Mayor Deegan and finance committee work to decide how to spend over $25M from remaining COVID-19 grants, city money
Mayor Donna Deegan's plan to spend $25 million on a variety of issues that came up during transition meetings with the public. Deegan is proposing using federal funds left over from COVID-19 and other city money to pay for programs ranging from housing, public safety, recreation and more.
The Supreme Court allows the White House to continue work to combat controversial social media posts
The Supreme Court says it will indefinitely block a lower court order curbing Biden administration efforts to combat controversial social media posts on topics including COVID-19 and election security.
Biden administration announces $600M to produce COVID tests and will reopen website to order them
The Biden administration has announced that it is providing $600 million in funding to produce new at-home COVID-19 tests and is restarting a website allowing Americans to again order up to four free tests per household.
Court revives doctors' lawsuit saying FDA overstepped its authority with anti-ivermectin campaign
A federal appeals court in New Orleans has revived a lawsuit by three doctors who say the Food and Drug Administration overstepped its authority in a campaign against the use of a drug that is not approved to treat COVID-19.
A Lifetime of Long-COVID: Some people never got rid of the symptoms
As the government prepares to declare the end of the public health emergency on May 11th, concerns are growing about people who got COVID-19 but never got rid of the symptoms – it’s called long-COVID, which means symptoms last for more than a month.
A panel of experts answer questions about the COVID-19 booster shot during an FDA meeting
How often should Americans get their booster shot against COVID-19, and how important is the booster to you if you’ve already been infected with COVID-19? Those are questions a panel of experts set out to answer during an FDA meeting, the information will be passed on to the CDC.
China limits how it defines COVID deaths in official count
A Chinese health official says the country only counts deaths from pneumonia or respiratory failure in its official COVID-19 death toll, a narrow definition that limits the numbers of deaths being reported as the virus surges following the easing of pandemic-related restrictions.