizes, just under 1.0

New study: Face mask usage correlates with higher death rates

Using data from 35 countries and 602m people, study confirms previous research, cautions masks "may have harmful unintended consequences."

New study: Face mask usage correlates with higher death rates

Fauci praises BGU team for work on detection of COVID variants

US NIAiD director Anthony Fauci extolls 'critical contributions' of team at Ben Gurion University.

Fauci praises BGU team for work on detection of COVID variants

FDA to approve vaccines for children ages 6 and under?

Moderna officials say the new vaccine will undergo thorough testing before being administered to children.

FDA to approve vaccines for children ages 6 and under? player

Kamala Harris tests positive for COVID-19

Vice President Harris tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday and is in isolation at her residence.

Kamala Harris tests positive for COVID-19player

Shanghai residents rebel after being locked into their homes

Residents of the capital city, with a population of 25 million, are venting their anger at government anti-COVID policies.

Shanghai residents rebel after being locked into their homesplayer