Opinion | China Has an Extraordinary Covid-19 Dilemma

Is it thinkable now? This week, my colleague Paul Krugman wrote that the protests were a sign that “China lost the Covid war,” emphasizing that, despite appearances early in the…

Updated boosters add limited protection against Covid-19 illness, first real-world study shows

CNN  —  Updated Covid-19 boosters that carry instructions to arm the body against currently circulating Omicron subvariants offer some protection against infections, according to the first study to look at…

Covid-19 rebound may be more common in people who take Paxlovid, early study suggests

CNN  —  Cases of Covid-19 rebound following treatment with the antiviral medication Paxlovid – where infections rev back up again after people complete their five-day course of the medication –…

Covid-19 boosters could keep thousands of kids out of hospitals, but uptake remains low

CNN  —  Higher Covid-19 vaccination rates among US children could prevent thousands of pediatric hospitalizations and millions of missed school days, according to an analysis published Tuesday by the Commonwealth…

Evusheld: Many patients with weak immune systems don’t realize their Covid-19 medicine isn’t as effective as it used to be

CNN  —  Judy Salins considers herself a smart, empowered patient, but until this week, she had no idea that the medicine she takes to defend herself against Covid-19 isn’t protecting…

Thanksgiving is two weeks away. Get your updated Covid-19 shot now, health officials warn

CNN  —  With Thanksgiving just two weeks away, people who are eligible for an updated Covid-19 vaccine booster but still haven’t received the shot will need to roll up their…

‘Scrabble variants’ now cause the majority of new Covid-19 infections in the US

CNN  —  The Omicron BA.5 subvariant is no longer the dominant cause of Covid-19 infections in the United States, according to estimates released Friday by the US Centers for Disease…

People of color less likely to receive Paxlovid and other Covid-19 treatments, according to CDC study

CNN  —  People of color – especially Black and Hispanic people – were less likely to receive Paxlovid and other Covid-19 treatments, according to a study published Thursday by the…

Updated Covid-19 boosters offer protection, but new studies suggest they don’t offer an edge against Omicron

CNN  —  The updated Covid-19 booster shots appear to work about as well against the BA.4 and BA.5 Omicron subvariants as the original boosters they replaced, according to two new…

First on CNN: Most people feel socially connected as Covid-19 precautions ease, but many still need support, survey finds

CNN  —  For nearly two decades, Kristin Friberg has been a librarian with the Princeton Public Library in New Jersey, where one of her many roles is to lead local…