Canadians told to “hunker down” again for winter as Omicron continues to challenge health care system

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently changed its guidelines around isolation and quarantine. CNN Medical Analyst Dr. Leana Wen, who is an emergency physician and professor of health policy and management, offers a few pointers if you or someone in your family contracts Covid-19. If one member of the family gets diagnosed … Read more

Americans will be able to request free Covid-19 tests starting Jan. 19, with 4 tests allowed per household

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently changed its guidelines around isolation and quarantine. CNN Medical Analyst Dr. Leana Wen, who is an emergency physician and professor of health policy and management, offers a few pointers if you or someone in your family contracts Covid-19. If one member of the family gets diagnosed … Read more

Omicron is “inherently milder” than Delta among children under 5, new study shows

A National Guard airman is trained in hospital procedures at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, Massachusetts last month. The Massachusetts National Guard activated soldiers and airmen to help address the medical worker shortage.  (Joseph Prezioso/AFP/Getty Images) Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator Deanne Criswell is set to announce at Friday’s White House news briefing new … Read more

FEMA will announce expanded flexibility for National Guard to help support US hospitals battle Covid-19

A National Guard airman is trained in hospital procedures at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, Massachusetts last month. The Massachusetts National Guard activated soldiers and airmen to help address the medical worker shortage.  (Joseph Prezioso/AFP/Getty Images) Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator Deanne Criswell is set to announce at Friday’s White House news briefing new … Read more

Strict outdoor mask mandate suspended in Paris

The Supreme Court on Thursday blocked President Joe Biden’s vaccine and testing requirement aimed at large businesses, but it allowed a vaccine mandate for certain health care workers to go into effect nationwide. The decision is a huge hit to Biden’s attempts to use the power of the federal government to fight the Covid-19 pandemic. The President has emphasized the … Read more

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