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Monoclonal Antibody for Omicron Approved
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized a type of monoclonal antibody that appears to be effective against the Omicron variant.
Do We Need an Omicron-Specific Vaccine?
The Omicron variant spread through the world like wildfire. Does that mean we need an Omicron-specific vaccine?
How to Spot Fake COVID Tests Online
Have you purchased a fake COVID-19 test online? If you haven't been paying close attention, it's possible.
Report: Many Still Haven't Been Boosted
Have you gotten your booster yet?
New Omicron Variant: What You Need to Know
After Delta and other COVID variants, Omicron took the world by storm and quickly accounted for nearly all COVID-19 cases around the world. Now, there's a subvariant of the Omicron variant.
Flu Vaccine Prevents Severe Illness in Kids
Even when the flu vaccine doesn't prevent the flu altogether in kids, it may still prevent severe sickness.
COVID Vaccine for Young Kids May Be Coming Soon
Children younger than 5 years old may be able to get the COVID-19 vaccine soon.
FDA Changes Monoclonal Antibody Approval
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is changing the way a COVID-19 treatment can be used.
COVID Study: Omicron Less Deadly Than Delta
A new study is lending support to what people have been theorizing about the Omicron variant of COVID-19.
Free Home COVID Tests Begin Shipping to US Homes
Can't find an open COVID-19 testing appointment? You may be able to get a free at-home test.