Tuesday's health stories


Axios
Nov 30, 2021 - Health

FDA panel backs Merck's antiviral COVID pill

A signage seen outside Merck Cherokee Plant in Riverside, Pennsylvania
The Merck Cherokee Plant in Riverside, Pa. Photo: Paul Weaver/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images
Noah Garfinkel
Nov 30, 2021 - World

WHO advises people 60 or older to postpone travel due to Omicron

Travelers arrive for flights at Newark Liberty International Airport on November 30, 2021
Travelers arrive for flights at Newark Liberty International Airport on Nov. 30. Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images
Ivana Saric
Nov 30, 2021 - Health

Omicron variant in the Netherlands before being discovered in South Africa

Travelers from South Africa are tested for the coronavirus on arrival in a specially designed test street at Schiphol airport,
Travelers from South Africa are tested for the coronavirus on arrival at Schiphol airport, on Nov. 30. Photo: Remko de Waal/ANP/AFP via Getty Images
Jacob Knutson
Nov 30, 2021 - Health

New York City to open first supervised injection sites in U.S.

People advocating for new drug policies, such as safe injection sites, to prevent overdoses in New York City in November 2018.
People advocate for new drug policies, such as safe injection sites, to prevent overdoses in New York City in 2018. Photo: Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images
Bob Herman
Nov 30, 2021 - Health

Omicron variant lifts Moderna's stock price

Tina Reed
Nov 30, 2021 - Health

Omicron fuels the case for COVID boosters

Illustration of a syringe as a rocket propelling through the atmosphere
Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios
Yacob Reyes
Nov 29, 2021 - Health

NYC urges masks indoors "at all times" regardless of vaccination status

People wearing masks walking in Times Square.
Photo: Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images

Federal court blocks Biden's vaccine mandate for health workers in 10 states

Photo of Joe Biden speaking from a podium
President Biden delivers remarks on the Omicron COVID-19 variant following a meeting with his COVID-19 response team. Photo: Anna Moneymaker via Getty Images
Yacob Reyes
Nov 29, 2021 - Health

CDC strengthens COVID booster recommendation

Rochelle Walensky. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Biden: Fight against Omicron won't include "shutdowns or lockdowns"

Picture of Joe Biden
Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

TSA: Sunday marked busiest day for air travel since start of pandemic

Axios
Nov 29, 2021 - Health

WHO says Omicron poses "very high" risk

World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaking in Geneva in October.
World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaking in Geneva in October. Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP via Getty Images
Tina Reed
Nov 29, 2021 - Health

Patient possibly cured of Type 1 diabetes

A photo illustration showing the Vertex logo on a smartphone.
Photo illustration: Pavlo Gonchar/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Thanksgiving box office shows theaters have long road to recovery

Disney's "Encanto." Photo: Disney
Tina Reed
Nov 29, 2021 - Health

Omicron adds urgency to vaccinating world

Photo: Phill Magakoe/AFP via Getty Images
Bob Herman
Nov 29, 2021 - Health

The push to revive an industry-backed medical device rule

Surgeons and technicians in blue protective gear stand around a patient on an operating room table.
Doctors and technicians perform a surgery. Photo: Melina Mara/The Washington Post via Getty Images
Yacob Reyes
Updated Nov 29, 2021 - Health

First North American Omicron cases identified in Canada

COVID-19 testing at Toronto Pearson International Airport
COVID-19 testing personnel at Toronto Pearson International Airport in September. Photo: Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images
Rebecca Falconer
Nov 29, 2021 - Health

WHO warns against travel bans on southern African countries

The WHO's Dr. Matshidiso Rebecca Moeti attends The Access Challenge UHC Conference 2018 at Westin Times Square on September 24, 2018 in New York City.
Matshidiso Moeti, World Health Organization regional director for Africa. Photo: Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images