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Fauci was forced to miss his daughter’s wedding because he had COVID

After testing positive for the coronavirus days after attending a celebratory occasion in Massachusetts, Dr. Anthony Fauci was forced to miss another: his daughter’s wedding in New Orleans.

COVID-19 cases rising nearly everywhere in the world, WHO says

The number of new coronavirus cases rose by 18 percent in the last week, with more than 4.1 million cases reported globally, according to the World Health Organization.

FDA advisers recommend updating COVID booster shots for fall

Advisers to the FDA voted 19-2 that some version of Omicron should be part a fall booster campaign, an effort to blunt an expected COVID-19 surge.

Here’s what you need to know about Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5

Experts are raising concerns about the rise of the BA.4 and BA.5 Omicron subvariants, saying they expect more people to catch cases of COVID-19 in the days ahead. Could the COVID-19 pandemic worsen? Here's what you need to know.

US grapples with whether to modify COVID vaccine for fall

Moderna and Pfizer have tested updated shots against the super-contagious Omicron variant, and advisers to the Food and Drug Administration will debate Tuesday if it’s time to make a switch.

Mass. reports 1,180 new coronavirus cases among public school students and 524 among staff

The 1,704 total cases represent a drop of 2,512 or nearly 60 percent, from those reported last week, according to data published by the state. This week’s report is expected to be the last time the numbers will be updated for this school year.

US monkeypox response mirrors early coronavirus missteps, experts say

Public health experts said community transmission is occurring largely undetected, and the critical window in which to control the outbreak is closing quickly.

Experts endorse Moderna COVID-19 shots for kids ages 6 to 17

The panel’s recommendations usually are adopted by the CDC, and become the government’s guidance for U.S. doctors and their patients.