Covid cases surge in South Africa where Omicron variant emerged - BBC News

Covid cases surge in South Africa where Omicron variant emerged – BBC News

South Africa which recorded some of the earliest cases of Omicron is seeing a major increase in levels of the disease. In the past week the daily number of new Covid infections has risen rapidly, from less than 3,000 to…

German government says Covid vaccination may be made compulsory - BBC News

German government says Covid vaccination may be made compulsory – BBC News

Germany has announced major restrictions on anyone not vaccinated against Covid-19, banning them from all but essential shops in an attempt to fend off a fourth wave of the virus. The German Chancellor Angela Merkel said vaccines may become compulsory…

CDC confirms first case of Omicron COVID-19 variant in U.S.

CDC confirms first case of Omicron COVID-19 variant in U.S.

Health authorities in California have confirmed the first U.S. case of COVID-19 linked to the newly discovered Omicron variant. CBS News national consumer investigative correspondent Anna Werner reports on efforts to surveil for new cases of Omicron. Then, Dr. Adam…

Infectious disease doctor on Omicron coronavirus variant

Infectious disease doctor on Omicron coronavirus variant

Scientists in South Africa say they’re starting to get an idea of how the Omicron coronavirus variant is affecting people, including increasing reinfections. Infectious disease specialist Dr. Amesh Adalja spoke with Anne-Marie Green on CBSN about the new findings and…

Why The HIV Vaccine Is Closer Than Ever

Why The HIV Vaccine Is Closer Than Ever

Scientists are hopeful that the mRNA technology used in the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech Covid vaccines could be a turning point in HIV vaccine development. Watch the video above to learn why mRNA technology seems so promising, how this research is…

How the White House is responding to the Omicron variant

How the White House is responding to the Omicron variant

President Biden says while the Omicron variant is a cause for concern, it is not cause for panic. Speaking at the White House Monday, Biden once again urged Americans to get vaccinated and to get their booster shots. CBS News…

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…

LIVE: Latest news, breaking stories and analysis on November 19 | CBSN

LIVE: Latest news, breaking stories and analysis on November 19 | CBSN

The House reconvenes to vote on Build Back Better after Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s record-breaking speech, the FDA authorizes Pfizer’s and Moderna’s COVID-19 boosters for all adults and President Biden is expected to participate in the annual Thanksgiving turkey pardon.…

LIVE: Latest news, breaking stories and analysis on November 18 | CBSN

LIVE: Latest news, breaking stories and analysis on November 18 | CBSN

The defense in the trial for the three men charged with killing Ahmaud Arbery continues presenting its case, President Biden is expected to sign three bills supporting first responders and federal officials into law and the FDA could authorize Pfizer’s…