Level of coronavirus in Boston wastewater highest in 2 years

The levels of the coronavirus detected in Boston’s wastewater have been on the rise in recent weeks. Authorities said levels are at their second highestRead More

Coronavirus subvariant JN.1 growing fast in US, already dominant in the Northeast

(CNN) — The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that the coronavirus subvariant JN.1 is now causing about 20% of new Covid-19 infections in this country,Read More

US homelessness up 12% to highest reported level as rents soar and coronavirus pandemic aid lapses

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States experienced a dramatic 12% increase in homelessness to its highest reported level as soaring rents and a decline in coronavirus pandemic assistance combinedRead More

Scientists race to understand highly mutated coronavirus variant spotted in four countries, including the US

(CNN) — A highly mutated new variant of the virus that causes Covid-19 has countries on alert as scientists scramble to understand how far it hasRead More

New York City rats can catch the coronavirus that causes Covid-19, study finds

(CNN) — The millions of Norway rats that live alongside New Yorkers are among the animals that can catch the virus that causes Covid-19, aRead More

2022 ends with looming risk of a new coronavirus variant, health experts warn

(CNN) — As the world enters a new year, many public health and infectious disease experts predict that monitoring for new coronavirus variants will beRead More

Wastewater surveillance becomes more targeted in search for poliovirus, monkeypox and coronavirus

(CNN) — Early in the coronavirus pandemic, health officials closely monitored sewage samples for signs of the virus to track where it could be circulating.Read More

New studies bolster theory coronavirus emerged from the wild

Two new studies provide more evidence that the coronavirus pandemic originated in a Wuhan, China market where live animals were sold – further bolstering theRead More

New coronavirus mutant raises concerns in India and beyond

The quickly changing coronavirus has spawned yet another super contagious omicron mutant that’s worrying scientists as it gains ground in India and pops up inRead More

FDA advisers vote to include an Omicron-specific component for a coronavirus booster in the US

(CNN) — The US Food and Drug Administration’s independent Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee voted Tuesday to support recommending inclusion of an Omicron-specificRead More