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Expect more worrisome variants after omicron, scientists say

Get ready to learn more Greek letters. Scientists warn that omicron’s whirlwind advance practically ensures it won’t be the last version of the coronavirus to worry the world. Every...

Scientists: Duck is 1st wild bird flu case in US in 5 years

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A duck killed by a hunter in South Carolina had a contagious and dangerous bird flu that has not been detected in the wild in the U.S. in five years, officials said. ...

Mexico says pig die-off due to salmonella, pneumonia

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities breathed a sigh of relief Friday when experts determined that a die-off of pigs in December at a local slaughterhouse was due to salmonella and Pasteurellosis, a...

UK virus hunting labs seek to bolster global variant network

LONDON (AP) — The air conditioners hum constantly in the lab at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, countering the heat thrown off by rows of high-tech sequencing machines that work seven days a week analy...

When am I contagious if infected with omicron?

When am I contagious if infected with omicron? It’s not yet clear, but some early data suggests people might become contagious sooner than with earlier variants — possibly within a d...

Household Humidifier Market Scope and overview,: Growth, Opportunities, Key Players & Forecast Outlook 2031

Household Humidifier Market is valued approximately at USD 2.9 billion in 2019 and is anticipated to grow with a healthy growth rate of more than 4.6% over the forecast period 2020-2027. Humidifier...

Spanish PM calls for debate on treating COVID-19 as endemic

MADRID (AP) — Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez says that amid falling lethality rates for COVID-19, Spain wants European officials to consider whether to move away from the detailed tracking that ...

The opportunity of Omicron

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — Perhaps Chinese dictator Xi Jinping (習近平) missed a trick when he instructed the World Health Organization to skip the Greek letter Xi from its COVID-19 variant categori...

Alabama, Georgia receive warm welcome in frigid Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Coach Nick Saban walked off Alabama's team plane Friday night to a cold, harsh reality. When he returns to the airport for the final time this season, the Crimson...

How do I know if I have a cold, the flu or COVID-19?

How do I know if I have a cold, the flu or COVID-19? Experts say testing is the best way to determine what you have since symptoms of the illnesses can overlap. The...

Gobert tests positive for virus again, enters NBA protocols

The first time that Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19, the NBA didn’t even have health and safety protocols. It shut down the league instead. This time, the Utah Jazz center m...

Booker scores 33, leads Suns to 123-110 win over Pelicans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Devin Booker scored 33 points, Chris Paul added 11 points and 15 assists, and the Phoenix Suns beat the New Orleans Pelicans 123-110 on Tuesday night. Mikal Bridge...

Omicron upends return to US schools and workplaces

Some school systems around the U.S. extended their holiday break Monday or switched back to online instruction because of the explosion in COVID-19 cases, while others pressed ahead with in-person cla...

Glass Animals ride the slow-burning 'Heat Waves' to Grammys

NEW YORK (AP) — Hospitals aren't usually incubators of great music, but in the case of English indie-pop band Glass Animals, one member's medical emergency led to a breakout album and a Grammy nominat...

Insider Q&A: Kroll Institute's Megan Greene

WASHINGTON (AP) — Forecasting economic change in a pandemic was always going to be hard. Now omicron, the new COVID-19 variant sweeping across the globe, has made it even harder. Economists and policy...