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Explainer: Boosters key to fight omicron, lot still to learn

The new omicron variant took only a few weeks to live up to dire predictions about how hugely contagious it is but scientists don’t yet know if it causes more severe disease even as the worl...

Omicron sweeps across nation, now 73% of new COVID-19 cases

NEW YORK – Omicron has raced ahead of other variants and is now the dominant version of the coronavirus in the U.S., accounting for 73% of new infections last week, federal health officials ...

Can you safely enjoy the holidays? Experts offer COVID tips

The delta and omicron variants of the coronavirus are trying to spoil the holiday spirit, but there still are ways to enjoy the festivities. The explosive spread of the omicron variant is ca...

U.S. regulators lift in-person restrictions on abortion pill

WASHINGTON – The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday permanently removed a major obstacle for women seeking abortion pills, eliminating a long-standing requirement that they pick up the...

Pandemic mystery: Scientists focus on COVID’s animal origins

Nearly two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, the origin of the virus tormenting the world remains shrouded in mystery. Most scientists believe it emerged in the wild and jumped from bats to ...

How can I protect myself from the new omicron variant?

How can I protect myself from the new omicron variant? The same way you guard against COVID-19 caused by any other variant: Get vaccinated if you haven’t yet, get a booster if you’re eligibl...

Local public health officials prepare for omicron variant but await more information

Colorado sees first confirmed case Thursday

What we know and don't know about omicron variant

GENEVA – The World Health Organization says it could still take some time to get a full picture of the threat posed by omicron, a new variant of the coronavirus as scientists worldwide scram...

Rapid testing remains elusive in fight against COVID-19

Colorado lost an important tool when community sites phased out tests

How COVID-19 vaccines for kids help prevent dangerous new variants

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Cadell Walker rushed to get her 9-year-old daughter, Solome, vaccinated against COVID-19 – not just to protect her but to help stop the coronavirus from spreading and spawn...

What’s behind vaccine hesitancy in Southwest Colorado? Survey provides some answers

Study suggests majority of holdouts won’t be swayed; others are receptive to mandates and education

U.S. overdose deaths topped 100,000 in one year, officials say

NEW YORK – An estimated 100,000 Americans died of drug overdoses in one year, a never-before-seen milestone that health officials say is tied to the COVID-19 pandemic and a more dangerous dr...
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