Friday's health stories


TuAnh Dam
Nov 26, 2021 - Health

U.S. to restrict air travel from 8 countries over new COVID variant concerns

A COVID-19 vaccine is administered. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images
Axios
Updated Nov 26, 2021 - Health

Europe, Asia tighten borders in fear of new COVID variant

Passengers stand at the check-in at Frankfurt Airport. Photo: Boris Roessler/dpa via Getty Images
Tina Reed
Updated Nov 26, 2021 - Health

COVID vaccines of the future might not be shots

Illustration of a syringe made from pills.
Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios
Axios
Nov 26, 2021 - Health

Updated data shows Merck antiviral COVID pill less effective

Photo: Paul Weaver/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images
Photo: Paul Weaver/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images
Glen Johnson
Nov 26, 2021 - Health

Fauci: U.S. "rushing" to get scientific data about new COVID variant

Anthony Fauci is seen testifying before Congress.
Photo: Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images
Noah Bressner
Nov 25, 2021 - Health

New COVID variant concerns South African scientists

A health worker administers a COVID test in a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa, in July.
A health worker administers a COVID test in a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa, in July. Photo: Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Tina Reed
Nov 25, 2021 - Health

EU drug regulator recommends Pfizer COVID vaccine for kids

A nurse fills a syringe with a Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for a child.
Photo: Kobi Wolf/Bloomberg via Getty Images

WH physician: Biden polyp removed during colonoscopy is "benign"

President Joe Biden walks to the West Wing from Marine One on the South Lawn off the White House on November 21
President Biden walking to the West Wing from Marine One on the South Lawn off the White House on Sunday. Photo: Samuel Corum/Getty Images
Shawna Chen
Nov 25, 2021 - Health

U.S. to mandate COVID vaccines for all border crossers in January

Photo of Joe Biden speaking from a podium with the American flag behind him
President Biden speaks during an event at the South Court Auditorium at Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, D.C. Photo: Alex Wong via Getty Images