The commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Health said the state would move to expand booster shot eligibility with or without the federal government.
Experts have told Newsweek that although cases are rising sharply in Europe and creeping up in the U.S., basic measures to prevent the virus spreading still work.
36-year-old Jenny Weller developed a dry cough in late 2019, but delayed treatment as she thought it was a mild COVID infection.
The flu virus can cause widespread deaths amongst bird populations and make people very sick in the rare cases when it spreads to humans.
The variant appears to have a small growth advantage over Delta but does not resist vaccines more easily, according to recent findings.
Under the temporary new rules, Austrians not fully vaccinated against COVID are only permitted to leave their homes for certain reasons.
"The confusing message around the boosters may end up being one of the biggest missed opportunities in this pandemic," Scott Gottlieb said Sunday.
The Delta sub-type is thought to be better at spreading than other forms of Delta, but does not appear to have an advantage when it comes to vaccines.
The average number of daily COVID cases reported in California is roughly five times higher than Florida and twice as high as Texas, but experts told Newsweek it's tough to accurately compare states.
A data error saw health officials wrongly report that a prepubescent child suffered the side effect after receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.
The figure was reported in a new study published by the Texas Department of State Health Services as the state is behind most others in terms of full vaccinations.
Scientists are investigating the off-shoot of Delta, which has been detected in 11 U.S. states, to see what advantages it may have over past forms of COVID.
Jon Aquino, a father of two from New Jersey, also developed sepsis and suffered from liver and kidney failure.
Claire Gunn, a mother of two, said: "When you've been told you've got incurable cancer, you're living every day thinking 'is it my last?'"
Social media users took aim at Ted Cruz and vaccination opponents who criticized the beloved Sesame Street character.
National Institutes of Health staff voiced concerns that proposed EcoHealth Alliance experiments on viruses could have made them more dangerous—known as "gain of function."
The Delta sub-variant of coronavirus continues to spread, but U.S. totals have varied widely in recent days, data shows.
The child from Medina County was bitten by a bat, which is one of many potential carriers of the virus.
"I'm willing to lose my safety, security, my house, everything for freedom," the Kaiser Permanente nurse said.
EcoHealth Alliance president Peter Daszak has defended the research group after the National Institutes of Health accused it of not immediately reporting engineered coronavirus study results.
Scientists have mixed views on the variant, which a study recently called "heavily mutated" as it hasn't caused a recorded case in several months.
The lab has come under fire for allegedly failing to immediately disclose data that showed increased coronavirus growth in mice.
A 16-year study has concluded U.S. sperm quality is decreasing, and environmental factors are one unconfirmed possibility.
The variant is increasingly spreading around the U.K. and U.S., but little is known about what exact biological advantages it might have.
The Delta variant offshoot, found in dozens of countries, could be more transmissible than other Delta mutants.
"So many regrets," his fiancee said this weekend. "Just the urgency."
The NIH demand's is the latest development in the controversy surrounding EcoHealth Alliance, the U.S. research group involved in coronavirus experiments.
An expert told Newsweek it seems increasingly likely that the offshoot is more transmissible than other Delta variants.
Around 10 months since vaccines were first rolled out in the U.S., experts explain to Newsweek whether elusive herd immunity can be achieved.
The variant, called AY.4.2, is being monitored by U.K. authorities after COVID cases caused by it rose sharply in recent months.