Researchers race to assess the new Omicron variant

Researchers race to assess the new Omicron variant

The Omicron variant of COVID-19 has been found in 20 countries so far. CBS news correspondent Errol Barnett reports on how U.S. officials are already preparing for the arrival of the new strain. Then, Dr. Marie-Elizabeth Ramas, a family medicine…

COVID booster shots available for all adults

COVID booster shots available for all adults

U.S. health officials authorized the Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 booster shots for all adults. Justin Lowenthal of Doctors for America joins CBSN’s Lana Zak to discuss more. CBSN is CBS News’ 24/7 digital streaming news service featuring…

FDA, CDC recommend COVID booster shots for all adults

FDA, CDC recommend COVID booster shots for all adults

Federal health officials are endorsing both Pfizer and Moderna vaccine boosters for anyone over the age of 18 as COVID-19 cases surge in new hotspots around the U.S. Dr. Lauren Hughes, an associate professor of family medicine at the University…

U.S. COVID cases rise ahead of holidays, straining some hospitals

U.S. COVID cases rise ahead of holidays, straining some hospitals

COVID-19 cases are on the rise in the U.S. ahead of the holidays. Emergency medicine physician Dr. Hilary Fairbrother joins CBSN’s Lana Zak for more. CBSN is CBS News’ 24/7 digital streaming news service featuring live, anchored coverage available for…

Pfizer booster shot eligibility could expand to all adults by end of the week

Pfizer booster shot eligibility could expand to all adults by end of the week

The Food and Drug Administration could authorize the Pfizer booster shot for all adults as early as Thursday. Infectious disease specialist Dr. Amesh Adalja joins CBSN to discuss how expanding booster shot eligibility will effect the country’s fight against COVID-19.…

Moderna asks FDA to expand COVID booster eligibility to all adults

Moderna asks FDA to expand COVID booster eligibility to all adults

Moderna has formally requested the FDA authorize expansion of its COVID-19 booster shot to all adults. Federal health officials are expected to authorize expansion of Pfizer’s booster this week. It comes as cases continue to rise across the U.S. Emergency…

Pfizer seeks authorization for its COVID-19 antiviral pill and booster shot expansion

Pfizer seeks authorization for its COVID-19 antiviral pill and booster shot expansion

The FDA and CDC could expand eligibility of the Pfizer booster shot as early as this week. The drugmaker is also seeking emergency use authorization for its COVID-19 antiviral pill, Paxlovid. CBS News’ Naomi Ruchim reports, and then Dr. William…

Pfizer requests authorization for its antiviral COVID pill as cases rise across U.S.

Pfizer requests authorization for its antiviral COVID pill as cases rise across U.S.

Pfizer is requesting FDA authorization of its antiviral COVID-19 pill. The company’s study found it is nearly 90% effective in cutting hospitalizations and deaths from the virus. Meanwhile, at least 20 states are experiencing upticks in infections. Infectious disease physician…

COVID-19 cases on the rise ahead of Thanksgiving

COVID-19 cases on the rise ahead of Thanksgiving

The CDC reports over 1 million children ages 5 to 11 have received the first dose of Pfizer’s pediatric vaccine. This comes as several states and New York City begin expanding booster eligibility to all adults. Director of vaccine research…

COVID cases surge in parts of northern and western U.S. as colder weather arrives

COVID cases surge in parts of northern and western U.S. as colder weather arrives

COVID-19 infections are on the rise in sections of the U.S., especially in the North and the West. Meanwhile, young children can get the lower-dose Pfizer vaccine. Dr. Mark Kline, physician-in-chief at Children’s Hospital New Orleans, joins CBSN to discuss…