Alaska to offer COVID-19 vaccines to tourists starting June 1

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy said Friday that COVID-19 vaccines would be made available at key airports in the state starting June 1, in unveiling plans aimed at bolstering the state's pandemic-battered tourist industry. Dunleavy and other state leaders have b...

Otters test positive for COVID-19, Georgia Aquarium says

The Georgia Aquarium announced on Sunday that its Asian small-clawed otters tested positive for COVID-19. While it was unclear how many of the animals had tested positive, officials said in a news release that the otters are already showing signs of improve...

Fauci ties gun violence to a public health issue

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top disease expert in the U.S., tied gun violence to public health in the country during an interview Sunday after a recent spate of mass shootings. HALF OF US ADULTS HAVE RECEIVED AT LEAST ONE COVID-19 SHOTFauci was a guest on CNN’s...

Half of US adults have received at least one COVID-19 shot

Half of all adults in the U.S. have received at least one COVID-19 shot, the government announced Sunday, marking another milestone in the nation’s largest-ever vaccination campaign but leaving more work to do to convince skeptical Americans to roll up thei...

Israel drops outdoor mask mandate with 80% of adults vaccinated

Israel has dropped its outdoor mask mandate as it closes in on total immunization of its adult population against the coronavirus, according to reports. Instituted almost a year ago at the start of the pandemic, Israel required masks outdoors for non-exerci...

Worldwide COVID death toll tops 3 million: Johns Hopkins University

The global death toll from the coronavirus surpassed 3 million people Saturday as confirmed cases surge to over 140 million, according to Johns Hopkins University data. The somber milestones arise at a time when vaccine distribution efforts have stumbled af...

Nearly 6K fully vaccinated Americans got COVID-19 – out of 66M: CDC

Approximately 5,800 fully vaccinated Americans — out of 66 million who received the shots — still became infected with COVID-19, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data reported Thursday. The infections, dubbed breakthrough cases — or p...

New Hampshire lifts coronavirus mask mandate

New Hampshire’s mask mandate expired Friday after the state’s governor announced in a tweet on Thursday that it would not be renewed. Chris Sununu said the decision was made as the state’s rate of virus-related hospitalizations remains stable, vaccination e...

COVID-19 blamed for large increase in US deaths

New U.S. government data show the country saw around 600,000 more deaths than usual during a 13-month span. COVID-19 was blamed for most of those deaths. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the estimate Thursday. It covers Jan. 26, 2020,...