Top Homeland Security Republican requests updated fentanyl overdose death stats from CDC as drug crisis rages
Homeland Security Committee Chairman Green wrote to CDC Director Rochelle Walensky Wednesday demanding estimates on drug overdose deaths from 2022, specifically related to fentanyl.foxnews.com
WHO, CDC: A record 40 million kids miss measles vaccine dose
The World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say measles immunization has dropped significantly since the coronavirus pandemic began, resulting in a record high of nearly 40 million children missing a vaccine dose last year.
CDC director tests positive for COVID again
The head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has tested positive again for COVID-19. Dr. Rochelle Walensky had mild symptoms Sunday and is isolating at her home in Massachusetts, the CDC said Monday. Walensky, 53, first tested positive on Oct. 21.news.yahoo.com
US sees doubling in hospitalizations due to COVID-19 since April, reflecting spread of new subvariants
The new variants, labeled BA.4 and BA.5, are offshoots of the omicron strain that has been been responsible for nearly all of the virus spread in the U.S. and are even more contagious than their predecessors.
After wave of cancellations, Delta sees recovery in 2022
Delta Air Lines is reporting a $408 million loss for the final quarter of 2021, dragged down by a COVID-19 surge that rocked the airline in December, and the carrier expects to suffer one more quarterly loss before travel picks up in the spring and summer.