HEALTH

WHO: global COVID cases up 11% last week, omicron risk high

BERLIN — The World Health Organization says the number of COVID-19 cases recorded worldwide increased by 11% last week compared with the previous week,… Read more

FDA expands Pfizer COVID booster, opens extra dose to age 16

The U.S. is expanding COVID-19 boosters, ruling that 16- and 17-year-olds can get a third dose of Pfizer’s vaccine.

The U.S. and many other… Read more

Pfizer says COVID booster offers protection against omicron

Pfizer said Wednesday that a booster of its COVID-19 vaccine may offer important protection against the new omicron variant even though the initial… Read more

California plans to be abortion sanctuary if Roe overturned

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — With more than two dozen states poised to ban abortion if the U.S. Supreme Court gives them the OK next year, California clinics… Read more

Both sides planning for new state-by-state abortion fight

WASHINGTON — As the Supreme Court court weighs the future of the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, a resurgent anti-abortion movement is looking… Read more

‘The fire that’s here’: US is still battling delta variant

While all eyes are on the new and little-understood omicron variant, the delta form of the coronavirus isn’t finished wreaking havoc in the U.S., sending… Read more

Abortion rights at stake in divided Supreme Court arguments

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court’s three liberal justices suggested Wednesday that it would severely damage the court’s legitimacy if it agrees to reverse… Read more

New info shows omicron spread wider earlier than thought

BRUSSELS  — New findings about the coronavirus’s omicron variant made it clear Tuesday that the emerging threat slipped into countries before their… Read more

Conflict over abortion laws won’t abate if Roe v. Wade falls

On both sides of America’s abortion debate, activists are convinced that Roe v. Wade — the 1973 Supreme Court ruling establishing a nationwide right… Read more

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