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New White House model claims 60K MORE Americans could die from COVID by time Omicron eases in March - despite ex-FDA chief Scott Gottlieb saying the pandemic 'is over': US records 1,060,547 new cases and 1,893 deaths in a day
While it is starting to appear that the Omicron COVID-19 wave could be nearing its end, one model projects a grim future ahead for the United States, modeling that 58,000 to 305,000 more Americans will succumb to the virus over the next two months.
Children make up less than 0.1% of all Covid deaths since the pandemic began in 2020 despite making up 20% of population, CDC reveals
The risk children face from Covid is especially low, per CDC data. Despite making up 22 percent of the population, children make up less than 0.1 percent of deaths from the virus.
'They used us as an experiment!' Inmates at Arkansas jail sue medical staff and the prison for 'secretly using ivermectin to treat their COVID-19 - while telling them the pills they were taking were vitamins'
The lawsuit claims that four inmates at Washington County Jail were given the drug in August 2021 after testing positive for COVID-19.
Rand Paul asks if YouTube will 'kiss my .... and apologize' as the CDC revises cloth mask guidance months after he was suspended from the site for claiming they don't work
Sen. Rand Paul took to Twitter on Saturday to hit back at YouTube censors who kicked him off the platform for one week in August after the CDC changed its guidance on mask-wearing.
The chances of entering Spain if you're unvaccinated and how to avoid being caught out by U.S rules: The Holiday Guru answers readers' travel queries
The Holiday Guru is always on hand to answer your questions. And with the pandemic causing mass confusion among travellers, the Guru's advice has never been more sought-after.
CDC reduces recommended time between second shot of Pfizer vaccine and booster from six to five months in effort to enhance distribution of additional shots
The CDC has dropped the recommended time between receiving the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine and receiving the booster shot from six months to five months in the wake of Omicron.
CDC Director Dr Rochelle Walensky says positive COVID tests on cruise-ships have soared THIRTY-FOLD in two weeks after her agency warned against cruise holidays
Speaking at the senate health hearing Tuesday, CDC head Rochelle Walensky said that the increase can be attributed the highly contagious - and more mild - Omicron variant.
Omicron variant is half as likely to cause hospitalization and 91% LESS likely to cause death in infected patients when compared to Delta, CDC report finds
The Omicron variant rarely causes death, the CDC reports, and those infected by the variant are at a 91 percent decreased risk of death when compared to people infected by the Delta variant.
EXCLUSIVE: But your records are STILL secret Fauci! Senator who chief COVID adviser called a 'moron' says he 'chose to spin the truth' during showdown because most of his financial disclosures are redacted
Sen. Roger Marshall claims that the infectious disease expert's records have not been made public since the start of the pandemic.
'The deaths that we're seeing now are still from Delta': CDC chief says the Omicron variant is NOT responsible for the 1,700 daily Covid deaths in the US
Deaths in the U.S. are up 10 percent over the past two weeks, with more than 1,700 Americans succumbing to Covid daily. The CDC chief says these deaths are caused by Delta, not Omicron.
'It was just like, where have you been?' Furious Fauci says he called GOP Senator Marshall a 'moron' because he implied he was hiding something and it was 'stunning' lawmaker didn't know his finances were public
Dr. Anthony Fauci said that he called GOP Sen. Roger Marshall a 'moron' because it was 'stunning' that he didn't know government employees financial disclosures were public information.
COVID hospitalizations reach new high with seven-day average of more than 140,000 to surpass last winter's peak as cases rise in all 50 states and Omicron continues to spread
There are now more people in hospital with COVID-19 than at any other point in the pandemic, it emerged on Tuesday, as a record 140,000 people were being treated.
COVID cases are now rising in all 50 US states: South Carolina see 759% jump in cases as Omicron spreads out from NYC epicenter while infections slow in East Coast hotspots
Covid cases are rising in all 50 U.S. states over the past two weeks, as an Omicron variant-fueled case surge has caused cases to triple nationwide over the past two weeks. All but four states are recording more than twice the cases they were 14 days ago.
'What a moron. Jesus Christ': Fauci is caught on hot mic attacking Senator Marshall for suggesting he's hiding his finances after Rand Paul accused him of using government resource and $434,312 salary to destroy scientists who disagree with him
He and CDC Director Rochelle Wallensky are testifying on the government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic toward the end of its second year in front of the Senate panel.
DAILY MAIL COMMENT: Ministers must now disregard the scaremongers, release all relevant data and help Britain learn to live with Covid. Moving to five-day isolation is just the start.
CDC warns Americans against traveling to Canada as US's northern neighbor suffers record Covid surge fueled by Omicron variant
Canada has joined around 80 other countries as having a 'Level 4' risk of Covid for travelers. Other countries on the list include France, England and Italy.
'The virus must just want to sleep with her': AOC is mocked for catching COVID after maskless Miami jaunt despite pushing mask and vaccine mandates
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was ruthlessly lambasted by a slew of right-wing critics Sunday after she admitted she caught the virus days after she was photographed maskless at a crowded club in Miami.
SEVEN more lawmakers join AOC on the Congress COVID list: Now 30 have tested positive since start of December - and Capitol staff are forced to wait in huge testing lines
As of Monday, 29 lawmakers have tested positive for COVID since the start of December when the Omicron variant took the nation. New cases come as Congress comes back into session.
AOC reveals she has COVID and is suffering symptoms of virus after partying maskless at Miami drag brunch
Democrat Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says she has caught COVID - days after she was snapped partying maskless in Miami.
'3,500 kids are in hospital, not 100,000': CDC Director Wallensky corrects liberal Justice Sotomayor's wildly false claim that 'over 100,000 children are seriously ill with COVID, many on ventilators'
CDC Director Rochelle Walensky contradicted Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor's incorrect claim that there are 100,000 pediatric COVID hospitalizations.
Number of children under five years old - who are not eligible for a vaccine - admitted to hospital doubles as pediatric COVID cases skyrocket
More than four in 100,000 children ages 4 and younger admitted to hospitals were infected with the coronavirus as of January 1, marking a sharp uptick amid the Omicron surge.
US records 786,824 COVID cases and 1,870 deaths in a single day as CDC chief says infections have NOT peaked and virus 'will be endemic' when the Omicron surge finally subsides
On Thursday, the US recorded 786,824 new infections, an increase from the prior day and the third highest count since the pandemic began, following only Monday and Tuesday's counts.
All 92 cruise ships sailing in the US have COVID cases onboard - but Americans are STILL booking trips: CDC probes liners for outbreaks among vaccinated passengers and crew
The CDC reported on Wednesday that all 92 cruises operating in the US had multiple COVID cases and were under investigation by the agency to trace the outbreaks.
American Medical Association slams CDC for 'mixed messaging' on new isolation guidelines and says five-day rule 'puts patients lives at risk' and could 'overwhelm' healthcare system
The CDC on December 27 updated its guidance on COVID, saying that a person can end isolation after five days, rather than 10. On Wednesday the AMA said the new rules were confusing and risky.
Northeast states bear the brunt of Omicron surge with cases rising 271% over two weeks in New York - but infections Florida, Mississippi and California are seeing a rise in infections
The US is facing record COVID-19 cases thanks to Omicron, with over four million new cases reported in the past week. South and West states are catching up to New York and New Jersey's records.
California extends indoor mask mandate by an extra month to February 15 amid surge of COVID-19 cases as courts pause criminal trials for two weeks but health chief confirms: 'the Super Bowl is coming to LA'
California's State Health and Human Services Secretary, Dr Mark Ghaly, made the announcement yesterday just after a CDC report suggested using cloth masks is ineffective.
Outside experts advising the CDC on Wednesday voted to recommend booster shots of Pfizer and BioNtech's SE COVID-19 vaccine to be made available for 12- to 15-year-old teenagers.
Psaki insists the CDC follows the 'science and data' after the Chicago teachers union sent 400,000 children home and amid shifting isolation guidelines
White House press secretary Jen Psaki defended the CDC, arguing the agency is led by science amid confusion over their latest COVID protocols and Chicago schools closed over issue.
CDC doubles-down on halving COVID isolation for positive people from 10 days to five and says Americans DON'T need to take a test
Dr Anthony Fauci , in television interviews on Sunday said officials were considering asking people to get tested after a five-day quarantine - but that suggestion now appears to be dead in the water.
Biden will double the purchase of Pfizer's COVID antiviral Paxlovid pill to 20 million and accelerate their delivery with Omicron surge leading to a record one million cases in 24 hours
President Joe Biden will direct officials to double the government's purchase of Pfizer's antiviral COVID-19 pill from 10 million to 20 million in his remarks on Tuesday.
Republican Senator Rob Portman joins at least 16 lawmakers who have gotten COVID during the Omicron surge as cases surge in Congress with 13% of Capitol staff testing positive
Republican Senator Rob Portman announced on Tuesday he tested positive for COVID, becoming the 16th lawmaker to catch the virus since mid-December.
CDC is set to update its guidance 'any day now' to include negative tests after it slashed Covid isolation time from 10 to five days
The CDC is expected to further change its recommendations for Americans diagnosed with COVID-19, potentially adding a negative test to leave isolation after five days.
Biden will speak about the rapid spread of Omicron TODAY amid mounting questions over when he will start sending out 500 million at-home tests and whether administration will add testing to get out of isolation
President Joe Biden will address the Omicron crisis on Tuesday as nearly 1 in 100 Americans have tested positive for COVID in the last week.
Congressional physician urges lawmakers to work remotely and use N95 masks with Omicron surging through the Capitol and infecting vaccinated staffers
Covid cases on Capitol Hill have skyrocketed with the new Omicron variant and the attending physician of the Capitol is advising staff to telework when possible and wear an N95 mask when they come in.
Why are COVID restrictions tightening like a noose around what's left of millions of American childhoods, dragging school kids back into the dark pandemic days of 2020, just when adults are finally being set free, asks columnist BETHANY MANDEL
Children, least at risk of serious illness and death, are watching their lives slide back towards March of 2020. The ultimatum for parents is more testing, more masks, or else schools can't stay open.
Have YOU got grey lips, skin or nails? US doctors say it could be an 'emergency warning sign of Covid' - but NHS DOESN'T warn people about unusual symptom
The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lists it as a warning sign suggesting a patient should seek immediate medical care.
Outrage as 'Flip Flop Fauci' now says Americans could be forced to test negative before exiting 5-day COVID isolation: US records another 115,984 new cases and 280 deaths with Omicron expected to peak mid-January
Thousands of businesses across the US have had to close their doors temporarily aid staffing shortages caused by the latest COVID-19 surge.
Cruise lines' stocks tank after CDC warned Americans to stay away from their ships over Omicron fears
Warning from the CDC against boarding cruise ships amid skyrocketing COVID rates in US waters yesterday led to shrinking share values for the big three cruise companies on Friday
US smashes global COVID infection record for a second day with 647,067 new cases in 24 hours and 2.5m in a week after experts warned 'we are at the very beginning' of a viral blizzard that will cause de facto shut-down: Deaths halve to 1,400
The US smashed yet another global COVID infection record on Thursday when 647,067 new cases were reported - up 26 percent from the day before, when 512,533 new cases were reported.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) plans to allow for children aged 12 to 15 to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster in the new year, according to a report by the New York Times.
Calls grow to slash Covid self-isolation to five days: San Carlo boss backs demands as he warns he will have to CLOSE several restaurants because of staff shortages
Marcello Distefano, boss of the San Carlo Italian chain, admits he will have to close several of their 23 UK restaurants due to staff shortages with staffing for New Year's Eve still touch and go.
'The CDC says go out there and start licking people': Twitter users mock five-day quarantine recommendation by dreaming up outlandish things the organization could suggest next
The CDC shortened its recommended quarantine for those who test positive for COVID-19 but are asymptomatic from ten days to five. Many Twitter users don't approve and shared jokes.
Fauci urges Americans to have a 'vaccinated, boosted, home-related' New Year's Eve, avoid large parties with 'hugging and kissing' and a FOURTH shot is 'conceivable' to protect against Omicron
'If your plans are to go to a 40 to 50-person New Year's Eve party with all the bells and whistles and everybody hugging and kissing... I would strongly recommend that we do not do that' Fauci said
CDC gets it SERIOUSLY wrong: Agency significantly revises estimate of Omicron prevalence in U.S. and now says it was only responsible for 23% of all new cases in mid-December - NOT 73%
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday slashed its estimate for the prevalence of the Omicron variant in US COVID-19 cases by 50 percent.
World Health Organization tells Boris to 'be careful about changing tactics' as PM faces pressure to cut Covid self-isolation period to FIVE days like the US... as Nicola Sturgeon keeps Scotland's original 10-day rule in place until next week
The Government has said there are 'no further changes' planned Chloe Smith, minister for disabled people, health and work, said the current seven-day isolation span was the 'right' length.
Rampant Omicron becomes U.S.'s dominant strain: 377,014 Americans are diagnosed with COVID in 24 HOURS - one day after a record 512,553 caught the virus
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday slashed its estimate for the prevalence of the Omicron variant in US COVID-19 cases by 50 percent.
Pressure mounts on ministers to cut isolation from seven to five days: NHS staff shortages pose bigger threat than rising patient numbers, experts warn - as it emerges Test & Trace still tells people to quarantine for TEN days despite updated advice
The self-isolation period has already been reduced from 10 to seven days in England while in the US it has been cut from 10 days to five for people who are asymptomatic.
Biden touts better testing requirements for visitors as he officially ends travel restriction on eight African countries because of Omicron - even though Americans are still facing a huge test shortage
President Biden lifted his travel ban on eight African countries imposed at the onset of the Omicron variant on Tuesday.
NFL sets single-day record with 106 COVID-19 infections among players 'but may cut quarantine times in line with CDC guidelines': League mandates booster shots for media ahead of playoffs and Super Bowl LVI
The NFL set an unfortunate record on Monday by placing 106 players on the league's COVID-19 list, nearly doubling the previous single-day mark.
UK faces calls to slash Covid isolation to just FIVE days after US halves virus quarantine to 'keep society functioning' with Britain now gripped by Omicron-fuelled staffing crisis that has left public services in a 'perilous state'
Sir John Bell, an immunologist who has advised the Government on Covid, said Britain could replicate the US' stance on self-isolation by relying on lateral flow tests.
'It was like sailing on a petri dish': Frustrated passengers aboard four ships who were trapped at sea for Christmas slam liners for 'not caring' about them as COVID outbreaks hit crews and guests
At least four cruise ships reported Omicron outbreaks on board this week, and were turned away from their destinations as the CDC said it was investigating 68 ships on Monday.
Seven U.S. states see COVID-19 cases TRIPLE over the past two weeks - including a 964% increase in Hawaii and a 238% jump in New York - as Omicron continues to ravage the nation
The U.S. is experiencing yet another winter Covid surge, with the situation expected to only worsen over in the weeks following the Christmas and New Years holidays.
What little difference a year makes: US records 151,915 new COVID infections thanks to Omicron surge - just 39,000 fewer than Christmas Day 2020 - but deaths have dropped by 72%
Christmas Day COVID figures show that the United States has recorded a total of 151,915 new infections - just 39,000 fewer than on December 25 2020.
Connecticut man is outraged after finding fake COVID-19 vaccination card in passport holder he purchased from Amazon
A Connecticut resident shopping for a brand new passport holder on Amazon was left outraged after he received a fake COVID-19 vaccination card in his package.
Covid deaths in the US spike 50% to 3,354 in a DAY as Omicron cases jump 45% and push COVID infections to near record of 261,339
Cases of COVID are spiking ahead of the Christmas holiday even in the nation's sunniest states. Hawaii saw a 805 per cent uptick in new cases and Florida reported a 711% increase.
CDC says asymptomatic health care workers with COVID can return to work after SEVEN days with negative test in order to combat surge of cases
The CDC said asymptomatic health care workers can cut their isolation time from the previously established 10 days because of hospital staffing shortages caused by the Omicron surge.
Isolation for people who get COVID should be halved to FIVE DAYS to encourage people fearful of missing work to get tested, experts say - as Fauci says White House IS considering shortening quarantine to save the economy
Businesses and health officials are warning the Biden administration of the dangers of keeping the quarantine period to 10 days, arguing that it could cripple the economy
Life expectancy fell two years during the pandemic: 2020 data shows Americans can expect to live until 77 years - a 1.8-year decrease from 2019 - with Covid the third biggest cause of death
The COVID-19 pandemic cut short U.S. life expectancy by nearly two years, according to a CDC report, and the death rate for Blacks and Hispanics has spiked.
Biden tests negative for COVID after close contact with infected staffer and coughing through supply chain speech while he was waiting for the results
President Joe Biden tested negative for COVID-19 after being exposed to an aide who later tested positive for the coronavirus after traveling on Air Force One Friday.
Fauci and CDC say they're considering shortening 10-day isolation period for fully-vaccinated people who test positive for COVID so they can return to work after England cut quarantine to seven days
The nation's leading infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci says the White House is considering relaxing its COVID-19 isolation guidelines following a surge of infections (shown)
Omicron 'IS milder than Delta': British scientists give glimmer of hope in leaked first study as Biden says Americans CAN celebrate Christmas safely after CDC revealed variant accounts for 73% of U.S. Covid cases
British scientists say most people are likely to have a mild illness with less serious symptoms which is in part due to the large numbers of vaccinated people - but also possibly because Omicron is milder.
Fauci says Omicron spreads at 'truly unprecedented' rate and cases WILL double every two days as CDC chief warns double-vaxxed is 'not enough' to be safe: US records more than 250,000 daily cases for the first time since Delta peak
Dr Anthony Fauci said Tuesday morning that the Omicron Covid variant is rapidly spreading at an 'unprecedented' speed. The variant is now America's dominant Covid strain.
'You're a clown!' Denise Richards is slammed by furious fans after hapless star disregards guidelines by using her COAT instead of a face covering while flying across COVID-ravaged America
Richards, 50, opted to cover her face with a coat while travelling by plane over the weekend, and her subsequent Instagram post prompted understandable outrage.
Covid cases spike 86% in New York and 66% in New Jersey in just two weeks while infections FALL in the west and Montana records 53% fewer infections
While some states like Connecticut, New York and New Jersey experience Covid outbreaks, much of the nation is seeing cases start to decline at the moment.
America should RELAX quarantine rules for people with breakthrough COVID cases and infected essential workers should still be allowed to work to avoid paralyzing the economy, expert says
America should relax its COVID-19 quarantine guidelines to avoid straining the healthcare system during the latest COVID-19 wave, an expert says as cases surge (pictured)
More than 40 Royal Caribbean cruise passengers test positive for COVID-19 after docking in Miami following their trip around the Caribbean
The line also announced that one of the passengers onboard a prior cruise itinerary had tested positive for the Omicron variant. Royal Caribbean said future cruises won't be halted.
LA County schools lost over 92,000 in-person school days in just over one MONTH during the fall because of strict quarantine rules
Los Angeles County schools lost 92,455 in-person school days during from September 20 to October 31 because students were in quarantine.
Six states set daily COVID records as Omicron grips nation: Variant sweeps across US and is now confirmed in 44 states. NY is hammered by highest number of daily cases ever
The number of confirmed Omicron cases in the US has nearly doubled in a period of 24 hours, and six Northeastern states saw a record number of daily COVID cases this week as the variant is in 44 states.
REVEALED: Biden administration had frequent contact with teachers unions and were concerned about 'labor disputes' alongside mask guidelines when planning how to reopen schools
Biden administration officials considered teacher contract negotiations as they planned new guidance on school reopenings, according to emails published on Friday.
Omicron and Delta sweep US: NY state is hit by 21,027 new COVID cases in a SINGLE DAY - the highest number since start of pandemic - and Connecticut sees 162% surge in infections as Omicron cases across US jump 31% in 24 hours
Cases across the United States are increasing, especially in the south and northeast. Deaths are surging in the Midwest and in many of the great plains states.
J&J shares nosedive after CDC announcement that its COVID vaccine CAN cause blood clots: Americans are advised against the shot and told to get Pfizer or Moderna instead
The announcement sent the company's shares down by $173 to $168 at opening bell on Monday - a drop of 2.8 percent. J&J's one-shot vaccine was popular in March and April.
CDC warns Americans NOT to get J&J shot over blood clot risk following nine deaths: Panel unanimously recommends more effective Pfizer or Moderna vaccines instead - pharma-giant says it 'remains confident'
Most Americans should be given the Pfizer or Moderna mRNA vaccines instead of the Johnson & Johnson shot, U.S. health advisers recommended Thursday.
Now companies are mandating BOOSTER SHOTS for workers: NFL, Met Opera, banks and elite universities demanding staff get a third COVID jab
The National Football League, the Metropolitan Opera and universities like Georgetown and NYU became the first to mandate booster jabs as cases jumped by a third overnight in the US.
Fauci warns Omicron cases are DOUBLING every three days: Experts say it's just the tip of the iceberg and US will be hit with 'perfect storm' of new variant, Delta AND seasonal flu that will overwhelm hospitals
Omicron cases in the US have soared by 32 per cent in 24 hours, with White House COVID tsar Dr Anthony Fauci warning of its 'extraordinary' ability to spread.
CDC issues grim forecast warning that weekly COVID cases will jump by 55% to 1.3 MILLION by Christmas Day and that deaths will surge by 73% to 15,600 a week as Omicron becomes dominant strain
The CDC projects that the U.S. will record up to 1.3 million new COVID-19 cases during the week of Christmas, a 55 percent increase over current totals. It also predicts a sharp death increase.
NBA 'records first Omicron infection': Unidentified player contracts highly contagious variant, which now accounts for 3 percent of all US cases
The NBA has reportedly recorded its first case of the Omicron COVID-19 variant among its players, although the infected party has not been identified publicly by the league.
Omicron is spreading too quickly to track and will overwhelm US causing DOUBLE WHAMMY infection wave 'on top of Delta surge', Harvard expert warns: UK sees record cases fueled by variant and top expert warns new strain may not be milder
The Omicron variant now accounts for three percent of U.S. cases, a seven-fold increase from last week. The variant has now been detected nearly 250 times in 33 U.S. states and Washington D.C.
EXCLUSIVE: Republican Senator Dr. Roger Marshall says White House is being 'dishonest' about using natural immunity to fight Omicron and the U.S. vaccine push is 'stuck'
GOP Sen. Roger Marshall accused the White House of 'dishonesty' over the protection a previous Covid-19 infection offers against the virus.
CDC Director Dr Rochelle Walensky says Omicron variant now makes up 13 PER CENT of new COVID cases in New York and New Jersey as US cases increase seven-fold in a week
The Omicron variant is currently causing about 13% of new COVID-19 cases in New York and New Jersey, according to new data from the CDC. Nationwide, the variant is causing 3% of new cases.