The emergence of a less severe variant like omicron is not a sign that SARS-CoV-2 is evolving into a milder virus that is less able to infect the lungs.
The planet and its moon — if it really is a moon — orbit a Sun-like star that’s over 5,000 light years away, according to a report in the journal Nature Astronomy.
The research, published Wednesday in Nature, found that concentrated bursts of daily rainfall decreases economic growth, especially in wealthier and industrialized countries.
In an ideal world, the U.S. would be awash in COVID tests. Anyone exposed to COVID-19 could self-test and/or go to a lab or clinic for a test if necessary. But right now, self-tests are in short supply in many parts of the country.
Surveys indicate rising alarm over a democracy in crisis, the birth of a mass movement sympathetic to insurrection and growing support for political violence.
The expanded child tax credit program was passed as part of Biden’s American Rescue Plan in March, and the administration hoped Democrats would pass an extension of it before the end of the year as part of the Build Back Better Act.
For many Americans, the hunt for an at-home COVID test can be frustrating right now.
The change reflects “what we know about the spread of the virus” and vaccine protection, the CDC chief says.
NPR asked children’s media experts to recommend their favorite new books, TV shows and video games with characters and storylines representing the diversity of the U.S.
U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy issued an advisory this month saying the youth mental health crisis is getting worse.